Various artists

If you’ve ever wanted a collection of killer unsung funk gems from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, this is your stop. Compiled by vinyl enthusiasts Egon and pal Peanut Butter Wolf throughout a cross-country bowling trip, this collection of little-known funk bands—groups likely shooting for the commercial glory of the JBs or Sly and the Family Stone—offers a non-stop party of authentic, R&B-influenced raw funk (plenty of stupid fresh beats and bass lines for DJs to drool over).

Among the featured groups: Kashmere Stage Band, James Reese and the Progressions, The Rhythm Machine, Soul Vibrations, Billy Ball and the Upsetters, Spider Harrison, Soul Seven, Bubba Thomas and the Lightmen Plus One, Carleen and the Groovers, and the Wooden Glass featuring Billy Wooten—with two extra cuts, including "Bunky’s Pick" by Cut Chemist. Whether you’re a fan of classic funk or are just looking for an album to throw on at your next ‘70s party, this is a seasoned compilation with dope moments aplenty: two funky thumbs up.