Tracklist

CD 1: From the Roots
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Brother on the Slide
Cymande 4:09
2 Got to Get' Cha
Maceo and All the King’s Men 2:47
3 Same Old Things
The Meters 2:46
4 Pusher Man
Curtis Mayfield 5 5:01
5 Lucky Fellow
Leroy Hutson 4:50
6 Secrets
Bobby Womack 3:50
7 Superman Lover
Johnny "Guitar" Watson 5:43
8 You Can't Turn Me Away
Sylvia Striplin 5:29
9 Turned on to You
Eighties Ladies 5:27
10 Joy and Pain
Maze 3:29
11 Shining Star
Earth, Wind & Fire 4 2:52
12 Why Did You Do It
Stretch 3:54
13 Galaxy
War 5:18
14 Everybody
Roy Ayers 4:01
15 (Not Just) Knee Deep
Funkadelic 15:17
CD 2: To the Fruits
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 We Got the Funk
Positive Force 7:17
2 I Hear Music in the Streets
Unlimited Touch 4:00
3 I Like (What You're Doing to Me)
Young and Company 7:15
4 Get on Up and Do It Again
Suzy Q 4:03
5 Body Music
The Strikers 4:39
6 Act Like You Know
Fat Larry's Band 4:08
7 Gimme the Funk
Charades 5:04
8 Somebody Else's Guy
Jocelyn Brown 5 3:48
9 All This Love That I'm Givin
Gwen McCrae 4:02
10 What About the Music
The J.B.’s 6:08
11 Tribute to the J.B. Family
The Last Minister 6:20
12 Boundaries
Leena Conquest 4:47
13 Too Young to Die
Jamiroquai 3:23
14 Africa (Mayibuye I)
Meitz 7:34
15 I Changed My Mind (feat. Lyrics Born & Poets of Rhythm)
Quannum MCs 3:53

Credits

CD 1: From the Roots

bass guitar:
Joseph Scott (US funk/soul bassist) (track 4)
drums:
Tyrone McCullen (track 4)
guitar:
Craig McMullen (track 4)
Curtis Mayfield (track 4)
percussion:
Master Henry Gibson (Percussionist with Curtis Mayfield, Stan Getz, Ramsey Lewis) (track 4)
arranger:
Roy Ayers (track 9)
Edwin Birdsong (track 9)
Johnny Pate (track 4)
Earth, Wind & Fire (track 11)
Charles Stepney (track 11)
co-producer:
Charles Stepney (track 11)
composer:
Roy Ayers (track 14)
Frankie Beverly (track 10)
Kirby Gregory (track 12)
George Clinton (US funk musician) (track 15)
Curtis Mayfield (track 4)
engineer:
Roger Anfinsen (track 4)
Carla Bandini (track 9)
George Massenburg (track 11)
Dave Wittman (track 9)
lead vocals:
Curtis Mayfield (track 4)
lyricist:
Roy Ayers (track 14)
Kirby Gregory (track 12)
George Clinton (US funk musician) (track 15)
Curtis Mayfield (track 4)
orchestrator:
Johnny Pate (track 4)
producer:
Roy Ayers (track 9)
Edwin Birdsong (track 9)
John Schroeder (track 1)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 11)
Curtis Mayfield (track 4)
writer:
Papa Dee Allen (track 13)
Roy Ayers (track 9)
Philip Bailey (track 11)
Edwin Birdsong (track 9)
Harold Brown (track 13)
B.B. Dickerson (track 13)
Larry Dunn (track 11)
Jerry Goldstein (track 13)
Lonnie Jordan (track 13)
Charles Miller (US saxophonist & flutist, member of War) (track 13)
Lee Oskar (track 13)
Reynaldo Rey (track 7)
Howard E. Scott (US funk/rock guitarist, member of War) (track 13)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
Curtom Records of Atlanta Inc. (1972 –) (track 4)
Curtom Records (1972) (track 4)
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1975) (track 11)
publisher:
Arlovol Music (track 14)
BMG Monarch (track 14)
Far Out Music (track 13)
Mayfield Music (track 4)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 9)
Warner‐Tamerlane Publishing Corp. ( – ????) (track 4)
Camad Music Company (1972 – ????) (track 4)
edits:
Turned On to You (short version) by Eighties Ladies (track 9)
remixes:
sampled by:
Gold Digger by EPMD (track 15)
I’m Shady by Eminem (track 4)
I’m Your Pusher by Ice‐T (track 4)
Me Myself and I by De La Soul (track 15)
The Predator (explicit) by Ice Cube (track 7)
cover recording of:
is the basis for:
I’m Shady (track 4)
later parody versions:
Child of God (track 11)
recording of:
Galaxy (track 13)
Joy and Pain (track 10)
Pusherman (Pusher Man) (track 4)
Shining Star (track 11)
Superman Lover (track 7)
Turned on to You (track 9)
Why Did You Do It (track 12)

CD 2: To the Fruits

performer:
Lyrics Born (track 15)
The Poets of Rhythm (track 15)
producer:
Nate Edmonds (keyboard player/songwriter) (track 1)
Billy Jones (US disco vocalist/guitarist for Moment of Truth) (track 1)
Sylvia Robinson (track 1)
writer:
Annette E. Brown (track 8)
Jocelyn Brown (track 8)
Jeremiah Burden (track 9)
Nate Edmonds (keyboard player/songwriter) (track 1)
"Eternity" (Songwriting alias) (track 9)
Buddy Hankerson (track 3)
Jason Kay (English singer, Jamiroquai) (track 13)
Brenda Reynolds (track 1)
Toby Smith (track 13)
Albert Williams (track 1)
Lynn Williams (track 9)
Betty Wright (track 9)
Michael Young (singer active in the early '80s?) (track 3)
William Young (keyboard player/songwriter) (track 3)
phonographic copyright by:
Sugar Hill Records Ltd. (not for release, copyright etc.) (track 1)
publisher:
B.I.B. Music (track 1)
Sugar Hill Music Publishing Ltd. ( – ????) (track 1)
sampled by:
recording of:
Too Young to Die (track 13)
We Got the Funk (track 1)