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Old School Jams, Vol. 4

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5/20/2003
In the late '70s and early '80s, the oft-overlapping territories of rap, disco, funk, and R&B gave the world so many wonderful singles that, decades after the era came to pass, multi-volume series were still attempting to sew up all that was great about it. The fourth volume of Old School Jams doesn't exactly uncover a bounty of completely forgotten gems from the same period, but with its two discs it makes for a documentation that's almost as good as any other. One can't really go wrong with any selection of singles that touched the R&B charts during this time, and this is no exception. Positive Force's "We Got the Funk" (a Sugar Hill classic that should be at least half as popular as "Rapper's Delight"), Evelyn "Champagne" King's "Love Come Down," Whodini's "The Freaks Come Out at Night," D Train's "Keep On," the O'Jays' "For the Love of Money," Vaughan Mason's "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll," and Earth, Wind & Fire's "Let's Groove" make for just a portion of what's available here. ~ Andy Kellman
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  1. # Song Length
  2. 1 White Lines (Don't Do It) [Original 12" Version] featuring Grandmaster Flash PT7M37S
  3. 2 Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll [Original Version] by Vaughan Mason PT5M26S
  4. 3 Love Come Down [12" Version] by Evelyn "Champagne" King PT6M4S
  5. 4 Dazz [Original 12" Version] by Brick PT5M36S
  6. 5 Lets Groove [Album Version] by Earth, Wind & Fire PT5M35S
  7. 6 Jump to It [Original Extended Version] by Aretha Franklin PT6M34S
  8. 7 Wet My Whistle [Original 12" Version] by Midnight Star PT5M1S
  9. 8 Get Down Saturday Night [Special Extended Version] by Oliver Cheatham PT7M29S
  10. 9 Hey DJ [Original 12" Mix] by World Famous Supreme Team PT6M14S
  11. 10 Freaks Come Out at Night [Original Version] by Whodini PT4M40S
  12. 11 The Bottle [Original Mix] by Gil Scott-Heron PT5M5S
  13. 12 Rock Creek Park [Original Mix] by The Blackbyrds PT4M26S
  14. 13 Between the Sheets [Album Version] by The Isley Brothers PT5M36S
  15. 1 More Bounce to the Ounce [LP Version] featuring Zapp PT5M10S
  16. 2 Set It Off [Extended Vocal Mix] by Strafe PT7M12S
  17. 3 I.O.U. [Extended 12" Version] by The Freeze PT5M26S
  18. 4 Let the Music Play [Extended Classic Mix] by Shannon PT4M37S
  19. 5 Funkin' for Jamaica [Original 12" Mix] by Tom Browne PT4M39S
  20. 6 Double Dutch Bus [Original 12" Mix] by Frankie Smith PT8M21S
  21. 7 For the Love of Money [Original Album Version] by The O'Jays PT7M15S
  22. 8 Keep On [12" Remix] by D Train PT7M20S
  23. 9 Before I Let Go [Original Version] by Maze PT6M6S
  24. 10 It's a Love Thing [12" Extended Mix] by The Whispers PT5M4S
  25. 11 Somebody Else's Guy [Original Version] by Jocelyn Brown PT6M24S
  26. 12 We Got the Funk [Original Version] by Positive Force PT7M17S
  27. 13 Sexual Healing [Alternate Vocal Mix] by Marvin Gaye PT4M49S

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