Monday, April 11, 2011



Track 1 - Who Dun It? / Blue Mitchell
Track 2 - Say It Loud (I'm Black I'm Proud / Lou Donaldson
Track 3 - Sissy Strut / Big John Patton
Track 4 - Easy Back / Grant Green
Track 5 - Hunk O' Funk / Jack McDuff
Track 6 - Tic Tac Toe / Candido
Track 7 - Down Home Funk / Richard "Groove" Holmes
Track 8 - Cantaloupe Woman / Grant Green
Track 9 - I Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing / Grant Green
Track 10 - Don't Knock My Love / Ronnie Foster
Track 11 - (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell / Lou Donaldson
Track 12 - Bambu / Reuben Wilson
Track 13 - Family Affair / Bobby Hutcherson

A delicious selection of funky grooves from the Blue Note label, featuring such legendary names as Grant Green, Richard "Groove" Holmes and Jack McDuff. The "funk" presented here is definitely on the jazzier side of things as you might expect with a Blue Note compilation, each track has been selected with care and the performances are exceptional across the board. I particularly enjoy the smoky, nightclub vibe of "Sissy Strut", Jack McDuff's "Hunk O' Funk" is self explanatory, and the fuzzy guitars are a real delight on "Don't Knock My Love". Two of the Grant Green tracks appear on "Blue Breakbeats" which I posted here a few days ago and if you enjoyed that one you'll certainly find a lot to love about this cool collection.

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