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VA - New Orleans Funk vol. 3: The Original Sound of Funk (2013)

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VA - New Orleans Funk vol. 3: The Original Sound of Funk (2013)
Artist: Various Artists
Title Of Album: New Orleans Funk vol. 3: The Original Sound of Funk
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Soul Jazz / SJRCD268
Genre: Funk, Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Total Time: 55:31 min
Format: FLAC (tracks +.cue, log-file)
Quality: Lossless
Total Size: 244 mb

2013 release, the third installment in Soul Jazz Records' most successful series to date. Subtitled Two-Way-Pocky-Way, Gumbo Ya Ya And The Mardi Gras Mambo, this collection features more classic New Orleans Funk in all its forms. The syncopated percussion beat of the second line jazz parade bands, the secret language and dances of the Mardi Gras Indians, the mambo and Latin rhythms of Professor Longhair and the city's many piano players help make New Orleans a unique musical melting pot. A seemingly endless line of amazing singers - Lee Dorsey, Betty Harris, Willie West, Eldridge Holmes - released a constant stream of stunning 45s, backed by the super-funk Meters and produced by Allen Toussaint. The multi-talented Eddie Bo, similarly wrote and produced for an elite set of artists including The Explosions, Chuck Carbo and others. But limited local record distribution meant that most of these artists remained unknown outside of the city borders and as a consequence many of these records are serious collectors items today.


1. Willie West & the Meters - Fairchild (3:16)
2. Professor Longhair - Go to the Mardi Gras (2:46)
3. Betty Harris - Trouble with My Lover (2:47)
4. Tony Owens - Got a Get My Baby Back Home (2:33)
5. Lee Dorsey - Little Baby (2:50)
6. The Dixie Cups - Two Way Poc a Way (2:47)
7. Eldridge Holmes - If I Were a Carpenter (2:53)
8. Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Do It Fluid (5:12)
9. Lee Dorsey & the Meters - What You Want (3:14)
10. The Explosions - Jockey Ride (Parts 1 & 2) (5:14)
11. Allen Toussaint - We the People (2:47)
12. Chuck Carbo - Take Care Your Homework Friend (2:27)
13. Betty Harris - What'd I Do Wrong (2:41)
14. Eldridge Holmes - The Book (3:30)
15. The Deacons - Fagged Out (3:00)
16. Diamond Joe - Gossip Gossip (2:43)
17. Professor Longhair - Big Chief Part 2 (2:30)
18. The Rubaiyats - Omar Khayyam (2:14)

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