Track Listings 01. Prologue: Child Of The North 02. Thanks For The Birthday Card 03. Your Love's Been So Good To Me 04. Music Box 05. Silent Boatman 06. To William In The Night 07. No Commitment 08. I Got A Thing For You Daddy 09. Gift Of Me 10. Medal 11. Crying Has Made Me Stronger 12. Hare Krishna 13. Suburban Family Lament 14. Play With Fire 15. Don't You Wish You Had (What You Had When You Had It) 16. Gimme Shelter
Two very rare funk-soul albums (on one disc) which George Clinton's Parliament were the backing band as Ruth Copeland was an integral part of the early 70's band. Copeland effortlessly blends soul, funk,blues, psychedelia and acoustic material onto these albums. The second album 'I Am What I Am' had an incredible version of the Stones classic 'Gimme Shelter'. Funk out! ~ Freak Emporium
Rare funky work by Ruth Copeland -- a Detroit-based female rock singer, but one who worked with George Clinton on a number of her tracks -- giving her albums a hard funky sound that's right up there with early work by Parliament or Funkadelic! The CD features both Ruth's albums for the Invictus label -- Self Portrait and I Am What I Am -- the former of which has great work by Clinton, who also wrote a number of the songs. Titles include "Your Love Been So Good To Me", which starts with a very fuzzy electric break, and "I Got a Thing For You Daddy", which has some great spacey guitars on the intro! Other cuts include "Child of the North", "The Medal", "Gimme Shelter", "Play With Fire", "Hare Krishna", "Suburban Family Lament", "No Commitment", "A Gift of Me", and "The Music Box".