Debut. This is what most people would call deep funk. The band is from Louisiana I believe. They rival early Meters
stuff but it’s more vocals and more grungy/grimey. I can play this album in it’s entirety but it has high points like: In
the Deep, When She Made Me a Promise and Funky Nassau, the latter two being an intro to T.R.O.Y. by C.L. Smooth & Pete Rock and a breakbeat that’s a B-Boy classic. They made a second LP that has a slightly different sound, but it’s dope as well. However, the Funky Nassau LP is the best of the two.
native and husband of Jean Carn the famous TSOP female vocalist of the late 70s-early 80s, deserves a serious hats off for this LP. It has an early EWF feel. He’s played with them before and after this LP. It was his 5th release. Notable song: Higher Ground is a tight up-tempo vocal track. Sweet Season is more mid-tempo and mellow, heavy on the keys. Western Sunriseand a remake of EWF’s Mighty Mighty helps make this LP complete, on both sides. Ronnie Laws is on Sax and label mate Calvin Keys is on guitar. A definite purchase if you’re into fusion jazz& funk.
Father turned me on to this LP when I was mad young, like elementary school. It’s the first merge of funk, soul and rock that I ever heard and liked. What is soul? Is my favorite song on the LP. The whole album has been heavily sampled, but especially Good Old Music & I Bet You. Afrika Bambaattaa included the former as a classic breakbeat on the Ultimate Breaks & Beats series. The Jackson5 remade the latter on the ABC LP. I got a Thang-You got a Thang, Music for My Mother, Qualify & Satisfy and Mommy-What’s a Funkadelic, round out the LP.
soul artists to come with double LP releases. Breakthrough has a classic drum break intro that has been sampled by many. It’s also a B-Boy classic. Pursuit of the Pimpmobile serves as an example of theme music at its best. Driving in the Sun sounds just like it feels, nice, mellow, warm, etc. Give it to Me and A House Full of Girls are my other favorites on here. It comes with all of Isaac’s classic co-crew: his female back-up singers Hot Buttered Soul, The Memphis Symphony with plenty of strings and the Bar-Kays serving as the band. Classic!