Dr. John – “Right Place, Wrong Time” (1973)

June 11, 2019 at 7:19 am (Funk, Music)

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Bootsy Collins (feat. Kali Uchis) – “Worth My While” (2017)

August 24, 2017 at 8:59 pm (Funk, Music, P-Funk)

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Manzel – “Sugar Dreams (Dopebrother Remix)” (2004)

March 16, 2017 at 9:24 am (Funk, Music)

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Funkadelic – “One Nation Under a Groove” (1978)

February 17, 2017 at 12:03 am (Funk, Music, P-Funk)

Junie Morrison… R.I.P.

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Syl Johnson – “Don’t Do It” (1974)

July 26, 2013 at 8:42 pm (Funk, Music)

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Miles Davis – 80s Medley (Unreleased)

January 25, 2010 at 2:29 pm (Funk, Jazz, Miles Davis, Music)

A “medley” of unreleased songs from Miles Davis, circa 1985. Some of this is taken from his unreleased Warner Bros. Rubberband album. Sadly, these are not full versions of these songs. They have yet to be released officially. Definitely some funky stuff. This needs to be released!
The “video” looks like it’s of a MD interview and shows Miles sketching as he talks.

Songs include: “Maze,” “Rubberband,” “See I See,” “Digg That” and “Street Smart Cues,” (from the film Street Smart).

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Grant Green – “Ain’t It Funky Now” (1970)

October 8, 2009 at 6:11 pm (Funk, Jazz, Music)

Guitarist Grant Green’s take on the James Brown classic, from the 1970 album Green Is Beautiful

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Ballin’ Jack – “Never Let ‘Em Say” (1970)

July 15, 2009 at 9:06 pm (Funk)

This Hendrix-style funk rock song by Ballin’ Jack comes from their self-titled debut album from 1970. It was later sampled by The Beastie Boys on their Paul’s Boutique album.

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Stanley Turrentine – “Papa Wings” (1977)

July 6, 2009 at 7:10 pm (Funk, Jazz)

Another song sampled on Common’s “They Say” from his 2005 album Be, comes this piece by jazz tenor sax player Stanley Turrentine off his Nightwings album, that is equal parts funk, blues & jazz, with slight elements of the prevailing disco sound of the time.

Note: song gets cut off right at the end…sorry.

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Bruce Haack – “Party Machine” (1983)

June 30, 2009 at 8:00 pm (Electronica, Funk)

This funky, techno dance track from electronic pioneer Bruce Haack comes from 1983 (some might think this is from 1978 but it’s not), and was made with hip hop producer Russell Simmons, using then popular vocoderized vocals.

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