Contemporary funk, but with a groove deep enough to warrant the "rare" promised in the title – as most of these numbers would stand strongly next to the best funky 45s from the late 60s and early 70s! The production is great throughout – very hard-edged, and with a back-to-basics feel that really focuses on the best elements of the tunes – the snapping drums, funky basslines, blasting horn parts, and other great instrumental bits that make these tracks great. And while we'd always paid attention to the Mocambo label, this set clearly shows that they've got a lot more to offer than we'd ever realized – a completely solid body of work that's presented wonderfully in this super-tight CD! 18 tracks in all – including "Listen Up" by Glover Crockett
& Glover, "Free Vibes (parts 1 & 2)" by Gizelle Smith & The Mocambo Allstars, "The Getaway" by Delta Rhythm Section, "Hustle The Mustle" by Speedometer, "Chicano Chaser" by Ian Langley, "Highway Patrol" by James Taylor Quartet, "Look Ka Py Py" by The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, "The Prophet" by Glover Crockett
& Glover, and "Funkin Fever" by Delta Rhythm Section.
(Out of print.)