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Michael Cooper and Felton Pilate compiled The Ballads Collection, a selection of 12 romantic numbers the group have recorded over the years. The collection not only features singles like "(Let Me Put) Love on Your Mind" and "Baby I'm Hooked (Right Into Your Love)," it also has album tracks, making it an ideal choice for any listener looking for a romantic Con Funk Shun collection.

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Baby Makin' Music

Straight-up Westcoast R&B Flavor, Kevin"SlowJammin'"James from L.A.'s 92.3The Beat got me hip to "Make It Last" back in the early 90's and thats why I have a beautiful baby girl today. I have"the best of"album which is also is great but "The Ballads" album is all about Love! My Top 5 albums of all time. Real R&B fans know whats up!Peace!

Best love ballad of all time IMHO

For those who want to find the right words and music to express to their significant other; "(Let me put) Love on your mind" is the song to do it. This song alone is the reason to buy their album. Great song, unbelivable vocals and instrumentally fantastic. They knew how to find a woman's desires and put it into a song for all males to achieve. Kudos to Con-funk-shun for their mastery.


These guys achieved the rare balancing act of being funky & being able to transition into a genre they basically helped create with these cuts:QUIET STORM At least they were able to pull it off.Ask a modern recording butcher about such a thing today.They will look at you as if you were speaking Esperanto.Please find the album LOVESHINE. It was my favorite Confunkshun album.


Formed: 1972 in Memphis, TN

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Con Funk Shun was formed by high-school classmates Michael Cooper and Louis "Tony" McCall, along with Karl Fuller, Paul "Maceo" Harrell, Dennis Johnson, Cedric Martin, and Danny "Sweet Man" Thomas. All of them had been playing together since their high-school days in Vallejo, CA. Felton Pilate, also from Vallejo, joined the group after his band, a local rival, disbanded. In the early '70s, the group was a backup band for the Soul Children with the name Project Soul. And when they weren't on the...
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