The list author says: "Now I've listened to A LOT of music over the years.And I do mean a lot. Some influences and shape the way I hear music and different creative endeavors I'm involved in. Inspired by an article Waxpoetics Magazine Issue:42 I'm proud to present Andre's Record Roundup:music that really made a huge splash in my world!"
"Even though it's thought to represent Chicago's decline I see it as a new beginning. It embraces some of the beginnings of sophistifunk in their sound along with some holdovers from the unfairly maligned disco era."
"Deep,soulful "united funk" era music,with lots of jazz and TONTO-styled Stevie Wonder synthesizer tones that got cleverly marketed as "easy listening" and "soft rock". Proves you never know where you'll find this type of music."
"Straight out of the Jamaica Queens music scene 'Nard comes at a very chunky late 70's style jazz-funk style that hip-hop just has loved to sample over the years. But it's more than worth it on it's own merrits."