BED O’ FUNK!
KILLA FUNK SETTING UP MY MONTH
OK so I was looking at this collection and I thought to myself? Why haven’t I already got this???
I mean I LOVEEE CHUCK BROWN & THE SOUL SEARCHERS, It was one of those grooves that grew from a evening checking out a best mates parents record collection that was in between joni
Mitchell and the Double Dutch!
So JOEY NEGRO has done me proud here, he really has captured that GO GOsound well and makes me want to dance around my front room swaying into the foot in front and then switching, just like THE TIME used to — Jermone and Morris I be looking at u!!
So DISC 1 is where we start. CHUCK is where we kick it right!
I was expecting something from the ultra rare CD release of the 1978 BUSTIN LOOSE, but NOPE!
He comes sideways (steppin) and socks us with BACK IT ON UP
Soooo infectious I have now looked for more slices after being teased with this and cannot find any album release this is in relation to (so if you know please let me know!!)
We then move onto a killer track RARE ESSENCE with BODY MOVES, and that muted strings tone with the synch Piano sends us into a futuristic War of the Funky Worlds type saga.
Repetition bites and then we are taken into a GrandMaster/Locksmith kind of groove that punches hard with synch bass lines cutting me deep and I can tell you — I ain’t complaining!!
I am going to go as far as to say that these cats must have been there influencing TROUBLE FUNK as they came with their GO GO sound in the late 80s, either way STEP IN2 IT!!
After this we step to a few other GOGO tunes until we hit a political gem; ORIRIS — WAR (ON THE BULLSHIT!) which gives us the ROAR sound of a Edwin Starr esq kind of cat giving his take with a GO GO twist in a P-Funk/Johnny “Guitar” Watsonmain line.
Well these are my highlights including.. AM/FM YOU ARE THE ONE! which has a fantastic descending bassline that reminds me of someone taking out the EWF records and picking up there bass and funkin along!
Ah now THE NEW DANCE from FAMILIAR FACES has GO GO (GET UP AND) GOGO stamp all over it with that custom percussion really giving us a push forward and showing us to be on our feet and not sit typing at 11 o clock.
Yeah I hear the music taking over but what can you do! ;-)
I guess that’s what that last cut is for… THIS GROOVE IS MADE FOR FUNKIN from JACKIE BOY & NATURE CREATION giving us a Saturday night live intro courtesy of someone who definitely stepped outta funk university with some killa Rhodes to back the Lasers and bass sounds!
So that’s ONLY DISC1, but they’re the highlights 4 u and the ones I think that keep it buzzin! HACKNEY look out as this is gonna be coming from my balcony when that sun keeps it hat off and let’s us GET DOWN ….ALL DOWN…. ALL NIGHT!
CHUCK BROWN — BACK IT ON UP
RARE ESSENCE — BODY MOVES
ORIRIS — WAR (ON THE BULLSHIT!)
AM/FM — YOU ARE THE ONE!
FAMILIAR FACES — THE NEW DANCE
JACKIE BOY & NATURES CREATION — THIS GROOVE IS MADE FOR FUNKIN’