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Birth Of Funk 1949-1962
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2CD

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RANDB 072CD RANDB 072CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/1/2021

Jacksonville, Florida, 1960. Charles "Hungry" Williams mentors young Clayton Fillyau after he had just joined the James Brown band: "I don't care where you put it on those drums, remember where '1' is and you'll never lose the time." Listen to Hungry on Huey Smith's "Talk To Me Baby" from 1962 and then listen to how Clayton turns it into a relentless breakbeat on James Brown's "I've Got Money". Not everything on here was cut in New Orleans. New York singer Vernon Harrel's "Slick Chick" is held together by an intriguingly syncopated bass line that hints at late '60s Studio One dub. And in case you think any of this was new, listen to Earl Palmer's sixteenth notes, off-backbeat snare accents and double-tempo hi-hats in 1953 on Professor Longhair's "Tipitina". (Serious students dig out Zutty Singleton's drum break on Victoria Spivey's "Funny Feathers" from 1929). Here you are then. 47 funky tracks from the '50s and early '60s.

Features Edgar Hayes, Professor Longhair, Chris Powell, Mose Allison, Ahmad Jamal Trio, Bill Doggett, Ernie Freeman, Earl King, Drits & Dravy, Ike & Tina Turner, Jack McDuff, James Brown, Roy Montrell, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Al Robinson, Eddie Bo, The Isley Brothers, Gino Parks, Joe "Guitar" Morris, Prince La La, Stanley Turrentine, Fabulous Playboys, Vernon Harrel, Billy Stewart, Jimmy Pace, Lee Dorsey, Ernie K-Doe, Marvin Gaye, Pistol, Porgy & The Polka Dots, Ray Johnson, Shirley Raymond, Fred Lowery, Spider Johnson, Huey "Piano" Smith, Dolores Johnson, Turquinettes, Bob Bateman, James Booker, Wallace Johnson, Roosevelt Fountain, J. C. Davis, David Rockingham Trio, and Bobby Mitchell.