Country Funk: 1969-1975 - Various Artists
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 27, 2012
    84
    Country Funk re-creates this shift smartly, compiling songs by white artists playing with black sounds and black artists playing with white sounds, all without drawing neat parallels between these musical traditions.
  2. Aug 23, 2012
    80
    A high-steppin', side-steppin' life outside you ain't never seen.
  3. Aug 2, 2012
    80
    Country Funk unearths further lesser-known practitioners of this mythical genre. [Sep 2012, p.101]
  4. Jul 27, 2012
    80
    The sultry singer [Bobbie Gentry], who had a hit with "Ode to Billie Joe," is part of this essential new Light in the Attic compilation that explores a fringe strain of country music.
  5. Jul 27, 2012
    80
    Some of the names here will already be known by fans, including White, Charles, Gentry, Dale Hawkins, Link Wray and Larry Jon Wilson; while others, such as Dennis The Fox, Gritz, Cherokee, Jim Ford and John Randolph Marr, may only be familiar to collectors. It's all great, though.
  6. Jul 27, 2012
    80
    Country Funk: 1969-1975 illuminates a brief but fruitful period where genre lines blurred, and both genres benefitted mightily.
  7. Aug 3, 2012
    70
    It's often fascinating, and the songs nearly all have an immediate thump that's hard to ignore. But if the overall effect of the compilation is a strong one, there are some holes.
  8. Aug 2, 2012
    70
    This compilation gives voice to many lesser known artists who sang of the elation and estrangement of moving from the dirt tracks to the streets. [Aug 2012, p.44]
  9. Jul 31, 2012
    60
    Country Funk frontloads these generic examples, and leaves the rest of the compilation up to artists who managed to eke meaning out of the stylistic changes.

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