VA – Miami Sound – Rare Funk & Soul From Miami, Florida 1967-1974

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In 2003, the UK’s Soul Jazz label released a superb collection or rare and previously “lost” hard funk classics from Miami’s fertile music scene of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The album was titled “Miami Sound: Rare Funk & Soul from Miami Florida 1967-1974,” and it includes a brilliant set of chunky, sweaty grooves from local Miami artists who never hit the big time but who could obviously Bring It in a serious way. 

This was powerful, raw music, recorded low-fi, but with a swinging energy and an all-around strutting attitude influenced by James Brown, Stax Records and the Afro-Cuban grooves drifting over Miami radio. It’s a winning combination, and many of these tunes deserve to be classics: “Funkadelic Sound” by Little Beaver; “Cramp Your Style” by All The People; “Do It To Me One More Time“, Joey Gilmore; “Fantasy World“, James McKnight, etc.



01 – All The People – Cramp Your Style

02 – Helene Smith – You Got To Be A Man

03 – George Mccrae – I Get Lifted

04 – James Knight And The Butlers – Funky Cat

05 – Gwen Mccrea – 90% Of Me Is You

06 – Little Beaver – Funkadelic Sound

07 – James Knight And The Butlers – Save Me

08 – Joey Gilmore – Do It To Me One More Time

09 – Helene Smith – A Woman Will Do Wrong

10 – James Knight And The Butlers – Fantasy World

11 – Timmy Thomas – Funky Me

12 – The New Clarence Reid – Cadillac Annie

13 – Frank Williams & The Rocketeers – The Spanish Flyer

14 – Della Humphrey – Don’t Make The Good Girls Go Bad

15 – Frank Williams & The Rocketeers – You Got To Be A Man

16 – Joey Gilmore – Somebody Done Took My Baby And Gone

17 – Little Beaver – I Love The Way You Love


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  • DJ Abe
    Posted at 01:19h, 10 May 2008 Reply

    Thank you…..

  • deftone
    Posted at 17:10h, 28 July 2008 Reply

    Just to let you know, track 7 is missing from the RAR file. Other than that, thank you so much.

  • Billy Mac
    Posted at 05:03h, 07 August 2008 Reply

    Love the Miami Sound. Thanks for the hard work. Much appreciated.

  • Christopher
    Posted at 01:44h, 18 November 2008 Reply

    Love your stuff, really.
    The link to part 1 is no longer available.
    Can you please reup?

  • cleffdeadly
    Posted at 13:25h, 28 October 2009 Reply

    good comp, some nice tunes on here, esp della humphrey, cheers!

  • dannypockets
    Posted at 04:41h, 13 December 2010 Reply

    i love you

  • TheJazzHoppa
    Posted at 23:15h, 24 June 2013 Reply

    I am a native of Miami and this record is very relevant and honest towards the Miami sound. Helene Smith was a great soul singer of the 60’s, and James Knight and the Butlers was one of my first records that i got. Thanks for the share!

  • Eddie
    Posted at 23:06h, 22 March 2014 Reply

    Thanks fo sharing!!

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