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Bringing Back the Funk

Brian CulbertsonAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 29, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Grp Records
  • ASIN: B00160ANQY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,666 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

2008 album from the Jazz musician. Funk music has been a passion of Culbertson's since his youth and on this album, he is bringing the Funk back along with musical friends Bootsy Collins, Tom Scott, Sharon Jones, Ronnie Laws, Maceo Parker, Gerald Albright and many other musical allies.

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Foonkay! April 29, 2008
By Dellers
Format:Audio CD
I received my copy earlier today, and what can I say? This is the perfect cd for me as a huge fan of funk. And I liked Brian alot even before this one....Just the list of wellknown funky musicians say anything you need to know. It's hard not to move when listening to this music, the songs themself and the production is perfect. 5+ stars!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Spicy Funk ! October 17, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Brian goes back to Funk inspiration for this album that mixes the Smooth with Funk.
"Always Remember" is a smooth-ish groove with Brian's clean piano work a delight.
Equally delightful is the highly melodic "Let's Stay In Tonight".
On the Funk side "Funkin' Like My Fathers" and "The Groove" have a P Funk flavour with co-producer Bootsy involved.
Kool & The Gang's "Hollywood Swinging" and Tower Of Power's "You Got To Funkifize" are given strong re-workings.
The killer track and strongest cover is Donny Hathaway's "Everything Is Everything", which retains much of the grittiness of the original.
An impressive cast includes Ronnie Laws, Gerald Albright, Ledisi and Musiq Soulchild on vocals, Maurice White, the leader and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, among many others.
Overall,it's a fun album, but not his best.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprise.... Surprise.... August 22, 2008
Format:Audio CD
Surprisingly likeable CD. A little instrumental jazz, a little funky, some with vocal and others not. But this is a nice tribute to that era with a touch of his own style. I have to say the first track threw me for a minute I was unsure if I would be able to get into the CD. But it recovered on the second track and got stronger thereafter. Loved the version of Hollywood Swingers w/Musiq & Albright and The World Keeps Going Around w/Ledisi, who is a wonderful vocalist who truly shines on this track. This was quite enjoyable, not too over the top but mellow funk. Definately for Ole School lovers who don't mind a little variety/twist.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good Music but very bad recording quality April 23, 2009
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The music with all best musicians like Duke, Albright etc. is really very "funk" and good. But the recording quality is very very bad. I am an audiophil, who is hearing jazz, but this CD is really very low-end...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff February 24, 2009
Format:Audio CD
A great throwback to my days in High School jazz band. This album is very tight. It sounds like they've been playing together for years. But the main reason I love this album is that it introduced me to the genius of Gerald Albright on Hollywood Swinging. He is just incredible on sax, and it shows the level of talent that contributed to this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Funk with Tower of Power influence September 8, 2008
Format:Audio CD
This Cd has a 70's vibe, with an influence of rock and soul from the Bay area. On a couple of the tracks the music was close to some of the Tower of Power's horn sections sound. This is an excellent album to listen to while driving down the highway.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CD review September 7, 2008
Format:Audio CD
I recently purchased the CD Brining Back the Funk and am very pleased with it. The music is great and very orginal. The CD has met my expectations as well as the service that I recieved when I purchased the CD. Would recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars jazz August 30, 2008
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love this cd If you love jazz with a twist this is your cd
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bad to the bone!!!
Published 6 days ago by J Vinson
4.0 out of 5 stars A 'Funky Fresh Perspective'
As I have been categorized as a 'Funk-Jazz Bassist' I feel in love with this offering from Brian. A friend had let me borrow the CD, which did not have the case/cover, and after... Read more
Published 15 months ago by RSMH
5.0 out of 5 stars BC is the best!
You can not beat Brian Culbertson when it comes to jazz. This man is the entertainer and plays so many instruments and once you've heard his work, you'll be sold on his music and... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Joseph R. Dixon, Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Funk
Play it for your kids and introduce them to good music. Amazing recording, great CD to listen to all the way through.
Published 19 months ago by Steven T. Johnson
2.0 out of 5 stars Not his finest hour
Let me preface this by admitting I'm not particular fan of the hip-hop or funk music genre. I am however a huge Brian Culbertson fan, having every album he's released. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Geezer
5.0 out of 5 stars Bringing Back the Funk
Love this CD. It's a mix of "old school" and easy jazz.
so glad I bought this. Listen to it every day.
Published on February 21, 2012 by marguerite allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Authentic funk in the extreme!
Brian Culbertson - `Bringing Back The Funk'
Album review by Mike Parlett

Born in Decatur Illinois in 1973 now based in Los Angeles California, keyboardist, trombone... Read more
Published on June 29, 2011 by Gospel Times
5.0 out of 5 stars Funky Good
I listened and danced to funk music during my teenage years. This CD is fun it makes me want to get up and dance. I like the slightly jazz spin on the funk. This is great.
Published on April 1, 2011 by Vernie
1.0 out of 5 stars Yecch!!!
I've seen Brian live a couple of times and he does put on a great show. After reading the credits on the back of this cd, I figured with Maurice White, Bootsy and all the other... Read more
Published on April 26, 2010 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Music
This cd takes me back to the days when music had a solid beat. The music makes you want to get up and move.
Published on July 18, 2009 by Cleo Robertson
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