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Gimme That Beat: 70s Sophisticated Funk

Various Artists Audio CD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (12 July 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Backbeat Records
  • ASIN: B003XGMOD4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,513 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gimme more! 10 Jun 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have always had a love of soul, funk, disco, rare groove, etc and as such am always on the prowl for good compilations which encompass these sorts of genres. The Mastercuts series always ticked these boxes more than nicely, but since its demise they have always left a bit of a hole in the market and in my cd collection. I am a dj and music fan so love to get rarer cuts to play so when I recently stumbled on the Backbeat series, my eyes lit up in a big way. I couldn't decide which ones to pick, so bought 5 of them - this being one of my choices. I eagerly awaited the arrival of my order and must say...my ears were just as happy as my eyes were...!

I must disagree with the previous review about the mastering, I didn't really notice anything too wrong about it. Ian Dewhirst (the conceiver and compiler) is a well respected man in the know, so he's not one to cut corners. If there is any possible issue with the mastering (which I didn't find an issue with myself), he obviously thought the track itself far outweighed any problem with the recording, so therefore worthy of inclusion on the cd.

The album is rammed full of nuggets - I really felt spoiled (almost!) with the vast array of gems on here. I am used to getting a compilation and if you are lucky, maybe a third of the selections are good, but here it's stuffed full. Ian really is a master and has taken some time in ensuring the choices are a good combination of great tracks, rarer finds which aren't too obscure (and as such would only appeal to "trainspotters"!) and sheer number of songs on offer.

Would definately suggest this to anyone who has even a passing interest in this genre and decade of music - you really will not be disappointed!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good comp 19 Oct 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
One of the highlights of the excellent Backbeat CD series. They're not ALL stone cold dancefloor killers but there are some real gems on here.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Syd
Format:Audio CD
It's true. On track 1 at 36-37secs. There is a skip on the disk used. I have heard 2 copies, same thing. I had to wrestle with this rating. 2 Stars? 3 Stars? 4 Stars? It could have been an easy 5+. The music and the choice of material are so good. In fact, much of this series is great. And a great depression-era price, too. But a skip in the disk used is pretty darn sloppy. Since there are already a few duplicates in this series, it's too bad they did not duplicate this one song on one of the new ones, like What's the Word. It would have fit in. OUCH!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars CD 22 Mar 2013
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The product was exactly as it was described, and much better value and ea,sier to find than in the shops, It arrived promptly, Im `So happy I can hardly believe it ! My life it so much better now, Thank you Ebay for giving my life hope and Meaning once again>
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great price, great music, strang sound 11 April 2011
Format:Audio CD
This is a more than decent compilation, but somehow something went a bit strange in the mastering process.... I have some of the tracks on original vinyl, and this is something else entirely. And not for the better, that is. A bit of a missed opportunity if you see how a lot of older musec is really being enhanced these days by great mastering (think Rolling Stones, Beatles, the Soul Jazz Label, Bear Family, Strut etc. But hey, maybe some people will like the tracks this way... who knows?
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