This series just keeps getting better and better – and this hard-hitting third volume may be the funkiest entry so far! The groove here is nearly all modern deep funk – of the Quantic
, Daptone, Truth & Soul, and Tramp Records variety – served up with just a bit of the modder touches that used to grace Record Kicks in years back, but which have now mostly been replaced by grittier tunes that are very much in the best tradition of the JBs or The Meters! The cuts here are all current, but the production, instrumentation, and tight funky arrangements all make them sound like lost singles from the end of the 60s – plenty hard and heavy to please even the fussiest fan of the classics – with 12 gems that include "Ratpack" by Big Daddy Moochin, "Tired Feet" by Smoove, "Transcend Me" by The Bamboos with Alice Russell, "Pushin On" by Quantic
Soul Orchestra with Alice Russell, "Move Move Move" by The Link Quartet, "La Valla" by Bronx River Parkway, "Aynotchesh Yerefu" by Budos Band, "Practice What You Preach" by Poets Of Rhythm, "Do It Right" by Sweet Vandals, "Take My Time" by Breakestra with Choklate, "Hi Fidelity" by Hi Fly Orchestra, an d"Who Told You" by The Soul Snatchers.