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Volume 2 finds us chin-deep in some of the flyest Island Funk to come from the Caribbean from the 60s and 70s. The musical influences of the area are widespread bringing together Calypso, Reggae, Salsa, Dancehall, Goombay, Ska, Jazz and Boogaloo with the mainland’s Rock, Folk, Blues and Soul woven in. Because of it’s many distinct mad musical styles coming together in one common stage, it’s sometimes difficult if not impossible to clearly define Island Funk, but we attempt to do it here with this 30-song and nearly two hours of musical madness. This ain’t Putumayo Airlines, man. This is The Root Down and this pure, uncut Island Funk.


Exuma “The Obeah Man”
The Beginning of the End “Funky Nassau”
Shadow’s “Dat Soca Boat”
Roland Alphonso “A White Shade of Pale”
Sidney, George and Jackie “Papa Was a Rolling Stone”
Winston Cole “Black Magic Woman”
Jay Mitchell “Tighter and Tighter”
The Exciters “New Bag”
Don Drummond “Let George Do It”
The Mustangs “The Time for Loving is Now”
Jon Lucien “Ghetto Funk”
Wayne McGhie “Here We Go Again”
In Crowd “Mango Walk”
The Lever Brothers Gay Flamingo “Blackman’s Cry”
Tommy McCook “KT88”
Sylvia Hall “Don’t Touch That Thing”
Roland Louis Orchestra “Play Up Play Up”
The Cimmerons “Street Walk”
Amral’s Trinidad Cavalier Steel Orchestra “90% of Me is You”
Dry Bread “Words to My Song”
Sound Studio Band “Give Me Some”
Organization “Smokey Feeling”
St. Maarten’s The Rolling Tones “It’s a Feeling”
Coke “Na Na”
Jerry Melakani “Diwela”
Ophelia “Red Light Lady”
Amadou Balake “Super Bar Konon Mousso”
Lou 5 u 4 “Cosas Que Su Me Occuren”
The Esquires LTD “Theme From Shaft”


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