The Funkadelic Collection, Vol. 1

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Tracks plucked from the four albums that Funkadelic recorded for Priority from 1976-1981 (Hardcore Jollies, One Nation Under a Groove, Uncle Jam Wants You, and The Electric Spanking of War Babies) have served as the basis for numerous compilations over the years, including 2000's Funkadelic Collection, Vol. 1 By this era, the George Clinton-led troupe had softened their earlier hard rock sound a bit, as they eyed the burgeoning dance movement. And the move worked out well for the group, as they scored one of the biggest hits of their career, "One Nation Under a Groove," which is included here. Also included are such 'made for the dancefloor' ditties as "Cholly (Funk Getting Ready to Roll)" and "Uncle Jam," in addition to a remake of the early Funkadelic classic, "Cosmic Slop" (which tells the harsh tale of a single mother having to resort to the seedier side of life to support her family). While there's no denying the greatness of the tracks included here, at only eight tracks in length (and a second volume also weighing in at a meager eight tracks, also), you can't help but feel short-changed -- especially with the overabundance of great tracks left out.

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