Various Artists

New Orleans Funkiest Delicacies

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In keeping with their outstanding campaign of reissuing lost New Orleans funk gems, Funky Delicacies assembled bits and pieces from each reissue to assemble this low-priced introductory sampler. But not only does it serve its purpose well, it inadvertently is an outstanding blueprint and map to the key players not named Neville in the development of the New Orleans funk sound. Producer/funk mastermind Eddie Bo makes both production and performance appearances on here, as does production wizard Wardell Quezerque (most famous for King Floyd's "Groove Me" and Jean Knight's "Mr. Big Stuff") with the excellent single "They Won't Let Me" by the Unemployed. Ranging from the psychedelic- to the jazz-influenced side of funk, there is something on here that will appeal to casual fans and diehards alike.

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