"The creative process is an experimental one," Bar-Kays vocalist Larry Dodson once stated. This compilation of the highly influential Memphis group's second and third albums, recorded between 1968 and 1970, showcases a band in transition from a primarily instrumental unit in the shadow of the Mar-Keys to a wildly experimental, decidedly psychedelic ensemble. The Bar-Kays called their revolutionary new sound "black rock." Within it lay the seeds of "funk," which they played an important part in fashioning. "You try out a lot of things," Dodson added, "and the end result is a multi-dimensional creation."
Don't Stop Dancing (To the Music) Parts 1 & 2, If This World Was Mine, In the Hole, Funky Thang, Jiving 'Round, Grab This Thing, Street Walker, Yesterday, Humpin', Hey Jude, Baby I Love You, I've Been Trying, You Don't Know Like I Know, Dance to the Music, A Piece of Your Peace, Six O'Clock News Report, How Sweet It Would Be, Montego Bay
Ben Cauley, Harvey Henderson, Joe Arnold, Andrew Love, Ronnie Gordon, Bobby Manuel, Michael Toles, James Alexander, Roy Cunningham, Willie Hall, Larry Dodson