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VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)

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VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)

VA - Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 423 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans ~ 70 Mb
Funk, Disco, Quiet Storm, Soul | Label: Mercury, Chronicles | # 514 821-2 | 01:07:21

For those looking to find a crash course in "the funk" – a quick introduction to the fusion of R&B, soul, jazz, blues, good old rock & roll, and all-out outrageousness that creates the ultimate good groove – you can't do much better than the Funk Essentials compilations. Funky Stuff: The Best of Funk Essentials is the perfect portrait. With its contents drawn from the single-band Funk Essentials compilation albums, this clean, clear set provides incredible diversity while keeping the vibe connected. In other words, Funky Stuff is not only an introduction to the heaviest of hitters, but also a nifty, smooth ride for the already initiated.

Gap Band - The Best of the Gap Band (1994) [Re-Up]

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Gap Band - The Best of the Gap Band (1994) [Re-Up]

Gap Band - The Best of the Gap Band (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 519 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 213 Mb | Scans included
Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm | Label: Mercury/PolyGram | # 522 457-2 | Time: 01:18:00

A collection from the Mercury funk lineup that covers the hits from the first five Gap Band albums. Every major hit that they had is included here. What one might notice is that all of the major hits ("You Dropped a Bomb on Me," "Burn Rubber on Me," "Early in the Morning," and "I Don't Believe You Want to Get up and Dance") all sound surprisingly similar. This may or may not be a large surprise to everyone, but the bright note about their similarity is that the basic riffs and rhythms that they all use are extremely catchy. The energy that the Gap Band exudes in the midst of producing a song is stunning, and this compilation displays that to the fullest extent. For a basic introduction to the forms of funk that the Gap Band followed, this album would certainly suit any given listener. For those who only need one Gap Band album in their collection, this one also fits the bill perfectly. For die-hard fans who already have all of the band's albums, this one would probably only really serve as a summary.