Various Artists Kings of Funk
- Words: Eric K. Arnold
- Label: BBE
Funk is a four-letter word, but it‘s also an attitude, as this crate-diggers‘ wet dream of a compilation-assembled by RZA and Keb Darge-proves. You‘ll find Jamaican soul, hard-edged boogaloo, gritty R&B, and jazzy fusion among the funky flavors found here, but none of the ultra-commercial, ultra-clichéd crossover disco anthems that have been paying VH-1‘s bills for years. The track selection is all killer, no filler, a true "Melting Pot" (to name-check one Booker T & the MGs tune) of emotion-stirring jams and stellar joints from Sly Stone, Anne Peebles, MFSB, Ken Boothe and Quantic, topped off by Lyn Collin‘s Richter-registering live version of "Do Your Thing." Now that‘s what I call music! "
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