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Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (70 of 80)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,946,011 - Total Helpful Votes: 70 of 80
The Rainbow Children ~ Prince
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Well, this album took me by surprise as I expected another watered down funk record but found a record full of surprises of the most original kind.From the opening track 'The Rainbow Children' with its Joe Zawinul Miles Davis feel, too the half-time shuffle funk grooves on 'Muse 2 the pharoah' and 'Mellow'.We have up-Tempo funk too on '1+1+1=3'and the groovy 'Everlasting One'which along with the tunes mentioned earlier lays our Mr.Jamariquai 1000 feet below the earth in the funk stakes !!!........This album may not appeal to those who want 2 hear easy pop tunes or boyband material, but if u really appreciate good jazz-funk then buy this album now,it really will improve ur life beyond… Read more
The Very Best Of Prince ~ Prince
4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Prince.....A one man hit machine, the coolest artist in the 80's and one to be reckoned with through the 90's.A great album for the younger generation who were brought up on Take That and then Britney Spears...This guy is the real thing kids !!.....Listen and learn........Oh yeah he sings and plays 'Live' too, now thats a change for this day and age eh kiddies ? A genius of popular music who has become a legend in his own lifetime........Let the music play on......As Prince once sang " U don't have 2 B kool 2 rule my world".......If u consider urself kool,then buy this album, then U will Be.
Big Swing Face ~ Buddy Rich
Big Swing Face ~ Buddy Rich
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
This is one of Buddy's really famous and most loved records, it has many of the tunes on it that became the bands standards. Tunes like 'Norwegian Wood', 'Love for Sale' and 'Bugle Call Rag' are played and sound superb, with every section of the band really swinging. Buddy swings his band along nicely and has a few breaks here and there but on the whole it is very much a group performance.The album is recorded 'live' at 'The Chez' and the excitment of the evening really comes across, as the crowd show their appreciation after every tune. Buddy's daughter Cathy even sings on this record, she sings 'The Beat Goes On', which was sampled a year or so ago for a dance record, which brought the… Read more