Pure Funk

Sometimes these CDs come into my life and, honestly, I’m not really sure how. It’s possible I bought it, but it would have been so long ago that I don’t recall. No matter, it’s here now.

It’d be easy to dismiss this compilation as cheese. Because it is cheese. But it’s also a bangin’ soundtrack to an hilarious good time. My daughter and I howled with laughter as we drove in the car today. She grooved in her seat. Ever seen a three-year-old groove?

Look at all the majesty:

Rose Royce – Car Wash
Chic – Good Times
Cameo – Word Up
Commodores – Brick House
Kool & The Gang – Jungle Boogie
Parliament – Flashlight
Ohio Players – Fire
Average White Band – Pick Up The Pieces
Gap Band – Early In The Morning
Yarbrough & Peoples – Don’t Stop The Music
Labelle – Lady Marmalade
L.T.D. – (Every Time I Look Around) Back In Love Again
Carl Douglas – Kung Fu Fighting
Jean Knight – Mr. Big Stuff
Isaac Hayes – Theme From Shaft
Earth, Wind & Fire – Shining Star
Kashif – I Just Gotta Have You
Rufus – Tell Me Something Good

Way to go, Polymedia (Polygram)! This disc is damn FUNKY good times!


Posted on October 28, 2014, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. I LOVE Pick Up the Pieces! Actually, every song on this album is gold!

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  2. Kool & The Gang opened for VH in 2012 and they were really good. On paper u think what? But live they were tight plus they had real Horns!!!! Not samples..they opened with Fresh!
    Great band and the fact that’ I payed $35 US for Kool tshirt sold the deal!


  3. Tell me what’s the word, word up!


  4. That looks like a GREAT CD. A lot of tunes there I love. Shining Star, Shaft (although I prefer Sammy Davis Jr.’s version), Brick House, Pick up the Pieces…awesome.

    Incidentally Sarca, my fave version of Pick up the Pieces was by the Buddy Rich Big Band. Just awesome.


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