This ranks up there in the best comps ever to come through The Lab. Hell, might even be the best. As timing goes, Soul Jazz released this definitive collection right at the height of the New Orleans funk revival in early 2000. It peaked interest to another level and served as an easy and proper introduction to a regional genre that was once protected by $100 Meters records and even pricier Eddie Bo 7"s. Yeah, running down the tracklist is a lesson in foundational funk: The Meters, Eddie Bo, Lee Dorsey, Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, and much more. So many explosions on here, this will get the most hardened collector acting like a newbie who found his first James Brown original. 24 tracks on double vinyl, highly recommended.
- music label: Soul Jazz 2000