Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Ultra Funk - 1975 UK

A rare bit of funk from the mid 70's UK scene, cut with a groove that's got plenty of blacksploitation soundtrack touches. Ultra Funk were most likely a studio group assembled for the session but they've got a tight sound that makes them perfect for serving up the mix of grooves in the set, a great blend of originals and covers, all done with lots of influences from cop shows, action soundtracks  and kung fu movies.
Most cuts are instrumentals and have some great keyboard and electric bits. The vocal version of  "Kung Fu Man", featuring Mr. Superbad, Freddie Mack is a terrific, funky dance track sounds a lot like a very early Rap. Two songs from this album, "Kung Fu Man" and the great version of Bill Withers' "Use Me". Enjoy!!!

-by dj fanis: here

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