Vol. 1-Pure Funk CD (1998)

Artist: Various Artists

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Label Uni/utv
SKU 60390455
UPC 731455829921
UPC 14 00731455829921
Format CD
Release Date 5/5/1998
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 558 299
Lable Name Polygram (Japan)
Released 05/05/1998
Original Release 1998
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00731455829921
Album Notes and Credits
Compilation producers: Michael Cohen, Bas Hartong, Jeff Moskow.
Digitally remastered by Suha Gur (Polygram Studios).
Pure Funk is a compilation that captures the essence of funk, with a variety of top-selling, danceable selections that illustrate the dexterous musicianship and powerful arrangements indicative of the genre. Highlighted are landmark theme songs from 70's blaxploitation epics such as "Shaft," "Car Wash," and "Superfly," demonstrating how lush orchestrations entwine with the pulsing rhythms that define funk.
Legendary female vocalists such as Chaka Khan and Patti Labelle are captured in their prime with their respective glass-shattering performances on "Tell Me Something Good," and Labelle's "Lady Marmalade." Classics like the Parliament hit "Flashlight" and The Average White Band's "Pick Up The Pieces" feature some of the most distinctive bass work in funk. Platinum-selling songs such as the rousing "Jungle Boogie" from Kool and the Gang and the rousing "Kung Fu Fighting" by Carl Douglas fill in the groove that flows from one rump-shaking song to the next.
Disc 1
1 Brick House - The Commodores
2 Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
3 Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire
4 Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
5 Lady Marmalade - Labelle
6 Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
7 Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
8 Car Wash - Rose Royce
9 Tell Me Something Good - Rufus/Chaka Khan
10 Superfly - Curtis Mayfield
11 Shaft - Isaac Hayes
12 Fire - Ohio Players
13 Flashlight - Parliament
14 Back In Love Again, (Every Time I Turn Around) - L.T.D.
15 Good Times - Chic
16 Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen
17 Word Up - Cameo
18 Early In The Morning - The Gap Band
19 Don't Stop The Music - Yarbrough & Peoples
20 Super Freak - Rick James

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