Bar-Kays

Greatest Hits [K-Tel]

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A prime-time funk band that sounded like everybody else. Most of the original members of the Bar-Kays died in a fatal plane crash along with Otis Redding.This collection features one tune by the original Bar-Kays, "Soul Finger," their first hit. It's a bouncy instrumental with a party ambience. The '70s and '80s Bar-Kays kicks out the rest of these high-powered dancers, including uncut versions of "Lets Have Some Fun," "Shake Your Rump to Your Funk," "Your Boogie Body," and "Freak Show." Despite not having a clear identity, they excelled at incorporating others' styles into their funky mix.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:14
2 3:42
3 5:42
4 5:37
5 6:48
6 5:21
7 4:19
8 6:01
9 4:38
10 4:06
11 4:15
12 6:33
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