Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Compilation Tape 2 (Funk Soul Records)

Ann Peebles - You've Got The Papers (I've Got The Man)

From the album : The Handwriting Is on The Wall on Hi Records.
Hi Records head Willy Mitchel discovered Ann Peebles in 1969 and took her under his songwriting wings. So began a decade of succesful charting singles and albums. The Handwriting Is on The Wall was the last Hi Records release for Ann Peebles.

Cymande - Brothers On The Slide

This track appears on Cymande's last album : Promised Heights from 1974.
Cymande was formed in 1971 in London and disbanded in 1974. They were highly underestimated at that time, but later sampled over and over again by a lot of hip-hop artists.
One of the first bands to mix rock, funk, soul with african rhytms to a perfect cocktail.

Sheila Wilkerson - Baby You're A Jive Cat

A track from 1968 and the first one for Sheila Wilkerson. Recorded with the future Stevie Wonder percussionist in the famous Rik Tinory's studio's.
Slinky, sleazy, wild and jazzy...

Poets of Rhythm - Upper Class

German funk band Poets of Rhythm began in Munich after friends Boris Geiger and Jan Weissenfeldt were first exposed to the raw funk that came out of the U.S. in the late '60s and early '70s.
Upper Class is the second track on Practice What You Preach recorded in 1993
; occupies a point at which (relatively) modern production values co-exist with the sound of the early 70s funk bands.

Esther Filips - Disposable Society

Esther Phillips was perhaps too versatile for her own good, at least commercially speaking; while she was adept at singing blues, early R&B, gritty soul, jazz, straight-up pop, disco, and even country, her record companies often lacked a clear idea of how to market her, which prevented her from reaching as wide an audience as she otherwise might have.

Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black

Syl Johnson's "Is It Because I'm Black" from 1970. The title track's deep, gritty groove has been sampled more times than I can remember... Ghostface, Cypress Hill, AZ, Wu-Tang just to mention a few. But it's so much more than just a beat treasure – it's a great album to just listen to...soulful, mellow and moody, or just plain superfunky,