Category Archives: Funk

SONG OF THE DAY Gloria Walker & The Chevelles – You Hit The Spot Baby

When it comes to funk and soul I can be really selective and have been known to spend hours sifting though random playlists in search of what I like.  Today’s song is a product of one of those searches and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Down Beats – Why Do You Love Another

I caught this complete corker of a song on a radio show today and knew from the intro that something good was about to unfold….what I didn’t anticipate, however,  was just how good this was going to be! Why Do … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY LaVern Baker & Jimmy Ricks – You’re The Boss

The first time I heard this song was in the film Viva Las Vegas when Elvis and Ann-Margaret covered it in 1964.. and I couldn’t help including their rendition at the bottom of this post as it is a rather … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Steakfry – Torn Apart

It’s been a while since I featured something unsigned and emerging so I was more than happy to find today’s song waiting for me in a stack of blog submissions. Ryan Costelloe, aka Steakfry, is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Frankie Seay & The Soul Riders — Soul Food

If you were to play the first 30 seconds of this song on a continuous loop, I’d be a happy bunny, this is one seriously gorgeous big beat!  Don’t get me wrong, I love the whole track, but this into … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Loose Meat – Edge Of Love

Now here is a track that I am getting rather excited about today! With its striking and unusual sound, this record instantly became a prominent musical feature of my day! Loose Meat are an avant-disco collaboration between Archie Bronson Outfit’s Mark … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sharaf Band feat. Xaawo Hiiraan – Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani (My Life is Full of Tribulations)

 “This stunning compilation of ’70s songs from Somalia (with an incredible backstory) has the verve of ’90s hip-hop & the soul of Ethio jazz.” The intriguing description above drew my attention to some more exciting new sounds tonight!!  New York’s … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Paper Tiger – Rush

Paper Tiger emerged a few years ago when a few music-obsessed teenagers came together in a bedroom in Wolverhampton.  Their passion for all things musical fused them together, whilst their collaborative creative ideas were born from their shared love for African funk … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Frankie Seay & The Soul Riders ‎– Soul Food

If you ever happen to stumble upon a copy of this single, grab it and run, I’ve just been looking it up and the average price it seems to be fetching is a whopping £600-£800!! Originally released in 1969 by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Heliocentrics – Oh Brother

Best known for their eclectic blend of genre-defying instrumental compositions, The Heliocentrics are back with a new album!  A World Of Masks was released last Friday and sees is an album of firsts for the band, their first release with Soundway Records and … Continue reading

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