Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
Ranked #150 in the Soul Strut 200
This is the record when James Brown and company started to hit their stride, delivering highly potent funk grooves that would be imitated for years to come. At the time, 1969's It's A Mother appeared to be a mish mash of thrown together jams, live tracks, with the occasional JB ballad thrown in for good measure. Decades later it would be the benchmark for sampling hip hop producers, Brooklyn neo funk outfits, and crate digging DJs. Highlights include the hit "Mother Popcorn (Part 1)", the C&C Music Factory approved "I'm Shook", and the sleazy flute funker "Popcorn With A Feeling". Even more jaw dropping was the fact that this was his 30th studio album!? Talk about prolificness.