Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Boss
James Brown 3:12
2 Brothers on the Slide
Cymande 4:10
3 Jungle Boogie
Kool & The Gang 3.6 3:04
4 "T" Plays It Cool
Marvin Gaye 5 4:28
5 Freddie's Dead
Curtis Mayfield 5:25
6 Different Strokes
Syl Johnson 2:22
7 Sport
Lightnin’ Rod 2:36
8 It's a Trip
The Last Poets 4:46
9 The World We Live In
The Politicians feat. McKinley Jackson 4:20
10 Funky Mule
Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm 3:22
11 I Gotcha
Joe Tex 2:14
12 Chocolate City
Mavis Staples 5:16
13 Moonwalk
Pee Wee Ellis 2:44
14 Tippi Toes
The Meters 2:27
15 Back Home
Gil Scott‐Heron & Brian Jackson 2:52
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Superfly
Curtis Mayfield 5 3:56
2 My People... Hold On
Eddie Kendricks 5:38
3 Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
The Temptations 5:10
4 Hercules
Aaron Neville 4:14
5 Bra
Cymande 5:06
6 Super People
The Notations 3:47
7 Thank You for Letting Me Be Myself Again
Maceo and All the King’s Men 6:18
8 Brother on the Run
Johnny Pate 1:58
9 Concrete Reservation
Syl Johnson 2:26
10 It's a Cryin' Shame
Ohio Players 2:22
11 Neighbour! Get Your Own
The Rimshots 2:55
12 (I Remember) Mr. Banks
Maceo and All the King’s Men 5:28
13 Get Off
Ripple 3:20
14 Funky Miracle
The Meters 2:28
15 Yes We Can
Lee Dorsey 4:49
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 When the Revolution Comes
The Last Poets 2:29
2 The Bottle
Gil Scott‐Heron & Brian Jackson 3 5:14
3 Move on Up (live)
Curtis Mayfield 3:02
4 I've Got So Much Trouble in My Mind
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul 6:17
5 Why Can't People Be Colors Too?
The Whatnauts 4:52
6 A Funky Song
Ripple 3:21
7 Mama's Got the Wagon
Mickey Murray 2:42
8 Doin' the Ali Shuffle
Alvin Cash 2:59
9 Give Me Back My Freedom
Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul 3:31
10 Livin' for the City
Ike & Tina Turner 3:32
11 Cold, Cold World
Ohio Players 3:45
12 That Thang
Pee Wee Ellis 2:46
13 (We Gotta) Bust Out of the Ghetto
Moody Scott 6:14
14 Soul Junction
The Backyard Heavies 3:03
15 Cool Out
Leroy Hutson 2:57

Credits

CD 1

bass guitar:
Joseph Scott (US funk/soul bassist) (track 5)
drums:
Morris Jennings (track 5)
guitar:
Craig McMullen (track 5)
Curtis Mayfield (track 5)
percussion:
Master Henry Gibson (Percussionist with Curtis Mayfield, Stan Getz, Ramsey Lewis) (track 5)
alto saxophone:
Trevor Lawrence (70s-90s saxophonist & producer, father of Trevor Lawrence Jr.) (1972) (track 4)
tenor saxophone:
Trevor Lawrence (70s-90s saxophonist & producer, father of Trevor Lawrence Jr.) (1972) (track 4)
arranger:
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 1)
Kool & The Gang (track 3)
Fred Wesley (track 1)
Johnny Pate (track 5)
Jerry Long Sr. (1972) (track 4)
assistant producer:
Jose Williams (track 15)
composer:
Curtis Mayfield (track 5)
conductor:
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 1)
engineer:
Roger Anfinsen (track 5)
Jose Williams (track 15)
guest performer:
Kool & The Gang (track 7)
lead vocals:
Curtis Mayfield (track 5)
lyricist:
Curtis Mayfield (track 5)
mixer:
Tony Bongiovi (track 7)
orchestrator:
Johnny Pate (track 5)
performer:
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 1)
The J.B.’s (track 1)
McKinley Jackson (track 9)
producer:
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 1)
Brian Jackson (American keyboardist, flautist, singer, composer & producer) (track 15)
Kool & The Gang (track 3)
John Schroeder (track 2)
Gil Scott‐Heron (track 15)
Curtis Mayfield (track 5)
writer:
Ronald Bell (track 3)
Charles Bobbitt (track 1)
Don Boyce (track 3)
George Brown (US percussionist of Kool & The Gang) (track 3)
James Brown (“The Godfather of Soul”) (track 1)
John A. Cameron (60s/70s Chicago funk/soul producer/arranger) (track 6)
Claydes Smith (track 3)
Dennis “D.T.” Thomas (Kool) (track 3)
Fred Wesley (track 1)
Ricky West (track 3)
John Zachary (track 6)
phonographic copyright by:
Curtom Records (1972) (track 5)
publisher:
Curtom Publishing Co Inc (1972 – ????) (track 5)
edits:
mash-ups:
remixes:
sampled by:
Baby, Baby by Floorplan (track 1)
Egg Man by Beastie Boys (track 7)
Erotica (radio edit) (2001 GHV2 remaster) by Madonna (track 3)
Get Down by Nas (track 1)
Hey Ladies by Beastie Boys (track 3)
I Got 5 on It by Luniz feat. Michael Marshall (track 3)
Richter Scale by EPMD (track 3)
Swiftness by Craig G (track 1)
The Boss by Pete Rock (track 1)
is the basis for:
Kenny’s Dead (track 5)
recording of:
Different Strokes (track 6)
Freddie’s Dead (track 5)
Jungle Boogie (track 3)
The Boss (track 1)

CD 2

bass guitar:
Joseph Scott (US funk/soul bassist) (track 1)
drums:
Morris Jennings (track 1)
guitar:
Craig McMullen (track 1)
Curtis Mayfield (track 1)
percussion:
Master Henry Gibson (Percussionist with Curtis Mayfield, Stan Getz, Ramsey Lewis) (track 1)
arranger:
Johnny Pate (track 1)
composer:
Allen Toussaint (track 4)
Curtis Mayfield (track 1)
engineer:
Roger Anfinsen (track 1)
lead vocals:
Curtis Mayfield (track 1)
lyricist:
Allen Toussaint (track 4)
Curtis Mayfield (track 1)
orchestrator:
Johnny Pate (track 1)
producer:
John Schroeder (track 5)
Curtis Mayfield (track 1)
writer:
Patrick Patterson (track 5)
Steve Scipio (track 5)
Barrett Strong (track 3)
Norman Whitfield (track 3)
phonographic copyright by:
Curtom Records (1972) (track 1)
publisher:
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 5)
Curtom Publishing Co Inc (1972 – ????) (track 1)
edits:
Superfly (7" single) by Curtis Mayfield (track 1)
sampled by:
Egg Man by Beastie Boys (track 1)
cover recording of:
Hercules (track 4)
later translated parody versions:
later versions:
recording of:
Bra (track 5)
Superfly (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
More Stars ("More Stars" (12" Mix) - 11:53) (track 3)

CD 3

arranger:
Leroy Hutson (track 15)
Rich Tufo (track 15)
composer:
Curtis Mayfield (track 3)
Gil Scott‐Heron (track 2)
lyricist:
Curtis Mayfield (track 3)
producer:
Leroy Hutson (track 15)
writer:
Ripple (track 6)
Keith Samuels (track 6)
phonographic copyright by:
Rumal-Gia Ltd. (1976 –) (track 2)
publisher:
Camad Music Company ( – ????) (track 3)
Curtom Publishing Co Inc ( – ????) (track 3)
EMI Tunes Ltd (track 3)
later translated versions:
¡Vamos ya! (track 3)
live recording of:
Move On Up (track 3)
recording of:
A Funky Song (track 6)
The Bottle (track 2)