I hope you enjoy this funky offering from Soul Jazz records. Part two of the New Orleans Funk compilation...Saturday Night Fish Fry.
Track List: The order of the songs in the player is mixed up, but all tracks are there. :>)
* Roger & the gypsies - Pass the hatchet
* Betty harris - Mean man
* Dixie cups - Iko iko
* David batiste - Funky soul
* Eldridge holmes - Where is love
* Lee dorsey - Give it up
* Salt - Hung up
* Huey piano smith - Little liza jane
* Eddie bo - The thang (part 2)
* The wild magnolias - Soul soul soul
* Bobby & the heavyweights - Soul train
* Betty harris - Break in the road
* Eldridge holmes - Hump back
* The meters - Message from the meters
* Dr john - Gris gris gumbo ya ya
* Irma thomas - Don't mess with my man
* The gaturs - Cold bear
* Oliver morgan - Roll call
* Inell young - The next ball game
* Lee dorsey - Yes we can can
* Irma thomas - Ruler of my heart
* Smokey johnson - I can't help it
Soul Jazz Records serves everyone another plate of New Orleans funk and soul. "Syncopated rhythm with the drive" according to Eddie Bo. The coolest sound around according to Richard Karström.
One of the busiest record labels around, Soul Jazz Records, release another volume of New Orleans funk and soul. If you don't already have volume I, simply called "New Orleans Funk", I suggest you go out and buy it.
On this compilation we're treated to more wonderful music from the sixties and seventies, all with that distinctive New Orleans beat.
The usual suspects are all here; Eddie Bo, Lee Dorsey, Gaturs, Meters and Dr John. Of interest to all crate diggers out there should be the inclusion of rare funk 45s like Salt "Hung up", David Batiste's "Funky soul" and Roger and the Gypsies "Pass the hatchet".
Sometimes when listening to compilations of older stuff, you suddenly think "hey I've heard this before". It happened once again… Listen to the intro to Eddie Bo's "The thang" and imagine the sound of an old alarm clock on top of the beat - Coldcut, wasn't it? But don't worry, this album is enjoyable even if you're not a train spotter.
Eldridge Holmes brings some gritty southern soul to the party, and Irma Thomas warns everyone "Don't mess with my man" in a real smokin' r'n'b style. Dr John's "Gris gris gumbo ya ya" can best be described as psychedelic.
If you're at all interested in the history of American music you should not be without a copy of this.
[Published 28 July 2001]
Someday he will quit his job down at the carwash and leave his mama a goodbye note.