James Brown was undeniably one of the most influential and internationally respected musicians of all time. Unfortunately, many peopleâ€™s exposure doesnâ€™t go much deeper than bad covers of â€œI Got You (I Feel Good)â€ at weddings.
James Brownâ€™s Funky People is an essential collection of music written, produced, and performed by James Brown with the numerous side projects he released on his People imprint between â€™71 and â€™75, representing some of the Godfatherâ€™s best work. Unbelievably prolific in that four year period, in addition to recording thirteen classic albums as a solo artist (four of them double LPs), James Brown was behind groundbreaking records with his groups and solo artists The J.Bâ€™s, Fred Wesley and the J.B.â€™s, Maceo and the Macks, Bobby Byrd, Lyn Collins, Marva Whitney, Hank Ballard, Myra Barnes, Vicki Anderson, and many more.
Not surprisingly, this CD doubles as a hip-hop history lesson, containing the sample fodder for Public Enemyâ€™s seminal â€œFight The Power,â€ Eric B and Rakimâ€™s â€œIt Ainâ€™t No Joke,â€ Big Daddy Kaneâ€™s â€œWrath of Kane,â€ Rob Baseâ€™s â€œIt Takes Two,â€ Gangstarrâ€™s â€œWhoâ€™s Gonna Take The Weight,â€ and literally hundreds of others.
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by DJ Scribe