Category Archives: Funk

SONG OF THE DAY Antibalas – Gold Rush

If ever there was a day I needed cheering up, today is it.. I’m blue with tooth problems and stressed with worry..my heart wasn’t even in finding a song tonight, I’m so preoccupied by discomfort.  Luckily I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jo Tongo – Piani

London and Paris-based label Africa Seven are purveyor’s of fine African music and with Jo Tongo’s forthcoming African Funk Experimentals (1968​-​1982 + 2017) album due for release at the end of this month, I feel we are in for another audio treat! Born Joseph Ekambi … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Delia Gartrell – See What You Done Done (Hymn No. 9)

I can thank the glorious John Peel for today’s song!  Radio 6 have recently been hosting a series of broadcasts highlighting some of the great moments from his shows, starting from the 70’s and going through to the 90’s and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Babe Rainbow (AUS) – Johny Says Stay Cool

Describing their 60’s-inspired sound as “God picking sunflowers,” The Babe Rainbow are a colourful and dashing trio hailing from Byron Bay.  Colourful by name, this retro trio are most definitely colourful by nature and create a cosmic sound that falls somewhere … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Big Bear Revue – Big Bear

Germany’s finest, Tramp Records is soon to re-release this monster instrumental track, which was originally issued on Philadelphia’s Cuppy label.  Aptly described by Tramp Records as a ‘beast,’ Big Bear is a force to be reckoned with and this big huge … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Galt MacDermot – Coffee Cold

Having discovered Galt MacDermot for the first time tonight, I have to ask myself why I’ve never heard his music before! It’s been sampled in songs that I’ve heard, influencing hip hop and funk artists substantially, but until this evening … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra – Che Che Colé

This glorious little chunk of Latin funk was originally released in 1970 by the salsa pioneering duo, Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe.  The pair formed in New York in 1967, bringing together the musical forces of Colón’s trombone playing with Lavoe’s percussion … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Orchestra Baobab – Kelen Ati Leen

Orchestra Baobab formed in Dakar in the early 1970’s, introducing a unique sound that was to become an instant hit!  Fusing together Latin and African influences, the band created a very different sound which quickly became extremely popular.  Many of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Patsy with Lynn Tait & The Jets – A man Is Two Faced

This little gem has been kicking about in my long list of song of the day possibilities for a while now and I don’t know why I haven’t used this sooner, it’s great! This lively little brass-infused number was released … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Damas Swing Orchestra – Odylife

One thing I love about labels that dedicate their time and energy to unearthing obscure and rare music is that they discover so much more than I ever could and it’s thanks to them that I now have the chance … Continue reading

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