Break out the beatnik berets and start a-snappin' your fingers. Overall, however, this album is all about a great groove, and it keeps it going on lots of nicely-crafted tracks. A great discovery for those sick of modern rap and something closer to Tribe and De La Soul, but with not as much of a ghetto, street edge.
Good music for any Acid Jazz fan. This seems like a great cd but unfortunately my copy is for kids or something and all the "swearing" is swerved out. It's extremely irritating and keeps me from enjoying the tunes. Very disappointing and it doesn't seem to say that it's the "clean" version anywhere on it.
Format: Audio CD. I'm a middle-aged white guy, who thinks Nirvana and Pearl Jam are new music. I don't know this genre well. Well, it's the day after Christmas, I received it from the young black woman dating my girlfriend's son as a token Christmas gift yesterday, I played it on Christmas Night, and it's just fantastic. I will play this regularly, for the rest of my life. A classic. My title may be extreme to some of you, but I really do feel this way.
In all honesty, everyone was starting to sound like everyone else. If I hadn't stumbled into Tower Records and decided to check this one out on the listening station, I would've never known about this album.
And because this is a "concept" album an overused term, but anyway In all honesty, I owned the album for several months before I learned to appreciate it as a great album. The song that made me purchase the album was "When the Funk Starts to Swing", a sweet slice of jazz-funk harkening back to the heyday of CTI records. Once I actually started listening to the album in its entirety a realized that every song on this ablum--save one--is a standout cut and has its own identity.
The one weak spot on this otherwise glorious album is "The Reason", which unimaginatively lays vocals over a sample of Boz Scaggs, "Lowdown. Why they didn't use this far more superior version of the song on the album is beyond me. It blew me. This CD was given to me by a person who read some of my CD reviews. This was a great trade because I'm always in to new underground music and this one is excellent.
In he started touring worldwide for the Grammy Award winning group Digable Planets for two years with a three-month opening slot with Sade. The song went on to become a staple tune in the US rave scene and is revered as a classic in many countries. Ovum Recordings is still in operation but King resigned from his position in This was his tribute to his 80s heroes. It was his last album for Ovum Recordings and Columbia Records as he began to pursue doing more production work.
A recreation of self-proclaimed bride of christ, Sister Gertrude 's original Preservation Hall album gets new life. Released on Munich based label Compost , this record was praised by the legends of techno Derrick May and Carl Craig , including many of the songs in their sets.Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for When the Funk Hits the Fan: The Remixes - Sylk on AllMusic - Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for When the Funk Hits the Fan: The Remixes - Sylk on AllMusic -