Bobby Franklin Insanity - Mr. Insanity (2006)

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    His fans have been waiting nearly four decades for Bobby Franklin to tell his musical story, and Mr. Insanity is his vehicle for delivery.  It summarizes compositions and recordings that span a variety of styles and years.  With a Curtis Mayfield-influenced falsetto, he runs through a fine 70s ballad like "Sweeter Love" and then credibly follows it with the funky "Booty In Da House" and the electronic dance number "Don't Drop the Bomb."  Most of the album is an eclectic collection of P-Funk style cuts, often with interesting political undertones.   It's both nostalgic and relevant in a current context, and makes for a surprisingly good listen.

    By Chris Rizik

    His fans have been waiting nearly four decades for Bobby Franklin to tell his musical story, and Mr. Insanity is his vehicle for delivery.  It summarizes compositions and recordings that span a variety of styles and years.  With a Curtis Mayfield-influenced falsetto, he runs through a fine 70s ballad like "Sweeter Love" and then credibly follows it with the funky "Booty In Da House" and the electronic dance number "Don't Drop the Bomb."  Most of the album is an eclectic collection of P-Funk style cuts, often with interesting political undertones.   It's both nostalgic and relevant in a current context, and makes for a surprisingly good listen.

    By Chris Rizik

     
    Choice Cut - Jennifer Hartswick - "For You"