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    My mate (yes it is a mate in this case - not me!) has a bit of spare cash and wants to buy some solid funk lp's.

    He doesn't care if they are reissues or OG's. I wondered what your recommendations would be?

    By solid, I mean more than 2 good tracks.

    Aside from the obvious James Brown related bits (Marva Whitney on King, Mickey Murray on Federal etc) and Kool & The Gang's early LP's, I've put forward things like Bobby Williams, The Soul Searchers, Pazant Bros, but on the phone just now my memory ran out on me.

    Can you help?
    He also contributed songs for the Jim Henson movie vehicle 'Muppets From Space'.

  • #2
    First Funkadelic LP
    The Meters first four or five
    Magnum - Fully Loaded (reckon that'll have to be a reissue)
    Parliment
    and loads more....
    "..hole...road...middle thereof"

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    • #3
      I dont really collect black music like you guys so its going to be osts.

      Willie Dynamite
      Gordons War
      Coffy
      Trouble Man
      Across 110th Street
      Blacula
      Brother on the run

      All reished.
      www.thesoundlibrary.net <- Changed URL

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      • #4
        Fatback LP's on Perception
        Donald Austin - Crazy legs
        Rimshots - early LP's

        blank mind......................
        SECRET RUSSIAN ROMANTIC GUITAR PSYCH BREAKS

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        • #5
          Any and all Odell Brown and His Organ-Izers on CADET.
          1 OF THE MOST DOPE LABELS OF ALL TIME.

          Tom Scott's HONEYSUCKLE BREEZE (Impulse)

          There are many more

          Jack

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          • #6
            First 4 Dennis Coffey lps but especially &quot;Evolution&quot; - how could I have forgotten?
            "..hole...road...middle thereof"

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            • #7
              Too obvious, but........

              Funk Inc: 1st/'Chicken Lickin'
              Cymande: 1st/2nd LPs
              There's A Riot Goin' On: Sly Stone
              Chambers Bros: Time has Come Today

              Honeysuckle Breeze is brilliant, but is it funk? more 60s indo-jazz/exotica, surely?

              a giant steam-powered turntable in warwickshire plays six foot cement recordings of Prince Albert's speeches to the rejoicing populace

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              • #8
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                Honeysuckle Breeze is brilliant, but is it funk? more 60s indo-jazz/exotica, surely?
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                On a funky Tom Scott tip I'd recommend the 'Tom Scott &amp; The LA Express' LP, an excellent LP overall but particularly the hot break 'Sneakin' In The Back' as sampled all over the place. And drummer John Guerin hits the skins hard on almost every track!

                Let him have the lot for £2.00 - we were only going to throw 'em out anyway...

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                • #9
                  All the way through players except for maybe one track:

                  Inner Feelings - Roy Porter Sound Machine
                  Mohawks - S/T
                  JBs - Food For Thought
                  Les Baxter - ####'s Belles OST
                  http://wakeupanddie.com
                  http://weirdgearnyc.com
                  http://makethingsmatter.com

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                  • #10
                    Blacula is not that good except for maybe 2 tracks
                    I've got an OG in VG+/NM if anyone wants it

                    J

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                    • #11
                      Best bang for the buck with straight Funk bands:

                      JBs/Maceo/Fred Wesley LPs
                      Nite-Liters LPs (all of them! Not a bad cut and great instrumental Funk)
                      Bar-Kays Gotta Groove
                      Black Heat - Black Heat
                      Brick - S/T
                      Julius Brockington - Sophisticated Funk
                      B.T. Express - Do It
                      Dennis Coffey - Early LPs
                      Lyn Collins - Think
                      Commodores - Machine Gun
                      Dave &quot;Baby Cortez&quot; - Isley Brothers Way
                      Counts - What's Up Front That Counts
                      Cymande - 1st
                      Betty Davis - 1st
                      Betty Davis - They Say I'm Different
                      Manu Dibango - Makossa Man
                      Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa
                      Dyke &amp; The Blazers - Funky Broadway
                      Earth, Wind &amp; Fire - S/T
                      Earth, Wind &amp; Fire - Another Time
                      Fatback Band - Perception LPs
                      Funk Inc - LPs
                      Funkadelic - LPs
                      Fuzzy Haskins - A Whole Nother Thang
                      Isaac Hayes - Shaft
                      Isaac Hayes - Tough Guys
                      Isaac Hayes - Truck Turner
                      Incredible Bongo Band - Both LPs
                      Isley Brothers - Brother, Brother, Brother
                      Isley Brothers - It's Our Thing
                      King Curtis - Instant Groove
                      Kool &amp; The Gang - Early LPs
                      Mandrill - Just Outside Of Town
                      Mandrill - Mandrilland
                      Mar-Keys - Damnifiknow
                      Mar-Keys- Great Memphis Sound
                      Mar-Keys - Memphis Experience
                      Curtis Mayfield - Take your pick
                      Gwen McCrea - Rockin Chair
                      Meters - Early LPs
                      New Birth - S/T
                      Ohio Players - Early LPs
                      Olympic Runners - First 3 LPs
                      Parliament - LPs (like Funkadelic depends on their tastes)
                      Politicians - S/T
                      Sir Joe Quarterman - S/T
                      Eddy Senay - Hot Thang
                      Eddy Senay - Step By Step
                      Sly &amp; The Family Stone - All the early ones
                      S.O.U.L. - Both LPs
                      Soul Searchers - We The People
                      Sound Experiences - Live
                      Southside Movement - S/T
                      Temptations - All Directions
                      Temptations - Cloud Nine
                      Temptations - Psychedelic Shack
                      Temptations - Puzzle People
                      Rufus Thomas - All
                      Ike Turner - Black Man's Soul
                      Ike &amp; Tina Turner - Take your pick there's so many good ones
                      Earl Van Dyke - Earl Of Funk
                      http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v2...k-LP%20Covers/

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                      • #12
                        Personally, I'm way fussier. Would include Black Man's Soul to my brief list though, oh and Melody Nelson, how could I forget that...
                        http://wakeupanddie.com
                        http://weirdgearnyc.com
                        http://makethingsmatter.com

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                        • #13
                          Thank you all for your suggestions!

                          I have forwarded them all on.

                          Cheers
                          He also contributed songs for the Jim Henson movie vehicle 'Muppets From Space'.

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                          • #14
                            sorry, a bit late on this one, but funnily enough i put together a 'top 40' of reissued killer funk LPs a month or so back. it's aimed at people starting out and those who know what's good in the mainstream stuff and want something a bit more obscure too.

                            http://www.blaxploitation.com/blax_recommends_5.html
                            all on CD.

                            recommendations include:
                            black heat (first two LPs)
                            the counts
                            roy ayers
                            average white band
                            blackbyrds
                            chocolate milk
                            manu dibango
                            earth wind &amp; fire
                            exit 9
                            funk inc
                            headhunters
                            kool &amp; the gang - ESSENTIAL!
                            lemuria
                            magnum
                            mandrill
                            meters
                            positive force
                            joe quarterman
                            ripple
                            SOUL
                            seawind (1st LP on CTI)
                            sly &amp; family stone
                            tower of power
                            charles wright

                            http://www.blaxploitation.com
                            Chops for show, groove for dough.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks Eman

                              I'll pass em on

                              He also contributed songs for the Jim Henson movie vehicle 'Muppets From Space'.

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