The Funk Box

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Of course The Funk Box is kick-ass party music–put “Sex Machine,” “Brick House,” “One Nation Under a Groove” and “Hollywood Swinging” in the same set, and that pretty much goes without saying. But its chronological survey of funk’s evolution through the ’70s also frames the dialectical struggle between the music’s two main schools–the James Brown style (hard, sharp, built around drum-and-guitar polyrhythms) and the P-Funk style (goofy, squishy, putting all its weight behind ultraheav…

So ya got your doo-wop box, your soul box, your disco box but what about the most influential R&B style of the last 30 years? That’s right, brother, it’s funk-and here are 55 of the baddest grooves from the style’s 1970-1983 heyday, featuring all full-length versions from the best tape sources possible. Includes The Message Cymande; Express Yourself Charles Watts & the 103rd Street Rhythm Band; Jungle Fever Chakachas; Do It, Fluid Blackbyrds; I Get Lifted George McCrae; The Bottle Gil Sc…

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