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In The Raw

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Rampage
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Chokin'
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Weiya (Serengeti Beat)
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In The Raw
4:16
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Prowlin'
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Yakuba
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Weiya
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Witch-Jam
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Eji
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Sol Walk
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Thunderbird
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Buster
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 44:59

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Great Soul-Funk album

djFLWB

This 12 track is a 2009 re-issue of the 2002 Soulfire release. This release has three additional tracks and are re-ordered. Tracks 1&2 were originally released as a single Chokin'/Rampage. Track 12 "Buster" was originally released as the flipside of the "In The Raw" single and titled as "The Bastard". It was added to the CD re-release and apparently renamed. (Why? I'd be interested to know.) It was also listed as "The Bastard" on the "Grazing in the Trash Vol. 2: The Soul Fire Funk 45 Collection" compilation. (So if you already have that you can avoid the track duplication.)

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Whoa!!

mr.rush

How do they get the drums to sound like that???!!!

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Raw Is Right!!!!

isaacmusicman

Man, I forgot all about these dudes! The drumming on here is just incredible!!!, the keyboards are infectous!!!,the bass is pulsing!!!,and the horns are just in your face!!! This is exactly how music should be. It has unspeakable energy, and the grooves are just RIGHT ON!!!! Sorry I just caught a '70s flashback, but you get my drift. Worth the downloads!!!!!

They Say All Music Guide

Very possibly Soul Fire’s finest full-length to date (at least when it was released in early 2002), the Whitefield Brothers’ debut album, In the Raw, is a stomping, muscular, fantastically heavy set of instrumental funk that packs a mighty wallop. It’s somewhat different from the other releases by Germany’s Poets of Rhythm, who are actually moonlighting here under the Whitefield Brothers’ alias, but certainly compatible with their aesthetic. There are some exotic touches here and there — African chants and percussion on some tracks, a heavy Caribbean voodoo vibe on others. There’s also a trippy stoner vibe to much of the project, with fuzz-toned organ stabs, spare floating horn work, deliberate mid-tempo grooves, and booming drums mixed way up front for maximum thud. It’s an exhilarating listen, and raises hopes that Soul Fire will continue to come up with funk sounds this fresh. – Steve Huey

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