Funky Good Time: The Anthology

Funky Good Time: The Anthology

CD(Dutch Import)

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The J.B.'s recorded under various billings in the early '70s, including the J.B.'s, Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s, Maceo & the Macks, the First Family, the Last Word, and others. This double CD gathers 30 of the prime tracks by all of the above configurations from the first half of the '70s, including all nine of their chart hits and quite a few rare singles and long versions. Often, James Brown himself chips in with incidental vocals (though this is mostly instrumental) and keyboards. The two-and-a-half-hour program can start to sound monotonous if taken all at once, but it's prime, often riveting funk, jammed with lockstep grooves that vary between basic R&B vamps and imaginative, almost jazzy improvisation.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/1995
Label: Imports
UPC: 0731452709424
catalogNumber: 527094
Rank: 23699

Album Credits

Performance Credits

J.B.'s   Primary Artist,Track Performer
First Family   Track Performer
James Brown   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Tambourine,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Joe Beck   Guitar
Jon Faddis   Trumpet
St. Clair Pinckney   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
Lew Soloff   Trumpet
Marvin Stamm   Trumpet
Pee Wee Ellis   Baritone Saxophone
Maceo Parker   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bob Cranshaw   Bass
Tasha Thomas   Background Vocals
David Matthews   Organ,Electric Piano
Bobby Byrd   Piano,Tambourine,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Lyn Collins   Trumpet,Vocals
Phelps "Catfish" Collins   Guitar
Gordon Edwards   Bass
Joe Farrell   Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Griggs   Conga,Vocals
Hugh McCracken   Guitar
John Morgan   Percussion,Vocals
Allan Schwartzberg   Drums
John Starks   Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals
Alfred Thomas   Drums
Fred Thomas   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Frankie "Kash" Waddy   Drums
Fred Wesley   Trombone,Vocals,Background Vocals
Danny Ray   Track Performer
Vicki Anderson   Vocals
Martha High   Vocals
Jimmy Madison   Drums
Clayton "Chicken" Gunnells   Trumpet
Darryl "Hasaan" Jamison   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Robert Coleman   Guitar,Vocals
Russell Crimes   Trumpet,Vocals
Jimmy Nolen   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bobby Roach   Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Hearlon "Cheese" Martin   Guitar,Background Vocals
Bob Both   Vocals
Jimmy Parker   Alto Saxophone,Vocals
Sweet Charles Sherrell   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals,Clavinet
Eldee Williams   Tenor Saxophone,Background Vocals
Michael Gipson   Trombone
Robert McCollough   Tenor Saxophone
Jerone "Jasaan Sanford" Melson   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Isiah "Ike" Oakley   Trumpet,Background Vocals
Lee Austin   Trumpet,Vocals
Wilbur Bascomb   Bass
Maceo & the Macks   Track Performer
Last Word   Track Performer
Fred & the New J.B.'s   Track Performer

Technical Credits

James Brown   Arranger
Bill Doggett   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Clifford Scott   Composer
Maceo Parker   Arranger
Bill Levenson   Executive Producer
Deadric Malone   Composer
Fred Wesley   Arranger
Billy Butler   Composer
Alan Leeds   Liner Notes
Bob Both   Engineer
Berisford "Shep" Shepherd   Composer

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