Soul and Funk- beyond the obvious

A Listmania! list by Andy Edwards "staxasoul" (Essex UK)
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Just as I Am/Still Bill
1.  Just as I Am/Still Bill by Bill Withers
The list author says:
  "Some well known  tracks but this 2fer contains some of the best and most original Soul from the early 70s, and some surprisingly funky stuff too"
£19.03   Used & New from: £6.97
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Damn Right I Am Somebody
2.  Damn Right I Am Somebody by Fred Wesley
The list author says:
  "JB produced this for his band leader, and what an album. A serious funk groove can be expected - you won't be disappointed"
£34.83   Used & New from: £21.92
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Be What You Are: Remastered
3.  Be What You Are: Remastered by The Staple Singers
The list author says:
  "the family at their peak - not a duff track here, try Heaven if you want to hear Mavis at her best"
£16.00   Used & New from: £7.49
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

The Story of Curtom: Curtis Mayfield's Soul Family
4.  The Story of Curtom: Curtis Mayfield's Soul Family by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "Curtis Mayfield's label, cruelly ignored in recent years, this contains some real classics, as well as some of Curtis's less well known sides"
£7.27   Used & New from: £2.40
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

This Girl's In Love With You
5.  This Girl's In Love With You by Aretha Franklin
The list author says:
  "Not her best known, but for me her best album -listen to Let It Be and then tell me it wasn't written for her - includes several  other stand out tracks"
Used & New from: £12.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Star Time
6.  Star Time by James Brown
The list author says:
  "OK this one might be obvious, here you get the full effect of James Browns influence on Soul, Funk and music in general - you must own this if you call yourself a soul or funk fan"
£48.96   Used & New from: £19.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Funk Collection
7.  The Funk Collection by Kool & The Gang
The list author says:
  "Before they came over all pop, Kool were a street funk band, and one of the best at that - forget Ladies Night and get into the early stuff  - the FUNK"
£4.99   Used & New from: £0.56
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The World Is a Ghetto
8.  The World Is a Ghetto by War
The list author says:
  "West coast Funk at its best - City Country City is epic"
£29.99   Used & New from: £6.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

James Brown's Funky People, Pt. 2
9.  James Brown's Funky People, Pt. 2 by James Brown
The list author says:
  "More James Brown productions, showcasing his vocalists on an array of funk and soul - put this on and try not to dance - there are 2 other volumes both just as worthy of your attention"
£5.22   Used & New from: £1.37
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Understanding/Communication
10.  Understanding/Communication by Bobby Womack
The list author says:
  "One of the greats who doesn't get  the recognition he deserves, this 2fer showcases the man at his best - can you understand that"
£8.29   Used & New from: £4.66
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Everything Is Everything
11.  Everything Is Everything by Donny Hathaway
The list author says:
  "He died before he could become a superstar, and he surely would have rivalled Marvin, Curtis, Isaac etc. This is his first album and it oozes quality - The Ghetto remains a masterpiece"
£6.74   Used & New from: £2.16
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Psychedelic Shack & All Directions
12.  Psychedelic Shack & All Directions by Temptations
The list author says:
  "Yup they were a great vocal group, they also got funky when Norman Whitfield was let loose on their sound - these are from the period just before the production took over totally"
£8.74   Used & New from: £6.16
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Last updated: 10/12/2005
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