Criteria: These Funk albums were chosen and ranked based on their initial and lasting popularity, influence, impact, acclaim, and overall stature in funk music circles. Last Updated: 2016-12-16
Records WEA K 99 163 Формат Vinyl, LP, Album Страна Germany Дата релиза 1982 Жанр Electronic Стиль Disco Содержание Скрыть Над релизом работали A1 Love Is In Contro Оцифровка групп. 9:48. Donna Summer Donna Summer Label Warner Bros. Records P-11120 Format Vinyl, LP, Album Country Japan Released 1982 Genre Electronic, Rock, Funk.
Well, it's disco/funk, but funk nonetheless. Louis Johnson brings the funk with some maaad basslines. While there have been many great funk albums, I'd say that funk was essentially a singles music. And if we were talking '20 Greatest Funk Singles', then for me, the top ten at least would consist of nothing but JB. Certainly among any top 20 funk albums I would compile, I would include 'Love/Power/Peace' the 'Sex Machine' album (canned applause and all ), 'Live at the Apollo II' (if only for 'Cold Sweat' on disc 2), Sly's 'Stand!' and 'Fresh'. I find almost all of the P-Funk albums I've heard to be patchy,.
In each case, the original album is (wisely) preserved intact on one CD, while a second CD collects period singles, live performances, and a smattering of alternate mixes and unreleased material. You could write an entire book about the sly wit and polymorphous slipperiness of 20 Jazz Funk Greats, whose kitsch seaside holiday photo on notorious suicide spot Beachy Head tips off the viewer to the deliberately fishy insincerity of its sonic contents. Hot on the Heels of Love" is a delirious slice of Moroder-esque boudoir-disco complete with breathy vocals from Cosey and, thanks to the remastering, a floor-filling low-end thump.
So when the 20th anniversary of their first hit came along in October 1982, they prepared another series of events to dominate the charts, but yet again, it all ended rather with a whimper. The planned series of reissues, one by one of all the singles on the exact 20th anniversary started well enough with "Love Me Do" hitting number four, much better than the original number 17, but then the second single, "Please Please Me," stopped at number 29, "From Me to You" number 40, and it got progressively worse, none of the classic mid.