Black Nasty: Talking To The People (1973)
Here's an obscure nugget that's a personal fave, a one-off from a short-lived Detroit band. While it's got those 70s funk touchstones, the spine-tingling basslines and call-and-response anthemic vocals, there's a lot of rock and psychedelia here as well, plenty of Hendrix guitar jams and garage band keyboards. So you've got Sly/Funkadelic proclamations like the opening title track and "Getting Funky 'Round Here," as well as straight 60s-styled R&B-tinged rockers like the Steve Miller Band-esque "It's Not The World" and psychedelic jams like the instrumental "We're Doin' Our Thing." Plus a few slower, easy-listening soul numbers (sung by the band's female co-vocalist) that break things up a bit.
Fun stuff, worth a spin if you need the occasional funk infusion for your rock collection and you've worn out your Funkadelic and Isaac Hayes records.
Here's an audio rip of "Getting Funky":