relationship with Funky Junction
of the record (And Side 2!)
of our review!
The basics about the album
|M U S I C
I A N S
Benny White - vocals
Phil Lynott - bass
Eric Bell - guitar
Brian Downey - drums
Dave Lennox - keyboards
T R A
C K S
Strange Kind of Woman
label that made Motown morose....
ran Stax off their tracks
O D D S ' N ' S O
Recorded - London
Produced by Leo Muller
Released (more like escaped!) -
Formats - LP and cassette. A CD version
has been seen in Japan - assumed to be a recent pirate
Label, cat no. - Stereo Gold Award, MER
Also known as - released in Germany as
"The Rock Machine plays the best of Deep Purple and
other hits", cat no 9048 on the Sonic label
The band on the cover - Hard Stuff, who
recorded on the Purple label
Gladys Knight? - there was also an album
called "Especially for You" by "Gladys
Knight & the Pips with guests Funky Junction".
Most of the album is by GK & her Pips - two tracks
only are by FJ, but it is not known if this is the same
line-up as above.
Baby Face - Ritchie and Ian P recorded
three tracks with Phil Lynott under the name of "Baby
Face", for a single which never appeared. Most sources date that
session as late 72 or early 73, so it could have been soon after the
Funky Junction album was recorded. Can anyone confirm the sequence of
events, or whether Ritchie & Ian were aware that Phil had done an
album of DP covers?