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Funky Family
Isley Brothers
Funky Family
Genres: Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Isley Brothers
Title: Funky Family
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Original Release Date: 2/28/1995
Release Date: 2/28/1995
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074645785820, 074645785844

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The Isleys ROCK!
RogerOutWest | San Mateo, CA USA | 07/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Never a weak track, this baby funks all the way. High energy funk throughout with the guitar effects the Isley Brothers were fameous for in the 1970's. You listen to this and say to yourself, why don't I listen to this more often? It doesn't have the Top 40 hit tracks of some of their other CD's but it has the most consistently powerful music all the way throught. You will groove on this.If your kids come up to you and ask, "Dad, what is funk?" reach for this CD first. No words can explain it, but this music will."
Funk 101
Bad Willow | Sunnydale,USA | 11/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I was seven,"The Heat Is On" was out.People also call that the baby maker LP because of side two.That side overshadowed the first side,the funky and you know it side.Two of the three songs from the funky side are on this collection.You add three songs from the "Go For Your Guns" LP,five of the eight songs on "Showdown" (!),one song from "Harvest For The World" and two from "Winner Takes All" and you have one helluva disc! Pure,uncut funk.Kids think they have an inkling but sadly,this generation dosen't have a clue."
Whatevers Goin Down...!
Ahmed Chronwell | Washington DC | 06/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm on the case. I bought this anthology about 3 years ago and I still am amazed at how underrated the Isleys upbeat funk is. They are much heavier than the Commodores or the Gap Band and Ron Isley has one of the most distinctive voices in black music history, but it is the ensemble palying that makes this joint the sho shot. Check out the guitars on Climbin up the Ladder, or the lewd and nasty bass and keys on Liquid Love. Everyone always talks about their slow jams and they are spectacular but the fact that this is a basically a rock band probably started to turn many radio DJs away from them towards the end of the 70s. Rediscover one of America's best bands."