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Genre: R&B/Soul

Released: Feb 1975

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Essentials

Motown Classics 2: 1972-1998
Motown Classics..

Funk
Funk

1977
1977






Caught In the Act – The Commodores

NameArtistTimePrice
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Wide OpenCommodores3:32$0.99
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Slippery When WetCommodores3:20$1.29
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The BumpCommodores2:53$0.99
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I'm ReadyCommodores3:24$0.99
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This Is Your LifeCommodores5:53$0.99
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Let's Do It RightCommodores3:45$0.99
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Better Never Than ForeverCommodores3:50$0.99
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Look What You've Done to MeCommodores3:56$0.99
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You Don't Know That I KnowCommodores6:33$0.99
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Wide Open (Reprise)Commodores1:01$0.99

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Our Review

The quickest way to define funk music in the mid-‘70s is to hand someone a copy of Caught In the Act. The Commodores’ sophomore album helped codify a sound that has now become something of a punch line. The wikka-wikka guitar, gutsy singing and virile horn charts are all contained in “The Bump,” “I’m Ready” and “Slippery When Wet.” The songs are cheesy and dated, but that’s part of their appeal. They’re also tightly played and expertly arranged, and the band delivers them with so much gusto that you can’t help but be drawn into the party. The fun and flashy songs are contained in the first half of the record, but the overlooked second half is actually much more interesting. “Better Never Than Forever” is as dark and greasy as something from Sly Stone’s Fresh, while Lionel Richie’s “Let’s Do It Right” is an early indication of his talent for pop hooks. Like barbecue, funk is better when it’s cooked slow, which is what makes “Look What You’ve Done To Me” so tasty. Nevertheless, it’s the cheating ballad “You Don’t Know That I Know” that proved the Commodores had more to offer than dance floor shakedowns.

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Customer Reviews

No Commodores collection is complete without this classic album (5 stars)
Caught in the Act is the second album by The Commodores. Stylistically, this is a funk / R&B album and differs from the softer pop sound the group became known for on later releases. This album single handedly defined funk and is cited as the prototype for funk hits that followed by other groups. It is a must have album and thanks to iTunes, is now available for all to cherish. Previously, this has been available through a limited releas

about time itunes uploads some rare albums! (5 stars)
thank you for adding this! funk classic

Biography

Formed: 1967 in Tuskegee, AL
Genre: R&B/Soul
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '10s

Renowned for the R&B hits "Just to Be Close to You," "Easy," and "Brickhouse," to name but a few, Commodores were one of the top bands during their long tenure at Motown. The group is credited with seven number one songs and a host of other Top Ten...

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EasyCommodores4:16$0.99
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Sail On (Single)20th Century Masters - The ..4:02$1.29
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Nightshift20th Century Masters - The ..5:07$1.29
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Lady (You Bring Me Up)20th Century Masters - The ..4:51$1.29
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Brick HousePure Funk3:27$1.29
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Still20th Century Masters - The ..5:51$1.29
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Three Times a Lady20th Century Masters - The ..6:40$1.29
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Just to Be Close to YouThe Commodores: Anthology6:20$1.29
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Easy (Extended)20th Century Masters - The ..4:52$1.29

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