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Soul and Funk- beyond the obvious

Andy Edwards
 
Just as I Am/Still Bill
Just as I Am/Still Bill
"Some well known  tracks but this 2fer contains some of the best and most original Soul from the early 70s, and some surprisingly funky stuff too"
Damn Right I Am Somebody
Damn Right I Am Somebody
"JB produced this for his band leader, and what an album. A serious funk groove can be expected - you won't be disappointed"
Be What You Are: Remastered
Be What You Are: Remastered
"the family at their peak - not a duff track here, try Heaven if you want to hear Mavis at her best"
The Story of Curtom: Curtis Mayfield's Soul Family
The Story of Curtom: Curtis Mayfield's Soul Family
"Curtis Mayfield's label, cruelly ignored in recent years, this contains some real classics, as well as some of Curtis's less well known sides"
This Girl's In Love With You
This Girl's In Love With You
"Not her best known, but for me her best album -listen to Let It Be and then tell me it wasn't written for her - includes several  other stand out tracks"
Star Time
Star Time
"OK this one might be obvious, here you get the full effect of James Browns influence on Soul, Funk and music in general - you must own this if you call yourself a soul or funk fan"
The Funk Collection
The Funk Collection
"Before they came over all pop, Kool were a street funk band, and one of the best at that - forget Ladies Night and get into the early stuff  - the FUNK"
The World Is a Ghetto
The World Is a Ghetto
"West coast Funk at its best - City Country City is epic"
James Brown's Funky People, Pt. 2
James Brown's Funky People, Pt. 2
"More James Brown productions, showcasing his vocalists on an array of funk and soul - put this on and try not to dance - there are 2 other volumes both just as worthy of your attention"
Understanding/Communication
Understanding/Communication
"One of the greats who doesn't get  the recognition he deserves, this 2fer showcases the man at his best - can you understand that"
Everything Is Everything
Everything Is Everything
"He died before he could become a superstar, and he surely would have rivalled Marvin, Curtis, Isaac etc. This is his first album and it oozes quality - The Ghetto remains a masterpiece"
Psychedelic Shack & All Directions
Psychedelic Shack & All Directions
"Yup they were a great vocal group, they also got funky when Norman Whitfield was let loose on their sound - these are from the period just before the production took over totally"