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ARTIST
TITLE
New Orleans Funk
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
SJR 047CD SJR 047CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/23/2000

2007 repress of this SJR classic from 2000 -- has been o/p for a couple years. "This is a definitive collection of New Orleans funk, featuring acknowledged masters of funk such as the Meters, Eddie Bo, Allen Toussaint and Lee Dorsey next to some of the earlier artists from the area who helped shape the meaning of funk (Professor Longhair, Robert Parker, Huey 'Piano' Smith). The album is also filled with many rare, sought after, and undiscovered funk tracks from artists like the Explosions, Marilyn Barbarin, Sonny Jones, Mary Jane Hooper, and many more. The album covers the period from the emergence of the New Orleans sound in the early 1960s through to the mid-'70s. Jam packed with classics like Aaron Neville's 'Hercules', Eddie Bo's 'Hook and Sling', and 'Check Your Bucket', the Gaturs 'Gatur Bait', the Explosions' 'Hip Drop', and the Wild Magnolias' 'Handa Wanda,' to name but a few. This record is an essential part of anyone's record collection who is interested in funk. Other artists featured include: Ernie K. Doe, Cyril Neville, Gentleman June Gardner, Betty Harris, Danny White, Ernie & the High Notes, Dr. John, Chuck Carbo."