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Do get funky!
on 22 January 2004
Well it's always something special about your first love. This was the album that introduced me to the 'deep funk' genre, the real underground funk of the seventies beyond the pale of better known artists as James Brown or the Funkadelic outfit.
It's full of highly charged tracks as the ones by Little Royal and Roosevelt Matthews - rare, fast and hard as the subtitle promises.
In my mind Marie Queenie Lyons is the real heroine of this volume. Represented with three tracks, the seductive 'Fever' the groovy 'See and don't see' and the fantastic, superloaded 'Your thing ain't no good without my thing', she sings with unrestrained fervour and passion.
Another favourite is 'Don't get funky' by Glora Walker. Strange advise to one powerful lady! You'd be hard pressed to find a nastier chunk'o'funk than this one.
Two funky divas and then some.
Also listen to: Dean Rudland's Superfunk trilogy (BGP)