Category Archives: Funk

SONG OF THE DAY The Soul Surfers – Popcorn With A Feeling

Russia’s finest soul, psych-funk band, The Soul Surfers are back with some glorious sounds. Tribute To J.B.s has The Soul Surfers giving homage to their greatest influence: the Godfather of Soul and his legendary band The J.B.’s.  With a catalogue that spans … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Barbara Lynn Clarence Brown – What I’d say!

Barbara Lynn wasn’t just an exceptional left-handed blues guitarist, she was also singer who wrote most of her songs and played the lead instrument in all her music. Being an African-American female artist in the early 60’s was a rarity, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elena Madera – Pu-Chun-Ga

Today I’m delighted to be showering you some wild Latin love courtesy of Elena Madera. Born in Havana, Cuba, Elena Madera’s father was a Philadelphian band leader and her mother, a Cuban-born  professional dancer.  Being the product of two such … Continue reading

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

  “Lucky Brown’s music is a rejection of the elitism, classism, and status of the music industrial complex and is an antitoxin to its resultant homogeneity. He wants with his heart and his art to transmit an everyday people’s sound, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Putbacks – Oranges

Best-known for their heavy-funk orientated, ‘dirty’ rhythmic compositions, Melbourne’s funkiest 5-piece, The Putbacks served up another fine dish of tasty, soul-psych instrumentals on their latest eponymous album.  Released earlier this month and serving 100% guaranteed originality, the band’s latest offering … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – There’s Something Wrong With You

Does it matter that this song sounds quite a lot like I Put a Spell on You?  I mean, who else could snarl about “monkey toes and strain beans,” whilst howling out the lines “Big barbecue gorilla riffs,” whilst all the time … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Saif Abu Bakr & The Scorpions – Nile Waves

On the 9th of next month, Berlin label Habibi Funk are to release Jazz, Jazz, Jazz, an album originally recorded by Sudanese artist Saif Abu Bakr and his band, The Scorpions in Kuwait in 1980.  Original copies of this record have sold for 1000$ … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gil Scott-Heron – Whitey on the Moon

I went to see First Man at the cinema last night and the one prominent thing that stuck in my mind from this film was the Gil Scott-Heron track they used on the soundtrack – Though for the film they … Continue reading

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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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