The Brothers Funk: Rare New York City Funk 1969-1975

The Brothers Funk: Rare New York City Funk 1969-1975

by The Pazant BrothersThe Pazant Brothers

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Overview

Though the Pazant Brothers were a respectable, predominantly instrumental funk outfit of the late '60s and early '70s, they never got the chance to record much. This 22-track compilation rounds up most of their releases, including four 1969 singles (one of them released under the name the Chili Peppers), a couple songs that only appeared on a compilation LP, a 1973 single, and their 1975 album Loose and Juicy (which like the 1973 single was billed to the Pazant Brothers & the Beaufort Express). The Pazant Brothers were a good though not great outfit, putting New York Latinized rhythms, James Brown-influenced chicken scratch guitar, and New Orleans-tinged wailing horns to admirable use on pleasant upbeat dance funk. As time went on, they added some female vocals that were more decorative cheer-the-musicians-onward ambience than true leads, though they were fairly effective. The early singles sound fresher than their 1975 LP, which includes a bunch of remakes of songs they'd first issued on their earlier 45s, though that album was a respectable effort that resisted the oncoming disco trend with an earthier funk sound.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/06/2005
Label: Beat Goes Public Bgp
UPC: 0029667517126
catalogNumber: 171
Rank: 68453

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pazant Brothers   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Nat Adderley   Composer
Eddie Brigati   Composer
Felix Cavaliere   Composer
Richard Landrum   Composer
Ed Pazant   Composer
Mike Terry   Composer
John Davenport   Composer
Perry Smith   Composer
Pazant   Composer
Dean Rudland   Liner Notes,Memorabilia
Eddie Cooley   Composer
Harry Jensen   Composer
Seaborn Westbrook   Composer
Alvin Pazant   Composer
Raymond Chew   Composer
Edward Bland   Composer
Fredger Dupree   Composer
Harry Gist   Composer

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