21 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes


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Another Great Unsung Band

I'm lovin' this music not only for it's authenticity but because my generation kept it alive via Hip Hop (i.e., Kid n Play, Special Ed, etc.). So, I just have to have the original Ripple cuts. ...Givin' props where props is due!

About Ripple

An interracial Michigan soul-funk band, Ripple had an R&B hit in 1973 with "I Don't Know What It Is but It Sure Is Funky," and made several other recordings for the GRC label in the mid-'70s. They were an eclectic hodgepodge of influences circulating in soul music at the time -- sometimes they can sound like a more pop-inclined version of Kool & the Gang, other times they sound like a less distinctive variant of Stevie Wonder. Their brand of funk was neither too raw nor too slick, with liberal pop and jazz influences. Those who like just-pre-disco funk will probably enjoy the group. ~ Richie Unterberger

Kalamazoo, MI



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