Category Archives: Funk

SONG OF THE DAY Dry Bread – Words To My Song

Cyril “Dry Bread” Ferguson was a songwriter and guitarist hailing from Crooked Island in the Bahamas.  His nickname originates from his voracious appetite and his own humble beginnings.  His work for Bahamian Label GBI stemmed from an award he received from … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alemayehu Eshete – Gizew Honeshyna

Beirut-born Vinyl junkie and DJ collective Ernesto Chahoud is heavily into Ethiopian jazz.  He has dedicated many years to unearthing old Ethiopian sounds and had always dreamt about sharing this passion on a larger scale.  But without either the money … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – Journey to the Bottom

“Take a chance with the Scorpio Man, his sting will give you a funky high much better than what they sell in the streets…” As we embark full speed into 2018, Helsinki’s Timmion Records are preparing to release Ernie Hawks … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Herbaliser – Submarine

UK hip hop veterans, The Herbaliser have spent the last 25 years touring and recording, building up a well-deserved and hefty fan base over the years with their diverse blends of hip hop, jazz and funk. With an appropriately titled … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Vicki Anderson – The Message from the Soul Sister

According to James Brown’s autobiography soul singer Vicki Anderson, a.k.a Myra Barnes (her maiden name), was the best female singer he ever had!  For three years Anderson sang with James Brown, initially joining him in 1965 until she was replaced … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Patti Jo – Make Me Believe in You

Ok, so I’m straying into the realms of disco for today’s song and this is all thanks to blackbeltjonez and his burnt toast radio show (which I’ve spent the day catching up on).  Not a genre I’ve explored extensively its … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Monophonics – Like Yesterday

The only reason I’ve not featured this song before now is because I was convinced that I’d already used it, but apparently not! How did that happen?!! After writing about the Monophonics new upcoming album last Wednesday I’ve been listening to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jackie Hairston – Hijack

Today’s track is just sooo funky, so get ready for some serious groove! Released on the Atlantic’s subsidiary label Atco Records in 1967, Hijack is a soul-funk instrumental track by jazz pianist, Jackie Hariston.  The interesting thing about this song is … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ofo The Black Company – Allah Wakbarr

Today’s little psychedelic funk gem comes to you from 1970’s Nigeria and was recorded by a band called Ofo & The Black Company in 1972! Forming that same year, Ofo & The Black Company was formed by Larry Ifediorama in Lagos, Nigeria and started … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Monophonics – My Heart Cries feat. Tiffany Austin

San Francisco’s psychedelic soulsters, the Monophonics originally started out as an instrumental ensemble in 2005.  The initial line up consisted of guitarist Ian McDonald, bassist Myles O’Mahony, saxophonist Alex Baky, trumpeter Ryan Scott, and drummer Austin Bohlman, with the recent … Continue reading

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