By Josef Woodard
Updated October 20, 1995 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Baddest Love Jams

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Various Artists: Funkology; Baddest Love Jams (Motown) If less lined with golden moments — and gold records — than the landmark ’60s, the ’70s and early ’80s were good to the label Berry Gordy built. Rick James, the Commodores, and Dazz Band crystallize the funk phenom with backbeaten fervor, but the real heroes of the pack are Stevie Wonder, whose ”I Wish” (Funkology) makes the strongest link to early Motown craft, and Marvin Gaye, whose ”Distant Lover” (Jams) is an impressionistic jewel. A mostly happy return. Funkology: B+ Jams: B-

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