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Funky Kingston: Reggae Dancefloor Grooves 1968-74

CD £9.99

Release Date: 03/03/2008

Discs: 1

The influence of black American music on the development of Jamaican music over the past fifty years has been nothing short of profound, but while the significance of fifties R&B and sixties and seventies Soul has been highlighted on various compilations in recent years, the impact of Funk has been greatly over-looked. This oversight is finally addressed with this long over-due collection, bringing together some of the Funkiest Reggae sounds ever created, performed by many of Jamaica’s most popular artists.

Featuring some of the funkiest sounds laid down in Kinston during the late sixties and early seventies, ‘Funky Kingston’ highlights a mixture of original and cover versions by some of the Reggae’s greatest musical talents. Among those gettin’ it on down on this celebration of Jamaican Funk are such luminaries as Bob Marley, Lee Perry, Toots & the Maytals and Ken Boothe – a varied cast that reflects the far-reaching influence of hard-hitting American R&B on the island’s music industry. Issued on both CD and vinyl formats, this collection will have a wide-ranging appeal, attracting Reggaephiles and funksters alike.

Disc 1
1. Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston 04:55
2. Zap Pow - Soul Revival 04:00
3. Tomorrow's Children - Sister Big Stuff 02:53
4. The Chosen Few - Reggae Stuff 03:28
5. Lloyd Charmers & The Hippy Boys - Look-Ka Py Py 02:44
6. Jay Boys - Splendour Splash 03:03
7. Ken Boothe - Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye 03:08
8. Ken Boothe - Is It Because I'm Black? 03:50
9. Phyllis Dillon - Woman of the Ghetto 03:23
10. The Upsetters - Jungle Lion 03:25
11. A Darker Shade of Black - Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) 03:09
12. Carl Dawkins & Bob Marley & The Wailers - Cloud Nine 03:10
13. The Pioneers - Papa Was a Rolling Stone 04:45
14. Tomorrow's Children - War 02:37
15. Lloyd Parks - Stop the War Now 02:35
16. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Soul Almighty 02:41
17. Lloyd Charmers - Shaft 04:36
18. Lloyd Williams - Funky Beat 02:42
19. The Chosen Few - Do Your Thing 03:18
20. Toots & The Maytals - Funky Kingston 02:35