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Afto Strut [CD]

Corinne Bailey Rae, Amp Fiddler Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (28 Aug 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Genuine
  • ASIN: B000GLKMQK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 177,307 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Faith
2. If I Don't
3. Right Where You Are (Edit)
4. Find My Way
5. Empower/Afro Strut (Skit)
6. I Need You
7. You Could Be Mine
8. Heaven/Afro Butt (Skit)
9. Seven Mile
10. Funky Monday
11. Ridin'
12. Hustle

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Amp Fiddler - Afro Strut

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Super relaxed funk 5 Dec 2006
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This is wonderful, laid back funk. Think Seventies funk and George Clinton, but with an added dash of a relaxed vibe and a modern soul twist. Amp Fiddler is one of the best funksters out there, and this is probably even better than his other excellent album 'Waltz of a Ghetto Fly'. He manages to be fully funky while also being quite relaxing, and no one else achieves that as well as Amp does. He deserves to be a lot better known than he is. If you like a funky vibe, you will like this.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic follow up album 7 Sep 2006
By Gaffer
Format:Audio CD
Firstly, the first album was good enough to make me wonder how he could top it. Well he has!

For those who don't know, Amp Fiddler is at the forefront of modern neo-soul, in the same vain as Maxwell and D'Angelo etc.

He started out as a keyboardist from Detroit, and has become a funk and soul musician who has worked with Enchantment, the Dramatics, George Clinton, Moodyman, Jamiroquai, Fishbone, Maxwell, Prince, the Brand New Heavies, Ramsey Lewis, P-Funk All-Stars, Primal Scream, Was (Not Was) and Too Short to name but a few.

Working with such infuential artists has showed through on this album, whether it be becoming a multi instrumentalist talent, joining George Clinton's Funkadelic, or developing a 'base' for others to collaborate and create. The first album was more of a vibe, a full stop on a long period of his life to that point and a drawing together of unfinished songs and feelings from his youth. 'Afro Strut' seems like more of a fresh start that sees him able to look further forward as well as back to his roots.

It leaves the album feeling more "mature" than the first....no mean feat.

He has worked with a whole new set of collaborators for this effort. The first track 'Faith' sets the standard with Amp joined by Raphael Saadiq on a timelessly deep ode to spirituality of a different kind. The UK's Justin Crawford (one half of Manchester-based dj/production outfit Unabombers) is brought in for two of the standout disco-flecked cuts 'Right Where You Are' and 'Ridin'. Amp's Jazz heritage rolls to the fore on the uplifting 'If I Don't', recalling his days in doo-wop outfit The Enchantments as a teenager and laying open the musical make up of its creator.

By referencing so many different styles, it's ensured that this album is unique in it's raw funk style and is NOT TO BE MISSED.

A big thumbs up then!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 24 April 2013
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This is music at its flyest, definitely a keeper has so many varied musical elements to his songs. Strictly for the conniseurs of music and those who appreciate true talented artists.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MY MAIN MAN! 26 Aug 2012
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LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! ~ Amp Fiddler, the main man of funk has gone to town on this album. I cannot rate it enough. It is a timeless album, one you will play again and again, know every word of the song and dance! Classic! Go get, if you haven't got already.
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars  9 reviews
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Prince of the organic vibe is back, strong !! 19 Sep 2006
By vinylcrook - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Amps second album is actually stronger than his debut (great as it is) the tracks laid here are for the serious organic soul fan "Faith" is a great funky foot stomper with a dirty low B-line. "Right where you are" and the strange but superb sounding "if i don't" are all dancerfloor grooves. The awesome track titled "hustle" has a very Curtis sounding string ladened back drop, But if you like your ballads there is one here for you titled "Heaven" ft Stephanie McKay on vocals plus guitarist bluey (incognito front man) whose laced the track just wonderful throughout, and there harmonies blend just perfectly together & i feel in a short period of time it could be one of my favorite tracks on the album. Many people don't really appreciate the impact this man has had and continues to have on todays music scene, for instance Jaydee learned his trade from Amp Fiddler, this guy executes that earthy sound to damn perfection, there ain't no stand out tracks so to speak bcuz it just runs effortlessly throughout the LP, but if you like the following arists Dwele, V, Eric Roberson, peven everett, omar etc.. you will love this album, so one word to you guy's .......... purchase !!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strut Afro Strut 15 Dec 2009
By Music Mama - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent CD. I didn't realize Amp Fiddler had a 2nd release...I had the pleasure of meeting him at SOB's for the JDilla memorial concert....His is serious. A must have..
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this cd! 27 April 2007
By Petey Wheat - Published on Amazon.com
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This cd has a timeless feel to It. It reminds me of the old tunes I grew up listening to.I hear Marvin,Curtis,Prince,George and Sly's Influnce. I just got over to the cd and haven't pulled from my player yet.Love the tune 'heaven' and I hope that this guy has a long career. BUY THIS CD! YOU WON'T BE DISSAPOINTED!
5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A retro rare-groover? 21 Nov 2007
By gizgoogmai - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
For over a decade, Brit-rock has proclaimed its green credentials by recycling at least 50% of its material and repackaging it as if it were completely original.
By contrast, contemporary Afro-American music's sample culture fetishises reconditioned old licks and beats, while offering much more genuine novelty.
Joseph "Amp" Fiddler is the exception who proves the rule.
A Detroit veteran of George Clinton's p-funk unit, his second solo album, but for a cod-ragga toast on "I Need You", could well have teleported in from the mid-1970s.
Referencing Gil Scott-Heron in the jazz-funk meditation "Right Where You Are", August Darnell in the zoot-suited "If I Don't", Marvin Gaye in "Hustle", Sly Stone in the bone-dry click-track drums, p-funk in the rubber bass and synths, and Shuggie Otis in the spare, stoned melodiousness, Amp also boasts a fine, smoky singing voice and a way-cool pimp hat.
If Jamiroquai could concoct a hit career out of a lot less, why not this retro rare-groover?
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Real Deal 23 Jan 2008
By Keith R. Jackson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the best R&B albums I have heard in literally maybe ten years. It has everything. Dirty funk, smooth R&B, dance R&B ala Luther...

Great production, great musicianship. Great keyboard playing. Lyrics for adults. This album (and this artist) is one of those missing links that people just don't about.

It is guys like him who are actually passing along the music at a real, in the studio, level to the younger R&B cats in the the industry.
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