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Kurtis Blow Presents The History of Rap: Vol. 1
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Or, fast grooves in the key of P--as in party. Kurtis Blow's selection of early funk and disco classics begins with James Brown's Sex Machine-era revamp of "Give It Up or Turnit a Loose" and keeps moving with both the subl... more »
Or, fast grooves in the key of P--as in party. Kurtis Blow's selection of early funk and disco classics begins with James Brown's Sex Machine-era revamp of "Give It Up or Turnit a Loose" and keeps moving with both the sublime (the Isley Brothers' near-rock "Get into Something," Baby Huey's "Listen to Me") and the irresistibly cheesy (Rhythm Heritage's "Theme from S.W.A.T."--who knew?) before ending with the first rap record, 1979's "King Tim III (Personality Jock)" by Fatback. Learning is fun: dig it. --Rickey Wright
R. Riis | NY | 07/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These are all great funk jams in their original 6-8+ minute versions and with great sound quality. Not just for rap historians but for anyone who wants to give up the funk. Excellent liner notes by Kurtis Blow, too, who puts all these tracks in their historical context."
Obscure funk to get you going
Andre M. | Mt. Pleasant, SC United States | 06/30/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Most of these tunes were funky party favorites on the east coast during the 70s, few of these made the national R&B charts during this era since Disco was ruling the roost. But even today on the East Coast, it's not unusual to hear tunes like "Dance to the Drummer's Beat" by Herman Kelly and Life and the one that started it all, "King Tim III" by the Fatback Band."
Get your day started right!
Andre M. | 01/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the ultimate CD to play when you get up in the morning. By the time the second song is over, you'll be in full ignition mode.The title's a little misleading. There's only one real rap song on here: the last track, King Tim's rap with Fatback. The rest is uptempo funk from the late sixties and early seventies. AND IT KILLS.From the first crash of James Brown's "Give It Up..", on through the sampled-a-million-times "Scorpio" and "Apache", this album is perfect if you like fast, heavy funk. Especially good: "Listen to Me" by Baby Huey and "Love the Life You Live" by Black Heat. Oh, and the S.W.A.T. theme's on here too.If you're a fan of loud, obnoxious funk music, get this. Now."