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Texas Funk 1968-1975

Various Artists Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 9, 2005)
  • Original Release Date: 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Now Again
  • ASIN: B000A2H7EA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,565 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Turn You On - Latin Breed
2. Reach Out (And Give Me Your Hand) - Tickled Pink
3. Get Down - Sunny & The Sunliners
4. Funky Chick - The Majestics
5. Funky Stuff - Little Jr. Jesse & His Teardrops & The Tears
6. Sagittarius Black - Timothy McNealy
7. Evil Ways - The Brothers Seven
8. Do Your Thing (Parts 1 & 2) - Zapata
9. There's Got To Be Someone For Me - The Groove Merchants
10. Give Everybody Some - Mickey & The Soul Generation
11. Every Man For Himself - Road Runners
12. Super Funk - Vern Blaire Debate
13. Soul Pot - Soul Ones
14. Who Will Be The Next Fool - Little Jimmy Tyson & The Highway Robbers
15. Sissy Strut - Joe Bravo
16. Heart 'N Soul - Booker T. Averheart
17. Power Struggle - James Polk & The Brothers
18. I Got The Feeling - Bobby & The Premiers
19. Super Bad - Kashmere Stage Band
20. Clean Up Man - Eddie Finley & The Cincinatti Show Band
See all 21 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

Included within are some of the most sought after Deep Funk tracks known in the collecting world. There are verifiable funk instrumentals, vocal masterpieces, heavy duty interpolations, and unique covers of classics by The Isley Brothers, James Brown and The Meters. 21 gems in all. Expertly remastered, packaged with extensive liner notes, complete annotation, a historical overview of the Texas and its funk meccas, an introduction by DJ Shadow and containing more photos and memorabilia in it's 24 page booklet than even the most seasoned funk fiend would expect, Texas Funk is a sure shot. Now Again. 2005.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A THOUSAND STARS IN THE SKY LIKE THE STARS IN YOUR EYE February 7, 2010
By Syd
I can't rave enough about this series. All the artists for their contribution, along with the Jazz Man/Now Again label should get a Grammy for this. From the superb reproduction of the original mono sound, from the choice of material, from the muted colors of the photos used, to the color of the graphics, the liner notes, everything was done by people with the sharpest of the sharpest artist's eye. It does not matter which you choose, Midwest, Florida, Carolina or Texas, they are all incredible. My hat off to the label, too, for not issuing this in a cheapo box set. Just buy them all. This music has put me in other worlds. The next best ones are Searching For Soul and Getting It Off.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WHO WOULD'VE FUNKED IT IN TEXAS? April 10, 2009
This is from a guy who was raised on rock and rap until the early
90's when I got turned on to the Meters.It has never been the same
since.It is a requirement for anyone who loves the funk to own this
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3.0 out of 5 stars bootleg quality funktory January 20, 2012
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The CD arrived in just a few days! I am very happy with the delivery. About the album, it has a lot of covers with different names. Quality not so great. Peaks out on some speakers and sounds distorted in a bad way. Otherwise, another piece of funk soul history and I am glad it is Texas funk but I know there is more of it and better tracks out there. Just got to dig real deep I guess, (or maybe not SO deep...).
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