Sunday, January 23, 2011


Track 1 - You're Losin' Me / Ann Sexton
Track 2 - (I Got) So Much Trouble On My Mind / Sir Joe Quartermain And Free Soul
Track 3 - Got To Getcha / Maceo & The King's Men
Track 4 - Keep On Marchin' / The Meters
Track 5 - I Don't Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky / Ripple
Track 6 - Black Water Gold / African Music Machine
Track 7 - Hercules / Aaron Neville
Track 8 - You're Gonna Miss Me / Ann Sexton
Track 9 - Mother In Law / The Ohio Players
Track 10 - It's A New Day / Skull Snaps
Track 11 - A Funky Song / Ripple
Track 12 - Funky Miracle / The Meters
Track 13 - I Gotcha / Joe Tex
Track 14 - Sport / Lightning Rod
Track 15 - Goo Bah! / Continental Showstoppers
Track 16 - Yes We Can / Lee Dorsey
Track 17 - Hit 'N' Run Lover / Tommy Young
Track 18 - Tropical / African Music Machine
Track 19 - Quiet! Do Not Disturb / Bobby Paterson
Track 20 - Give It Up / Lee Dorsey

With a lineup including The Meters, Lee Dorsey, Aaron Neville and The Ohio Players it's no surprise this collection lives up to the album title. A couple of these songs should be instantly recognizable - "(I Got) So Much Trouble On My Mind" was recently re-recorded by Sharon Jones And The Dapkings and ofcourse "I Gotcha" was one of the highlights of the Reservoir Dogs soundtrack. Other songs of note include "Sport" by Lightning Rod and "It's A New Day" by Skull Snaps (their album is coming to Funky Frolic soon). To the serious funk aficionado this album might cover some familiar territory but it's a worthwhile journey thanks to the quality of the track selection and the excellent performances.

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