I'm surprized this album doesn't have a gazillion reviews written up on it. Long out of print and almost impossible to get, its been a long sought after gem of DJs, and true hard cored funkateer vinyl collectors alike... in fact, almost their best kept secret, that this little ditty (originally released in August of '75) features some of the hardest hitting funk and dance grooves of the era. (I know its hard to believe... once they hit pay dirt with stuff like Celebration, they wound up setting a legacy not of tripped out Bump music, but rather cheesy pop, but trust me... there was a time when these cats were wild and deep.)
Mixing elements of hard core funk, Jazz, African Consciousness and rhythms, Spirit of The Boogie *IMHO* definitely gives Earth Wind & Fire, who would come to epitomize the Jazz Out Jungle Funk school of dance a heavy run for their money. Though some tracks are better than others, this is definitely a listen straight through album that'll make you get down - - mega bumpin' keyboard and basslines, fired up trumpet blast and lot's of percussion. Ain't nothin' but a party !
If you dig this, check out some Ripple, KAY GEES, Bohannon, Fatback and Brass Construction as well !