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Down-Home and Dirty,
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This review is from: Country Funk 1969-75 (Audio CD)
Man, this is a seriously great LP. You could talk about the socio-political undertones of this compilation till the cows come home, the meeting of two cultures' musics made by and for poor folk, but really this is about one thing: badass music.
Within the first half of the LP you have low-slung grooves, heavy syncopated funk drums, scorching Memphis horn sections and tales of waste of space rednecks called Lucas. This is the sort of music you imagine Burt Reynolds in full Bandit garb boot-scootin' to with a buxom young lady in Daisy Dukes shakin' what her momma gave her. It really is ferociously visceral music in places combining the best of both worlds to maximum effect - this isn't music made to fill a pigeon-hole; it's a strange harmony between two seemingly polar opposites but works so beautifully.
I can't recommend this compilation highly enough and when I say I can't point out any highlights I mean this in the very best possible way. All killer, no filler.