Various Artists – Psych Funk 101 – World Psychedelic Funk Classics (2009)

 Various Artists – Psych Funk 101 – World Psychedelic Funk Classics (2009)

Psych-Funk 101 introduces students to the global phenomenon of psychedelic funk music, and covers the “golden years” of the movement, from approximately 1967 until 1980. This compilation does not focus on American and British bands. Rather it presents the bands throughout the Global Village that were influenced by the innovation of American and British bands that many times one upped the heroes they sought to emulate. This compilation focuses on bands influenced by James Brown, The Meters, Sly and The Family Stone, Booker T and The MGs and The Bar Kays and unsung rhythmic forces such as drummers Bernard Purdie, Idris Muhammad, Earl Palmer, bassists such Carol Kaye and Jimmy Lewis. It focuses on bands who took that energy and combined it with the flair of psychedelic-rock musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and the ensemble known as Cream as well as pop-rock acts taken by the experimental side of psychedelia such as The Beatles. But these bands added their own, unique cultural flourishes. The result is mind-bending. Think about it for a second what musical forces were greater than that of funk and psychedelic music in the late 60s and early 70s? These forces, combined by bands happy to incorporate folk music and improvisational elements from other musical forms, lead to an amazing body of work still being unearthed by researchers the world over and still capable of inspiring new investigations into shapes of rhythm.


1. Husnu Ozkartal Orkestrasi – Su Derenin Sulari
2. Kukumbas – Respect
3. Mulatu Astatke – Alemiye (feat. Belaynesh Wubante / Assegedetch Asfaw)
4. Kim Sun – The Man Who Must Leave
5. Petalouda – What You Can Do In Your Life
6. Mehr Pooya – Doe Pajereh’ / ‘Ghabilehe Leili
7. Staff Carpenborg And The Electric Corona – All Men Shall Be Brothers Of Ludwig
8. The Group (Gruppo di Improvvisazione Nuova Consonanza) – The Feed-back
9. Armando Sciascia – Circuito Chiuso
10. Wadih Essafi – Aandak Baharia Ya Rayess
11. Omar Khorshid – Rakset El Fadaa
12. Metin H. Alatli – Mevlana Boyle Dede
13. George Garanian With The Melodiya Jazz Ensemble – The Big Search
14. Eskaton – Dagon

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Various Artists – Psych Funk 101 – World Psychedelic Funk Classics (2009)

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  1. litlgrey says:

    I already purchased a copy of this, but I do believe you might be the first blogger to post it. Thanks for doing that! I want to link this post to my FB – hopefully it’ll drag some appreciative fans to you.

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