Part of a four-volume reissue series from Robinsongs, a division of the U.K.'s Cherry Red, this release combines Loveshine (1978) and Candy (1979), the third and fourth Mercury-era albums from Con Funk Shun. Both albums peaked in the Top Ten of Billboard's R&B chart, aided by singles like "Shake and Dance with Me," "So Easy," "Chase Me," and "(Let Me Put) Love on Your Mind."
'The Story of Funk: One Nation Under a Groove' is a documentary telling the story of the history of funk music. In the 1970s in America, it became a nation under a spell of irresistible new style of music. It bursts into the black community under a time of self-discovery, struggle and social change. The documentary explores the fun and futuristic music that had changed America with its new edge to the meaning of culture with fashion, space-age vision and street-wise slang. The change also gave a platform for a new philosophy, belief system and lifestyle for the black-Americans.
Bill Dickens is a phenomenal new bass talent whose reputation has reached legendary cult status. FUNK BASS AND BEYOND is the ultimate groove lesson in rock and funk styles. The video opens with a jaw- dropping display of chops and technique that will set a new standard for bass players the world over.