Sunday, 6 September 2009

Ripple ”Ripple”


( LP GRC Records, 1973 )
Catalog # GA-5005

A1 You Were Right On Time (3:37)
A2 Be My Friend (3:34)
A3 I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky (3:28)
Producer – Dave Ferguson
A4 I’ll Be Right There Trying (3:52)
A5 Get Off (3:17)
B1 See The Light In The Window (2:55)
B2 A Funky Song (3:19)
B3 Willie, Pass The Water (3:38)
B4 Dance, Lady Dance (2:41)
Producer – Dave Ferguson
B5 Ripplin’ (5:06)

Personnel & Credits:
Arranged By – Dee Ervin , Ripple
Arranged By, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion – Dave Ferguson
Bass, Vocals – Simon Kenneth Carter
Congas, Percussion, Vocals – Walter Carter
Drums, Percussion, Timbales – Brian Sherrer
Engineer – Glenn Meadows , Milan Bogdan
Guitar, Lead Vocals – Keith Samuels
Piano, Organ, Vocals, Vibraphone – Curtis Reynolds
Producer – Dee Ervin (tracks: A1, A2, A4, A5, B1 to B3, B5)
Saxophone [Tenor], Flute, Percussion – William Hull

Recorded at The Sound Pit, Atlanta, Georgia.
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: 1973

Classic self titled funk LP by Ripple from 1973. Features the hit “I don’t know what it is, But it sure is Funky.” Sampled numerous times, including Special ED’s “I got it Made” and Kid-N-Play’s “Rollin” Also on the LP is the funk bomb “A Funky Song”. Re-mastered from the original reels, Ripple sounds even funkier now than they did 30 years ago. A true classic funk LP.
Funk-inspired rock (or maybe that’s the other way around) out of Michigan. Ripple rips some classics here, including the soulful “I Don’t Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky” that many will recognize for it’s “oh la, oh la, eh” vocal interplay at the intro. “Get Off” kicks the tempo into a higher gear with a heated instrumental that’s a little post-JBs in its sound. And then there’s my personal favorite, the apt-named “Funky Song” (”ain’t nothin’goin’on”). “Ripplin’” closes the album on some riveting conga action and organ swirls before the horns launch in on this grooving, uptempo cut.

By Pier

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