Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, R&B, Soundtracks, Classic Rock
1997 compilation on BMG's Global TV label featuring 25 soul,jazz & funk classics from the early '70s on two CDs.Includes: The Temptations 'Ball Of Confusion', CurtisMayfield 'Move On Up', Marvin Gaye 'Trouble Man', HerbieH... more »
1997 compilation on BMG's Global TV label featuring 25 soul,jazz & funk classics from the early '70s on two CDs.Includes: The Temptations 'Ball Of Confusion', CurtisMayfield 'Move On Up', Marvin Gaye 'Trouble Man', HerbieHancock 'Watermelon Man' and more
If it had any more soul........
Sean McDonald | amsterdam | 11/24/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"its not always easy being middle class white and having no musical exposure. I grew up completely missing Miles Davis or John Coltraine. When I was younger all I knew about 70's "Black" music was the cool wakka-chew-wakka sound from Shaft. Thus to explore a bit more I finally picked up a couple of these cd's and I wasn't dissapointed.The record opens with the Truly awsome origional version of "Ball of COnfusion" and grooves its way through 12 tracks. The meat of this record though starts with "No sunshine when she's gone" by Grover Washington Jr, which starts nicely and revves itself into a jazz funk frenzy, horns, bass, guitars and all. The rest of this disk only gets better with tracks like "Breakout", the 8 minute jam "Who Is He & What Is He To You" and the killer "Be Thankful For What You Got". The disk ends on a bit of a down note with the dull "Love TKO", but all is rewarded on the start of the 2nd disk with Funkadelic's "One Nation Under A Groove" and is highlighted by the beautiful "Across 110th. Street ".I must admit that I have always liked the 1st disk a bit more. I tend to like the 6-7-8 minute long "jams" and after multiple listenings have discovered lots of sample and straight-ahead rip offs of many songs by current artists (James Brown got straight ahead ripped off by Bowie and Lennon's "Fame).Overall a great set. Repeat listening is assured, and this double disk will only get better with age."