Things Gonna Get Better - Street Funk And Jazz Grooves 1970-1977 CD
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Things Gonna Get Better - Street Funk And Jazz Grooves 1970-1977 CD

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Title: Things Gonna Get Better - Street Funk And Jazz Grooves 1970-1977 CD
Artist: Various Artists
Label: Beat Goes Public
Catalogue #: CDBGPD297
Format: CD
Genre: Funk, Jazz Funk
Release Year: 2016
Condition: New & Sealed

1. A JOYFUL PROCESS - Funkadelic
2. ST LOUIS BREAKDOWN - Oliver Sain
3. DOSE OF SOUL - Chet Ivey and His Fabulous Avengers
4. ONE MAN’S LOSS - Vernon Garrett
5. PAYIN' DUES - Ruby Delicious
6. 125TH AND 7TH AVENUE - Richard ‘Groove’ Holmes
7. I’M A BELIEVER - Idris Muhammad
8. A CHANCE FOR PEACE - Lonnie Liston Smith
9. SKULL SESSION - Oliver Nelson
10. MUCHO MACHO (Full Length Version) - Macho
11. SHORTY THE PIMP - Don Julian & The Larks
12. PUSH ON JESSE JACKSON - The Pace-Setters
13. MUSIC FOR THE BROTHERS - The Solicitors
14. DO IT - Billy Sha-Rae
15. THINGS GONNA GET BETTER - Clarence Coulter
16. SOUL MEETING - Don Williams and The Exchange
17. TITE ROPE - Harold Alexander
18. CHAINS - Blacks & Blues
19. WHATCHA SEE IS WHATCH GET - Pretty Purdie & The Playboys
20. WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH THE WORLD - Dave Hamilton

 This is an exciting glimpse into the world of black American funk, jazz and soul from the early 70s. The music has a political agenda, even when it isn’t overtly preaching a message.

 

 Recorded after the 60s dream had ended, during the era of Watergate, the oil crisis and financial crash, there is a schizophrenic edge to the music here. There are tracks about trying to get things right, but also about partying as a way to forget. 

 

Street funk from Oliver Sain, Dave Hamilton, Billie Sha Rae is showcased alongside the jazzier sounds of Oliver Nelson, “Groove” Holmes and Harold Alexander. There is also the first flowering of disco with the Fatback-related ‘Mucho Macho’ (we feature the previously unissued extended version) and Chet Ivey tracks.

 

The compilation features many sides to be released on CD for the first time, including two Detroit funk gems from the vaults of Dave Hamilton. Another first release is ‘Chains’ from Gil Scott Heron’s college group Black And Blues.


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