THE BIRTH OF FUNK – Low Down And Dirty 2CD

THE BIRTH OF FUNK – Low Down And Dirty 2CD

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  1. Edgar Hayes Fat Meat ‘n’ Greens
  2. Professor Longhair Tipitina
  3. Chris Powell Mambo Gunch
  4. Mose Allison The Seventh Son
  5. Ahmad Jamal Trio Poinciana
  6. Bill Doggett Hold It
  7. Ernie Freeman Live It Up
  8. Earl King Come On (Pts 1 & 2)
  9. Drits & Dravy Talk That Talk (Pt. 1)
  10. Ike & Tina Turner I Idolize You
  11. Jack McDuff Brother Jack
  12. James Brown And I Do Just What I Want
  13. Roy Montrell Mudd
  14. Sugar Pie DeSanto Can’t Let You Go
  15. Al Robinson I’m Leaving You Today
  16. Earl King Trick Bag
  17. Eddie Bo Check Mr. Popeye
  18. The Isley Brothers Teach Me How To Shimmy
  19. Gino Parks Fire
  20. Joe ‘Guitar’ Morris The Git Back (Pt. 1)
  21. Prince La La She Put The Hurt On Me
  22. Stanley Turrentine Baia
  23. Fabulous Playboys Honkey Tonk Woman
  24. Vernon Harrel Slick Chick


  1. James Brown Mashed Potatoes U.S.A.
  2. Billy Stewart Fat Boy
  3. Jimmy Pace Stop My Heart From Crying
  4. Lee Dorsey People Gonna Talk
  5. Ernie K-Doe I Got To Find Somebody
  6. Marvin Gaye Hitch Hike
  7. Pistol Keep On Lovin’ You
  8. Porgy & The Polka Dots Say Yeah
  9. Ray Johnson Soul City
  10. Shirley Raymond What a Wedding Day
  11. Fred Lowery Goodbye
  12. Spider Johnson Doin’ The Popeye
  13. Huey ‘Piano’ Smith Talk To Me Baby
  14. Dolores Johnson What Kind Of Man Are You
  15. Turquinettes Tell Me The Truth
  16. Bob Bateman R B Special
  17. James Booker Big Nick
  18. Wallace Johnson Clap Your Hands
  19. Roosevelt Fountain Red Pepper (Pts 1 & 2)
  20. C. Davis Coolin’ Out
  21. David Rockingham Trio Joy De Vie
  22. Bobby Mitchell You Got The Nerve
  23. James Brown I’ve Got Money


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Jacksonville, Florida, 1960. Charles ‘Hungry’ Williams mentors young Clayton Fillyau after he had just joined the James Brown band: ‘I don’t care where you put it on those drums, remember where ‘1’ is and you’ll never lose the time.’ Listen to Hungry on Huey Smith’s Talk To Me Baby from 1962 and then listen to how Clayton turns it into a relentless breakbeat on James Brown’s I’ve Got Money. Not everything on here was cut in New Orleans. New York singer Vernon Harrel’s Slick Chick is held together by an intriguingly syncopated bass line that hints at late ‘60s Studio One dub. And in case you think any of this was new, listen to Earl Palmer’s sixteenth notes, off-backbeat snare accents and double-tempo hi-hats in 1953 on Professor Longhair’s Tipitina. (Serious students dig out Zutty Singleton’s drum break on Victoria Spivey’s Funny Feathers from 1929). Here you are then. 47 funky tracks from the 50s and early 60s. Get on down.

‘Curator Nick Duckett has done some serious research into the New Orleans origins of the music and unearthed several gems…that show the deep creative well from which the likes of the Meters drew so abundantly. (It) will give you all the encouragement you need to go ahead and wade in the groovealicious water.’ Kevin Le Gendre **** Echoes

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Weight0.25 kg
Dimensions35 × 35 × 0.4 cm