Various Artists / Fallin' Off The Reel
Album: Fallin' Off The Reel   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Oct 2006
Label:Truth & Soul Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-10-22 Pull Date: 2006-12-24
Week Ending: Dec 24 Dec 17 Dec 10 Dec 3 Nov 26 Nov 19 Nov 12 Nov 5
Airplays: 2 2 1 2 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. May 16, 2012: Jumping from the Hump! (with Lee Fields)
Mas Y Mas
4. Dec 19, 2006: How Many Licks Does It Take, Mr. Owl?
2. Feb 16, 2007: Covering No Cover
5. Dec 12, 2006: How Many Licks Does It Take, Mr. Owl
C.R.E.A.M., K.C. Stomp
3. Dec 23, 2006: 24-hour Blues Marathon
Honey Dove
6. Dec 12, 2006: New World Disorder
Gotta Clean Up The World Pt. I

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-10-13
[coll:] Fallin’ Off the Reel, vol. 1 (Truth & Soul)
Reviewed by Sadie O, 11/13/06
Collection of funk/Latin 7” singles from Truth & Soul. No years are given, but I get the impression there’s a wide time span involved. Some cuts are to die for, so funky and cool it hurts, and others SUCK. Ha ha!
No FCCs. Try tracks 2-7 and 15-19 and avoid the unctuous slow jams of 8-14 with all your strength. Unless you LIKE unctuous slow jams…
1. 0:32 30 seconds of static and beats
2. 2:44 ***somewhat uptempo super-fly mamboliciousness, vocals w/out lyrics.
3. 2:15 ***really hot uptempo drumming. Settles down to wahwah guitar for last few seconds.
4. 3:31 ****groovy midtempo bass-driven funky mambo with female Brazilian singer.
5. 0:59 **somewhat downtempo relaxed groove, rather hypnotic
6. 2:38 ***somewhat downtempo relaxed mambo, with big horns, instrumental, again rather hypnotic
7. 3:32 ***midtempo ultrafunk with some very odd guitar (?) solo. Odd trumpet, too – strange but groovy.
8. 3:23 rather smarmy slow groove with a semi-charming lack of slickness.
9. 3:17 *slow groove, spoken word and soulful singing – think Barry White…
10. 3:41 another slow groove, restrained music and soulful lament.
11. 3:09 *midtempo funky orchestral jam instrumental.
12. 3:28 *slow jam with vibes, some time signature changes. If you get a smooth jazz urge, this is fairly harmless.
13. 2:58 slow jam with violins. I’m having a hard time finding the funk…
14. 3:11 *midtempo relaxed semi-funky instrumental with strings and horns
15. 2:54 **somewhat downtempo and relaxed but fairly funky instrumental Wu Tang cover.
16. 3:30 **somewhat downtempo and dramatic guitar and horns-based instrumental Wu Tang cover.
17. 2:27 ***midtempo funky fresh and clean – the funk of the 60’s. Groovy echo-y vocals.
18. 2:01 ***instrumental of track 17 – excellent! Think Bootsy and Maceo.
19. 2:23 **Bonus Track – So Glad by The Evil D’s. midtempo hypnotic instrumental, funky yet stoned.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Bright, Quincy Call It Static
2. Bama & The Family Feeling Good
3. Asiko Drums Of Asiko
4. Bronx River Pkwy. Deixa Pra La
5. Bronx River Pkwy. Lima Blues
6. Bronx River Pkwy. Mas Y Mas
7. Mcnealy, Timothy K.C. Stomp
8. Mcnealy, Timothy Easy, Easy, Easy
9. Lee Fields & The Expressions Do You Love Me
10. Lee Fields & The Expressions Honey Dope
11. El Michels Affair Creation
12. El Michels Affair Behind The Blue Curtains
13. Expressions, The These Moments
14. Expressions, The Money I$ King
15. El Michels Affair C.R.E.A.M.
16. El Michels Affair Glaciers Of Ice
17. Funky Music Machine Gotta Clean Up The World Pt. I
18. Funky Music Machine Gotta Clean Up The World Pt. I
19. Evil D's, The So Glad