Various Artists / New Orleans Funk
Album: New Orleans Funk   Collection:Blues
Artist:Various Artists   Added:May 2008
Label:Soul Jazz Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-05-04 Pull Date: 2008-07-06
Week Ending: Jul 6 Jun 29 Jun 22 Jun 15 Jun 8 Jun 1 May 25 May 18
Airplays: 3 5 1 4 1 4 3 6

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 14, 2023: blues with a feelin
4. Jun 29, 2021: Virtually Happy-Happy Day
Love Lots Of Lovin, Can I Be Your Squeeze
2. Sep 01, 2021: Hanging in the Bone Yard (rebroadcast from Mar 2, 2019)
Handclapping Song, Rit's Gonna Rain
5. Mar 02, 2019: Hanging in the Bone Yard
Handclapping Song, Rit's Gonna Rain
3. Aug 03, 2021: Virtually Happy-Happy Day (rebroadcast from Jun 29, 2021)
Love Lots Of Lovin, Can I Be Your Squeeze
6. Dec 08, 2018: Hanging in the bone yard
Gator Bait

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2008-05-05
[coll]: New Orleans Funk: the Original Sound of Funk 1960-75
Reviewed by Sadie O., 4/25/08
KILLER comp of just what the title says. I love funk already, but I was amazed at how many very different styles are represented here. Great rhythms (duh!), often quite amazing bass (the production is clean as makes no never mind) – in fact, all the instruments on every song are hot. So damn hot and tasty, oh yes!
No FCCs. No tracks that aren’t great – add a couple invisible stars on each. Too many stars might give someone seizures, you know…
1. ***slow, funky crawl with handclaps and plenty of bass. Instrumental solos – undoubtedly influenced “Dance to the Music”…
2. ***a bit uptempo, bouncy strut, falsetto vocals, party sounds.
3. ***a bit downtempo hipwiggler, very bottom-heavy, very cool, very period lyrics (wish we were still that period..)
4. ***downtempo instrumental sashay with ultra-groovy horns.
5. ***downtempo walking funk, more great bass and fun lyrics.
6. ***sheeeit! Insane piano, uptempo instrumental with whistling – doesn’t sound like much of a premise, but godDAMN!
7. ***killer midtempo bossa-funk, vocal chorus, could definitely be the soundtrack for a second-line at Mardi Gras.
8. ****oh SHIT! Crazy crazy funk – the funkiest damn funk you ever heard!
9. ***downtempo bass-driven stroll, Neville’s pretty vocals, sweet and relaxed – but still funky.
10. **downtempo, relaxed walking funk, female vocals, upbeat love song.
11. ***midtempo, relaxed and very groovy instrumental – bass solo! Bongos! Yess!
12. ***very, very relaxed and downbeat, great piano, vocal chorus. Great bit of piano and percussion at end.
13. **midtempo soulful funky wiggle.
14. ****Indian band! Long call and response intro, then second-line paaaaaar-TAY! Oh hell yeah!
15. ***sweet soul music, fine vocals – fine backing vocals, too.
16. ****OWWW!! Check that rhythm section! Oooh, man! Oh yeah – hot female vocals, too. Uh, uh, UH!
17. ***preaching intro, then funky southern-style stroll with mega-wah-wah. Very much a dance song.
18. ****wah-wah intro, then downtempo march strut – funkier’n you’ve ever imagined.
19. ****bit of vocal “fa fa fa” intro, then uptempo and very upbeat mother popcorn funk with terrific female vocals.
20. ***oh damn – completely different (very sweet and extremely relaxed), but completely hot, with Dr. John’s great vocals.
21. ***a bit uptempo and quite energetic, danceable and soulful.
22. *****midtempo dance instrumental with spoken exhortations to dance – awesome rhythm section, and great vocal bits.
23. ***drumline march, that turns into a funky booty celebration.
24. ***a bit downtempo hip wiggler (yeah, they’re hip huggin’!)

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Meters, The Handclapping Song
2. Explosions, The Hip Drop
3. Lee Dorsey Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
4. Gentleman June Gardne Rit's Gonna Rain
5. Eddie Bo Check Your Bucket
6. Professor Longhair Big Chief
7. Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns Free, Single And Disengaged
8. Chuck Carbo Can I Be Your Squeeze
9. Aaron Neville Hercules
10. Mary Jane Hoope Ri've Got Reasons
11. Gaturs, The Gator Bait
12. Allen Toussaint Get Out Of My Life Woman
13. Cyril Neville Tell Me What's On Your Mind
14. Bo Dollis & The Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indian Band Handa Wanda
15. Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris Love Lots Of Lovin
16. Explosions, The Garden Of Four Trees
17. Ernie & The Top Notes Dap Walk
18. Meters, The Just Kissed My Baby
19. Marilyn Barbarin Reborn
20. Dr John Mama Roux
21. Danny White Natural Soul Brother
22. Eddie Bo Hook N' Sling
23. Ernie K. Doe Here Come The Girls
24. Robert Parker Hip-Huggin