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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Which Way Is Up? (1977)


Orange picker Leroy Jones (Richard Pryor) inadvertently becomes a union leader and is forced out of town, leaving behind his sexually obsessed father, Rufus (also Pryor), and spouse, Annie Mae (Margaret Avery). He heads for Los Angeles, where he falls for union organizer Vanetta (Lonette McKee). Annie Mae seeks solace from the local preacher, Lenox Thomas (also Pryor), who eventually impregnates her. When Leroy catches wind of this, he heads home for a showdown with Lenox.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Legendary Group: Gladys Knight & The Pips

Gladys Knight, b. 28th May 1944, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

Glady's Knight's elder brother 'Merald' Bubba (b. 4th September 1942, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.)

Cousin Edward Roy Patten, (b. 22nd August 1939, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A. d. 25th February 2005, Livonia, Michigan, U.S.A.)

and Cousin Williarn Guest (b. 2nd June 1941, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.).


Gladys Knight & the Pips were an R&B/soul musical act from Atlanta, Georgia, active from 1953 to 1989. The group was best known for their string of hit singles from 1967 to 1975, including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (1967) and "Midnight Train to Georgia" (1973). The longest-lived incarnation of the act featured Gladys Knight on lead vocals, with The Pips, who included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and their cousins Edward Patten and William Guest, as backup singers.

At the age of seven in 1952, Gladys Knight won Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour television show contest. The following year, she, her brother Bubba, sister Brenda, and their cousins William and Eleanor Guest started a singing group called "The Pips" (named after another cousin, James "Pip" Woods). The Pips began to perform and tour, eventually replacing Brenda Knight and Eleanor Guest with cousins Langston George and Edward Patten in 1959.

The Pips scored their first hit in 1961 with "Every Beat of My Heart", a cover of a Hank Ballard & The Midnighters song. The group had recorded the song for a friend in Atlanta, who promptly sold the master to Vee-Jay Records and cut the group out of the record's profits. The Pips recorded a second version of "Every Beat" with Bobby Robinson as the producer, and the song became a #1 R&B and #6 pop hit. Shortly afterwards, Langston George left the group, and the remaining members continued as a quartet, now billed as Gladys Knight & the Pips. Typically, most of the act's recordings featured Knight's contralto on lead vocals and the three male members of the group, usually referred to as "The Pips" by themselves, providing characteristic background vocals.

After a second Vee-Jay hit, "Letter Full of Tears", in 1962, Knight quit the group to start a family with husband James Newman, giving birth to James Gaston Newman III in August of that year. Her second child Kenya Maria Newman was born in November the following year. The Pips toured on their own for two years, until Knight returned to the act in 1964 in order to support her two children.

The group developed a reputation for exciting and polished live performances that enabled them to work even without the benefit of best-selling records. Choreographer Cholly Atkins designed "fast-stepping" dance routines that became a signature of the Pips' stage presentation.

In spite of another hit with 1964's "Giving Up" (later covered by Donny Hathaway), Knight and the Pips did not achieve widespread success until 1966, after signing to Motown. While at Motown in 1968, Gladys Knight was the first person to suggest that Berry Gordy sign an up-and-coming act from Gary, Indiana called The Jackson 5.

The group's third Motown single was the Top 40 hit "Everybody Needs Love", released in 1967. Another 1967 single, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", provided a career-making breakthrough. "Grapevine" became a #2 pop hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and a #1 R&B hit for six weeks. The record sold 2.5 million copies, and at the time was Motown's best-selling single ever [1]. Producer Norman Whitfield recorded four versions of the song with various artists for potential single release; Knight and the Pips' version was the only one that Motown chief Berry Gordy did not veto. In late 1968, "Grapevine" would become an even bigger hit for Marvin Gaye, whose version, recorded before Knight's but released a year afterwards at Whitfield's insistence, became a #1 pop hit for seven weeks.

Further hits for the group included "The Nitty Gritty" (1968), "Friendship Train" (1969), one of Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong's "psychedelic soul" songs, the #1 R&B "If I Were Your Woman" (1970, later covered by Stephanie Mills, Shanice and Alicia Keys), and "I Don't Want To Do Wrong" (1971). Their biggest Motown hit was 1972's #1 R&B/#2 pop hit "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)", which won the 1973 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance By A Duo, Group Or Chorus.

"Neither One of Us" also happened to be one of their last Motown hits, as Knight and the Pips departed Motown for Buddah Records in 1973. While at Motown, Knight & the Pips recorded for Soul Records, a label Motown used for acts that recorded material with more of an R&B flavor than a pop flavor. On the A&E Network television program Biography, Knight stated that she and the Pips were regarded as a second-string act, and that "Diana [Ross] & the Supremes, The Temptations, and Marvin Gaye were given all the hits, while we took the leftovers." In Knight's autobiography Between Each Line of Pain and Glory: My Life Story, she stated that Diana Ross had the group removed from being The Supremes' opening act on a 1968 tour for, according to Knight, being too good.

Many of Gladys Knight and the Pips' hits in the mid-1970s were written by country songwriter Jim Weatherly. Knight and the Pips charted with five of Weatherly's songs in 1973 and 1974: "Midnight Train to Georgia," "Neither One of Us," "Where Peaceful Waters Flow," "The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me," and "Between Her Goodbye and My Hello." Weatherly had several hits of his own, the biggest of which was "The Need to Be" in 1974, and also wrote country hits for Ray Price, Glen Campbell and Bryan White among others.

Recording for Buddah in the mid 1970s, the group hit its popular and critical peak with #1 R&B hits such as "I've Got to Use My Imagination", and "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me". The most notable hit of their career was their only #1 pop hit, "Midnight Train to Georgia", which won the Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals of 1973. The song eventually received the Grammy Hall Of Fame Award, which was established by the Recording Academy's National Trustees to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance.

Gladys Knight & the Pips' debut LP on Buddah, Imagination, was certified as a gold record. This began a string of LPs that were awarded gold status: Claudine (1974), I Feel a Song (1974) and 2nd Anniversary (1975). Other hits for Buddah included "Part-Time Love", the R&B #1 "I Feel a Song (In My Heart)," "Love Finds Its Own Way" (later sampled by Eels on their 1997 hit Susan's House) and, culled from a live recording, "The Way We Were/Try to Remember" (later sampled by the Wu Tang Clan for their 1993 single "Can It All Be So Simple").

Curtis Mayfield served as producer in 1974 when Knight and the Pips recorded the soundtrack to the motion picture Claudine, resulting in a #5 hit in the film's theme song, "On and On". The following year, the group got their own hour-long musical variety television program, The Gladys Knight & the Pips Show, which ran for four episodes on NBC as a summer-season replacement. During one installment, comedian George Carlin, seated at a piano, performed the doo-wop song "Cherry Pie", accompanied by the Pips.


Letter Full Of Tears (Fury 1961)
Gladys Knight And The Pips (Maxx 1964)
Everybody Needs Love (Soul 1967)
Feelin'Bluesy (Soul 1968)
Silk 'N' Soul (Soul 1969)
Nitty Gritty (Soul 1969)
All In A Knight's Work (Soul 1970)
If I Were Your Woman (Soul 1971)
Standing Ovation (Soul 1972)
Neither One Of Us (Soul 1973)
All I Need Is Time (Soul 1973)
Imagination (Buddah 1973)
Knight Time (Soul 1974)
Claudine (Buddah 1974)
I Feel A Song (Buddah 1974)
A Little Knight Music (Soul 1975)
Second Anniversary (Buddah 1975)
Bless This House (Buddah 1976)
Pipe Dreams film soundtrack (Buddah 1976)
Still Together (Buddah 1977)
The One And Only (Buddah 1978)
Gladys Knight (Columbia 1979)
About Love (Columbia 1980)
Touch (Columbia 1981)
That Special Time Of Year (Columbia 1982)
Visions (Columbia 1983)
Life (Columbia 1985)
All Our Love (MCA 1987)
Every Beat of My Heart (Chameleon 1989)
Christmas Album (Special Music 1989)
Good Woman (MCA 1991)
Just for You (MCA 1994)
Lost Live Album (Buddah 1996)
Many Different Roads (Many Roads 1998)
At Last (MCA 2001)
Before Me (Verve 2006)


Gladys Knight Miss Gladys Knight (Buddah 1979)
Good Woman (MCA 1991)

The Pips:

At Last - The Pips (Casablanca 1979)
Callin' (Casablanca 1979)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Johnny Pate - Shaft [TV Series - The Executioners] OST (1974)

Another banger @ Fraykerbreaks

Legend: Marvin Gaye

b. Marvin Pentz Gay Jnr., 2nd April 1939, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

d. 1st April 1984, Los Angeles, U.S.A.


Marvin Gaye's contribution to Black Music over the past four decades is immeasurable.

Marvin Gaye was named after his father, a minister in the Apostolic Church.

The influence of the church in his early years played a formative role in his musical career, particularly from the 70's onwards, when his songwriting shifted back and forth between mainstream and religious topics.

Marvin abandoned a place in his father's church choir and in 1957, he joined the Marquees, who recorded for Chess under the guidance of Bo Diddley.

The following year the group was taken under the wing of producer and singer Harvey Fuqua, who utilised them to reform his doo-wop outfit the Moonglows.

When Fuqua moved to Detroit in 1960, Gaye went with him.

Fuqua soon joined forces with Berry Gordy at Motown Records, and Gaye became a session drummer and vocalist for the label.

In 1961, he married Gordy's sister, Anna, and was offered a solo recording contract.

Marvin added an 'e' to his surname (the word 'gay' was taking on newer meanings and Gaye was concerned about his reputation considering the flamboyant dress sense of his father) and began his career as a jazz singer, but in 1962 he was persuaded to record R & B, and notched up his first hit single with the confident 'Stubborn Kind Of Fellow', a top 10 R & B hit.

This record set the style for the next three years, as Gaye enjoyed hits with a series of energetic, dance songs that cast him as a smooth soul figure.

He also continued to work behind the scenes at Motown, co-writing Martha And The Vandellas' hit 'Dancing In The Street', and playing drums on several early recordings by Little Stevie Wonder.

In 1965, Gaye moved into a more sophisticated soul music style.

'How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)' epitomised his new direction, and it was followed by two successive R & B number 1 hits, 'I'll Be Doggone' and 'Ain't That Peculiar'.

His status as Motown's best-selling male vocalist left him free to pursue different avenues on his albums, which in 1965 included a tribute to the late Nat 'King' Cole and a collection of Broadway standards.

To capitalise on his image as a ladies' man, Motown teamed Gaye with their leading female vocalist, Mary Wells, for some romantic duets.

When Wells left Motown in 1964, Gaye recorded with Kim Weston until 1967, when she was succeeded by Tammi Terrell.

The Gaye / Terrell partnership represented the peak of the soul duet, as their voices blended sensuously on a string of hits written specifically for the duo by Ashford And Simpson.

Terrell developed a brain tumour in 1968, and collapsed onstage in Gaye's arms.

Records continued to be issued under the duo's name, although Simpson allegedly took Terrell's place on some recordings.

Through the mid-60's, Gaye allowed his duet recordings to take precedence over his solo work, but in 1968 he issued 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine' (written by Whitfield / Strong), a song originally released on Motown by Gladys Knight And The Pips, although Gaye's version had actually been recorded first. It became the label's biggest-selling record to date.

Gaye followed up with another number 1 R & B hit, 'Too Busy Thinking 'Bout My Baby', but his career was derailed by the illness and eventual death of Terrell in March 1970.

Devastated by the loss of his close friend and partner, Gaye spent most of 1970 in seclusion.

The following year, he emerged with a set of recordings that Motown at first refused to release, but which eventually formed his most successful solo album.

On 'What's Going On', a number 1 hit in 1971, and its two chart-topping follow-ups, 'Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)' and 'Inner City Blues', Gaye combined his spiritual beliefs with his increasing concern about poverty, discrimination and political corruption in American society.

Gaye evolved a new musical style that influenced a generation of black performers.

Built on a heavily percussive base, Gaye's arrangements mingled varying influences into his soul roots, creating an instrumental backdrop for his sensual, almost pleading vocals.

These three singles were all contained on 'What's Going On', a masterpiece on which every track contributed to the overall message.

Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson say that this is their favourite 'all time' LP.

Gaye composed the soundtrack to the 'blaxploitation' thriller 'Trouble Man'.

His primarily instrumental score highlighted his interest in jazz, while the title song gave him with another hit single.

Gaye's next project saw him shifting his attention from the political to the sexual with 'Let's Get It On'.

Its explicit sexuality marked a major change in Gaye's career, as he began to use cocaine more and more regularly, he became obsessed with his personal life, and rarely let the outside world figure in his work.

Meanwhile, he continued to let Motown market him in a traditional fashion by agreeing to collaborate with Diana Ross on a sensuous album of duets in 1973, although the two singers allegedly did not actually meet during the recording of the project.

The break-up of his marriage to Anna Gordy in 1975 delayed work on his next album.

'I Want You' followed to critical acclaim in 1976.

The album was written by Leon Ware, who had, originally, intended recording the material himself, but was persuaded by Marvin to allow him to record the set.

The title track was another number 1 hit on the soul charts, as was his 1977 disco outing, 'Got To Give It Up'.

Drug problems and tax demands interrupted his career, and in 1978 he fled the US mainland to Hawaii in a vain attempt to salvage his second marriage.

Gaye devoted the next year to the 'Here My Dear' double album, a bitter commentary on his relationship with his first wife.

Its title was ironic.

He had been ordered to give all royalties from the project to Anna as part of their divorce settlement.

With this crisis behind him, Gaye began work on an album to be called 'Lover Man', but he cancelled its release after the lukewarm sales of its initial single, the sharply self-mocking 'Ego-Tripping Out', which he had presented as a duet between the warring sides of his nature.

In 1980, under increasing pressure from the Internal Revenue Service, Gaye moved to Europe where he began work on an ambitious concept album, 'In My Lifetime'.

When it emerged in 1980, Gaye accused Motown of remixing and editing the album without his consent, of removing a vital question-mark from the title, and of changing his original cover artwork.

The relationship between artist and record company had been shattered, and Gaye left Motown for Columbia in 1982.

Persistent reports of his erratic personal conduct and reliance on cocaine fuelled pessimism about his future career, but instead he re-emerged in 1982 with a new single, 'Sexual Healing', which combined his passionate soul vocals with a contemporary slow-dance backing.

The subsequent album, 'Midnight Love', offered no equal surprises, but the success of the single seemed to herald a new era in Gaye's music.

He returned to the USA, where he took up residence at his parents home.

The intensity of his cocaine addiction made it impossible for him to work on another album, and he fell into a prolonged bout of depression.

He repeatedly announced his wish to commit suicide in the early weeks of 1984, and his abrupt shifts of mood brought him into heated conflict with his father, rekindling animosity that had been there since Gaye's childhood.

On 1st April 1984, another violent disagreement provoked Marvin Gay Snr. to shoot his son dead, an awful end to the life of one of soul music's premier performers.

Motown and Columbia collaborated to produce two albums based on Gaye's unfinished recordings.

'Dream Of A Lifetime' mixed spiritual ballads from the early 70's with sexually explicit funk songs from a decade later, while 'Romantically Yours' offered a different reading of Gaye's original intentions in 1979 to record an album of big band ballads.

In 1997, the album of 'big ballads' was issued under the title of 'Vulnerable'.

The album was said to Marvin's favourite record from his long and distinguished resume.


The Soulful Moods Of Marvin Gaye (Tamla 1961)
That Stubborn Kind Of Fella (Tamla 1963)
Recorded Live: On Stage (Tamla 1964)
When I'm Alone I Cry (Tamla 1964)
with Mary Wells: Together (Motown 1964)
Hello Broadway This Is Marvin (Tamla 1965)
How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You (Tamla 1965)
A Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole (Tamla 1965)
Moods Of Marvin Gaye (Tamla 1966)
with Kim Weston: Take Two (Tamla 1966)
with Tammi Terrell: United (Tamla 1967)
In The Groove (Tamla 1968)
with Terrell: You're All I Need (Tamla 1968)
with Terrell, Weston, Wells: Marvin Gaye Amid His Girls (Tamla 1969)
with Terrell: Easy (Tamla 1969)
MPG (Tamla 1969)
That's The Way Love Is (Tamla 1970)
What's Going On (Tamla 1971)
Trouble Man-Film Soundtrack (Tamla 1972)
Let's Get It On (Tamla 1973)
with Diana Ross: Diana And Marvin (Motown 1973)
Marvin Gaye Live! (Tamla 1974)
I Want You (Tamla 1976)
Marvin Gaye Live At The London Palladium (Tamla 1977)
Here My Dear (Tamla 1978)
In Our Lifetime (Tamla 1981)
Midnight Love (Columbia 1982)
Dream Of A Lifetime (Columbia 1985)
Romantically Yours (Columbia 1985)
The Marvin Gaye Collection: Rare, Live And Unreleased (Motown 1990)
The Last Concert Tour (Giant 1991)
For The Very Last Time (1994)
Vulnerable (Motown 1997)
The Very Best Of Marvin Gaye (Motown 2001)
What's Going On - Deluxe Edition (Motown 2001)
Let's Get It On - Deluxe Edition (Motown 2001)


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Abby (1974)

"Abby" (1974) is a black cult horror film that Warner Brothers pulled due to copyright infringement to the 1973 film, "The Exorcist." The film had a great cast and saw early success in theaters when it was released. Unfortunately, because the film was banned, there were talks that Warner Brothers confiscated the film elements as well, and the condition of the elements is still being determined. Nevertheless, this movie is a must-see for all horror fans. You'll get entertainment, and you'll even question why there was copyright infringement in the first place after you watch it. Unfortunately, I don't know how you can copyright possession films. Hopefully, one day we will see a remastered version of this cult classic.

The lead actress, Carol Speed, passed away in January of 2022, and co-star, Austin Stoker, recently passed on October 7th. R.I.P.

Director: William Girdler
Writers: William Girdler (story), Gordon Cornell Layne (screenplay)

Starring William Marshall, Carol Speed, Terry Carter, Juanita Moore, Austin Stoker, Charles Kissinger

Abby tells the story of a young, church-going housewife (Carol Speed) who is possessed by an erotically charged Nigerian sex demon and accidentally set free of its African confines by her archeologist father-in-law (William Marshall). Possessed by the renegade spirit, Abby goes on a hell-bent spree of destruction and wanton sexual behavior, all to the shock of her minister husband. However, when Abby's father-in-law returns from Africa to exorcise the demon inside her, all hell breaks loose as a battleground of good versus evil as Abby's family fights to save her soul from eternal damnation!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cobalt Rare Funk Series [Volumes 1 - 12]

"This highly respectable selection takes you through to an

exploratory journey into the various rare groove worlds. It has it
all: instrumental funk, mod-funk, afro-funk, themes, soul, j-funk,
library music, samples, classics... all selected by the man behind
the Funky+Groovy guide, a well known rare vinyl digger. Each
volume has a focus, presenting an informed selection of grooves in
the genre. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do ! "

- Anonymous -

"I came across this collection of music a few years ago. I have no idea where I got it from. I discovered this when I was in my search for anything Blaxploitation. This along with the Dusty Fingers Collection where precursors for my Blaxploitation Library. You will be introduce to various type of genres of Funk with each volume going in depth with extrodinary musical sounds. This is a must have!"

- Self-Science -


Rare Funk Volume I (1993)

A1 Public Enemy Fight The Power (Power Sax Mix) (3:45)
A2 Disco Dub Band For The Love Of Money (4:00)
A3 Esquires, The Think (3:50)
A4 Jackie Mittoo Stereo Freeze (3:10)
A5 Blue Mitchell The Message (3:20)
A6 Som Três Spooky (2:50)
B1 Mantronix King Of The Beats (5:50)
B2 Sivuka Ain't No Sunshine (4:45)
B3 Love Unlimited Orchestra Strange Games & Things (4:10)
B4 Meters, The Just Kissed My Baby (4:42)


Rare Funk Volume II (1993)

01 - Melvin Sparks - Whip Whop 04:03
02 - Al Escobar - Tighten Up 02:52
03 - Marvells - Rock Steady 03:06
04 - Jimmy Mcgriff - Superfunk 02:59
05 - Chakachas - Story 02:43
06 - Nairobi Afro Band - Soul Makossa 04:25
07 - Gil Scott Heron - Its Your World 03:59
08 - Calt Tjader - Mamblues 03:08
09 - Prophets of Soul - Aint No Sunshine 03:51
10 - Jbs - Popcorn with Feeling 03:02
11 - Unda Lewis - Sideway Shuffle 03:14
12 - Will Powers - Adventures-in Dub 04:46


Volume 3 - Soundtrack Edition (1994)

01 - Johnny Pate - Shaft in Africa 02:35
02 - Grant Green - Final Comedown 03:24
03 - J-J Johnson - Willie Dynamite 03:00
04 - Lalo Schifrin - Dirty Harry 03:26
05 - Wade Marcus - New Era 03:02
06 - Donato - Almas Irmas 01:55
07 - Eric and the Vikings - Get Off the Streets 02:16
08 - Herbie Hancock - Blow Up 01:47
09 - Lafayette Afro-Rock Band - Malick 04:10
10 - Gordon Staples - Strung Out 02:48
11 - Dave Cortez - Tag 02:42
12 - Eugene Mcdaniels - Jagger Dagger 02:56
13 - Stu Gardner - Mouth of the Fish 04:06
14 - Devorzon - Riot 02:52
15 - Don Julian - Savage 01:17


Volume 4 - Soundtrack Edition

01 - Johnny Pate - Shaft in Africa Pt 2 03:04
02 - Ocho - Hot Pants Road 04:38
03 - JBs - Blind Man 02:20
04 - Mike Manieri - Minnesota Thins 02:51
05 - Little Sonny - Memphis B-K 03:36
06 - Ray Charles - Booty Butt 04:12
07 - Lalo Schifrin - Bullitt 02:20
08 - Mandrill - Mandrill 04:26
09 - Horace Ott - Gordon's War 03:08
10 - Henri Mancini - Streets of S.F. 02:52
11 - Mighty Tom Cats - Cheeba Cheeba 04:52
12 - Darrow Fletcher - Now is the Time 02:26
13 - Andre Previn - Rollerball 01:51
14 - Gary Byrd - Every Bro Ain't A Bro 02:28


Volume 5 - Afro Funk (1995)

01 - Fela Kuti and Ginger Baker - Ye Ye Smell 06:15
02 - Olatunji - Tenga 03:43
03 - Candido - Who is Gonna Take the Weight 04:29
04 - Prof Longhair - Big Chief 02:13
05 - Mandingo - Black Rite 03:47
06 - Calvin Owens - the Cat 02:20
07 - Sarah Vaughan - Inner City Blues 04:13
08 - P King - Ajo 03:57
09 - JB - Don't Tell it 03:58
10 - Mohawks - Give Me Some Mo 03:11
11 - Equals - Funky Like A Train 04:29
12 - Floyd Morris - Mellow Funk 02:10


Volume 6 - Mood Funk (1995)

01 - Dennis Coffey And The Lyman Woodward Trio - Its Your Thing (2:35)
02 - Toussaint McCall - Shimmy (2:30)
03 - John Cameron Quartet - Troublemaker (4:00)
04 - Sam Most - Jungle Fantasy (2:45)
05 - Moon People - Hippy, Skippy Moon Stomp (2:55)
06 - Detroit City Limits - 98% Plus Tax (2:55)
07 - Preston Love - Chili Music (3:35)
08 - Elliot Fisher - For The Love Of Money (5:50)
09 - Stretch - Why Did You Do It? (3:30)
10 - Ellen Mcilwaine - Jimmy Bean (3:00)
11 - Gus Giordano - Do What Ever Sets You Free (4:00)
12 - Robert Lowe - Back To Funk (3:50)
13 - Dynamics, The - Make It Reggae (3:00)


Volume 7 - Female Funk (1995)

01 - Jackson Sisters - I Believe in Miracles 04:53
02 - Spanky Wilson - You 02:15
03 - Candi Staton - Best Thing You Ever Had 02:23
04 - Barbara Acklin - I Can't Do My Thing 02:31
05 - Julie Driscoll - Indian Rope Man 03:21
06 - Raelets - Almost Grown 02:13
07 - Marlena Shaw - Liberation Conversation 02:02
08 - Nina Simone - Save Me 03:23
09 - Patti Jo - Ain't No Love Lost 05:56
10 - Sister's Love - Give Me Your Love 04:13
11 - Cheyenne - Come Back to Me 03:00
12 - Carolyn Franklin - Deal with it 03:12
13 - Les Hooper - Lady of the Night 05:48


Volume 8 - Psyche Funk (1996)

01 - Claudia Vita - Amame 02:51
02 - Murtaugh - Slinky 03:00
03 - K. Doldinger - Sitar 01:33
04 - Mystic Moods - Cosmic Sea 02:56
05 - Dick Hyman - Give it Up Turn it Loose 03:10
06 - Henri Mancini - Here's Looking 02:50
07 - Johnny Harris - Footprints 02:55
08 - Keef Hartley - Imatations 03:28
09 - Ananda Shankar - Dancing Drums 04:56
10 - Assaigai - Cocoa 04:00
11 - Ben Sidran - I Lead A Life 02:34
12 - Gentle Rain - Jelly 04:28
13 - Sugarloaf - Soulwalk 03:30
14 - Claudia Vita - Dr No's Piano 02:34
15 - Chaka - Africa Symphony 01:45


Volume 9 - Junk Funk (1996)

01 - Red Holt - Flo 02:06
02 - Bob Dorough - 3 is the Magic Number 03:10
03 - Eric Burdon-War - Magic Mountain 03:31
04 - Jesse Anderson - Mighty Mighty 02:09
05 - Patti Jo - Hard to Handle 02:29
06 - Sheeba - Jungle Fever 02:33
07 - Soul Brothers - Get on the Goodfoot 03:07
08 - Constelations - Hot Pants Road 04:04
09 - C.K. Mann - Funky Highlife 02:01
10 - Inganda Kenya - Shalode 03:45
11 - Vulcans - Star Trek 03:32
12 - Phil Catherine - Give it Up & Turn it Loose 03:29
13 - Funk Factory - Rien Ne Va Plus 03:44
14 - Dust Bros. - 33 One-Third God 03:50
15 - Dust Bro. - and What You Give 03:40
16 - Cozy Powell - Let There Be Skin 02:19


Volume 10 - Mo' Female Funk (1999)

01 - Wally Badarou - Mambo
02 - Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70 - Upside Down
03 - Vibrettes, The - Humpty Dump
04 - Erma Franklin - Light My Fire
05 - J.B.'s, The - Use Me
06 - Betty Davis - Anti Love Song
07 - Christine McVie - That's Saying A Lot
08 - Jane Birkin - Love For Sale
09 - A Taste Of Honey - Rescue Me
10 - Dawn Penn - No No No
11 - Armando Trovaioli - Sesso Matto
12 - Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers - Right On


Volume 11 - Creole Funk (2000)

01 - Blue Jays - What Do You Want
02 - Cimmerons - Street Walk
03 - Sound Studio Band - Give Me Some
04 - Dave and Ansel Collins - Doing Our Ting
05 - Apostels - Soulful
06 - Boris Gardiner - Ghetto Funk
07 - In Crowd - Mango Walk
08 - Tornadoes - Do Your Thing
09 - Wild Magnolias - Ho No Se
10 - Organization - Smokey Feeling
11 - Lever Brothers - Blackmans Cry
12 - Ray Munnings - Funky Nassau
13 - Naturals - Funky Rasta
14 - Jon Lucien - Ghetto Song


Volume 12 - Latin Funk (2000)

01 - St. Vincent Latinaires - Broasted or Fried 04:27
02 - Ray Barretto - Right on 02:35
03 - Hammer - Tuane 02:57
04 - Harvey Averne - Cucaraca Macara 03:19
05 - Jimmy Castor - It's Just Begun 03:02
06 - Los Sobrinos Del Juez - Harina De Maiz 01:59
07 - Apache - Liberte 02:23
08 - Antonio & Jocafi - Sequiser Vallier 02:26
09 - Reality - Acapulco Gold 04:04
10 - Wilson De Neves - Pick Up the Pieces 03:27
11 - Joe Cuba - Latin Hustle 04:03
12 - Los Reyes - Adeo Y 04:18
13 - Walter Branco - Mango Walk 03:16
14 - Jade - Viva Tirado 02:54