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Various Artists / Blue '70S
Album:Blue '70S Collection:Jazz
Artist:Various Artists Added:05/2000
Label:Blue Note 

Recent Airplay
1.Mon, 03 Dec 01:The Dead Kenny-Gs
Dollar Bin
2.Fri, 17 Aug 01:Ben
Umami Jazz Program

Album Review
The Dead Kenny-Gs
Reviewed 2001-11-19 
Blue note continues to mine the catalog for compilations. This is a collection of some of the funky stuff from the 1970s, very similar to the 'Blue Break Beats' compilations. Flavor ranges from soul jazz to disco with lots of vocal stuff. Check out tracks 4, 7, and 8.
1) R&B, female vocals
2) Byrd/Mizell smooth funk with female/male vocals. Slow and groovy
3) Flute groove, some [Spanish] vocals.
4) *Mid-tempo trumpet funk
5) Down-tempo female vocal cover of Roberta Flack hit
6) Disco and Jazz. Medium tempo male + Female vocal
7) **B3 treatment of of "Spinning Wheel"--Very nice groove w/ a sweet interlude at end
8) **One of my favorite Donald Byrd/Mizell brothers songs: female vocals, orchestral elements, and Byrd trumpet fit together tightly in a complex arrangement
9) Mega synth, light mid-tempo R&B
10) Rhythmic funk elements under repeating alto sax and vocal
11) Down-tempo Grant Green guitar with organ comping

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Mcrae, Carmen Can't Hide Love
2.Byrd, Donald Think Twice
3.Humphrey, Bobbi Uno Esta
4.Henderson, Eddie Acuphuncture
5.Shaw, Marlena Feel Like Makin' Love
6.Bartz, Gary Music Is My Sanctuary
7.Smith, Lonnie Spinning Wheel
8.Byrd, Donald Wind Parade
9.Laws, Ronnie Friends and Strangers
10.Hamilton, Chico V-O
11.Green, Grant Down Here on the Ground