- Released: May 10, 2005
- Label: Newhouse
Blender (Magazine) - p.873.5 stars out of 5
-- "Embraced by such hip-hop beat miners as De La Soul and the Fugees as well as the rare-grooves set, their world-funk has gained character over time."
- 2.Brothers on the Slide
- 3.The Message
- 8.Willy's Headache
- 9.Getting It Back
- 10.One More
- 12.Equitorial Forest
- 13.Bird - (previously unreleased)
- 14.For Baby Ooh
- 15.Zion I
- 16.Trevorgus - (previously unreleased)
Includes four previously unreleased tracks.
Cymande: Ray King (vocals, percussion); Mike Rose, Michael Rose (flute, alto saxophone); Derek Gibbs (soprano saxophone, alto saxophone); Steve Scipio (bass guitar); Sam Kelly (drums); Patrick Patterson, Pablo Gonsales, Peter Serreo.
Personnel: Joey Dee (vocals, percussion); Derek Gibbs (alto); Patrick Patterson (guitar); Michael Lee (flute, alto saxophone); Peter Serreo (tenor saxophone); Sam Kelly (drums); Pablo Gonsales (congas).
Renegades of Funk, released in 2005, is 2000's Soul of Rasta -- also released by the Newhouse label -- in expanded form. The earlier set was a perfectly adequate anthology of Cymande's three '70s albums, but this one adds a pair of "unreleased bonus tracks" (the poor "Trevorgus" and the decent "Bird"), in addition to album cut "Zion I." If you want the whole picture, there's the Sequel (U.K.) release The Message, which combines the band's three albums onto two discs, but this 16-track disc does contain most of the essentials ("Bra," "The Message," "Dove," "Brothers on the Slide"). ~ Andy Kellman