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Gimme That Beat: 70s Sophisticated Funk

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  • Audio CD (12 July 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Backbeat Records
  • ASIN: B003XGMOD4
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,311 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Average White Band - Schoolboy Crush
  2. John Davis & The Monster Orchestra - I Can't Stop
  3. The Chi - Lites
  4. The Evasions - Wikka Wrap
  5. Al Green - I'm Glad You're Mine
  6. Honey Cone - Stick Up
  7. Syl Johnson - Different Strokes
  8. Little Royal & The Swingmasters - Razor Blade
  9. Kid Dynamite - Uphill Piece Of Mind
  10. Boobie Knight & The Universal Lady - Lovomaniacs (Sex)
  11. Laura Lee - Crumbs Off The Table
  12. Vaughn Mason & Crew - Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll
  13. Parliament - Come In Out Of The Rain
  14. Freda Payne - Unhooked Generation
  15. Sound Experience - Devil With The Bust
  16. Dexter Wansel - Theme From The Planets
  17. The Jones Girls - At Peace With Woman
  18. The Stylistics - Hurry Up This Way Again

Product Description



Medium 1
(For God's Sake)Give More Power To The People - CHI-LITES
Somebody Else's Woman - SATISFACTION UNLIMITED
Black Water Gold - AFRICAN MUSIC MACHINE
Finders Keepers - CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD
If I'm Good Enough To Love (I'm Good Enough T - LEE, Laura
Skin I'm In - CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD
Free Your Mind - POLITICANS FEAT. McKINLEY JA
I Got It - NEW YORK PORT AUTHORITY
Pick Up The Pieces - AVERAGE WHITE BAND
It's Your Thing - PEEBLES, Ann
I'm Buggin' On Your Phone - SMITH CONNECTION
Loose Booty Pt. 1 - EL DORADOS
Sliding In And Out (Of My Neighbour's House) - MEMPHIANS
Love Uprising - WILSON, Jackie
Shaft - JAMES EDITION, Gregory
Funky Chicken Pt. 1 - HENDERSON, Willie
Don't Count Your Chickens (Before They Hatch) - CONE, Honey
I'm Gonna Hijack Ya, Kidnap Ya, Take What I W - HOLLAND & DOZIER
Bump Your Lady (Pt. 1) - NATURAL HIGH
Cheeba - THE 8TH DAY
Breakdown - PARLIAMENT
Do It Baby - UNLIMITED, Isaac 'Red Hot'
Bar B Q Ribs - WYNGLASS, Rynell

Customer Reviews

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I have always had a love of soul, funk, disco, rare groove, etc and as such am always on the prowl for good compilations which encompass these sorts of genres. The Mastercuts series always ticked these boxes more than nicely, but since its demise they have always left a bit of a hole in the market and in my cd collection. I am a dj and music fan so love to get rarer cuts to play so when I recently stumbled on the Backbeat series, my eyes lit up in a big way. I couldn't decide which ones to pick, so bought 5 of them - this being one of my choices. I eagerly awaited the arrival of my order and must say...my ears were just as happy as my eyes were...!

I must disagree with the previous review about the mastering, I didn't really notice anything too wrong about it. Ian Dewhirst (the conceiver and compiler) is a well respected man in the know, so he's not one to cut corners. If there is any possible issue with the mastering (which I didn't find an issue with myself), he obviously thought the track itself far outweighed any problem with the recording, so therefore worthy of inclusion on the cd.

The album is rammed full of nuggets - I really felt spoiled (almost!) with the vast array of gems on here. I am used to getting a compilation and if you are lucky, maybe a third of the selections are good, but here it's stuffed full. Ian really is a master and has taken some time in ensuring the choices are a good combination of great tracks, rarer finds which aren't too obscure (and as such would only appeal to "trainspotters"!) and sheer number of songs on offer.

Would definately suggest this to anyone who has even a passing interest in this genre and decade of music - you really will not be disappointed!
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It's true. On track 1 at 36-37secs. There is a skip on the disk used. I have heard 2 copies, same thing. I had to wrestle with this rating. 2 Stars? 3 Stars? 4 Stars? It could have been an easy 5+. The music and the choice of material are so good. In fact, much of this series is great. And a great depression-era price, too. But a skip in the disk used is pretty darn sloppy. Since there are already a few duplicates in this series, it's too bad they did not duplicate this one song on one of the new ones, like What's the Word. It would have fit in. OUCH!!!!
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This is a more than decent compilation, but somehow something went a bit strange in the mastering process.... I have some of the tracks on original vinyl, and this is something else entirely. And not for the better, that is. A bit of a missed opportunity if you see how a lot of older musec is really being enhanced these days by great mastering (think Rolling Stones, Beatles, the Soul Jazz Label, Bear Family, Strut etc. But hey, maybe some people will like the tracks this way... who knows?
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One of the highlights of the excellent Backbeat CD series. They're not ALL stone cold dancefloor killers but there are some real gems on here.
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