|Album:||Crown Princes Of Funk: The Last Set||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Freddi / Henchi And The Soulsetters||Added:||Mar 2011|
|Add Date:||2011-03-20||Pull Date:||2011-05-22|
|Week Ending:||May 22||May 15||May 8||May 1||Apr 24||Apr 17||Apr 10||Apr 3|
|1.||Jun 15, 2013:||Music Casserole
Funky To The Bone
|4.||Dec 31, 2011:||New World Disorder
I Want To Dance, Dance, Dance
|2.||Jun 16, 2012:||New World Disorder
Mr. Funky (As Freddi And Henchi)
|5.||Dec 28, 2011:||Morning Glory "Best Of 2011"
Come Down, Funky To The Bone
|3.||Mar 31, 2012:||New World Disorder
I Want To Dance, Dance, Dance
|6.||May 21, 2011:||New World Disorder
The Thrill Is Gone
Reviewed by Sadie O., 3/16/11
Betcha didn’t know some of the FUNKIEST stuff EVAH was made by a band outa Phoenix Arizona (!) with two black singers and a mostly Latino band. Produced by Hadley Murrell (see “Soul Side of the Street”), they cut some of the hottest Funk of the 70’s, but remained underappreciated nationally (perhaps that has something to do with “Phoenix Arizone”…) Fortunately, Murrell has apparently archived everything he’s ever been involved with, so we get another chance to dance. Yeah, baby!
1. 3:54 *****slow fade in, then midtempo Sly & the Family Stone style funky dance number. Bass right up front in the mix, chunka chunka guitar, great vocals.
2. 3:34 ****hits right off with big energy, 70’s social comment soul (all still true, of course…) Psychedelic bit in middle.
3. 2:56 **wah-wah and keyboard, a bit uptempo, I guess this would be the answer to Heart’s “Barracuda”… Fades out quite early.
4. 5:41 ****keyboard chords intro, then very slow, bluesy crawl, cover of the BB King classic. Although slow and bluesy with a big guitar solo, it’s not at all a copy. Some insane vocals and guitar in last couple of minutes. Whew!
5. 2:50 ***downtempo, gooey funk with lots of bass, a bit goofy and fun.
6. 3:29 ***wah-wah intro, midtempo funky funky funk, all about indomitability in the face of povery.
7. 3:45 ***southern fried soul with a disco-funk dance groove. Ain’t NOTHIN wrong with that, either.
8. 2:34 ***high energy, high electricity cover of the Hendrix classic – again, although it’s got the same components as the original, it’s completely different.
9. 3:28 ***midtempo and funky, just plain good fun.
10. 3:14 ****groovy funk, fun production.
11. 3:10 ****downtempo Isaac Hayes-style funk. Funkity funkity funk. Also very silly – they were known for good-natured fun (without the K).
12. 3:24 ***midtempo rubber band funk, about a two-timin’ mama. Tsk!
13. 2:18 *downtempo, live sound, female backup singers, 70’s upbeat message.
14. 3:16 ***way downtempo, sardonic humor.
15. 2:53 ***a bit downbeat but very funky, 70’s style social commentary soul.
16. 3:18 *very downbeat and downtempo soul. Builds, gets all orchestral. Good stuff for the genre, but not my bag…
17. 2:55 *****HELL YEAH. Thass whai’m talking about FUNK.
18. 3:17 **** downtempo, slinky, Sly & the Family Stone style, social message.
19. 3:08 *goes from funk to pop – sounds rather like Glam Rock, really.
20. 1:47 ***bass intro, then uptempo soul jam. Some VERY goofy bits.
21. 1:57 ***fast (Pachuco Style?) cover of the anthemic theme song.