VARIOUS

BIRTH OF FUNK 1949 - 1962 (RHYTHM AND BLUES)

VARIOUS - BIRTH OF FUNK 1949 - 1962 148340
Format:
2 CD
Release:
17.09.2021
Label:
RHYTHM AND BLUES
Genre:
World
Kat.-Nr.:
148340
Barcode:
5060331752554
Jacksonville, Florida, 1960. Charles 'Hungry' Williams mentors young Clayton Fillyau after he had just joined the James Brown band: 'I don't care where you put it on those drums, remember where '1' is and you'll never lose the time.' Listen to Hungry on Huey Smith's Talk To Me Baby from 1962 and then listen to how Clayton turns it into a relentless breakbeat on James Brown's I've Got Money.

Not everything on here was cut in New Orleans. New York singer Vernon Harrel's Slick Chick is held together by an intriguingly syncopated bass line that hints at late '60s Studio One dub.

And in case you think any of this was new, listen to Earl Palmer's sixteenth notes, off-backbeat snare accents and double-tempo hi-hats in 1953 on Professor Longhair's Tipitina.

(Serious students dig out Zutty Singleton's drum break on Victoria Spivey's Funny Feathers from 1929).

Here you are then. 47 funky tracks from the 50s and early 60s. Get on down!
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. FAT MEAT 'N' GREENS
  • 1.2. TIPITINA
  • 1.3. MAMBO GUNCH
  • 1.4. THE SEVENTH SON
  • 1.5. POINCIANA
  • 1.6. HOLD IT
  • 1.7. LIVE IT UP
  • 1.8. COME ON (PTS 1 & 2)
  • 1.9. TALK THAT TALK (PT. 1)
  • 1.10. I IDOLIZE YOU
  • 1.11. BROTHER JACK
  • 1.12. AND I DO JUST WHAT I WANT
  • 1.13. MUDD
  • 1.14. CAN'T LET YOU GO
  • 1.15. I'M LEAVING YOU TODAY
  • 1.16. TRICK BAG
  • 1.17. CHECK MR. POPEYE
  • 1.18. TEACH ME HOW TO SHIMMY
  • 1.19. FIRE
  • 1.20. THE GIT BACK (PT. 1)
  • 1.21. SHE PUT THE HURT ON ME
  • 1.22. BAIA
  • 1.23. HONKEY TONK WOMAN
  • 1.24. SLICK CHICK
  • 2.1. MASHED POTATOES U.S.A.
  • 2.2. FAT BOY
  • 2.3. STOP MY HEART FROM CRYING
  • 2.4. PEOPLE GONNA TALK
  • 2.5. I GOT TO FIND SOMEBODY
  • 2.6. HITCH HIKE
  • 2.7. KEEP ON LOVIN' YOU
  • 2.8. SAY YEAH
  • 2.9. SOUL CITY
  • 2.10. WHAT A WEDDING DAY
  • 2.11. GOODBYE
  • 2.12. DOIN' THE POPEYE
  • 2.13. TALK TO ME BABY
  • 2.14. WHAT KIND OF MAN ARE YOU
  • 2.15. TELL ME THE TRUTH
  • 2.16. R B SPECIAL
  • 2.17. BIG NICK
  • 2.18. CLAP YOUR HANDS
  • 2.19. RED PEPPER (PTS 1 & 2)
  • 2.20. COOLIN' OUT
  • 2.21. JOY DE VIE
  • 2.22. YOU GOT THE NERVE
  • 2.23. I'VE GOT