Clement Dodd's Studio One is absolute ground zero for modern Jamaican music, and there's no denying that the sturdy rhythm tracks that were created at Studio One during its 1960s and 1970s peak were funky. Jamaican funky, that is, which isn't quite the same thing as funk. It's an important distinction, because listeners drawn to this collection because of its title and expecting to hear some monster funk grooves done up island style are going to be a bit surprised by what's actually here. Soulful Reggae might be a better title, since these tracks, if they're funk.
Artist: STUDIO ONE FUNK, VARIOUS. Genre: POP, DANCE MUSIC, V/A COMPILATIONS. Studio Funk Drumming: A Professional. The album is a first as it is compiled of mainly unreleased material from the vaults of Studio One. £2. 1. Genre: R&B & Soul. Various artists - studio one funk new CD. Explore.
Studio One Funk (CD, Comp). Studio One Funk (CD, Comp).
Soul Jazz Records Presents SOUL OF A NATION: Jazz is the Teacher, Funk is the Preacher - Afro-Centric Jazz, Street Funk and the Roots of Rap in the Black Power Era 1969-75.
1. Shaft - Cedric 'Im' Brooks. Listen to Studio One Funk in full in the this site app. Play on this site.
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album. They had better called it "Some Studio One Funk and Lots of Plain Reggae". No that it's not good, but be warned. Okay, the tunes - "Shaft" is an instrumental remake of the classic Isaac Hayes tune; very good; "African Descendants" has nothing to do with funk, but is a very solid chant like cut with great backing vocals; "Poco Tempo" is the best track - a very mysterious sounding Augustus Pablo take on the Woman of the Ghetto/Sidewalk Doctor rhythm (which can maybe be described.