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There are better collections than this
on 24 November 2000
I was eager to hear this collection, being a big fan of soul, funk, jazz (and occasionally disco). I also read some rave reviews both on Amazon and in the music press. Well, I was very disappointed. It's an eclectic mess of a collection, with no sense of continuity. One minute you're listening to a funk record, the next it's a folk song. Some of the better tracks have been edited, so you don't get the full flavour of them either. Many of the tracks are best forgotten, having been eclipsed by the newer versions (Spiller is a good example). Others are so awful you will wish you'd never heard these originals (eg Soup for One). My recommendation is to forget this compilation and instead to go out and buy one of the Blaxploitation compilations (which feature many of the better tracks such as Be Thankful and Expansions in their full length version). These CDs have been lovingly put together; Sampled is a cynical cashing-in exercise.