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Chocolate Milk - 1975 - Action Speaks Louder Than Words

A killer album of 70s New Orleans funk!

A New Orleans funk and soul ensemble who enjoyed moderate success in the mid-'70s, Chocolate Milk recorded for RCA from 1975 to 1983. Chocolate Milk was lucky enough to have worked with Allen Toussaint who produced their albums for Sansu Enterprises.

Their best songs were up-tempo and/or light dance/novelty numbers such as "Action Speaks Louder Than Words" in 1975, "Girl Callin" in 1978, and "Blue Jeans" in 1981. All were Top 20 R&B hits.

A1. Action Speaks Louder Than Words (3:24)
A2. Time Machine (4:32)
A3. My Mind Is Hazy (4:42)
A4. Confusion (4:12)
A5. Pretty Pimpin' Willie (4:00)

B1. Tin Man* (3:21)
B2. Chocolate Pleasure (3:36)
B3. People (2:54)
B4. Ain't Nothin' But a Thing (2:59)
B5. Out Among the Stars (5:35)

Chocolate Milk were an amazing funk group in their best moments -- and this album is certainly one of those moments -- a blistering batch of tracks that set a whole new style for the Crescent City scene, and which showed that producers Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn could easily hit the hipper notes of the 70s! There's a tight rhythmic sound at the core of most numbers, but expanded instrumentation over the top -- bits of spacey electrics or jazzier electronics that never would have shown up in Sansu records of years back, but which show that with the right group, New Orleans funk could easily take on the hippest styles going down on both coasts! The title cut, "Action Speaks Louder Than Words", is a slow funk classic -- and the record also includes the incredible electronic-tinged "Time Machine", a perpetual favorite these days. Other nice tracks include "Pretty Pimpin' Willie" and "Ain't Nothin' But a Thing". Arguably the band's best album ever!

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