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Product Details

  • 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 (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,181 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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Great combination of funk and jazz.
Nupeman
The CD has met my expectations as well as the service that I recieved when I purchased the CD.
Arthur L. Isom Jr.
This CD is fun it makes me want to get up and dance.
Vernie

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Dellers on April 29, 2008
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 By latejazzlover on 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.
Enjoy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By MVD on August 22, 2008
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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 By Guyinthenextcubicleover on February 24, 2009
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By W. Weiss on September 8, 2008
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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 By Arthur L. Isom Jr. on September 7, 2008
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michal Szabó on 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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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lynn Green on July 13, 2008
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This is one great album. It's an awesome mood-maker, putting you into a comfortable jazz groove right up front and consistently. My one complaint is the title. I don't think it actually brings back any funk; it's more of a fusion of 75% jazz and 25% funk. The main reason for that is that piano was never at the heart of funk. Funk built on rhythm and a thumping bass, not keys. That said, Culbertson definitely has a funky heart and brings a great vibe to his jazz.
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