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Strange Games and Things Mixed by Kenny Dope

One of the greatest soul compilation series ever! British label BBE (Barely Breaking Even) have established themselves as the world's finest archivists of soul, funk and latin music. On this spectacular 3rd release, named after the incendiary track of the same name by Barry White's Love Unlimited Orchestra, they offer a dazzling selection of soul and funk from the 70's guaranteed to please even the most avid soul/funk fan and collector. Compiled by Kenny Dope, TheFifthMicrophone agrees it's the best one of the three volumes. Strange Games has a deceptively simple approach, but the compilation features the kind of grooves that will keep you coming back and back again, and which will play well with both fans of older soul and modern beat-heads alike. You may recognize many of the swooning strings and powerful breaks and riffs that have been sampled in the past 10 years, but the tracks are totally excellent, and hold up extremely well on their own as smooth modern soul classics. A really smokin` smooth cd!

First cd (mixed):

1. Intro - Various Artists
2. Holding You Loving You - Blackman, Don
3. Thoughts Of Old Flames - Pleasure (2)
4. Free - Williams, Deniece
5. Interlude - Various Artists
6. Everybody Loves The Sunshine - Ayers, Roy
7. Daylight - Ramp (2)
8. Mothership Connection (Star Child) - Parliament
9. Playing Your Game Baby - White, Barry
10. I Got The - Siffre, Labi
11. I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You - Haywood, Leon
12. Superman Lover - Watson, Johnny 'Guitar'
13. What Am I Missing - Rufus & Chaka Khan
14. Chance For Peace - Smith, Lonnie Liston (1)
15. Strange Games And Things - Love Unlimited Orchestra
16. Freddie's Dead - MFSB
17. T Plays It Cool - Gaye, Marvin
18. I'm Your Mechanical Man - Butler, Jerry
19. Standing Right Here - Moore, Melba
20. Stars In Your Eyes - Hancock, Herbie
21. I've Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body) - Parliament
22. Cracker Beats - Nubian Crackers

First Part

Second cd (full originals):

1. Holding You, Loving You - Don Blackman
2. Standing Right Here - Melba Moore
3. Free - Deniece Williams
4. Stars in Your Eyes - Herbie Hancock
5. Freddie's Dead - MFSB
6. What Am I Missing? - Rufus & Chaka Khan
7. I'm Your Mechanical Man - Jerry Butler
8. Strange Games and Things [Original Long Version]
9. Mothership Connection (Star Child) - Parliament
10. Playing Your Game, Baby - Barry White
11. I've Been Watching You (Move Your Sexy Body) - Parliament
12. I Got The... - Labi Siffre
13. Thoughts of Old Flames - Pleasure
14. Was It Something That I Said - Sylvester
15. Superman Lover - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
16. Chance for Peace - Lonnie Liston Smith
17. I Wanna Do Something Freaky to You - Leon Haywood
18. Everybody Loves the Sunshine - Roy Ayers
19. "T" Plays It Cool - Marvin Gaye
20. Daylight - RAMP
21. Cryin'

Second Part
Third Part


Anonymous said...

This is one of the baddest mixed CD's ever. If you don't know about Kenny Dope.. you better find out.

One Love... Cali-Style.


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