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Category Archives: Funk

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.

Prince & The Revolution – 1999

A true legend has passed. 2016 continues to see the grim reaper pick victims from back issues of Mojo.

RIP Prince.

James Brown – Stone To The Bone

JB Funk from his brilliant 1973 album ‘The Payback’. This is the sound of a single minded man with one of the best backing bands ever at the height of his powers.

Weather Report – River People

Yes, it’s Weather Report; and before you run screaming please hear us out. This is a good Weather Report tune. No bass gymnastics or ultra Jazz wank is evident here, just a funky, disco-tinged number that Arthur Russell would have been proud of. From their 1978 album ‘Mr. Gone’.

Manu Dibango – Sun Explosion

Funk, Soul, Disco, Jazz, and traditional Cameroonian music are all blended and served to you by Manu Dibango. This is from the 1978 album of the same name.

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