The Niteliters were the backing band (rhythm and horns) for the New Birth and their (mainly) instrumental set is a samplers dream. Check the catchy ‘Serenade For A Jive Turkey’, ‘The Happy Hooker’ and the all too short Kool and The Gang –esque ‘Craaaashing’ with its wicked horn lines. ‘Damn’ is dirge like Funk and Donny Hathaway’s classic ‘Valdez In The Country’ is given a simple Funk rework. The funk ‘Pee-Foul’ and the jam session percussion heavy ‘Drumology’ are strong too. Recommended.