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Old 02-21-2016, 06:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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About 15 years ago, I got turned onto this history of Funk book by Rickey Vincent. Highly recommended by the way. At the back of it had a list of some of the best funk albums. Early on, I based my music collection on that list. Every year I set out to buy 8 or so CDs and I try to include a few new artists.

One artist I kept putting off buying was Fatback. Every year I'd plan to get a cd but could never decide on a good entry point. I'd listen to samples & like certain songs but never found many strong albums. What are the best Fatback albums? Is it better to just get a greatest hits package? This week I picked up 14 KARAT because I liked the song "Let's Do it Again". That is a great funk tune & there are a few other nice songs but most have really weak lyrics & vocals. Great instrumentals though! What's the opinion of the Fatback Band?
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Old 03-15-2016, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks for the book recommendation.

I dunno, a lot of those old funk albums were 'padded' and not back-to-back hits.

But the 'best of' might not include all those weird little funky tracks.

Would be nice if they put out a box set, right?
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Old 03-20-2016, 01:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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As a Fatback fan for years I can tell you all their albums are great, I've got them all and I've not been disappointed. I think if you like several of their songs already you'll only like the band more with the more you hear from them.
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Old 03-20-2016, 01:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Try a few more albums out, mid to late 70's and early 80's were their best.
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Old 03-27-2016, 09:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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They seem to have great instrumentals. The vocals can be weak though. Combination of poor singing or bad lyrics. ( "Your Love is So Strange?" yikes!!)
The music is always pretty strong from what I've heard though.
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"Keep on Steppin'" from 74 is there best Album, Mr. Bass Man is on of my Favorite Funk Tracks ever
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Love me some fatback.

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