Friday, June 3, 2022

VA - Superfly Soul 1, 2 & 3 [2003 - 2005] (6 x CD's)

 

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VA - Superfly Soul 1, 2 & 3 [2003 - 2005] (6 x CD's)

These sets are full of obscure classics both by well-known artists and by genuine obscurities. Very few tracks are merely good, the overall standard is incredibly high and the stuff you don't know (unless you're a serious soul/funk buff,) stands up really well next to the famous tunes. The soul, funk and acid jazz from the 60's and 70's is so fine you can totally forgive the inclusion of a few rather obvious selections (Curtis Mayfield, Gil Scott-Heron, Ann Sexton and Bobby Womack). There is a lot of funk you won't hear on the radio much less find in a dusty record store. The third volume in this hugely successful series delves deeper than ever before into the vaults for another peerless selection of late '60s and 70s nuggets.  Few of these artists had hits, and even the ones recognized by soul fans like Maceo & All the King's Men, Pee Wee Ellis, Bobby Womack, Garnet Mimms, Allen Toussaint, a Tina-less Ike Turner, and Big Al Downing -- tend to be on the cultish side. The whole Supefly Soul series does not disappoint, focusing on funky '70s soul. (Amazon)

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Track lists


VA - Superfly Soul 1, Dynamite Funk And Bad-Assed Street Grooves

CD1

01 Bobby Womack Across 110Th Street 3:51

02 Sound Experience It's A Funk Thing 3:06

03 Ike & Tina Turner Cussin', Cryin' And Carryin' On 2:36

04 Jimmy Mcgriff Dig On It 3:11

05 Curtis Mayfield Pusherman (Superfly) 5:03

06 Lightnin' Rod Sport 2:36

07 Ann Sexton You're Losing Me 2:19

08 Gil Scott-Heron The Bottle 5:13

09 Joe "Cornbread" Thomas Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) 3:35

10 Eddie Bo If It's Good To You (It's Good For You), Pt. 1 2:28

11 S.O.U.L. The Joneses, Pt. 1 3:42

12 Backyard Heavies Chitlin' Strut 2:51

13 David R. Batiste, Jr. Funky Soul, Pt. 1 1:57

14 Sir Joe Quarterman The Way They Do My Life 3:01

15 Richard "Groove" Holmes Flyjack 3:31

16 Chuck Brooks Behind Closed Doors 2:23

17 Notations Superpeople 3:47

18 O'Donel Levy Bad Bad Simba 7:11


CD2

01 Patti Jo Make Me Believe In You [7" Version] 3:40

02 Curtis Mayfield Freddie's Dead 5:22

03 Maceo & All The King's Men Better Half 4:53

04 Betty Harris There's A Break In The Road 2:44

05 Moody Scott (We Gotta) Bust Out Of The Ghetto, Pt. 1 6:13

06 Jamo Thomas Jamo's Soul 2:11

07 Norman, Timmy & The O'jahs Let It All Hang Out 2:23

08 Ike Turner & His Kings Of Rhythm Thinking Black 2:40

09 Skullsnaps It's A New Day 3:02

10 Dawson Smith I Don't Know If I Can Make It, Pt. 1 3:12

11 Bobby Womack; J.J. Johnson Harlem Clavinette 2:13

12 Lloyd Price They Get Down 3:53

13 Ramon Morris Sweet Sister Funk 6:13

14 Rasputin's Stash The Devil Made Me Do It 4:36

15 General Crook Fever In The Funkhouse 2:58

16 Reuben Wilson Superfly 4:48

17 Sound Experience 40 Acres And A Mule 3:05

18 Moore, Curley & The Kool Ones Funky, Yeah 2:28

19 Afro-American Ensemble Gone Is The Laughter Of You 3:23


VA - Superfly Soul 2, The Return Of The Hustlers... [2004]

CD1

01 Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul (I Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind 6:18

02 Eddie Bo & Inez Cheatham Lover And A Friend 2:37

03 Allen Toussaint Either 2:53

04 Big Al Downing Gimme Good Loving 2:59

05 Classic Example That's Groovy 3:10

06 S.O.U.L. Burning Spear 3:59

07 Maskman & The Agents One Eye Open 2:54

08 Pee Wee Ellis Moon Walk 2:46

09 Skull Snaps Tresspasin' 4:00

10 Curtis Mayfield Big Mac 6:04

11 O'donel Levy Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky 3:20

12 Ground Hog Bumpin' 2:50

13 Georgie Boy You'd Better Quit It 2:29

14 Jeannie Dee Two Heads Are Better Than One 2:13

15 Warren Lee Mama Said We Can't Get Married 2:55

16 Michael Longo Like A Thief In The Night 5:31


CD2

01 Maceo & All The King's Men Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself Again 6:19

02 Bobby Womack Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out 2:56

03 Reuben Wilson The Sweet Life 6:11

04 Garnet Mimms Stop & Check Yourself 2:47

05 Jesse Anderson Mighty Mighty 2:19

06 Alvin Cash Funky Washing Machine 2:45

07 Curtis Mayfield Give Me Your Love 4:17

08 Richard "Groove" Holmes & Jimmy Mcgrif The Preachers Tune 10:03

09 Marie Knight Cry Me A River 2:28

10 Milton Howard Funky Shing-A-Ling 2:03

11 Ike Turner & The Kings Of Rhythm Getting Nasty 3:08

12 Dyanmic 7 Squeeze Me (Parts 1 And 2) 4:24

13 The Five Stairsteps And Cubie Don't Change You're Love 2:48

14 Patti Jo Ain't No Love Lost 5:48

15 George Freeman New Improved Funk 2:26

16 Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul Thanks Dad (Part 2) 4:32

17 Golden Toadstools Weeping River 3:13


VA - Superfly Soul 3 , Riding Through The Ghetto... [2005]

CD1

01 Ike & Tina Turner You Got What You Wanted 2:24

02 S.O.U.L Peace Of Mind 3:47

03 Prince Geno & Tailor Mades Brand New Man With The Master Plan 4:11

04 African Music Machine Black Water Gold 3:02

05 Moody Scott I Don't Dig No Phoney 3:33

06 Elvans Road Summer Free-Fo-All 3:13

07 Curtis Mayfield Billy Jack 6:07

08 Andre Maurice You're The Cream Of The Crop 2:42

09 Mr Jamo Shake What You Brought With You, Baby 2:32

10 All Points Bulletin Sexy Ways, Pretty Legs 3:36

11 Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul Find Yourself 2:58

12 Israel Tolbert Hot Pants Breakdown 3:05

13 Backyard Heavies Expo '83 2:43

14 Al Mason Good Loving 3:44

15 J.I Henderson Crying 3:46


CD2

01 Lightning Rod Copping Some Fronts For The Set 2:28

02 Maceo & All The King's Men Southwick 3:27

03 Young Senators Jungle 3:26

04 J.I Henderson Give A Helping Hand 4:51

05 Bobby Franklin's Insanity Bring It On Down To Me 2:34

06 O'jays Roadside '75 2:58

07 Fawns Girl In Trouble 2:30

08 Maskman & The Agents My Wife, My Dog, My Cat 3:11

09 Andre Maurice Be True To You 2:52

10 Sam Baker I Can't Stand It 2:22

11 E.T White & His Great Potential Band Loosen Up 3:40

12 Skys The Limit Humping Hard 2:53

13 Joe Hicks I'm Going Home 2:59

14 Jesse Anderson Readings In Astrology 2:41

15 Curtis Mayfield After Sex 6:45

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8 comments:

  1. Just as I make a comment about a few obscure tracks on the big Funk collection you also post this, satisfying that need for a couple of obscure, but oh so funky tracks to fill in for me. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Pol.
      You can never second guess what will happen with new posts.
      I think this is a great series too.
      Cheers.

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  2. Thanks Butterboy, lottsa nice tracks here.

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    1. Hi Bob Mac,
      Thanks for that. It is nearing Saturday night so I guess you will get your dancing shoes on...
      Cheers.

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    1. You're welcome Guitarradeplastico,scraping oddities.
      Cheers.

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  4. What a nice collection - thx BB :)

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