James Brown's Funky People Part 2

Get On Down
GET54084-LP / B0026076-01

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Soul + Funk + Black Grooves
Various - James Brown's Funky People Part 2
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As music fans know, James Brown wasn’t just the greatest funk  and soul singer the world has ever seen – he was also a musical  visionary and businessman, who surrounded himself with  geniuses who made him better and pushed him further.  From horn masters Maceo Parker and Pee Wee Ellis to vocalists  Lyn Collins and Bobby Byrd, Brown was a musical A & R master,  restless and always looking for the next big thing. Most times, that  mwould manifest in the latest James Brown smash under his own  name. But not always. His stable of talent was overflowing in the  ‘60s and ‘70s, and, thankfully, the tape machine in his studio was  always rolling.  Originally released in 1988, during the era of hip-hop’s golden age  of sampling, it’s no surprise that just about every note heard in this  incredible collection has been used on not one but multiple rap  classics. Which, at the time, was proof of Brown’s (and his crew’s)  staying power. But we’re almost three decades beyond those days  now, and it has lost none of its musical potency.  Diving deeper into the vaults than the also-incredible Part 1 of the  Funky People series, there is not a weak track in the bunch. Moving  beyond well-known JBs cuts, things get interesting from the get-go  with Bobby Byrd’s monumental groover “I Know You Got Soul.”  Hank Ballard and Marva Whitney also enter the fray, leading the  way to Myra Barnes’ emotional and powerful “Message From The  Soul Sisters (Parts 1 & 2)” and Lyn Collins’ slow, smoldering cover  of Isaac Hayes’ “Do Your Thing,”  Politics even get the funky soul treatment, with Fred Wesley & The  JBs’ “You Can Have Watergate But Gimme Some Bucks And I’ll Be  Straight” and “I’m Paying Taxes, But What Am I Buying?” And it  should not be overlooked that Maceo & The Macks’ instrumental  workout “Soul Power ‘74” even features a proto-sampling snippet  from MLK’s “I’ve Been To The Mountaintop” speech from 1968.  This is another amazing collection of James Brown’s funky friends,  without one second of filler, brought to you as a glorious 2-LP  gatefold by your friends at Get On Down.

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A1.Bobby Byrd - I Know You Got Soul04:42play
A2.Hank Ballard & The Midnight L...03:14play
A3.Marva Whitney - What Do I Hav...02:25play
A4.Maceo & The Macks - Soul Powe...04:06play
B1.Lyn Collins - Put It On The Line03:31play
B2.Fred Wesley & The JB's - You ...06:17play
B3.Maceo & The Macks - Cross The...03:18play
C1.Myra Barnes - Super Good (Par...05:33play
C2.Myra Barnes - The Message Fro...05:33play
C3.Bobby Byrd - Hot Pants - I'm ...04:12play
D1.Lyn Collins - Do Your Thing11:28play
D2.Fred Wesley & The JB's - I'm ...02:17play
D3.Fred Wesley & The JB's - Blow...04:43play
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