Peter Brown - Get Funky With Me: The Best Of The TK Years (2004)
R&B, Soul/Funk, Club/Dance, Disco | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:04:18 | 443,34 Mb
Label: Stateside/EMI (EU) | Cat.# 7243 8 66618 2 1 | Released: 2004-11-30
This compilation covers the hitmaking years of Peter Brown, a musician who had some notable dance music hits in the late '70s and early '80s on the Miami-based TK Records label. This label is best known as the home of funky disco acts like K.C. & the Sunshine Band and Jimmy "Bo" Horne, but Brown's work took a different tack. The songs on Get Funky With Me: The Best of the TK Years pursue slick, carefully crafted sound that has more to do with studio-driven dance acts like Chic. Like Prince, Brown recorded the majority of his instrumentation on his own in a home studio and added frills like orchestration and backup vocals later. The result is a sound that feels lush yet has a hand-crafted touch: "Dance With Me" is a bouncy disco outing that blends sprightly strings with an insistent bass-driven groove, and "Do You Wanna Get Funky With Me" is a reggae-tinged slice of dance funk that features Brown trading vocals with a brassy female chorus over a sumptuous production full jazzy horns and percolating synthesizers.