Spices from Thailand
The Impossibles enjoyed their success in the seventies being acclaimed one of Thailand's greatest bands. To this day, if you've got some extra bahts, you can grab yourself one of many karaoke CDs taken from their catalogue and singh along.
While this album contains an occassional pop tune or two (easy to be hard, love will keep us together) it's really their funk LP. The band sounds a lot like Kool & the Gang (greatest funk band ever?) especially when they cover them (give it up, love the life you live.)
If you enjoyed the international funk stylings of the Xingu Combo I posted earlier, then you're gonna be cool with Hot Pepper for sure. Something about these weird american accents over full force funk kind of does it for me.