The Funk Is On

The Funk Is On

by Instant FunkInstant Funk


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On their third Salsoul album, The Funk Is On, Philly soul band Instant Funk shows an acute pop music sensibility. But funk fans need not worry, this album lives up to its title; the band still funks. The title track single, written by Brass Construction's Randy Muller, is pure, unadulterated funk. The same could be said for the gritty "You Want My Love." The second single, "Everybody," has a serious bounce groove along the lines of Zapp's "More Bounce to the Ounce" or Vaughn Mason's "Bounce, Skate, Rock, Roll." The Larry Levan 12" extended remix clocked in at 8:47 and features Jack Faith's dynamic arrangement and James Carmichael's arousing guttural groans towards the track's climax. The funny, plucky "Funk-n-Roll" has yodels. The snappy "It's Cool" is a skater's favorite and shows off some deft guitar and bass. The third single was the sweet, simmering ballad "What Can I Do for You" that should have given the band its first hit ballad. Producer Bunny Sigler shows the band's lighter side on the melodic, swing jazz-flavored "Can You See Where I'm Coming From" and the upbeat "You're Not Getting Older." The Funk Is On (reissued on CD in the spring of 1999 by U.K. label Charly) gives Instant Funk fans what they want and a little bit more.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2008
Label: Ais
UPC: 0068381246929
catalogNumber: 8124692
Rank: 83660

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Instant Funk   Primary Artist
Larry Davis   Horn
Bunny Sigler   Piano
George Bell   Guitar
Noel Clossen   Piano
Raymond Earl   Bass
Kim Miller   Guitar
Dennis Richardson   Piano
Jimmy Sigler   Piano
Scotty Miller   Drums
Johnny Onderlinde   Horn
Charles Williams   Conga

Technical Credits

Bunny Sigler   Producer
Joe Cayre   Producer
Ken Cayre   Producer
Ike Perkins   Creative Consultant
Kenny Present   Engineer
Arthur Stoppe   Engineer
Carl Paruolo   Engineer
Stan Hochstadt   Art Direction

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