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22 Mar 2005 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 22 Mar 2005
  • Label: Now Again Records
  • Copyright: 2005 Now Again Records
  • Total Length: 1:00:41
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  • ASIN: B001N9QZT2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 100,179 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By J. Doherty on 20 Sep 2006
Format: Audio CD
All my life, I have been collecting funk records.

I love all music, but I love American funk from the 60s & 70s best of all.

Just when I thought I'd heard every thumping tune from the era; this album of came along and blew me away with its top-drawer collection of "heavy funk rarities".

A revelation.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David Johnson VINE VOICE on 4 Oct 2007
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I wanted something seriously funky. I Got it. This is one of those records that cuts straight to the chase, lays down the gauntlet, tells you it means business from the starting gun. We kick off with the funky as,"The Thing," with it's choppy riff. Then the enormous base and the cheeky trumpets come in on, "Free Your Mind," which somehow manages to flutter off into a trippy melodic groove half way through. And there are sixteen tracks on this album!
No fillers here, pretty much everything is going to cut up any self-respecting dance floor. I love the popping,"Loaded to the gills," the ultra heavy,"slipping into the darkness,"the pounding title track and the seething, swinging,"The sad chicken."(Not many albums end on such as high note.) Off the map funky
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By OMG! It's got a plug! TOP 100 REVIEWER on 13 April 2011
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This is a quality compilation of long lost and forgotten hard and heavy US funk records from the late 60s and early 70s. The real attraction of this album is the rawness of the sound - recorded on limited budgets with limited resources, these songs do not suffer from over-production and this in turn lends them an almost live sounding vibe. The musicianship is never less than faultless and if you like heavy bass, solid percussion and stabbing horn sections then look no further. All tracks have been re-mastered and restored and the overall sound quality is excellent. Clocking-in at just over an hour and housed in a jewel case with a comprehensive 28 page inlay (featuring very detailed liner notes and archive photos), this is top drawer hard, heavy, dirty, raw and obscure funk. Although billed as Volume 1, a second volume does not appear to be forthcoming.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Demars on 20 Mar 2008
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I love this album, each track is a jewel, I've listen many compil' funk of this area, and this one is one of the best of my discotek, thanks !!
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
If this ain't funky enough for you... 2 Feb 2006
By Eddie Landsberg - Published on Amazon.com
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If this 80 minute power house of rare and raw late 60s early 70s funk doesn't do something for you, something is wrong... It is the type of stuff that some funk searching DJs wet their pants for and do nothing but dream of... that one rare obscure ultra funky find that NO ONE ELSE has. Well, now this label has reissued it... can't say how long it will remain in print, but I can tell you this, unless you happen to be an expert of expert collector on EXTREMELY rare funk, odds are this collection is going to be a gem that will remind you that no, you haven't heard it all... and maybe more juice like this is hiding in yet other vaults waiting to surface!!!

Begining in the nasty James Brown "Mother Popcorn" era, the groups also reflect the influences of other funky soul powerhouses from the era including Archie Bell and The Drells, Dyke and the Blazers - - and of course the JBs themselves and the emerging Memphis sound. "Down Home" Funky drumming, driving bass, biting bluesy syncopated rhythm guitar and yes, quite a few Hammond organs epitomize the sound. Tunes range from horn driven instrumentals to hard core soul shouting.

Surprises include a funky James Brown Apollo melody as well as super funky version of War's SLIPPING INTO DARKNESS that actually outfunks the original ! My favorite includes the Lyn Collins sounding ultra bumpin' masterpiece DON'T GO, by the Aristocrats long before they were a really dirty joke...There's also a bit of ultra funky psychadelic soul in the form of the Ebony Rhythm Band and The Soul Seven. Finally its topped off with a real cool wa wa driven/early Kool and the Gang sounding STREET SCENE and a nice slick sounding version of SCORPIO.

All in all this is some ultra rare groove juice from the vaults that you definitely don't want to let pass you by !
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
So, so hot 27 April 2006
By Nguyen Van Truc - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
A HUGE thank you to the people who rated this album. It is gold.

For non-funk-o-philes, which I am, all I can say is: imagine all of your favourite 70s shows and then amplify the theme songs by about 1000, and you'll get close to where this little beauty will take you.

I have bought a fair bit of stuff off Amazon, and this is the first CD that I really reckoned everyone else should know about.

Whoever it was that wrote that "if you want to pay a fistfull of bucks for funk" list knows what they are about. I have played this thing thrice over and it just gets better.

Do yourself a favour, buy it, whack it on your headphones and wander the city Shaft-style ... people will puzzle about your slightly odd head gyrations while you're cruising the vege aisle, but that's because they don't know better yet.

Don't ask me to describe the choons, I can't, all you need to know is that your life is lesser without them.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Too cold - and a bit overrated 12 Sep 2008
By Hilton Royale - Published on Amazon.com
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I`ve been looking forward to gettin` my hands on this compilation for a looong time. I`m a huge fan of James Brown and Fela,
and hoped for some real nasty funk, but even though the tail on this alligator is moving a lot, the musicians just doesn`t
lock in on the groove. I think they are a little too eager to please, and their butter ain`t hot enough to melt the cheese!
I think "Go for your self" by Kenny Smith & The Loveliters is the standout track here. Fantastic! Man, I like those rolling
drums! 3 stars is maybe a bit harsh, you will find some funky drummers and tight bassplayers here, but compared to first rate
compilations like "New Orleans Funk", "African Scream Contest", "King Funk", "Texas Funk" and the box set "What it is" this
just doesn`t measure up. The sound quality is also rather poor on some cuts.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Neurotic Attempts to be Queens of the Universe 7 May 2008
By doomsdayer520 - Published on Amazon.com
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Many eons ago, hard funk troupes roamed the land, supplying supertight musicianship and sinister grooves to underfunkdafied peoples. These are the cats you can totally imagine getting on up while opening local shows for James Brown or playing in seedy clubs with the early Funkadelic. Many record companies and producers are now collecting mega-rare singles by these forgotten funkateers. This particular compilation is not the definitive overview of rare underground funk from the golden age, but it's definitely a worthy sampler that could turn the knowledgeable funk fan into a serious crate-digging collector. It's surely just the tip of the iceberg, but the nasty funk herein offers a bootyshakin' taste of what was once an unheralded but oozing scene.

There are a few glimpses of real ambition and innovation here, particularly from Amnesty and Kashmere Stage Band (if their track "Scorpio" wasn't the theme song to a righteous blaxploitation flick, it should've been). Many of the acts here clearly embody, and sometimes outright imitate, the key influences on the early heavy funk -Lil' Javier & the Fabulous Jades aren't even trying to NOT sound like JB, L.A. Carnival try way too hard to sing like the Temptations, and Leon Mitchison supplies Superfly's twin brother in "Street Scene." But otherwise, like the best of no-nonsense early fongk, most of the tracks here deliver insistent grooves with no messing around. Faves include "The Stretch" by Detroit Sex MacHines and "Slipping into Darkness" by Dayton Sidewinders (in both these cases, the song titles and band names couldn't be more accurate). And there is a real collector's find in the Aristocrats, the members of whom should be tracked down and convinced to deliver that righteous groove once again (but sadly, slammin' foxy singer Linda Blakely is no longer with us). The rare hard funk collected here is surely outrageous, but you'll soon ask yourself how much is still out there and ready for worship. [~doomsdayer520~]
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great raw soul! 11 Jan 2007
By William A. Gerstel - Published on Amazon.com
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We've all heard enough Sly, PFunk, etc. Not that there's anything wrong with that...THEY ROCK. But, it's nice to know that there were so many funky people that didn't get on the Top 40. This CD compilation has a ton of very cool stuff. It's worth owning just for the Supersouls' Loaded To The Gills(though I wish I could hear the whole thing! A few of these tracks are edited, but not in a bad way). Put it on and DANCE.
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