Wednesday, July 24, 2013

"Too Tight" by Con Funk Shun

Song#:  0469
Date:  01/24/1981
Debut:  75
Peak:  40
Weeks:  10
Genre:  Funk, R&B

Pop Bits:  Formed by two high school friends, this funk outfit signed with Mercury in 1976 and issued their major-label self-title debut. They got some minor attention on the R&B chart, but then two years later their single "Ffun" hit #1 (#23 pop) and led them on a streak of chart entries. "Ffun" would be their biggest pop song followed by this single from their album "Touch."

ReduxReview:  This sounds like something from Earth, Wind & Fire. It has a nice groove and good sound, but I think it lacks something memorable to latch onto. If this played over a mall speaker, I'd probably bop along, but wouldn't have a clue as to what it was. And would forget it as soon as it stopped.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Group co-founder/drummer/songwriter Louis A. McCall, Sr., was unfortunately murdered in his home in Georgia in 1997. It was a home invasion and even though a suspect was put on trial, a mistrial was declared and the charges dropped. There has been no further action in the case.


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