The Record Collection

Various Artists: The Kings of Funk (2005)


Compiled by Rza & Keb Darge

Track list:

CD 1 – Rza:
1-01 Small Talk -Sly & The Family Stone
1-02 Form the Love Side -Hank Ballard
1-03 Do Your Thing -Lyn Collins
1-04 Climax -Ohio Players
1-05 Ain’t No Sunshine -Harlem Underground (feat. Willis Jackson)
1-06 Melting Pot -Booker T & MG’s
1-07 You’ve Got the Papers (I’ve Got The Man) -Anne Peebles
1-08 Is it Because I’m Black? -Ken Boothe
1-09 If I Can’t Fly -Honey Cone
1-10 Jasper Country Man -Bobby Humphries

CD 2 – Keb Darge:
2-01 Genuine -Sharon Jones
2-02 Don’t Joke with A Hungry Man -Quantic (feat. Spanky Wilson)
2-03 Family Affair -MFSB
2-04 Party Time -Brand New
2-05 The Mg Beat -Mighty Generation
2-06 Simple Song -Zebra
2-07 You Can Make the Change -Madcliff
2-08 Getting Off on Your Loving -Skying High
2-09 Will You Love My Child -Anna Raye
2-10 I Can Deal with that -Dee Edwards

The Kings of… series (Funk being the second one) are homages, not to ‘lost’ musical genres, but to music that ‘fits’ within a specific genre, which may have either been forgotten, or may only be remembered for the first time.

Take two compilers mad on music, have them choose their Top tracks of the moment, and before you can put on your dancing shoes, we serve you up the most badassss!

Funk tunes you ever heard.

Today our lives are tinged with Funk, music charts across the globe are dominated by so called ‘Urban’ music, the root of which lies in the Funk music of the 60’s & 70’s.

Films, computer games, TV advertising, ringtones, even our local supermarket serve up generous helpings of it.