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Funkology, Vol. 1: Got to Give It Up

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This excellent first volume of Motown's Funkology series features songs recorded between 1974 and 1983, some previously unreleased or alternate LP versions. All unedited, including 11:48 seconds of Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up." Twelve inch mixes rule: the Commodores' "Brick House," Rick James' "Busting Out," Bobby Nunn's "She's Just a Groupie," Dazz Band's "Let It Whip," and "Gigolette," by Ozone will have you bouncing around the room. So will an extended "Square Biz" the underrated funk/rap by Tina Marie, the Commodores' "Machine Gun," and two sultry jam-ons from the Mary Jane Girls.

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