Heavy heavy heavy heavy heavy funk – and some of it new! This latest set on Soul Patrol has all the heavy funk sound of the label's best compilations – with loads of choppy grooves blowing away the bass end of your speakers, as scratchy guitars, funky drums, rolling bass, and shouting vocals come together in a mad mix of music that's totally on the Keb Darge or Sound Of Funk tip. Some of the cuts are of pure 70s vintage – and others are from the new funk underground that spans both sides of the Atlantic, and includes great stuff from labels like Desco or Stones Throw, all in a mode that is very much in the best indie 70s funk sound, and which kind of supports the title's claim of "tracks from the 70s" (in sound, at least, if not totally in origin!) Anyway, we're talking too much. This one's pretty darn funky – and it's got 11 killers that include "Get Into It" by Bobby Williams & His Mar-Kings Band, "Baby Don't Cry" by Breakestra, "LA City Streets" by Shades Of Joy, "Theme From Starsky & Hutch" by Blockbusters, "Chameleon" by Inside America, "New York City Streets" by Life Force, "In The Middle" by The Soul Command, "Joseph's Popcorn
" by The Mighty Imperials, "Majestic Soul" by The Third Point, "Stayed Away Too Long" by The Voltage Brothers, and a killer cover of The Soul Searchers' "Cramp Your Style" by Breakestra!
(Out of print.)