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Wvmusicguy 02-21-2016 05:58 PM

Fatback Opinions??
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?

MusicMakesLifeLivable 03-15-2016 09:33 AM

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?

gandhara 03-20-2016 12:45 AM

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.

gandhara 03-20-2016 12:54 AM

Try a few more albums out, mid to late 70's and early 80's were their best.

Wvmusicguy 03-27-2016 08:49 PM

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.

Spanksen 01-10-2017 04:40 AM

"Keep on Steppin'" from 74 is there best Album, Mr. Bass Man is on of my Favorite Funk Tracks ever

Mrs. Tristan Rosenstock 01-10-2017 11:02 AM

Love me some fatback.

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