James Brown was undeniably one of the most influential and internationally respected musicians of all time. Unfortunately, many peopleâs exposure doesnât go much deeper than bad covers of âI Got You (I Feel Good)â at weddings.
James Brownâs Funky People is an essential collection of music written, produced, and performed by James Brown with the numerous side projects he released on his People imprint between â71 and â75, representing some of the Godfatherâs best work. Unbelievably prolific in that four year period, in addition to recording thirteen classic albums as a solo artist (four of them double LPs), James Brown was behind groundbreaking records with his groups and solo artists The J.Bâs, Fred Wesley and the J.B.âs, Maceo and the Macks, Bobby Byrd, Lyn Collins, Marva Whitney, Hank Ballard, Myra Barnes, Vicki Anderson, and many more.
Not surprisingly, this CD doubles as a hip-hop history lesson, containing the sample fodder for Public Enemyâs seminal âFight The Power,â Eric B and Rakimâs âIt Ainât No Joke,â Big Daddy Kaneâs âWrath of Kane,â Rob Baseâs âIt Takes Two,â Gangstarrâs âWhoâs Gonna Take The Weight,â and literally hundreds of others.
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by DJ Scribe