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Strange Funky Games & Things

Strange Funky Games & Things Audio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 4, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bbe / Beat Gen
  • ASIN: B000A1INGC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #570,523 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7. Come Into My Life - The Supremes
8. L.A. Night - Yasuko Agawa
9. Love And Happiness - Monty Alexander
10. Do It Baby - The Miracles
11. Reflections - Bill Conti
12. California Dreaming - Eddie Hazel
13. Strange Funky Games And Things - Jay Dee
14. Loving You - Donald Byrd
15. Porcupine - Nature Zone

Editorial Reviews

Do you ever wonder where the inimitable sound of 21st century R&B and rap comes from, with its Hollywood sheen, smoky-voiced divas, sassy lyrics and sleek yet oh-so-sexy beats? Fusing elements of rare groove, funk, 70s breakbeat and lush romantic soul; it's strange yet funky, commercial yet spiritual, a reflection of what has gone before, but nevertheless entirely fresh and new. From Beyonce to Snoop Dogg, Mary J. to Missy, what are the roots of this sound, and who are its originators?

The "Strange Games..." series holds some of the answers. A fascinating musical biography of the evolution of R&B and rap, this continuing album project delves into the back catalogue of rare groove, soul, funk and disco to find the tunes that have counted in sculpting the perfect silhouette of today's R&B and hip-hop. Its selection of classics that have influenced and - through covers and samples - helped to assemble the modern R&B sound reveals the missing links between 70s soul, the 80s London rare groove revival and our slickly commercial modern product. Strange Funky Games and Things continues the quest to trace the sensual and soulful roots of today's ultra-modern grooves. Simply lie back, listen and let the music do the talking, as favorites like Donald Byrd's "Loving You" and Monty Alexander's "Love and Happiness" take you on a voyage of discovery into the vaults of funked-up bliss.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Album August 7, 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Was really surprised to find the Sample for Jaylib's Champion Sound on this compilation. But great all around album with some nice rare grooves.
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