Various Artists / Best of Cookin', the
Album: Best of Cookin', the   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:May 2000
Label:Ubiquity Records  

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 08, 2014: Music Casserole
Goin' Downhill
4. Mar 29, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
2. Aug 16, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
5. Mar 01, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon (Full Moon)
Unwind Your Mind (Karl Denson playing Boom Boom Room Saturday), Grey's Groove
3. Aug 09, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Monkey Wrench, SFO
6. Sep 22, 2006: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Sole Food

Album Review
The Dead Kenny-Gs
Reviewed 2001-11-19
Acid jazz from the Ubiquity Records Cookin' compilations. Popular in the early '90s, acid jazz is not a rigidly defined genre. However based upon this album it's breakbeats and live musicians playing a hybrid funky soul jazz/electronic/dance/hip-hop. Some of the songs can be a bit smooth for my tastes (my only problem with acid jazz in general), but there a lot of great music that hits hard and be funky. Explore this record--it's a fine compilation and I pretty much liked it all, recommended tracks include CD1 tracks 1, 4, 5, 9, 11, and 13; CD2 tracks 1, 3, 5, 9, and 10
1) **Super groovy jazz loop under sax after brief intro
2) Guitar and piano, smooth fem vocal, sax and flute solos
3) Synthesizer and tenor sax
4) *Up-tempo, vibes with lots of percussion and snapping.
5) *Jazzy loops with spoken samples and trumpet
6) New Orleans funksters featuring Hammond and Sax
7) Prominent bass with Sax and Keys
8) Down-tempo sparse beat with quiet sax
9) *Loops with sax jam and female vocal sample
10) Mellow horns
11) *Up-tempo Ammons tune
12) Sparse rhythm to start into '70s style jazzfunk
13) *Guitar and boozy mute horn
1) *Soul Jazz w/ guitar and sax
2) female vocal sample
3) *Up-tempo piano loop with flute jam
4) Guitar, percussion spoken word,
5) *Latin beat and bass, wide synthesizer
6) Ping pong sample, spoken word/scat vocals
7) Spacey vocal sample, reggae flavored with deep bass
8) Flute and keyboard on mellow piece
9) *Spoken intro, up-tempo drums and bass with guitar jamming
10) *Dark bass and sparse drum with echo-y guitar (?)
11) Relaxed lounge with trumpet, Hammond, guitar, drums.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Greyboy Feat. Karl Denson Unwind Your Mind
2. Rhythm Section, the Suzanne's Jam
3. Slide 5 Outerspace
4. Vibes Alive The Spoken Word
5. Ping Pong Goin' Downhill
6. Galactic Black Eyed Pea
7. New Legends Sole Food
8. 10 Bass T Hip Hop Culture
9. Sharpshooters Pork Pie Stride
10. Spirit Level Solar Funk
11. Greyboy Allstars Jungle Strut
12. Peake, Jacko Sfo
13. Mock Quintet Feat. Danny Cao Bolsa De Perrito
14. Sweet Potato Monkey Wrench
15. Slide Five Streamline
16. Greyboy Feat. Karl Denson Grey's Groove
17. Rhythm Section, the Tachyon
18. Vibes Alive Mantra
19. Ping Pong Feat. Kelly Huff Bebop Props
20. Skyjuice Children
21. Rhythm Section, the Waiting for the Sun
22. Greyboy Panacea
23. Dj Swingsett Peace on the Streets
24. Sweet Potato Wet Willie