Funk, Inc. – Funk, Inc. (1971/2017) [FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Funk, Inc. – Funk, Inc. (1971/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz  | Time – 34:19 minutes | 1,1 GB | Genre: R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download  | Booklet, Front Cover | © Concord Records

Funk, Inc. is the first studio album by Funk, Inc., released in 1971. Soul-jazz in the early Seventies was attuned to the dance rhythms of more commercial black music, yet still made room for the deep blues grooves and extended blowing that were hallmarks of the style in earlier years. Funk, Inc., the hot instrumental quintet from Indianapolis, was indicative of the era’s best, displaying traces of Sly Stone and Marvin Gaye, yet still able to stretch out and play unhyphenated jazz with subtlety and imagination. The extended grooves struck on the band’s Prestige albums, create a winning forum for the talents of organist/leader Bobby Watley, tenor saxophonist Eugene Barr, and blues-drenched guitarist Steve Weakley. This is perfect music for reminiscing, sampling, or just plain digging.


1 Kool Is Back 08:18
2 Bowlegs 07:56
3 Sister Janie 05:23
4 The Thrill Is Gone 06:26
5 The Whipper 006:16

Steve Weakley, guitar
Gene Barr, tenor saxophone
Cecil Hunt, conga
Jimmy Munford, drums, vocals
Bobby Watley, organ, vocals

Digitally remastered