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What are your must-have albums?

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    Ok, so as the title says... what are your must-have soul, r'n'b & funk albums?

    In terms of funk, my must-have album would be Graham Central Station - My Radio Sure Sounds Good To Me.
    It's a damn good album with perhaps some of the funkiest songs I've heard.

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  • What's Going On? - Marvin Gaye
    Off The Wall - Michael Jackson
    The Stylistics - The Stylistics
    Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
    Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder
    Isaac Hayes- Hot Buttered Soul
    Erykah Badu- Baduizm

    Just a few of my favourites anyway:)




  • Funkadelic - Maggot Brain. Oh yes :D




  • Sex Machine-James Brown
    Innervisions-Stevie Wonder
    Off The Wall and Thriller-Michael jackson
    Parade-Prince




  • Usually best of's/anthologys are the way to go for funk...

    Cymande - Cymande
    Breakestra - The Live Mix II
    Curtis Mayfield - Curtis: The Best Of
    Parliament - First Thangs
    Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove
    The J.B.'s - Funky Good Time (Anthology)
    Parliament - The Best of Parliament (Give Up The Funk)
    Sly & The Family Stone - Anthology
    Tower of Power - TOP

    Good funk compilations:
    Blaxploitation
    Keb Darge's Legendary Deep Funk
    What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (1967-1977)




  • Must have albums for me:

    Ohio Players - Honey
    Prince - Controversy
    Parliament - The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein
    Zapp - Zapp
    Bootsy Collins - Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! & Stretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band
    Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
    Funkadelic - Uncle Jam Wants You
    Jamiroquai - A Funk Odyssey
    Marvin Gaye - I Want You
    Erykah Badu - Baduizm

    Compilations are also a good way to go, these are some really good ones:

    Kool & The Gang - The Funk Collection
    George Clinton - Greatest Funkin' Hits
    Cameo - The Hits Collection
    Barry White - All Time Greatest Hits
    Zapp & Roger - The Anthology: We Can Make You Dance
    Salsoul Records - Mello Vibes & Funk Flavas
    Salsoul Records - Disco Funk Flavas 2
    Atlantic Records - Atlantic Soul Classics


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  • Anyone else a fan of Cody ChesnuTT's Headphone Masterpiece? Very lo-fi and in places misogynistic, but a lot of the melodies are hazily beautiful - like a contemporary version of Sly.




  • erykah badu-baduizm and mama's gun

    stevie wonder - innervisions

    aretha franklin - young gifted and black

    aretha franklin - this girl's in love with you


    also how do ppl thnk badu's latest album new amerykah rates?? matter of interest!




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  • One absolutely essential album has to be Bobby Womacks The Poet.

    Leon Wares Inside is love is chock full of gems for everyone.

    of course theres always Marvin's seventies stuff and some of the S Wonder Lp's are approaching genius.

    Jackie Wilson Beautiful day is also worth checking out for some old school soul

    Generally i steer clear of compilations




  • Prince- Lotusflower
    Prince-Controversy
    Stevie Wonder-Innervisions


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  • Prince - Dirty Mind

    Marvin Gaye - Hear My Dear




  • Lovesexy wrote: »
    Stevie Wonder-Innervisions

    Excellent album from start to finish. I think everyone should have this in their collection. :cool:




  • I completely agree!!!!! :)




  • Dord wrote: »
    Excellent album from start to finish. I think everyone should have this in their collection. :cool:

    I was listening to it today funnily enough and remembered how good it is:)




  • Does anyone else have the 2 CD "Sweetest Peaches" collection by Etta James?

    Utterly brilliant, if you like Aretha you'll love it.




  • My best sound tracks are
    What's Going On? - Marvin Gaye
    Earth song- Michael Jackson
    The Stylistics - The Stylistics




  • Issac Haye's Shaft Soundtrack
    D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
    Stevie Wonder - Innervisions, Songs in The Key of Life
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    (not sure if this really counts) Prince - Purple Rain
    Kool and The Gang - Greatest Hits
    I really want to add some Badu, Zapp & Roger, O'Jays, Parliament, Cameo and Bootsy to my collection.

    Really good thread by the way!




  • K-Ren wrote: »
    D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
    !


    Thanks for that. Decided to look it up and give it a listen and really digging it. Excellent choice:cool:




  • One absolutely essential album has to be Bobby Womacks The Poet.

    Leon Wares Inside is love is chock full of gems for everyone.

    of course theres always Marvin's seventies stuff and some of the S Wonder Lp's are approaching genius.

    Jackie Wilson Beautiful day is also worth checking out for some old school soul

    Generally i steer clear of compilations

    good calls, must try pick em up.
    G




  • More electrofunk than funk but Chromeo - She's In Control, and also Fancy Footwork are excellent.


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  • Here are ten that I just keep coming back to:

    Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life
    Marvin Gaye: What's Going On
    The Average White Band: White Album
    The Meters: Rejuvenation
    The Neville Brothers: Fiyo On The Bayo
    The Bar-Kays: Money Talks
    D'Angelo: Voodoo
    Prince: Emancipation
    Lewis Taylor: Lewis Taylor
    Aaron Neville: Warm Your Heart

    K.




  • well,
    lets see,

    stomp- brothers johnson angie stone
    commodores anthony hamilton
    Bill withers chaka khan
    dee lite chic
    maxwell pleasure

    geez, you could be here for ever doin this
    I give up




  • Awesome thread... there are a lot of gems here. I hope people keep adding more.

    Here are mine...

    Curtis Mayfield - Curtis: The Best Of
    Curtis Mayfield - Superfly Soundtrack
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On?
    Chic - Greatest Hits
    Jamiroquai - Emergency on Planet Earth, The Return of the Space Cowboy, Travelling Without Moving, Synkronized
    The Brand New Heavies - The Brand New Heavies, Heavy Rhyme Experience, Vol. 1
    Corduroy - High Havoc, Out Of Here
    THE PROPOSITIONS - FUNKY DISPOSITION

    I'm sure I'll think of more later so when I return to see what other people list, I'll add them.




  • Sea Devils wrote: »
    What's Going On? - Marvin Gaye
    Off The Wall - Michael Jackson
    The Stylistics - The Stylistics
    Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
    Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder
    Isaac Hayes- Hot Buttered Soul
    Erykah Badu- Baduizm

    Just a few of my favourites anyway:)


    Just to update my list and what I've been digging the last few weeks

    Machine Gun- Commodores
    Everything Is Everything -Donny Hathaway
    AWB- Average White Band
    Rejuventation- The Meters
    1st Born Second- Bilal
    Sons of Soul- Tony Toni Tone




  • is there anybody out here giggin these gems or would join the quest to find others
    I got dibs on bass player, but there's plenty o' other seats on this bus...:cool:




  • prince " back to the lotus" james brown in the jungle groove on vinyl, satin soul by barry white is a killer on a sony walkman. come to think of it, all james brown on vinyl, and most prince albums (when he is not dishing up cheese). :D




  • Donald Byrd- Places and Spaces




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  • Well, i have a few albums that are just burning out my CD player...
    (in no particular order :cool:)
    1) Floetry - Floetic
    2) Musiq - Luslisen

    The two main suspects are those, Massively influenced by them lately...
    You just have to love them...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP4V3TTC3fw






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