his majesty king funk was green's only recording for verve. on it, green heads a tight quintet, that includes harold vick on tenor sax /flute, larry young on organ, ben dixon on drums and candido camero on the congas, through a number of funky cuts and a couple of soulful ballads. it's comparable to his latter soul and boogaloo material on blue note, such as green is beautiful, but lacks the rawness and spontaneous interaction of some of those late 60s/early 70s recordings (for better or worse). green mostly focuses on standards, but this recording was in his pre-r&b era, so the standards are more jazz-oriented and less pop. it's polished and even a bit schmaltzy at times, but green's playing and is on the money. young and vick are equally as good. it's a fairly strong outing, but green put out many similar (some better) albums on blue note and muse and this one is easily lost in the masses.