I’m not the biggest fan of this holiday, but everyone needs a good funk and soul mix on hand for the ladies. Of course, love is the theme here. It’s just not exactly your average radio disc jockey ballad garbage that’s on your local station right now.
We start this love-a-thon off on the deep funk soul tip with cuts from The Counts, Eugene McDaniels, and 100% Pure Poison. After a funk instrumental by the Propositions, we ease right on into the sweet soul cut from The Sylvers, “Only One Can Win”[famously sampled by the late great J Dilla].Â
It’s just one infectious groove after another that will stay playing in your brain for some time to come. There’s samples all over the place. From MF Doom to Jemini the Gifted One. From Da King & I to Common. This compilation ends appropriately with Melvin Van Peebles’ very real and pretty damn funny track called “I Remember”.Â
01. The Counts – Why Not Start All Over Again
02. Free Soul – Give Me Back My Freedom
03. Eugene McDaniels – Lovin’ Man
04. O’Donel Levy – Hey,Love!
05. Bobby Byrd – Never Get Enough
06. 100% Pure Poison – Puppet On A String
07. Propositions – You’ve Been Chose
08. The Sylvers – Only One Can Win
09. Edwin Birdsong – I Love You Michelle
10. Amnesty – We Have Love
11. O.V. Wright – Let’s Straighten It Out
12. Syreeta – I Love Every Little Thing About You
13. Roy Ayers – The Memory
14. Rotary Connection – Love Has Fallen On Me
15. Curtis Mayfield – Now You’re Gone
16. Dynamic Tints – Be My Lady
17. Kool Blues – Can We Try Love Again
18. George Duke – For Love(I Come Your Friend)
19. Peter Brown – For Your Love
20. Melvin Van Peebles – I Remember
Peep The Samples:
Download Here complete with cover art
Backup Link Here
Also, check out the 5 part Sample compilation series if you missed it.
Thanks to Roy Johnson for the Melvin Van Peebles hook up.
And thanks to Kalel for the ill cover art.