Category Archives: Funk

SONG OF THE DAY Black Blood & The Chocolate Pickles ‎– Mississippi Mud

I love it when music pieces together like a mysterious jigsaw puzzle and today I discovered the origin of a sample that had been used in a song I’d featured a couple of years ago. Danny Lover & Wes Murray … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Tommy Guerrero – El Camino Negro

Californian guitarist and composer Tommy Guerrero has been known to fuse an array of styles into his ever-evolving sound, incorporating rock, hip hop, funk, soul and jazz into his compositions.  For his latest and forthcoming album, Road to Knowhere, he … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dur-Dur Band – Ohiyee

When Analog Africa founder Samy Ben Redjeb arrived in Mogadishu in November of 2016, he was on a mission to track down some music he had heard many years before. In 2007 John Beadle, a Milwaukee-based musicologist and owner of the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Charles Bradley – I Feel a Change

“Bradley’s remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well-documented – how he transcended a bleak life on the streets andstruggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs before finally being discovered by Daptone’s Gabe Roth. Most artists appreciate their audiences, just as many are … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Lucky Brown & The S.G.’s – Taterbug

“Lucky Brown wants his heart and his art to transmit an everyday people’s sound, made by everyday people, dedicated to the upliftment of all people.” Composer Joel Ricci, a.k.a Lucky Brown, hails from Port Angeles, Washington, USA.  Accompanied by bandmates The … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Mystery Lights – Homework

Daptone/Wick Record’s very own jet propelled, psych-fuelled rockets, The Mystery Lights (catch lots more of them here) have recently shared their very own cover of the soul/blues track, Homework.  Originally performed by Otis Rush and released in 1962, the Brooklyn garage rockers … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Big Joe Louis & The Soul Investigators – Go-Go Train

Today’s song was a rather fluky find! Aided by my friend we had intentionally set out to find a particular video, but then we stumbled upon Go-Go Train…. Born in Jamaica and moving to the UK in the 1970’s, Big Joe … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hector Rivera – Pa’ que lo puedan gozar

Who doesn’t feel completely energised when confronted with a barrage of glistening horns firing at you from a lively loaded latino salsa funk song such as this!!!??? Originally released on Latin pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader and producer, Hector Rivera’s 1970 … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Johnny West – Tears Baby

Apart from the fact that this is a mighty gorgeous track, I absolutely adore the conviction of its delivery.  It’s raw, its pained and the hurt cries out from Johnny West’s soulful, desperate vocals with immense tenacity…how could you not … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Heliocentrics – “Mr. Owusu, I Presume?”.

Best know for their eclectic fusions of hip-hop, funk, jazz, psych, world and electronica, The Heliocentrics have been blessing the ears of many an avid listener with their genre-defying compositions for over 10 years now.  And it’s not just musical … Continue reading

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