Artist: VA
Title: Keb Darge Presents The Best Of Legendary Deep Funk
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: BBE
Genre: Funk, Soul, RnB
Quality: FLAC (tracks+cue)
Total Time: 02:10:09
Total Size: 877 Mb
After losing his Northern soul collection, veteran DJ and fabled crate-digger Keb Darge began collecting the rare funk he shared at his Deep Funk sessions at Soho's Madame Jojo's through BBE's Legendary Deep Funk series in the late 90s.
Darge has selected 21 tracks from those three compilations to create a stellar barrage of impossibly rare 70s funk nuggets first released on tiny independents.
While many here, including Ricky Calloway, Carleen & The Groovers, Leon Gardner and The Chefs homage then-omnipotent James Brown through funky drummer beats, scratch guitars and cockroaches-in-the-pants yelping, Joe Washington's Blueberry Hill heists Kool & The Gang's party funk blueprints and Soul Drifter's Funky Brother unleashes savage guitar riffs worthy of Hendrix's Band Of Gypsys.
Family Of Eve's Kenny Dope-edited I Wanna Be Loved By You hotwires proto-disco grooves, Dee Edwards' I Can Deal With That evokes gritty Ann Peebles soul and Golden Toadstools' Silly Savage rides aboard a surreal Stax variant; the tip of an iceberg that also contains fabulous obscurities such as the mysterious Cross Bronx Expressway and The Fabulous Mark III's rampant Psycho. A second disc boasts 17 highlights mixed together by DJ Mr Thing; perfect for the party season.
1 Going Down for the Last Time
2 Tell Me
3 Natural
4 Blueberry Hill
5 The World
6 Mr Machine (re-edit)
7 Can We Rap
8 Simple Song
9 Cross Bronx Expressway
10 Love Call
11 Contradiction
12 I Wanna Be Loved by You (Kenny Dope edit)
13 Free Your Mind
14 It Ain't Fair, but It's Fun (re-edit)
15 Funky Soul Brother (re-edit)
16 Psycho
17 Silly Savage
18 You Got Me Hung Up
19 Spread Love
20 Cross Bronx Expressway
21 Funky Soul Brother (re-edit)
22 Simple Song
23 Free Your Mind
24 Mr Machine (re-edit)
25 Psycho
26 (I Can) Deal With That
27 Natural
28 I Wanna Be Loved by You (Kenny Dope edit)
29 Contradiction
30 Blueberry Hill
31 Going Down for the Last Time
32 It Ain't Fair, but It's Fun (re-edit)
33 Modernization
34 Love Call
35 Tell Me
36 Silly Savage
37 The World
38 Can We Rap