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What It Is - Funky Soul & Rare Grooves From The Vaults Of Atlantic

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anyone pick up this box set?

What It Is! Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (1967-1977) Track Listing:

Disc One

1. The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band - "Spreadin' Honey"

2. Bar-Kays - "Soul-Finger"

3. Brother Jack McDuff - "The Shadow Of Your Smile"

4. Jimmy Norman - "Gangster Of Love (Parts I & II)"

5. Rufus Thomas - "The Memphis Train"

6. Grassella Oliphant - "Get Out Of My Life Woman"

7. Eddie Harris - "Live Right Now"

8. Natural Bridge Bunch - "Pig Snoots, Part I"

9. The Freedom Sounds featuring Wayne Henderson - "Soul Sound System"

10. Clarence Carter - "Snatching It Back"

11. Artie Christopher - "Stoned Soul"

12. The T.S.U. Tornadoes - "Getting The Corners"

13. Tony Alvon & The Belairs - "Sexy Coffee Pot"

14. Mark Putney - "Don't Come Around Here Anymore"

15. The Commodores - "Keep On Dancing"

16. The Southshore Commission - "Right On Brother-Part 1"

17. Eldridge Holmes - "Pop, Popcorn Children"

18. Cold Grits - "It's Your Thing"

19. Soul Angels - "It's All In Your Mind"

20. Johnny Cameron & The Camerons - "Funky John"

21. Joyce Jones - "Help Me Make Up My Mind"

22. Lou Johnson - "Rock Me Baby"

23. The Noble Knights - "Sing A Simple Song"

24. Titus Turner - "Do You Dig It"

25. Phil Moore Jr. - "Funky Canyon"

26. The Fabulous Counts - "Jan Jan"

27. The Rhine Oaks - "Tampin'"

Disc Two

1. Cyril Neville - "Gossip"

2. The Mighty Hannibal - "Somebody In The World For You"

3. Little Sister - "Stanga"

4. Anada Shankar - "Jumpin' Jack Flash"

5. Brute Force - "The Deacon"

6. Don Covay & The Jefferson Lemon Blues Band - "Sookie Sookie"

7. Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers - "Right On"

8. Curtis Mayfield - "(Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go"

9. Johnny Harris - "Stepping Stones"

10. 6ix - "I'm Just Like You"

11. The Unemployed - "Funky Thing-Part 1"

12. Shirley Scott - "Messie Bessie"

13. Willie West - "Fairchild"

14. The Gaturs - "Cold Bear"

15. Mongo Santamaria - "I Can't Get Next To You"

16. Lulu - "Feelin' Alright"

17. Memphis Horns - "Soul Bowl"

18. Hammer - "Tuane"

19. Johnny Tolbert & De Thangs - "Take It Off-Part II"

20. Harlem River Drive featuring Eddie Palmieri & Jimmy Norman - "Seeds Of Life"

21. Wilson Pickett - "Engine Number 9" (Single Version)

Disc Three

1. Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters - "Hard Times"

2. Houseguests - "What So Never The Dance-Pt. 1 & 2"

3. Eugene McDaniels - "Headless Heroes"

4. Wade Marcus - "Spinning Wheel"

5. Earth, Wind & Fire - "Bad Tune"

6. Rasputin's Stash - "Mr. Cool"

7. Junior Mance - "Don't Cha Hear Me Calling To Ya"

8. The Stovall Sisters - "Hang On In There"

9. The Beginning Of The End - "Funky Nassau (Part II)"

10. Mark Holder & The Positives - "Whatever's Fair"

11. Ed Robinson - "Face It"

12. Young-Holt Unlimited - "Wah Wah Man"

13. Aretha Franklin - "Rock Steady" (Alternate Mix) (Previously Unissued)

14. Black Haze Express - "Won't Nobody Listen"

15. Allen Toussaint - "Goin' Down"

16. Malo - "Suavecito"

17. Charles Wright - "You Gotta Know Whatcha Doin'"

18. Tami Lynn - "Mo Jo Hanna"

19. King Curtis - "Ridin' Thumb"

20. Macondo - "Almendra"

21. Little Richard - "Nuki Suki"

Disc Four

1. United 8 - "Getting Uptown (To Get Down)"

2. Howard Tate - "8 Days On The Road"

3. Labelle - "Moon Shadow" (Edit)

4. Society's Bag - "Let It Crawl"

5. Black Heat - "Wanaoh"

6. Clarence Reid - "If It Was Good Enough For Daddy"

7. Claudia Lennear - "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky"

8. The Mystic Moods - "Cosmic Sea"

9. Cold Blood - "Kissing My Love"

10. Seatrain - "Flute Thing" (45 Edit)

11. The Meters - "Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push And Shove) Part II"

12. Freddi/Henchi & The Soul Setters - "Funky To The Bone"

13. Bobby Byrd - "Try It Again"

14. Cornell Dupree - "Teasin'"

15. Dr. John - "(Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away"

16. Oscar Brown, Jr. - "Chicken Heads"

17. Funk Factory - "Rien Ne Va Plus"

18. Herbie Mann - "Cajun Moon" (Single Version)

19. Darrow Fletcher - "Improve"

20. Faze-O - "Riding High"

21. Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns - "Four Play" (Promo Edit)

22. Eddie Hazel - "California Dreamin'" (Edit)

Edited by Soulstation1

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I'd buy it for the few tracks I don't have. What's it run?

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dusty has it for $60

after a quick glance

i don't think i have any of those tunes

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I have my eyes on that set. I have heard most of the tracks from other compilations. Good stuff! Waiting for a good price, however.....

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Actually I'm listening to it right now, great set if this is a style of music you are into. As you see from the track listings, it is more of a lesser known tunes collection than a hits collection like some other Rhino Boxes (Can You Dig It, 70's Soul Music or Beg, Scream, & Shout 60's soul music). Sound quality is good, a lot of tracks are mono. The packaging is yet another design in box sets, but it's nice. It's a square box (as opposed to the common rectangular) that is hinged to open up and reveal the nice booklet, under that are the 4 CDs in cardboard sleeves. A local store had a brand new copy for $50 and I had $24 in credit with them, so it was a deal I couldn't pass up. I think it is a great set, but I was hoping there would be a little more jazz content to the music. This is not a big complaint, it is exactly what it it set out to be and there is a ton of excellent music on it...I guess what I really want is Rhino or somebody to do a Soul Jazz Box set, licensing rare tracks from lots of labels...I know don't hold my breath.

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I used my Borders 30% coupon to get it.

You can too!

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Well, you know, they still get away with charging list price of $64.99.

$64.99 - $19.50 discount (30%) = $45.49

+ $3.75 to the taxman (8.25% here)

= $49.24

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CD Universe has this on sale now for $45.49 - that's the second-best price I've seen on this so far. The best was Wherehouse.com, but that was using a coupon that expired over a week ago - I got it from them for just over $39 shipped. :g I was planning to use a 30% off Borders coupon before I ran across that deal, but I'd have probably paid full price for it if nothing better turned up - it's that good.

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I have this set and love it. Hardly a bad track on the whole box set.

Don't forget that at CD Universe, if you use Google Checkout (which is free and easy to sign up for), you get $10 off, so it brings the box set down to about $42 shipped. I went with CD Universe over the 30% off from Borders, and I think it's a steal at this price.

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I'd buy it for the few tracks I don't have. What's it run?

Is you boastin' man! I have something like 10-20% of this already!

MG

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I like this stuff, but my wife loves it--I've gotten her most of the other sets listed above. I think she may be finding this one under the Christmas tree come December.

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my local cd shop has the set for $60

i haven't checked borders using their 30% off coupon

:cool:

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$48.00 + $1.40 (that's right, $1.40) shipping @ overstock...

-e-

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I got lucky. Got it for $35 on store credit. This is a great box set.

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nice, not too much overlap with the Funk Drops series of a few years back

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CHECK OUT THE RODCAST RIGHT NOW

I GOT SHIT TO DO, BUT CAN'T LEAVE THE GROOVES

:bwallace:

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this set is available in 7" wax

7-inch (Item 428421) Rhino, Late 60s/1970s -- Condition: New Copy

One of the funkiest box sets we've ever seen -- and amazingly issued by an American major label! The package is a treasure trove of funky work from a decade of Warner Brothers, Atlantic Records, and related labels -- tunes pulled both from mainstream releases and much more obscure 45s! This vinyl singles version of the set includes 25 funky 45s (that's 50 tracks in all), all packaged in a cool little carrying case box with the represses of the original singles, painstakingly replicated in the original label logo sleeves! This one goes way past some of the silly "decade" sets from Rhino, and really displays a new level of cool and connoisseurship -- one that finally appreciates the rich depths of funky work at their fingertips, most of which has not been properly reissued in the US! The singles include "Gangster Of Love (part 1)/Gangster Of Love (part 2)" by "Get In The Groove/Somebody's In The World For You" by Mighty Hannibal, "Tampin/Oleancler" by Rhine Oaks, "It's Your Thing/Bring It Home To Me" by Cold Grits, "Stanga/Somebody's Watching You" by Little Sister, "Gossip/Tell Me What's On Your Mind" by Cyril Neville, "Engine #9/International Playboy" by Wilson Pickett, "Funky Nassau (part 1)/Funky Nassau (part 2)" by Beginning Of The End, "Mockingbird Sally/Nuki Suki" by Little Richard, "Funky To The Bone/I Want To Dance, Dance Dance" by Freddi Henchi & The Soul Setters", "California Dreamin' (vocal)/California Dreamin' (instrumental)" by Eddie Hazel and more!

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local paper was pimping this set as one for the holidays

"it's fun, it's funky"

i need this one

:)

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is that flavor flav's pops?

:g

anyone seen this set out at costco?

they might have it since they carried the ray charles rhino set....

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