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on 10 November 2000
If you thought that New Orleans funk was just The Meters then you were wrong. True, the Neville brothers appear in a variety of guises throughout this album, but with Lee Dorsey, Professor Longhair and Dr John all chipping in there's never really a dull moment. Taking up where Booker T and the MGs left off but pre George Clinton and Parliament this puts the history of funk into perspective. A wonderful New Orleans gumbo of an album with fantastic liner notes. And Zig Modeliste is God!
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on 6 October 2014
As compilations go this is the KING of introductions to the birth of funk and soul from its early mardi gras apparitions to the full on funk that was to rule the early part of the 1970s what NUGGETS did for psychedelia this will do for FUNK . I had this on cd for years but love it so much had to hear it on VINYL it is a shame the snazzy booklet from the CD issue is not included and its not triple gatefold just 3 12" platters jammed in one sleeve but that is the only downside, the different track order works better. Kicking of with The Explosions "mighty leg levitating" Hip Drop, sliding into Aaron Neville's "audio postcard from the ghetto" Hercules, driving in like some escaped mardi gras float is Bo Dollis and Band "with the party in a can" Handa Wanda, busting out of the speakers is The Meters "jaw dropping eye raising ear twitch'ery of" Handclapping Song. and that is just Side A

This could raise the dead and kill the living
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on 12 December 2003
Nearly every song in this collection is amazing. Funk with an edge. Very addictive. One of the best from the Souljazz range.
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on 10 May 2011
As it says on the packaging, voted in Q's Top 5 Funk albums- seriously, this album is unreal. i never leave reviews, consider me inspired. great funk in my book.
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on 16 May 2013
Excellent c.d all good tracks !!!! Was not dissappointed at all, would totally recommend it's one to have in your c.d collection vol 2 is also very good
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on 24 May 2013
Great music. I love the music of the Meteors/Neville brothers and this is more in the same vein with great rhythm and wonderful attitude. worth buying
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on 26 April 2013
Great funk, but I don't know why - each of 3 albums seems to be quite short. Like 4 songs on each. But otherwise - great stuff
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on 6 December 2007
Yes, this is the album that features the soundtrack to this year's fabulous Boots ad. While nothing for me can trump Ernie K-Doe's fantastic track, there are a hell of a lot of fine artists on this record. Thoroughly recommended.
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on 30 September 2014
great product, quick delivery.
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on 23 March 2014
Amazon have obviously bought a faulty stock of this item, I had to order it twice as the first CD had two scratches in the centre which made the last two songs skip, I then received the second CD and it was a duplicate of the first with the same problems!
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