If you dig soul funk and don't already have What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977), you really need to check it out. It's a boxed set (four CDs I think), with some familiar names, some that you second tier types know, and a whole lotta of obscure on-offs. I've been messing with it for the past couple days. Here's a few samples and a link to whole thing. You can listen to in streaming or, you know.
I do need to insist that you listen to the alternate mix of Aretha Franklin's "Rock Steady". Listen to all the shit that's going on, it's just insane, And her voice, total goosebumps. The drums, the background singers, the horns. It is high art.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Don Covay - Sookie Sookie mp3 at Internet Archive
Lulu - Feelin' Alright mp3 at Internet Archive
Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady (alt mix) mp3 at Internet Archive
The whole thing:
What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977) at Internet Archive NOTE: In the right column, under "Download options" click on "VBR MP3 Files"