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Various Artists / Fallin' Off The Reel
Album:Fallin' Off The Reel Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:10/2006
Label:Truth & Soul Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-10-22 Pull Date:2006-12-24 
Week Ending:24 Dec17 Dec10 Dec3 Dec26 Nov19 Nov12 Nov5 Nov

 Recent Airplay
1.May 16, 2012:Jumping from the Hump! (with Lee Fields)
Mas Y Mas
4.Dec 19, 2006:How Many Licks Does It Take, Mr. Owl?
2.Feb 16, 2007:Covering No Cover
5.Dec 12, 2006:How Many Licks Does It Take, Mr. Owl
C.R.E.A.M., K.C. Stomp
3.Dec 23, 2006:24-hour Blues Marathon
Honey Dove
6.Dec 12, 2006:New World Disorder
Gotta Clean Up The World Pt. I

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-10-13 
[coll:] Fallin’ Off the Reel, vol. 1 (Truth & Soul)
Reviewed by Sadie O, 11/13/06
Collection of funk/Latin 7” singles from Truth & Soul. No years are given, but I get the impression there’s a wide time span involved. Some cuts are to die for, so funky and cool it hurts, and others SUCK. Ha ha!
No FCCs. Try tracks 2-7 and 15-19 and avoid the unctuous slow jams of 8-14 with all your strength. Unless you LIKE unctuous slow jams…
1. 0:32 30 seconds of static and beats
2. 2:44 ***somewhat uptempo super-fly mamboliciousness, vocals w/out lyrics.
3. 2:15 ***really hot uptempo drumming. Settles down to wahwah guitar for last few seconds.
4. 3:31 ****groovy midtempo bass-driven funky mambo with female Brazilian singer.
5. 0:59 **somewhat downtempo relaxed groove, rather hypnotic
6. 2:38 ***somewhat downtempo relaxed mambo, with big horns, instrumental, again rather hypnotic
7. 3:32 ***midtempo ultrafunk with some very odd guitar (?) solo. Odd trumpet, too – strange but groovy.
8. 3:23 rather smarmy slow groove with a semi-charming lack of slickness.
9. 3:17 *slow groove, spoken word and soulful singing – think Barry White…
10. 3:41 another slow groove, restrained music and soulful lament.
11. 3:09 *midtempo funky orchestral jam instrumental.
12. 3:28 *slow jam with vibes, some time signature changes. If you get a smooth jazz urge, this is fairly harmless.
13. 2:58 slow jam with violins. I’m having a hard time finding the funk…
14. 3:11 *midtempo relaxed semi-funky instrumental with strings and horns
15. 2:54 **somewhat downtempo and relaxed but fairly funky instrumental Wu Tang cover.
16. 3:30 **somewhat downtempo and dramatic guitar and horns-based instrumental Wu Tang cover.
17. 2:27 ***midtempo funky fresh and clean – the funk of the 60’s. Groovy echo-y vocals.
18. 2:01 ***instrumental of track 17 – excellent! Think Bootsy and Maceo.
19. 2:23 **Bonus Track – So Glad by The Evil D’s. midtempo hypnotic instrumental, funky yet stoned.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Bright, QuincyCall It Static
2.Bama & The FamilyFeeling Good
3.AsikoDrums Of Asiko
4.Bronx River Pkwy.Deixa Pra La
5.Bronx River Pkwy.Lima Blues
6.Bronx River Pkwy.Mas Y Mas
7.Mcnealy, TimothyK.C. Stomp
8.Mcnealy, TimothyEasy, Easy, Easy
9.Lee Fields & The ExpressionsDo You Love Me
10.Lee Fields & The ExpressionsHoney Dope
11.El Michels AffairCreation
12.El Michels AffairBehind The Blue Curtains
13.Expressions, TheThese Moments
14.Expressions, TheMoney I$ King
15.El Michels AffairC.R.E.A.M.
16.El Michels AffairGlaciers Of Ice
17.Funky Music MachineGotta Clean Up The World Pt. I
18.Funky Music MachineGotta Clean Up The World Pt. I
19.Evil D's, TheSo Glad