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Strange Funky Games and Things Volume 4

A fascinating musical biography of the evolution of R&B and rap, this continuing album project delves into the back catalogue of rare groove, soul, funk and disco to find the tunes that have counted in sculpting the perfect silhouette of today’s R&B and hip-hop. Its selection of classics that have influenced and – through covers and samples – helped to assemble the modern R&B sound reveals the missing links between 70s soul, the 80s London rare groove revival and our slickly commercial modern product. ‘Strange Funky Games and Things ’ continues the quest to trace the sensual and soulful roots of today’s ultra-modern grooves. Simply lie back, listen and let the music take you on a voyage of discovery into the vaults of funked-up bliss.


1. You Are What I'm All About - The New Birth
2. Inside Out - American Gypsie
3. Give Me Your Love - Barbara Mason
4. Looking Up To You - Michael Wycoff
5. Stone To the Bone (Some More) - James Brown
6. She's My Summer Breeze - The Reflections
7. Come Into My Life - The Supremes
8. L.A. Night - Yasuko Agawa
9. Love And Happiness - Monty Alexander
10. Do It Baby - The Miracles
11. Reflections - Bill Conti
12. California Dreaming - Eddie Hazel
13. Strange Funky Games And Things - Jay Dee
14. Loving You - Donald Byrd
15. Porcupine - Nature Zone