Hardly the kind of funk you might find in the crates over here – although most of these 70s Dutch gems have a strong American
influence! Like the first
volume, this set is a revelatory look at a scene we know hardly anything about – a range of cool combos from The Netherlands who picked up US styles of funky jazz and soul, then put their own twist on it with a range of very cool grooves! Only a few of these records might have made it to our shores back in the day, so even if you've dug deep, you'll be hard-pressed to find most of these tracks in the original – and like the first
volume, this one features detailed notes on all the artists – as well as a full bonus CD that features remixes by Kraak & Smaak, DJ Maestro, Pax & Pry, Funnysounds, and others. But as you might guess, we dig the originals best – the lineup of 18 tracks that include "It's Time To Get Funky" by Billy Jones, "Flat Tyre" by Spin, "Bootie" by American
Gypsy, "Funky Nights (inst)" by Frenzzy, "Goodthingman" by Sumy, "Be Funky" by Ronald Snijders, "Street Rondo" by Thijs Van Leer, "I'll See You There" by Sail Joia, "Logic" by Solution, "Mr Cool" by The Harry Muskee Band, "Sea Of Delight" by Brainbox, "Catch Fire" by Rob Franken Organization, "Jungle Cry" by Casey & The Pressure Group, and "A Box For Leslie" by Jack Van Poll.
(Out of print.)