The Best of Parliament: Give Up the Funk

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The Best of Parliament: Give Up the Funk Review

by Leo Stanley

To some, boiling Parliament's legacy down to a single-disc collection is the equivalent of heresy, since most fans treat each album as an individual work of art. Still, there is no denying that Parliament was an untouchable singles act, recording some of the greatest soul/funk singles of the '70s. For those listeners that just want an introduction, or only need the hits, The Best of Parliament: Give Up the Funk is the ideal choice. A more complete and logical collection than the previous Greatest Hits (The Bomb), The Best of Parliament supplies all of the great group's greatest hits, from "Up for the Down Stroke" and "Tear the Roof off the Sucker" to "Flash Light" and "Aqua Boogie." For those that can only handle the funk in moderation, there is no better collection.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Parliament 05:47 SpotifyAmazon
2 Parliament 08:31 SpotifyAmazon
3 Parliament 07:40 SpotifyAmazon
4 Parliament 06:12 SpotifyAmazon
5 Parliament 04:47 SpotifyAmazon
6 Parliament 04:37 SpotifyAmazon
7 Parliament 03:34 SpotifyAmazon
8 Parliament 05:45 SpotifyAmazon
9 Parliament 05:08 SpotifyAmazon
10 Parliament 04:25
11 Parliament 06:41 SpotifyAmazon
12 Parliament 05:44 SpotifyAmazon
13 Parliament 05:36 SpotifyAmazon
14 Parliament 03:36 SpotifyAmazon
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