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Various Artists / New Orleans Funk
Album:New Orleans Funk Collection:Blues
Artist:Various Artists Added:May 2008
Label:Soul Jazz Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-05-04 Pull Date:2008-07-06 
Week Ending:Jul 6Jun 29Jun 22Jun 15Jun 8Jun 1May 25May 18

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 01, 2021:Hanging in the Bone Yard (rebroadcast from Mar 2, 2019)
Handclapping Song, Rit's Gonna Rain
4.Mar 02, 2019:Hanging in the Bone Yard
Handclapping Song, Rit's Gonna Rain
2.Aug 03, 2021:Virtually Happy-Happy Day (rebroadcast from Jun 29, 2021)
Love Lots Of Lovin, Can I Be Your Squeeze
5.Dec 08, 2018:Hanging in the bone yard
Gator Bait
3.Jun 29, 2021:Virtually Happy-Happy Day
Love Lots Of Lovin, Can I Be Your Squeeze
6.Sep 10, 2016:test patterns
Big Chief

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-05-05 
[coll]: New Orleans Funk: the Original Sound of Funk 1960-75
Reviewed by Sadie O., 4/25/08
KILLER comp of just what the title says. I love funk already, but I was amazed at how many very different styles are represented here. Great rhythms (duh!), often quite amazing bass (the production is clean as makes no never mind) – in fact, all the instruments on every song are hot. So damn hot and tasty, oh yes!
No FCCs. No tracks that aren’t great – add a couple invisible stars on each. Too many stars might give someone seizures, you know…
1. ***slow, funky crawl with handclaps and plenty of bass. Instrumental solos – undoubtedly influenced “Dance to the Music”…
2. ***a bit uptempo, bouncy strut, falsetto vocals, party sounds.
3. ***a bit downtempo hipwiggler, very bottom-heavy, very cool, very period lyrics (wish we were still that period..)
4. ***downtempo instrumental sashay with ultra-groovy horns.
5. ***downtempo walking funk, more great bass and fun lyrics.
6. ***sheeeit! Insane piano, uptempo instrumental with whistling – doesn’t sound like much of a premise, but godDAMN!
7. ***killer midtempo bossa-funk, vocal chorus, could definitely be the soundtrack for a second-line at Mardi Gras.
8. ****oh SHIT! Crazy crazy funk – the funkiest damn funk you ever heard!
9. ***downtempo bass-driven stroll, Neville’s pretty vocals, sweet and relaxed – but still funky.
10. **downtempo, relaxed walking funk, female vocals, upbeat love song.
11. ***midtempo, relaxed and very groovy instrumental – bass solo! Bongos! Yess!
12. ***very, very relaxed and downbeat, great piano, vocal chorus. Great bit of piano and percussion at end.
13. **midtempo soulful funky wiggle.
14. ****Indian band! Long call and response intro, then second-line paaaaaar-TAY! Oh hell yeah!
15. ***sweet soul music, fine vocals – fine backing vocals, too.
16. ****OWWW!! Check that rhythm section! Oooh, man! Oh yeah – hot female vocals, too. Uh, uh, UH!
17. ***preaching intro, then funky southern-style stroll with mega-wah-wah. Very much a dance song.
18. ****wah-wah intro, then downtempo march strut – funkier’n you’ve ever imagined.
19. ****bit of vocal “fa fa fa” intro, then uptempo and very upbeat mother popcorn funk with terrific female vocals.
20. ***oh damn – completely different (very sweet and extremely relaxed), but completely hot, with Dr. John’s great vocals.
21. ***a bit uptempo and quite energetic, danceable and soulful.
22. *****midtempo dance instrumental with spoken exhortations to dance – awesome rhythm section, and great vocal bits.
23. ***drumline march, that turns into a funky booty celebration.
24. ***a bit downtempo hip wiggler (yeah, they’re hip huggin’!)

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Meters, TheHandclapping Song
2.Explosions, TheHip Drop
3.Lee DorseyWho's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
4.Gentleman June GardneRit's Gonna Rain
5.Eddie BoCheck Your Bucket
6.Professor LonghairBig Chief
7.Huey "Piano" Smith & His ClownsFree, Single And Disengaged
8.Chuck CarboCan I Be Your Squeeze
9.Aaron NevilleHercules
10.Mary Jane HoopeRi've Got Reasons
11.Gaturs, TheGator Bait
12.Allen ToussaintGet Out Of My Life Woman
13.Cyril NevilleTell Me What's On Your Mind
14.Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian BandHanda Wanda
15.Lee Dorsey & Betty HarrisLove Lots Of Lovin
16.Explosions, TheGarden Of Four Trees
17.Ernie & The Top NotesDap Walk
18.Meters, TheJust Kissed My Baby
19.Marilyn BarbarinReborn
20.Dr JohnMama Roux
21.Danny WhiteNatural Soul Brother
22.Eddie BoHook N' Sling
23.Ernie K. DoeHere Come The Girls
24.Robert ParkerHip-Huggin