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4.0 out of 5 stars Early Seventies Motown Funk
Clocking in at an impressive 135 minutes and with most of the tracks sourced from the early Seventies, this is another quality budget Motown compilation. There's nothing here as funky as James Brown's work from the same period (how could there be?!) and a few of the songs are not, as funk goes, that funky. Nontheless, there's still much to enjoy here. Highlights...
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1.0 out of 5 stars STOP DOING THIS!!!!!
Once again, some kind of noise reduction has been used on this. Go do some comparative listening, these tracks are not rare. Most, if not all, are available in much better sound quality.....This was put out by Motown/Universal. Motown used this type of noise reduction on their Singles Box to great detrimental, although The Singles Box is not as bad as some.. A few people...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Early Seventies Motown Funk, 6 April 2013
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Clocking in at an impressive 135 minutes and with most of the tracks sourced from the early Seventies, this is another quality budget Motown compilation. There's nothing here as funky as James Brown's work from the same period (how could there be?!) and a few of the songs are not, as funk goes, that funky. Nontheless, there's still much to enjoy here. Highlights include Gordon Stapes' Blaxploitation classic 'Strung Out' that feaures cool sweeping orchestrations drifting in and out of the mix. Undisputed Truth's cover of 'Ball of Confusion' is 10 minutes of tripped-out psychedelic soul and Odyssey's 'Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love' has a breezy West Coast vibe. 'T Plays it Cool' highlights how versatile a songwriter and composer Marvin Gaye was and Syreeta Wright's vocals on 'To Know You Is To Love You' are sublime as is the extended outro jam (and Stevie Wonder's synthesized vocals!). Recommended.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow, 3 April 2013
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Absolutely great selection, very loosely 'Funk' but a great listen from start to end! CD2 especially hasn't left my car stereo since this arrived. I am a big Motown fan and this goes down with some of the best compilations of their music I've heard.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected Gems, 2 July 2013
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This is a double album that features both well known funky hits such as "Here Comes the Judge" and lesser known tracks such as "Is That Enough" from Her My Dear By Marvin Gaye. There are a number of examples of good quality early disco/proto-disco tracks such as "Girl You Need A Change Of Mind" that Motown produced in abundance. To hear Ball of Confusion by the Undisputed Truth for the first time showed the breadth of this collection. An excellent album in its own right.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great tunes, 12 Jun 2013
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there are some very funky tunes on this c.d. listen in the car, great for long journeys, find myself bopping at the traffic lights
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1.0 out of 5 stars STOP DOING THIS!!!!!, 15 Aug 2014
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Once again, some kind of noise reduction has been used on this. Go do some comparative listening, these tracks are not rare. Most, if not all, are available in much better sound quality.....This was put out by Motown/Universal. Motown used this type of noise reduction on their Singles Box to great detrimental, although The Singles Box is not as bad as some.. A few people even noticed it if you dig in the reviews. They clearly know what they are doing, as it was NOT used on the Cellarful of Motown series, thank heavens. .....I hope this is not some kind of trend....what are the people thinking that put this stuff out? I am going to keep reporting this until it stops....Some people can actually hear what they are listening to...The effect of this comes in degrees. It pushes the music into the background so it comes out sounding like what might be called "AM stereo." Use this noise reduction a little more and the loud parts will distort out....
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4.0 out of 5 stars budget, 1 May 2013
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Victor Preston "gvb" (birmingham, west mids United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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a great collection if you apply the term funk loosely
I suppose a slinky backbeat can be funky
one of my all time favourites by the undisputed truth is here
I have always liked that syreeta song
some obvious bombs from stevie wonder and marvin gaye are not included
with higher ground and got to give it up this would be worth 5 stars
this is the main problem with budget compilations
Motown Funk
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Motown Funk reviewed By StefC Leek Soul Club., 15 May 2013
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CD1 the better of the 2 CDs .A couple of awesome tracks watch out for Bottom & Co and Barbara McNairs offerings.32 tracks its got to be a winner .the name in the title may put a few off 'Funk' .Get it brought and enjoy. Bargain .StefC Leek Soul Club est 1993
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not your usual Motown collection of hits, 7 Feb 2014
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This is a very well put together compilation of tracks you may not have heard. Yeah, baby, I dig it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Motown Funk at its best, 28 Jan 2014
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Great to have these great tracks on this compilation a valuable addition to my collection and will keep an eye out for anymore rarities like this
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3.0 out of 5 stars RUN OF THE MILL, 6 Oct 2013
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it was ok thats all i can say run of the mill good recordings budget cd good for the price
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