Various Vintage Grooves: Funk Volume 1
- Words: Max Herman
- Label: Seamless
- XLR8R Rating: 6/10
In the second installment of DJ/music historian Ian Dewhirst’s Vintage Grooves series, the best funk singles of the ’70s are carefully compiled into a party-ready double-disc set. With many of today’s indie labels putting such a strong emphasis on digging up and reissuing the rarest funk and soul records possible, it’s actually good to hear more recognizable tracks here such as The O’Jays cautionary classic “For the Love of Money.” If there’s one drawback to this compilation it’s that Dewhirst’s idea of funk can be too loose at times. As catchy as Cheryl Lynn’s “Got to Be Real” is, the song is pure disco. But a few technical blips don’t stop this collection from being largely enjoyable.
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