Getting It Off Various Artists (Westbound)


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As sleeve note writer Bill Shannon says, Gettin' It Off is "a truly remarkable excursion into the vaults of Westbound. Represented here are artists and styles who later provided the soundtrack to an era. Before the Parliament/ Funkadelic explosion happened, before Disco-Funk had smoothed out the raw edges to the point where it became antiseptic - before all this, there was Westbound Funk.....gettin' it off!" 20 great funk sides from Detroit's Westbound label, featuring the talents of Fuzzy Haskins (the title track and the insistent Which Way Do I Disco), Junie, The Counts, The Ohio Players & Bootsy, jazz funkiness from Melvin Sparks, Caesar Frazier and Donald Austin, Super Funk horn Erasmus Hall and many, many more. Many of the performers here are ex-George Clinton sidemen, which should come as no surprise, as George and Funkadelic are the bridge between James Brown and everything that came afterwards. Funkadelic are represented here by the previously unissued Be What You Is (as U.S.Music With Funkadelic). As Silky Vincent say "its a funky world! " Melvin Sparks, though, just wants to Get Down With The Get Down".

Track listing

Side 1

  • 01
    Gettin' Off - Fuzzy Haskins

  • 02
    Just Us - Crowd Pleasers

  • 03
    Thinking Single - The Counts

  • 04
    Funk It Down - Caesar Frazier

  • 05
    Super Funk - Eramus Hall

  • 06
    In The Pocket - Boots

  • 07
    Walt's First Trip - The Ohio Players

  • 08
    Funky World Part 1 - Silky Vincent

  • 09
    Get Down With The Get Down - Melvin Sparks

  • 10
    Super J - Junie

  • 11
    Which Way Do I Disco - Fuzzy Haskins

  • 12
    Be What You Is - U.S. Music With Funkadelic

  • 13
    Funky Beethoven - Gene Anderson

  • 14
    Crazy Legs - Donald Austin

  • 15
    What's Up Front That Counts - The Counts

  • 16
    Loose Booty - Funkadelic

  • 17
    Satan's Boogie - The Ohio Players

  • 18
    Sweet Thing - Houston Outlaws

  • 19
    Hit It And Quit It - Boby Franklin's Insanity

  • 20
    Hicky Burr - Caesar Frazier

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