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Andre's Record Roundup

Andre S. Grindle "Andre' Grindle"
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!"
Central Heating
Central Heating
"One of those albums I do like for.....some purely sentimental reasons. But definately on the phat,gritty side of sophistifunk."
Off the Wall
Off the Wall
"My favorite of Mike's! "Working Day And Night" gets me everytime. I don't think he ever made an album like this again."
Diamond Life
Diamond Life
"Always surprised an album as spare and with as much jazzy sonics became the big hit this one did."
Falco 3 25th Anniversary Edition
Falco 3 25th Anniversary Edition
"Always enjoyed this quirky Austrian's witty approch to electro/new wave pop"
Please
Please
"Part of what I called the "nu disco" scene of the 80's. "West End Girl" hooked me as it did everyone else but 'Two Divided By Zero" and even "Later Tonight' have kept me there ever since"
Control
Control
"Highly stylized but very arty mid 80's dance/synth funk from Jam/Lewis. Still one of Miss Janet's finest!"
Mummer
Mummer
"Always loved there stuff but on this one Andy & Colin look to arabic,tibetan and other eastern styles for their modern art pop. Highlites? "Wonderland" and "In Loving Memory of A Name""
Entrance
Entrance
"If this album had started with the title song and ended with "Hung Up" it would still be a masterpiece! Uniquely jazz/horn rock/funk/psychedelic stew with grand melodies!"
For You
For You
"Prince's debut is still very special to me. Dramatic,dreamy synth washes and some reverbed acoustic textures. Proto Minneapolis, and almost neo soul before it existed"
In Our Lifetime: Expanded Love Man Edition
In Our Lifetime: Expanded Love Man Edition
"Marvin's least heralded final Motown album is sort of a 'What's Going On' for the post disco era,full of quirky musical sonics and some explosive electronic touches."
Down To The Moon [Enhanced CD]
Down To The Moon [Enhanced CD]
"One of those few new age albums that I feel has a strong funky groove to it. Probably the last time I'll ever pay this much attention to the genre."
Looking Thru
Looking Thru
"Amazed when I first heard it! European band mixes 70's fusion,prog rock and jazz-funk with electronics and a Weather Report-like warped harmonic sense."
Xiii
Xiii
"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."
Storm At Sunup
Storm At Sunup
"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."
McCartney II (Archive Collection)
McCartney II (Archive Collection)
"Something of a channeling of the DYI electronica style of funky early 80's new wave. McCartney's most pioneering and daring records of the past three decades!"
Chas Jankel
Chas Jankel
"Similar in production to 'McCartney II' only with somewhat fuller sound and,of course more of Chas's individual identity."
Don Juans Reckless Daughter
Don Juans Reckless Daughter
"Double album featuring a few elongated tunes...amazes in it's poetic range and it's unique 70's jazzy folk style."
Amigos
Amigos
"The one Santana release that sounds like a through and through funk album. Afro-latin and jazzy-pop grooves abound."
Secrets
Secrets
"The best album....that Stevie Wonder never made"
A Cappella
A Cappella
"Explores the limits of the pure human voice and body in pop music that I've ever heard. Almost proto modern hip-hop in many ways-lot's of beat boxing and such."
What'Cha Gonna Do for Me
What'Cha Gonna Do for Me
"One of THE ultimate Chaka experiences. Full of jazz funk/pop drama and a great mix of live instrumentation and electronics!"
Nard
Nard
"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."
Tasty [EXPLICIT LYRICS]
Tasty [EXPLICIT LYRICS]
"Now HERE's someone explore wonderful new directions in funky soul music!"
Powerlight
Powerlight
"In my mind EWF's most underheralded moments of any period!"
Love Letter
Love Letter
"One of R's most fully formed records. Neither contempo hip-hop/R&B or retro soul it finds the ultimate soulful balance. And all by just plain great songwriting and grooves!"
Sergio Mendes & The New Brasil 77
Sergio Mendes & The New Brasil 77
"Finest latin-pop/soul/funk featuring not only songwriting from Stevie Wonder but his guitarist Michael Sembello. Should be a clue as to what you'll be hearing. Sure made me happy!"
Regulate . . . G Funk Era
Regulate . . . G Funk Era
"To me one of the GREATEST examples of the "g-funk" sound,full of that 80's boogie/sophistifunk vibe and flavor!"
Speakerboxxx / The Love Below
Speakerboxxx / The Love Below
"Well at least for 'The Love Below' part i am challanged to have ever heard anything so out of the mainstream IN the mainstream during recent years."
Southern Accents
Southern Accents
"One of my very favorite Tom Petty releases. Pleasently surprised by the funky 80's new wave vibe."
The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle
The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle
"My favorite 70's era Bruce/E Street Band album,full of heavy R&B-funk style grooves and musical experimentation."
Cafe Bleu
Cafe Bleu
"To me their best (and jazziest) album. Paul Weller was wise enough to complete the picture by eluding to funk and hip-hop along the way as well. An ultimate listening experience for me anyway."
4
4
"One of the recent albums that just blew my mind. Especially in how the artist is seeking to bring both her African and American music roots into her orbit!"