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The Detroit Funk Vaults CD

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Listen  1. A Drop In The BucketDeacons 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. You Fool, You Fool Pt 1Prophet & His Disciples 2:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. A Thing Called The JonesChico & Buddy 2:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Native RhythmThe Bolton Brothers 3:51£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Bad Things (You Said To Me)The Barrino Brothers 2:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Brand New Girl (Instrumental) [Instrumental]Billy Garner Band 3:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Clap Your HandsThe Tokays 2:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. (Marriage Is Only) A State Of MindJames Carpenter 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Ghetto StrideDave Hamilton 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. PossessionLittle Ann 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Mister SuperstarCharmaine 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. WhoJackie Dee 2:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Love BanditO.C. Tolbert 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Simon SaysThe Future Kind 3:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Let's Have A BallChico & Buddy 3:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Hard TimesO.C. Tolbert 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. You Fool, You Fool Pt 2Prophet & His Disciples 2:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Party TimeDave Hamilton 4:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. I'll Take My Flowers Right NowThe Barrino Brothers 2:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. I'm Sending VibrationsThe Webb People 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. You Won't Miss The WaterChico & Buddy 3:10£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Bringing It DownPeppers 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Dave Hamilton had a unique place in Detroit music. His success as a session musician allowed him to gather together players at his studio to recreate the sound he heard elsewhere. In the late 60s & early 70s that sound was funk and The Detroit Funk Vaults covers his work of that time. Very few of these records saw release at the time, but those that did are highly sought after by collectors. Number one amongst these is Prophet & The Disciples You Fool, You Fooled Me which is almost impossible to track down. O.C. Tolbert's Hard Times has recently been in demand, whilst the Barrino Brothers I'll Take My Flowers (Right Now) is a long-time collectors item. With the unreleased material the funk trail leads from the proto funk of the Tokays Clap Your Hands through the Temptations-sounding Bolton Brothers to the Funkadelic-influenced Simon Says by the Future Kind. Dave' s own instrumental vaults were mined for funk instrumentals including A Drop In The Bucket by the Deacons and the Quincy Jones-sounding Ghetto Stride . O.C. Tolbert' s previously unknown recording of Love Bandit is another premium find. The track list is completed by a classic, James Carpenter's Marriage Is Just A State Of Mind and the funk instrumental version of Billy Garner's Brand New Girl .

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By Syd - Published on Amazon.com
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(REVISED).....I listened to samples of this on another website. Go read my reviews of Southern Funkin' and Golden State Funk. Another issue by BGP absolutely destroyed by the `mastering.' What on earth do they do to these tapes? Again, the sound is flat, one dimensional, strangely `mono' and distant sounding with a tinny kind of distortion. Nothing I've heard sounds like this. The music again is really good, once again making this one big huge tragedy. Someone needs to say something to this label and what they are doing to the history of this great music. How on earth will all this great music be released properly after BGP's long list of disasters? There is a point of comparison between a BGP issue of African Music Machine's Black Water Gold which is on Southern Funkin' and a Backbeat issue of the song on Gimme That Beat 70s Sophisticated Funk. Go listen to samples of these and see how flat the BGP issue is compared to the `up front' sound of Gimme that Beat.....(ADDITION): I listened to samples of this again on another web site. Now, I am not sure this suffers from the same problem that Wheedles Groove, Southern Funkin' and Golden State Funk suffer from. It could be while the sound is not stellar, it may actually be close the sound of the actual tapes, which I refuse to believe on the others mentioned...stay tuned....
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