Category Archives: Funk

(January 2, 2016): Eugene McDaniels – Headless Heros

From the 1971 album, Headless Heros of the Apocalypse.  This LP was recorded by McDaniels after 3 years away in Denmark and Sweden.  It continues in the jazz-soul protest vein reflected in McDaniel’s 1969 tune, “Compared to What” and followed up on … Continue reading

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(November 26, 2015): Sly & The Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

Happy Thanksgiving. From the A-side of the 1969 double A-side single, Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / Everybody Is A Star.  This tune was supposed to be to be included on an album that never materialized with “Star” and … Continue reading

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(Jan. 29, 2015): Billy Preston – Outa-Space

From the 1971 album, I Wrote A Simple Song.  Prestson’s A&M debut LP with George Harrison guesting.  A&M issued the tune as the b-side single to “I Wrote A Simple Song” a-side.  We all know which was the hit.

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(Nov. 3, 2014): Charles Kynard – Reelin’ With The Feelin’

Title track from the 1969 album, Reelin’ With The Feelin’.  Joe Pass on guitar, session woman Carol Kaye (who was part of the Wrecking Crew) on bass, Wilton Feldon on sax, and Kynard is pounding the organ.

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(Sept 16, 2014): Grant Green – Sookie, Sookie

From the 1970 live album, Alive!  Recorded at the Cliché Lounge in Newark, NJ.  Green really grooves on this bit of funk by Don Covay and Steve Cropper.  Idris Muhammad and Ronnie Foster, who are included in this quintet, help push things … Continue reading

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(Sept 5, 2014): Chris Joss – Say Yeah No

From the 2014 13 × File, WAV, Album, Bimbo Satellite.  Not sure about the album title and cover, but the tune makes it.

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(June 25, 2014): Herbie Hancock – Wiggle Waggle

From the 1969 album, Fat Albert Rotunda.  Yes, the music for “hey, hey, hey, it’s Fat Albert.” — a TV special that inspires Bill Cosby’s cartoon creation, which was the first I’d heard of Fat Albert (or would hear of him … Continue reading

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