Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Talking to the People
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock
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Really thick, gritty, early funk from Detroit
Campbell Roark | from under the floorboards and through the woods.. | 04/22/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this CD (as I have so many others) because of the review, lower by Mr. Eddie Landsberg, who is usually spot on in his funk recommendations, though at times I think he over-emphasizes how funky some things are...This is a case in point, there a several burning tracks on this CD- 1, 3, 4, 5, and 10 are smokin, indeed in the style and hard thumpin attack of early Funkadelic. The guitarist definitely tries out his screaming Eddie Hazel licks (Nasty Soul could be a lost Funkadelic early track, it's psychedelic and hot in all the right ways), usually to pretty good effect... Track 7, 'I Have No Choice,' is a very sunny, souful number and calls to mind The Dramatics. The rest of the album is strong, albeit repetitive at times (a quality that occurs in much funk music). All in all, this is No substitute for Maggot Brain or Standing on the Verge of gettin it On, but it is fairly inexpensive and delightful piece of over-looked funky goodness. It's not genius but still highly recommended. And check out Mr. Landsberg's reviews and lists, (I emailed him once to ask some recommendations for funky harmonica CDs- he was quite helpful in that regard) if you're interested in funk and spending time on amazon, looking around... I'd never have dug on Rasputin Stash, Black Heat, Black Nasty or many other slept-on old-school funkin classics, were it not for mr. Landsberg's reviews."