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5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting sequel to the original
Another faultless collection from Harmless, better than Vol 1 in my opinion as it delves deeper and discovers less chartered territory, even though the names may be familiar. From the tight funk of Fred Wesley to the sweet groove of Rufus and Chaka. The off the wall soulfulness of Rotary connection (featuring Minnie Riperton) to the laidback sunshine vibes of Leo's...
Published on 23 July 2001

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3.0 out of 5 stars Cheesy?
This album would be much better if somebody with dextrous fingers and a sharp compass scratched of tracks 1-3 at least and deliberated over some of the others. The first three tracks are very cheesy and become very irritating after a few plays, Jonny Hammonds "Can't we Smile" almost laughable and the clangs of kitchen utensils on the first track only help to...
Published on 5 Sep 2001


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting sequel to the original, 23 July 2001
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This review is from: Mellow Mellow Vol.2: Original 1970's Smooth Grooves & Chilled Breaks/the Feeling Keeps on Coming (Audio CD)
Another faultless collection from Harmless, better than Vol 1 in my opinion as it delves deeper and discovers less chartered territory, even though the names may be familiar. From the tight funk of Fred Wesley to the sweet groove of Rufus and Chaka. The off the wall soulfulness of Rotary connection (featuring Minnie Riperton) to the laidback sunshine vibes of Leo's Sunship and with the bona fide classic that is Johnny 'Guitar' Watson. This is a must buy for any lover of the soulful 70's sound.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Smoother than smooth grooves, 14 April 2002
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This review is from: Mellow Mellow Vol.2: Original 1970's Smooth Grooves & Chilled Breaks/the Feeling Keeps on Coming (Audio CD)
I had actually seen this cd on many occasions thinking it was just another modern r and b comp,but on seeing the track listing i immedietly purchased this cd. I actually brought it just for the very rare Lonnie Liston Smith track,as i collect his stuff,after playing the cd i realised i had discovered a treasure trove of soul/raregroove classics. This comp is a must for Ayers and Lonnie Liston Smith fans like me,but other tracks like Kool and the gangs "Winter Sadness" and Johnny guitar Watsons "Superman lover" show a mellow groove side of the respective groups. Theres bands i have not heard of like Fred wesley and the horny horns or Rotary connection that also deliver the goods.
For me James Browns "King Heroin" is the real gem of the album,its a fine but basic instrumental like no other Brown song. All i can say is if your in to any form of soul or r and b, buy this, you wont be dissapointed,you will even be surprised to hear some samples used by more recent bands.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 27 Oct 2014
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This review is from: Mellow Mellow Vol.2: Original 1970's Smooth Grooves & Chilled Breaks/the Feeling Keeps on Coming (Audio CD)
Great compilation
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2 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Cheesy?, 5 Sep 2001
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This review is from: Mellow Mellow Vol.2: Original 1970's Smooth Grooves & Chilled Breaks/the Feeling Keeps on Coming (Audio CD)
This album would be much better if somebody with dextrous fingers and a sharp compass scratched of tracks 1-3 at least and deliberated over some of the others. The first three tracks are very cheesy and become very irritating after a few plays, Jonny Hammonds "Can't we Smile" almost laughable and the clangs of kitchen utensils on the first track only help to emphasize the lack of depth and complexity to "Space Lady". The middle stretch of the CD brightens with "Four Play" and the only real stand out track "King Heroin" proves to be the only 'mellow' track on the CD. The only other decent tracks are Rotary Connection and Kool and the Gang, the rest is forgettable. Minnie Rippertons "Inside My Love" has now been taken to new lows by another DJ working with Top of the Pops in mind, and the whole CD leaves a lingering question of whether you've bought a 70's Chill-out album or the soundtrack to Shaft.
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