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Category Archives: Funk

James Brown – Superbad, Superslick

The minister of super heavy Funk gives the world one of the richest Soul tunes.  This rich 1975 tune is spacious, funky, elegant, yet tough. This is in among  his greatest songs, and that’s not a statement made lightly.  And those backing vocals.

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Parliament – Big Bang Theory

We pay tribute to Stephen Hawkins’ union with the cosmos; 1979’s ‘GloryHallaStoopid (Pin The Tale On The Funky)’ by P-Funk kings Parliament.

Prince – Automatic

The Electro is strong in this one, and made even better with the track cosying up with ‘Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)’ on his album 1999 (1981).  “A U T O matic”

Parliament – One of Those Funky Things

P-Funk, Uncut Funk, The Bomb.
The best track from ‘The Motor Booty Affair’ album from 1978.

Prince – Something In The Water (Does Not Compute)

A wonderful future funk track from Prince’s fifth studio album; 1982’s ‘1999’. This could be a contender for the tag ‘Minneapolis Techno’, and surely stands as one of the records that influenced the Motor City guys. Fantastic tune.

*This is a fan made video, just to let you know.

Funkadelic – I Got A Thing, You Got A Thing, Everybody’s Got A Thing

George Clinton’s ‘Rock’ project give us Wah-Wah Psych Rock with a Funk bent on a track from their immense debut album from 1970. If this track doesn’t make you grin from ear to ear, we don’t know what will.

 

The Headhunters – If You’ve Got It, You’ll Get It

Fantastic Funk flavours from Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters; that’s from 1975’s ‘Survival of the Fittest’.

Prince – Purple Music

This is a Prince rarity from around 1982, and it’s astounding that this brilliant track wasn’t released. Proto-House, No Wave Disco, and even elements of New York’s Suicide pop into this stripped down future Funk gem.

O’Jays – For The Love Of Money

From their 1973 album ‘Ship Ahoy’, this Funk/Soul track with the perfect intro has spacious production and a robust rhythm section.

Prince – Controversy

Prince’s Nu-Funk from 1981 that really set the tone for what this man was ready to do. From his fourth album of the same name.

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