One man comes to mind when the words 'funk' and 'fun' are connected with a jazz musician: Les McCann. The man from Kentucky, self-taught and a true heavyweight on the delicate piano stool, dedicated his whole life on the road to performing funk. He was highly successful – whether playing with his trio or with Eddie Harris, as a pianist or as a singer, in a club or on a big stage – and he always succeeded in captivating his audience. 1972's Talk to the People features sky-high Rhodes-driven funk soul/jazz and R&B. McCann's talent as a vocalist shines on renditions of "What's Going On" and "Seems So Long," while his depth of artistry stands out on the instrumental "Shamading" and his own originals, "North Carolina" and the title track.