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The Brothers Funk- Rare New York City Funk 1969-75


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  • Audio CD (4 Nov. 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bgp Records/City Hall
  • ASIN: B000OPO6FG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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This would be one of my 'Desert Island Discs'. Instrumental brass in a similar vein to some current brass funk bands such as Rebirth brass band, but, these are the daddies! My friend asked if I wanted to do a set at his party, what he meant was 'can I bring this CD and we will play it from start to finish!' Ace!
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Horns-a-Plenty ... Incredible Band! 15 May 2015
By Donald E. Gilliland - Published on Amazon.com
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I heard a fantastically funky song by the Pazant Brothers on one of those terrific "Super Funk" compilations last year, and hoping that there was more where that came from I ordered this CD. Wow, what a find! Horns a-plenty and funky grooves galore. Where has this incredible band been hiding all these years? This music, recorded from 1969 to 1975 is sheer funk brilliance.

Well, chock it down to bad marketing and inept record labels. The music that the Pazant Brothers made certainly was first rate, but like so many other great artists, they never seemed to get the breaks when they needed them. They put out one outstanding album for Vanguard in 1975 (hailed in the liner notes as "one of the most consistently funk albums ever recorded ... tough and funky"), titled "Loose and Juicy", but according to the liner notes "Vanguard had no idea how to promote black music ... and the record disappeared without a trace." The Pazant Brothers also did some recording for the De Lite label, known for their success with Kool & the Gang, but that effort also ended in tears. Again per the liner notes: "These tracks were part of an album project recorded at De Lite, but the label was more concerned with Kool and the Gang than breaking a new act, so the album was shelved and the tapes have now been lost."

If you haven't got the message by now, the Pazant Brothers were indeed a lively and funky act, combining musical prowess with tight grooves. Just the song titles alone ooze funkiness: Skunk Juice ... Toe Jam ... Juicy Lucy ... Chicken Scratch ... A Gritty Nitty ... Greasy Greens ... Loose and Juicy. And yes, they sound as good as you would expect. Lots of hard grooves and oh, those horns! Trumpet, saxophone, trombone; it's a horn firestorm! Honestly, this is the sort of upbeat funky sound that brings to mind the classic material by James Brown and the JB's; mostly instrumental jams that never let up.

The CD comes with an 8-page booklet with an essay about the Pazant Brothers written by Dean Rudland for this reissue in 2005. It also has interviews with Eddie Pazant and songwriter/producer Ed Bland. A thoroughly satisfying listening experience and a delightful discovery.
Five Stars 31 Oct. 2014
By Dug - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Very happy with purchase.
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A good band which could have used vocalization 8 Feb. 2007
By Robert P. Bennett - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
From the information I have read on this group, they were sort of an art form in NYC. Listening to them one would feel certain they are having a good time. However the listener might find their good time somewhat of a trial to listen to.
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