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Format: CD
Sku: 202761779
UPC: 026328100470
UPC 14: 05026328100470
Release Date: 11/12/2006
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Handclapping Song ~ The Meters
2. Hip Drop ~ Explosions
3. Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further ~ Lee Dorsey
4. It's Gonna Rain ~ Albert "Gentleman June" Gardner
5. Check Your Bucket ~ Eddie Bo
6. Big Chief ~ Professor Longhair
7. Free, Single and Disengaged ~ Huey "Piano" Smith
8. Can I Be Your Squeeze ~ Chuck Carbo
9. Hercules ~ Aaron Neville
10. I've Got Reasons ~ Mary Jane Hooper
11. Gator Bait ~ The Gaturs
12. Get Out of My Life Woman ~ Allen Toussaint
13. Tell Me What's on Your Mind ~ Cyril Neville
14. Handa Wanda ~ The Wild Magnolias
15. Love Lots of Lovin' ~ Lee Dorsey/Betty Harris
16. Garden of Four Trees ~ Explosions
17. Dap Walk ~ Ernie & the Top Notes, Inc.
18. Just Kissed My Baby ~ The Meters
19. Reborn ~ Marilyn Barbarin
20. Mama Roux ~ Dr. John
21. Natural Soul Brother ~ Danny White
22. Hook 'N' Sling, Pt. 2 ~ Eddie Bo
23. Here Come The Girls ~ Ernie K
24. Hip ~ Huggin

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Photographers: Michael P. Smith; Parker Dinkins; Norbert Hess; Jeff Hannusch.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Pierce Smith.
Muze PNote Check the title -- New Orleans funk is not the same thing as New Orleans R&B or soul, so this may not be the sound that you're expecting. Even if it opens with the Meters, this isn't a compilation that plays to familiar sounds or expectations. Instead, it lays the groundwork for funk as it was known in the '70s or plays forgotten, possibly never-heard sounds from the '70s. So there ain't a single cut here that you will have heard or recognize unless you are an unrepentant New Orleans fanatic; some names are familiar -- the Meters, Lee Dorsey, Eddie Bo, Huey Piano Smith, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John, and Robert Parker -- but apart from Professor Longhair's "Big Chief," there's not a single thing here that regularly makes New Orleans comps or that will be recognized by anyone outside of the devoted. All 24 selections were chosen on one basis -- whether their recorded grooves were funky enough to be sampled and reappropriated to something else. Most of them are, but that may be beside the point, since this is a collection for record collectors who don't specialize in this style -- they're just looking for grooves. And there are some really good grooves here, but as singles a lot of them fall flat, unless they're delivered by somebody as undeniably assured and engaging as Lee Dorsey, whose two cuts wind up sounding like actual songs because he gives them the illusion of structure, even if they're just jams. Some other songs have the same fate, such as Aaron Neville's "Hercules," but this, by and large, is about sound, groove, and texture -- and on those terms it's pretty pleasing. Still, this is not a treasure trove of great lost singles, songs, and performances -- just a collection of good grooves worthy of sampling and making for good listening, providing you're into the sound and feel of the funkier side of New Orleans R&B, not the songs. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/14/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : SJRCD 047
Music Label Name Label : Soul Jazz
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 50263281004708

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