Album Details

RELEASE
June 10, 1997
LABEL
Rhino
GENRES
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk, New Orleans R&B

Album Review

In keeping with the drift of Rhino's Very Best Of volumes, this 16-track disc provides a more concise, budget-minded retrospective for listeners who might not want a set that offers twice as much or more (in this case, Rhino's own two-disc Funkify Your Life anthology). That's not necessarily a criticism -- funk grooves can get tiring over the course of two hours if you're not a rhythm fiend. Should you want to keep your Meters to the one-sitting level, this smartly chosen, well-annotated set is fine, including all of the cuts ("Cissy Strut," "Sophisticated Cissy," "Look-Ka Py Py," "Hey Pocky A-Way," "Fire on the Bayou") you'd expect to find on a greatest-hits set.
Richie Unterberger, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Cissy Struthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/cissy-strut/id213532006?i=213532023&uo=5
  2. Live Wirehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/live-wire/id213532006?i=213532059&uo=5
  3. Sophisticated Cissyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/sophisticated-cissy/id213532006?i=213532085&uo=5
  4. Look-Ka Py Pyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/look-ka-py-py/id213532006?i=213532093&uo=5
  5. Pungeehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/pungee/id213532006?i=213532101&uo=5
  6. Tippi-Toeshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/tippi-toes/id213532006?i=213532135&uo=5
  7. Soul Islandhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/soul-island-remastered/id213532006?i=213532143&uo=5
  8. Cabbage Alleyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/cabbage-alley-remastered/id213532006?i=213532201&uo=5
  9. People Sayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/people-say-remastered/id213532006?i=213532251&uo=5
  10. Hey Pocky A-Wayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/hey-pocky-a-way-remastered-single/id213532006?i=213532266&uo=5
  11. Just Kissed My Babyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/just-kissed-my-baby-remastered/id213532006?i=213532289&uo=5
  12. Jungle Manhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/jungle-man-remastered/id213532006?i=213532326&uo=5
  13. Out in the Countryhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/out-in-the-country-remastered/id213532006?i=213532411&uo=5
  14. Fire on the Bayouhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/fire-on-the-bayou-remastered/id213532006?i=213532499&uo=5
  15. They All Ask'd for Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/they-all-askd-for-you-remastered/id213532006?i=213532570&uo=5
  16. Trick Baghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/trick-bag-remastered-single-version/id213532006?i=213532754&uo=5