Essential Funk LP’s

99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts
edited October 2005 in Music Talk
I'm looking for recommendations on the funkiest shit ever recorded on LP. Examples of what I'm looking for:

Ruby Andrews -- Black Ruby (Zodiac)
Dillard Crume and the Soul Rockers (Alshire)
S.O.U.L. -- What is It? (Musicor); Can you Feel it? (Musicor)
Pazant Brothers -- Loose and Juicy (Vanguard)
James Brown -- Get On The Good Foot (Polydor)
Ike Turner -- A Black Man's Soul (Pompeii) this makes the list for "Getting Nasty" alone, even though there's other great tracks

No raregroove, late disco (unless it's something like Peace, Justice and Equality) modern soul bizzness. Just dirty and funky...and no 45's.
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  • Funk Inc.

  • bluesnagbluesnag 1,285 Posts

    kool & the gang - s/t

  • nrichnrich 934 Posts

    Ruby Andrews -- Black Ruby (Zodiac)


    slight aside here... so many folks reference this album, but seem to forget about this'n





  • I know it's disco but Catch A Groove is the truth.
    there is some might righteous disco 12's.

    I also nominate anything the meters made on Josie and the first Kool And The Gang outing.

  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts

    I also nominate anything the meters made on Josie

    Yes, definitely.

  • hcrinkhcrink 8,730 Posts
    Ask reynaldo for his checklist.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,347 Posts
    Ask reynaldo Guzzo for his checklist.

  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts
    Ask reynaldo Guzzo for his checklist.

    no modern soul

  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts
    Ask reynaldo Guzzo for his checklist.

    no modern soul

    More like this:


  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,347 Posts
    Ask reynaldo Guzzo for his checklist.

    no modern soul

    John Abercrombie is not modern soul!

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,949 Posts
    Most of the albums by Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band were uneven, but In The Jungle, Babe and You're So Beautiful.

    I'm gonna also cop a plea for Jan Jan by the Fabulous Counts.

  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts
    John Abercrombie is not modern soul!



    no modern soul jazz fusion




  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,347 Posts
    Most of the albums by Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band were uneven, but In The Jungle, Babe and You're So Beautiful.

    You really think so?

    I think Together is the best start-to-finish listen:


  • FlomotionFlomotion 2,389 Posts
    Afrique

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,347 Posts
    Afrique



    Contested

  • FatbackFatback 6,750 Posts

    More like this.

  • hcrinkhcrink 8,730 Posts
    Most of the albums by Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band were uneven, but In The Jungle, Babe and You're So Beautiful.

    You really think so?

    I think Together is the best start-to-finish listen:


    yeah, this one would be perfect if it were not for those two songs with the added strings.

  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts

    turner brothers act 1

    Yes, that's what I'm talking about.

  • Every Day People --S/T ??
    KRAFTWERK!!!

  • hcrinkhcrink 8,730 Posts

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,347 Posts

    Good pick

  • jinx74jinx74 2,287 Posts
    Baby Huey
    Maggot Brain/"FACES"/free your mind/cosmic slop
    fela in general
    turner brothers act 1
    stark reality
    first 3 meters lps



    fela isnt essential
    baby huey isnt essential

    though i hate the music, parliament & funkadelic music are essential

    meters are essential

    stark reality isnt essential and i wouldnt call it a funk LP


  • DJFerrariDJFerrari 2,411 Posts

  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts
    Every Day People --S/T ??

    Word.

    KRAFTWERK!!!

    Gethatshitouttahere...!

  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts

    YES, I need that shit.

  • jinx74jinx74 2,287 Posts
    Rhythm Machine is a good Soul/Funk LP
    James Brown ... every one of them on Polydor (pre-disco)
    Sly Stone LPs (exclude the first one on Epic cause its less Funk)

    umm... what about (not essential necessarily):

    Sound Experience - Dont Fight...
    Gwen McCrae - Rockin Chair
    Ghana Soul Explosion on Pickwick
    Experience Unlimited
    Larry T and the Family

  • BaptBapt 2,506 Posts
    MANDRILL
    BT'S EXPRESS
    PLEASURE
    MARVIN GAYE
    THE METERS
    C. MAYFIELD
    ISAAC HAYES
    THE JB'S
    EARTH WIND and FIRE
    Sir JOE QUARTERMAN
    (...)

  • jinx74jinx74 2,287 Posts
    MANDRILL
    BT'S EXPRESS
    PLEASURE
    MARVIN GAYE
    THE METERS
    C. MAYFIELD
    ISAAC HAYES
    THE JB'S
    EARTH WIND and FIRE
    Sir JOE QUARTERMAN
    (...)

    good list... but, NO on marvin gaye and ewf... AWESOME records, would never call any of them Funk LPs...

  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts
    MANDRILL

    BT'S EXPRESS

    PLEASURE

    MARVIN GAYE

    THE METERS

    C. MAYFIELD

    ISAAC HAYES

    THE JB'S

    EARTH WIND and FIRE

    Sir JOE QUARTERMAN

    (...)



    good list... but, NO on marvin gaye and ewf... AWESOME records, would never call any of them Funk LPs...




    Word. We are getting off track here.



    How about Vernon Garrett on Grenade?



    Or Bobby Byrd "I Need Help" on King?

  • CosmoCosmo 9,763 Posts
    MANDRILL
    BT'S EXPRESS
    PLEASURE
    MARVIN GAYE
    THE METERS
    C. MAYFIELD
    ISAAC HAYES
    THE JB'S
    EARTH WIND and FIRE
    Sir JOE QUARTERMAN
    (...)

    good list... but, NO on marvin gaye and ewf... AWESOME records, would never call any of them Funk LPs...

    Just, you wouldn't call the FIRST Earth Wind & Fire LP a funk record? Would you say it's more of an R&B record?
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