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Monday, 3 November 2008
"Gimme That Funk" # 7
An excellent bit of funk that sounds a lot like early Kool & The Gang! and it's no surprise, too, because the 1972 album named after the band, was produced by Gene Redd and has a few Kool & The Gang covers (like "Funky Granny" and "Who's Gonna Take the Weight"), and was issued on the related Red Coach label. The group are head and shoulders above most other early 70s ensemble funk groups -- and have a very tight instrumental approach that was only matched by a few other combos, like the early Fatback Band.