Instant Funk

Instant Funk

by Instant FunkInstant Funk

CD(Canadian Import)

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Instant Funk, the nine-piece funk unit discovered by Bunny Sigler, created a stir in 1979 when Salsoul released the single "I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)." Swirling, screaming horns announce the chorus; hand claps, tambourines and a maniacal rhythm guitar battle the heavy bottom; and a woman delivers erotic lines for added impact. Salsoul followed the number 20 pop and number one R&B (for three weeks) hit with "Crying," a race horse whose relentless beat only subsides near the fade; Carmichael's vocal is passionate, almost deranged. "Never Let Me Go Away," a rare Instant Funk ballad, was so overblown the melody got buried. Spooky voices and haunted-house sounds wallpaper "Dark Vader"'s comic-book lyrics and funky hooks. Rolling horns pump "I'll Be Doggone" (not the Marvin Gaye hit), a cooker that rolls for seven minutes. Four of the eight tracks are killers; a pretty good average for a disco/funk group.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/06/2006
Label: Imports
UPC: 0068381246721
catalogNumber: 627906
Rank: 34912

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Instant Funk   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Larry Davis   Trumpet
Bunny Sigler   Piano
George Bell   Guitar
Raymond Earl   Bass
Kim Miller   Guitar
Ike Perkins   Background Vocals
Michael Ray   Trumpet
Dennis Richardson   Piano
Jimmy Sigler   Organ
Frederick C. Bahler   Synthesizer
Scotty Miller   Drums
Eric Huff   Trombone
Johnny Onderlinde   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Charles Williams   Conga

Technical Credits

Larry Davis   Arranger
Instant Funk   Liner Notes
Bunny Sigler   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Joe Cayre   Executive Producer
Ken Cayre   Executive Producer
Stan Cayre   Executive Producer
Dirk Devlin   Engineer
Raymond Earl   Arranger
Jim Gallagher   Engineer
Jay Mark   Engineer
Kim Miller   Arranger
Sam Peaks   Arranger
Michael Ray   Arranger
Jimmy Sigler   Arranger
Arthur Stoppe   Engineer
Bruce Weeden   Engineer
Scotty Miller   Arranger
Norman Jay   Producer
Stan Hochstadt   Art Direction
Andy Marks   Engineer

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