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Get Funky With Me - Best of Tk Years
Peter Brown
Get Funky With Me - Best of Tk Years
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B, Rock
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

Worldwide premiere 'Best of' CD, features all five of Brown's Pop and R&B chart hits, along with the best of his non-hits and album tracks.


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All Artists: Peter Brown
Title: Get Funky With Me - Best of Tk Years
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Westside UK
Release Date: 5/19/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B, Rock
Styles: Disco, By Decade, 1970s, Funk, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5032698015535, 0724386661852


Album Description
Worldwide premiere 'Best of' CD, features all five of Brown's Pop and R&B chart hits, along with the best of his non-hits and album tracks.

CD Reviews

A Forgotten Artist from the "ME" Decade
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 09/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It is highly appropriate that Brown, like so many of his disco contemporaries, has drifted into pop music obscurity. Even his first LP did not feature his photo on the cover because as a white artist whose music had a definite "black sound," his record label chose to keep his identity hidden.Well, the music is what is important, and Brown, like fellow label-mates KC and the Sunshine Band, was a hit-maker for the times. The disc features the disco hits "Do You Wanna Get Funky with Me," "Dance With Me," and "Crank It Up." However, Brown did compose a moving ballad "Without Love," also here, that shows his more reflective side. Not one of the major stars of the era, Brown, though does have his following. And I happen to be among that bunch."
The Best Of Funky Disco !...
Armando M. Mesa | Chandler, AZ | 10/04/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Peter Brown's music was proof positive that any truly gifted musician, song writer, singer should not be judged based on his/her ethnic background;Music has no racial boundaries !Peter Brown was no gimmick or fad artist;he was the real deal !He was cool and hip for the time. That said, this collection exemplifies what the "best" of R&B, Funk, and Disco sounded like during the mid to late 70's. Like R&B/ funk female artist Teena Marie, Brown's identity was shrouded in mystery for his debut lp release so as not to shock the public. I guess the music execs or marketing team thought their albums would not be taken seriously if the music was performed by white artists...Still, Brown had a hot streak with cuts like Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me ? and Dance With Me. I remember being 7 years old and seeing this man perform on the Merv Griffin Show and thinking (even at that early age)" this guy's got rhythm and soul !" Artist's such as Peter Brown, Teena Marie, Wild Cherry, and KC and the Sunshine Band gave disco, r&b a very positive and serious image ! This collection only highlights his early TK days. His later move into the 80's to the RCA/Columbia/Gypsy labels would yield 2 pop rock/dance oriented albums entitled Front to Back and Snap ! which are both out of print and have never been released on cd format. The first containing the club hit Baby Gets High and the latter with Zie Zie Won't Dance, Love Is Just A Game (Trivial Pursuit) and the 80's all time club favorite of mine They Only Come Out At Night(mixed by Madonna's former beau Jelly "Bean" Benitez). Ironically, Brown would later co-write Madonna's 1985 smash single Material Girl for her Like A Virgin album ! Hopefully, the record company will have enough sense to put out Brown's later out of print works as a second volume of favorites !..."
Nostalgia Trip
M. | The Lou, Missouri United States | 04/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Peter Brown's music always sends me on a serious nostalgia trip. This is feel-good music at its best! The disco era was truly a magical time in the music world; those who shouted "disco [bad]" just didn't get it. There are songs on here that I forgot about until I heard them on the CD."Can't Be Love - Do It To Me Anyway" is one of those songs and listening to it is pure magic! It's synthesizer-rich melody is so hypnotic and intoxicating. "Crank It Up" is another forgotten melody that I used to love; I didn't know Peter Brown was responsible for this one. "Crank It Up" is not disco per se; the guitar work gives a somewhat hard edge rock flavor.Of course, "Do You Wanna Get Funky..." is an old standard - the epitome of music from this bygone era and "Dance With Me" is a classic gem, an all-time favorite. I even like the remix even though I don't believe you can improve on perfection!This and "Fantasy Love Affair" are must haves in any disco collection! You can't go wrong here!"