Monday, August 29, 2011

Fallin' Off The Reel III

Truth and Soul's third Fallin' Off The Reel compilation is an incredible collection.  It features music by nine groups or artists, and takes the listener on a modern funk journey.

Collected here are Cosmic Force, Quincy Bright, Timothy McNealy, the El Michaels Affair, Black Velvet, The Olympians, The Ghetto Brothers, Lee Fields & The Explorers, and Michael Leonhart & The Avramina 7.  Each artist or group is given two contiguous tracks, with the exception of El Michaels, who has four tracks in two chunks.

The compilation is curated perfectly, and often doesn't sound like the work of a multitude of people.  I find it runs from start to finish more like an album than a collection, which is pretty unusual.

My favourite track is The Ghetto Brothers' 'I Saw A Tear', a 50s doo wop style song.  This is well worth checking out.

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