King Funk

King Funk


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Official Release Date Jan 26, 2001
Artist King Funk
Genre Pop
Version  Europe
PAX-Code PAX0005092486
Item Code  0029667513517


  • Manufacturer: Beat Goes Public

track listing

1. Honky Tonk Popcorn2. Butter Your Popcorn3. Your Thing Ain't No Good Without My Thing4. Tighten Up5. Live It Up6. Gold Walk7. See and Don't See8. From the Back Side, Pt. 19. From the Back Side, Pt. 210. The Witch Doctor11. Papa's Got the Wagon12. Camelot Time13. Fever14. Love Potion No. 915. Soul Train16. Unwind Yourself17. Get It Right or Leave It Alone18. Stand Up and Get Funky19. Honky Tonk20. Funky Lady, Pt. 121. Funky Lady, Pt. 222. Mr. Tuff Stuff23. Don't Get Funky24. Down Home Girl


These 24 cuts were released by the King label or King subsidiaries between 1967 and 1973 (with the exception of the previously unreleased "Don't Get Funky" by Gloria Walker). During the early stretch of that period, James Brown was carrying the whole King enterprise on his back. It comes as no surprise, then, that an anthology of non-Brown funk on the label during this period is heavily James Brown-influenced. You hear it up-front in the first two tracks, Bill Doggett's "Honky Tonk Popcorn" and Hank Ballard's "Butter Your Popcorn," attempts by two fading R&B stars to ride James Brown's "Popcorn" hits. Overall, this is adequate, but not noteworthy, period funk; none of the performers are recognizable to anyone but collectors, except for the Coasters (who do an ill-advised 1972 remake of "Love Potion No. 9") and the aforementioned Ballard and Doggett. As is so often the situation on second-tier soul anthologies, the derivative nature of much of the material is real in-your-face: Roosevelt Matthews' cover of Archie Bell's "Tighten Up" could not hope to make anyone forget the original; the Presidents do the late-'60s James Brown routine on "Gold Walk" (as does Little Royal on "Soul Train"); the Sons of Funk do their best to emulate the smoldering funk of the JB's on the two-part "From the Back Side." This CD is not a bad secondary acquisition for the funk fanatic, mind you -- just nothing to jump up and down about. The set is at least made more listenable by some variety among the instrumentals and between the male and female vocalists


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