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VA - Playersoul: Rare Grooves & Funk Classics (2003) [Extra Tracks, Remastered]

13-02-2016, 13:20
Jazz | Soul | Funk | FLAC / APE

Title: Playersoul: Rare Grooves & Funk Classics
Year Of Release: 2003
Label: Varese Sarabande
Genre: Funk, Soul, Jazz-Funk, Rhythm & Blues
Quality: CBR 320 kbps / FLAC (tracks +.cue,log)
Total Time: 51:33 min
Total Size: 123 mb / 304 mb

With the recent spate of reissue compilations and various-artists releases compiling years of lost funk 45s, it's easy to get lost in the mix and tough to differentiate what is considered a lost classic and what isn't. Playersoul takes out much of the guessing and crate-digging legwork by providing a blueprint to early funk classics that gave impetus to many of hip-hop's golden age anthems. You can literally play "name the song that sampled this" with nearly every track included here. Ripple's "I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky" was used in Kid 'n Play's anthem "Rollin' With Kid 'n Play" (as well as Mary J. Blige's "Everything"), Soul II Soul used Maceo's "Got to Getcha" for their club hit "Jazzie's Groove," Gang Starr and several others used the Skull Snaps' "It's a New Day" for inspiration -- and there are many more songs on Playersoul that could be easily spotted. While many of these songs haven't been reissued up until now, they haven't lost much of their luster, and their driving backbeats and emotional vocal deliveries are just as important now as they were during their heyday. It's a fun compilation that not only gives long-lost classics their proper day in the sun, but also serves as an excellent educational resource for those needing to be taken to school on the origins of funk.


01. Roger & The Gypsies - Pass The Hatchet
02. Ripple - I Dont Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky
03. Maceo & All The King's Men - Got To Getcha
04. The Backyard Heavies - Soul Junction
05. African Music Machine - Black Water Gold
06. Aaron Neville - Hercules
07. Betty Harris - Mean Man
08. Eldridge Holmes - Where Is Love
09. David Batiste & The Gladiators - Funky Soul
10. Iron Board Sam - Man Of The Street
11. Pee Wee Ellis - That Thang
12. The Last Poets - Delights Of The Garden
13. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - (I Got) So Much
14. Skull Snaps - It's A New Day
15. Ann Sexton - You're Gonna Miss Me
16. Brief Encounter - Human

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