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  • James Brown Greatest Hits

    01/20/2016 10:11:45 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | various | James Brown
    James Brown Greatest Hits 20 videos
  • Mic Gillette, founding Member of Tower of Power, Dies at 64

    01/18/2016 4:00:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, January 18, 2016 | Evan Sernoffsky
    Mic Gillette, renowned trumpet and trombone player and founding member of the legendary Oakland funky soul band Tower of Power, died suddenly of a heart attack over the weekend. He was 64. Gillette started playing with members of seminal funk outfit back in 1966 and as first trumpet, he was a powerful sonic force behind Tower of Power’s rise to prominence in the 1970s. “The Tower of Power family was stunned today by the news that Mic Gillette, our dear friend and bandmate going back to 1966, passed away,” bandleader Emilio Castillo announced on the group’s website Sunday night. “Mic...
  • Naval Academy Just One-Upped Bruno Mars With This Fire ‘Uptown Funk’ Cover [VIDEO]

    11/03/2015 8:02:24 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 11/3/2015 | Christian Datoc
    Aside from churning out some of the finest warriors on the planet, the United States Naval Academy is also responsible for producing some absolutely amazing hype videos.
  • Middle East Beats: Israel's Ester Rada mines Ethio-jazz

    02/27/2015 5:48:35 PM PST · by goldstategop · 5 replies
    BBC News Middle East Beats ^ | 02/28/2015 | BBC News
    Ester Rada is an arresting young singer-songwriter with a rich musical heritage. Her Ethiopian roots are clearly audible in her music. But so is the influence of Israel where she grew up and now lives. Her EP, Life Happens, released in 2013, was a confident debut showcasing her powerful, soulful voice and seductive combination of Ethiopian Jazz, funk and R&B.
  • Good Times Are Back! Nile Rodgers and Chic Sign New Deal, Album On the Way

    02/02/2015 5:43:02 PM PST · by 9thLife · 27 replies
    Showbiz*411 (Hollywood on the Hudson) ^ | February 2, 2015 9:19 am | by Roger Friedman
    Freak out! Nile Rodgers and Chic are back, officially. I knew some time ago that Rodgers was signing up with Warner Music, and now its official. A new Chic album is due shortly. Rodgers signed a deal with Warners, and they will distribute all the new music from his label Land of the Good Groove, which he has with Michael Ostin. Michaels dad, Mo Ostin, of course, was the long time leader of the real Warner Bros. Records back in the day. Michael is an accomplished A&R man himself, with loads of great credits. Nile is one of pop musics...
  • Obamacare Is GREAT for My Business, but Awful for America: Bob Funk

    09/27/2013 6:13:05 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 27 Sept 2013 | By Matt Nesto
    As the long-awaited debut of so-called Obamacare approaches, it should come as no surprise that the single largest piece of legislation ever written - that directly impacts one-sixth of the U.S. economy - is giving rise to lots and lots of unexpected outcomes, both positive and negative. - SNIP - ''We're trying to go to full time employment. We'd love to have people on 40 hours a week but the government is going in just the opposite direction," Funk says, noting that lower-waged hourly workers are particularly likely to see their shifts cut from 40 to 29 or 30 hours...
  • Who Killed the Funk?

    08/10/2013 5:44:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    Ebony ^ | July 24, 2014 | Michael A. Gonzales
    Michael A. Gonzales reflects on P-Funk, the Ohio Players, Earth Wind & Fire, etc. and wonders where the funk have all the funk groups gone?Reading Love, Peace, and Soul, author Erika Blount Danois excellent upcoming book on the groundbreaking Soul Train, I began thinking about 1970s music and the many yesteryear funk bands that once populated the Black pop charts. Built on the foundation of gospel, jazz, soul and rock, funk was the energetic little brother who was more ambitious and had no problem being the wild child in the canon of pop. While the often costumed electric bass strummers,...
  • Rufus featuring (Super-Sexy!) Chaka Khan: 'Tell Me Something Good' -1974

    06/15/2012 6:47:52 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 15, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    I do recall feeding quarters into the jukebox everyday to hear this song at the arcade that summer of '74, couldn't get enough of it... nor her. After ten Grammy Awards, I guess I wasn't the only one who saw something there- Written by Stevie Wonder for Chicago's Rufus feat. Chaka Khan, 'Tell Me Something Good' went all the way to #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and was one of the very first tunes to utilize the 'talk box' Peter Frampton made so famous soon afterward. Photos don't really do this woman justice, just check-out the stage...
  • Funk legend Jimmy Castor dies in Las Vegas at 71

    01/17/2012 3:01:56 PM PST · by dfwgator · 16 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 17, 2011 | KEN RITTER
    Jimmy Castor, a New York funk and soul saxophonist, singer and songwriter whose tune, "It's Just Begun," morphed over 40 years into an anthem for generations of hip-hoppers and mainstream musical acts, died of apparent heart failure in a Las Vegas hospital, family members said Tuesday. He was 71.
  • Gun violence at family celebration

    07/31/2011 7:41:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    Clear Channel ^ | July 31, 2011
    (Cleveland) -Tragedy and panic struck the Family Unity in the Park concert when shots rang out after a performance by George Clinton. Investigators report, at approximately 9:57 p.m. on Saturday, Fourth District zone cars responded to Luke Easter Park at Martin Luther Boulevard & Reservoir Place for shots fired. Once on scene zone car personnel located four victims with gunshot wounds. EMS was notified, responded to the scene and all four victims were conveyed to MetroHealth Medical Center, where they are being treated for their injuries.
  • Funk, Everybody's Got Some Dues to Pay

    07/23/2011 6:50:27 PM PDT · by Son House · 33 replies
    Alias Son House ^ | 7-23-2011 | Little Beaver
    Just got some great funk music in this series of 45's that came out around 1968-1975, Florida Funk, because the guitar stuff was amazing. Turns out the rest was truly amazing too, not only was it funk, it was jazz, soul, blues, rock, and a whole lot of artist that were in the groove. Drums, the horns, keyboards, I think I even heard some funky claive(sp?). Your going to love it, and mercifully may even forget all about the budgeting woes.
  • Gil Scott Heron dead.

    05/30/2011 5:04:29 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 19 replies
    Self ^ | 53111 | Tih
    Bitter, angry, racist with a butt-kicking groove. Wish I was wrong about the first part.Yeah Gil, I'll hang on to my Rosary beads, thanks.Whachoo hangin onto these days, bro?
  • Obama Sets Stage for Clash of Governing Ideals (Clearly seeking to pull America out of latest funk)

    01/26/2011 2:18:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 25, 2011 | David E. Sanger
    ...South Korean homes now have greater Internet access than we do, Mr. Obama said, ticking off the list of how America had fallen behind. Countries in Europe and Russia invest more in their roads and railways than we do. China is building faster trains and newer airports. He noted at another point that the worlds biggest private solar research facility and fastest supercomputer were now in China. Mr. Obama is hardly the first president to try to rekindle the spirit of cold-war competition in an effort to force Americans to set aside political differences and join together to face a...
  • Artist Spotlight Shines on Sly & The Family Stone

    08/24/2010 9:48:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    MOG ^ | SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2010 | Jason Warburg
    Before Sly & The Family Stone came along, there was music you could dance to, and music that made you think. Once they had made their undeniable, indelible mark on the music scene, the two characteristics would never again be thought of as mutually exclusive. Beginning today and running through this Friday, Staff Writer David Bowling shines the Daily Vault's Artist Spotlight on some of the highs and lows of Sly & The Family Stone's catalog, a tenure marked by tremendously influential albums full of socially conscious songs backed with infectious beats, and also by the mercurial and ultimately self-destructive...
  • Looking for name/artist of song

    05/19/2010 10:55:38 AM PDT · by CharlieOK1 · 26 replies · 872+ views
    my brain ^ | 5/19/2010 | Me
    OK, this has been driving me crazy. There is a song that every time I hear it, I think it is an instrumental version of the Ghostbusters theme song. And no, it is not Huey Lewis. I think Rush sometimes uses it as bumper music.
  • AP-GfK Poll: Country in a funk

    11/10/2009 3:08:06 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,112+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/10/09 | Liz Sidoti -ap
    WASHINGTON The euphoria of 2008 is over: America is in a funk. Elected last November on a wave of optimism, President Barack Obama now finds himself governing an increasingly pessimistic country in recession while muscling through Congress a health care reform overhaul and weighing whether to commit more troops to the 8-year-old Afghanistan war. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll shows that Americans grew slightly more dispirited on a range of matters over the past month, continuing slippage that has occurred since Obama took office as the year began. They were more pessimistic about the direction of the country. They...
  • The French Quarter Is in a Funk

    01/17/2007 2:49:10 PM PST · by AUJenn · 86 replies · 2,331+ views
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The hookers are back on Bourbon Street. So are the drug dealers, the strippers with names like Rose and Desire, the out-of-town businessmen, the college students getting blitzed on candy-colored cocktails and beer in plastic cups. But a closer look reveals things are not back to the way they were in the French Quarter. Sixteen months after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' liveliest, most exuberant neighborhood is in a funk. "The money's not the same. I remember when I made $1,200 a night," said Elizabeth Johnson, a manager and dancer at a Bourbon Street strip club, frowning...
  • Body Odor Rights Activists of Berkeley California

    01/24/2006 7:03:39 AM PST · by Maceman · 70 replies · 2,471+ views
    Body Odor Rights ^ | Unkown, but currently active site | Some Smelly Person
    Fighting for your right to communicate naturally
  • The Funk stuff

    04/01/2005 10:06:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 4 replies · 389+ views
    Valley Press ^ | on Friday, April 1, 2005 | BRENNA HUMANN
    You might not know her name, but you should. She beat out John Glenn in physical and mental readiness for space in the Mercury program, in fact. And how could you forget a name like Wally Funk? Despite the fact that our nation is fresh on the heels of women's history month, is it any surprise that we don't know the names and accomplishments of some of the most interesting women in history, despite the depth or, in Wally Funk's case, the height of their achievements? They should be household names - The Mercury 13. That's right, 13. In 1961,...
  • Misdiagnosis

    11/19/2004 5:09:33 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 9 replies · 818+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Nov. 19, 2004 | Thomas Lifson
    The extended post-election public despair of disappointed Democrats has been nearly as remarkable as the Republican victory, its supposed proximate cause. Therapists, anxious to keep their couches warm, have rushed in to make up a self-serving syndrome for their clients to overcome, Post Election Selection Trauma. A nice bit of marketing, that. Most important is the acronym PEST. Turn the electoral mandate of George W. Bush into a public affliction, with overtones of vermin as the root cause. Throw in a hot button word like selection to get to the right four letters, dredging up memories of the 2000 Florida...

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 735 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Powell 'appoints' soul legend James Brown to new diplomatic post ("Secretary of Soul")

    12/09/2003 1:57:54 PM PST · by presidio9 · 33 replies · 270+ views
    AFP ^ | Tue, Dec 09, 2003
    US Secretary of State Colin Powell has named James Brown, the so-called "Godfather of Soul," to a new and unusual, but apparently fictitious, senior diplomatic position, the State Department said. Spokesman Richard Boucher confirmed Monday that Powell had indeed appointed Brown to be the first US "secretary of soul and foreign minister of funk" but said the job description for the post had not yet been drawn up. In addition, he told reporters that it was uncertain whether the new title carried with it any salary or if Brown would be entitled to an office at the State Department. "I...
  • New mug shot ('godfather of funk' George Clinton)

    12/09/2003 11:16:59 AM PST · by evets · 64 replies · 395+ views
    George Clinton, the godfather of American funk music, was arrested in Tallahassee early Saturday and charged with cocaine possession outside an Apalachee Parkway Circle K. According to arrest reports, Clinton was sitting in a Gold Nissan Sentra smoking what appeared to be a cigar. A police officer found a bag containing a substance that field-tested positive for cocaine and a glass pipe, which the officer said is commonly used to smoke crack. Clinton could not be immediately reached at his office/recording studio in Tallahassee. Clinton is the founder and musical leader of legendary funk group Parliament, which became the equally...
  • George Clinton Arrested on Drug Charge

    12/08/2003 7:20:39 PM PST · by ClintonBeGone · 75 replies · 374+ views
    AP ^ | 12/08/2003 | AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Funk music pioneer George Clinton was arrested and charged with drug possession after allegedly telling an officer he had cocaine in his pocket. Clinton, of Tallahassee, was arrested Saturday and bonded out of jail over the weekend, according to jail officials, who wouldn't release any other information. Clinton's lawyer, Shoshana Zisk of San Francisco, didn't immediately return a call seeking comment. Clinton, 63, who headed the funk bands Parliament and Funkadelic and the collaboration later known as P-Funk in the 1970s and 1980s is considered a father of the genre. In 1983, Clinton's solo record...
  • Judge declines to throw out Marine's court-martial [anti-war protestor/deserter/gay guy]

    08/15/2003 7:33:50 AM PDT · by jpthomas · 5 replies · 196+ views
    AP via The Seattle Times ^ | August 15, 2003 | Brett Martel
    NEW ORLEANS A judge declined yesterday to throw out the Marine Corps' case against a conscientious objector from Seattle who claims he is being court-martialed because he publicly criticized the war in Iraq. Navy Judge John A. Maksym also denied Lance Cpl. Stephen Funk's lawyer access to Marine files on who else may have been absent without leave and how they were punished. Funk's lawyer, Stephen Collier, had noted at a hearing Monday that a Marine sergeant said the Marines wanted to make an example out of Funk, a Marine reservist, who attended anti-war rallies and criticized certain training...
  • (James Brown) Godfather of Soul is granted pardon

    05/21/2003 11:08:46 AM PDT · by weegee · 21 replies · 280+ views
    AP via Augusta Chronicle ^ | Web posted Tuesday, May 20, 2003 | Amy Geier Edgar
    COLUMBIA - Singer James Brown was granted a pardon Tuesday for his past crimes in South Carolina. The Godfather of Soul appeared before the state Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services on Tuesday. Agency spokesman Pete O'Boyle said Mr. Brown had friends, family and state lawmakers speak on his behalf. The seven-member board granted Mr. Brown a pardon for his crimes in 1988 and 1998. After the board made its decision, Mr. Brown sang God Bless America to the crowd, said his publicist Dan Forman. "God bless America on this beautiful day. I hope my pardon shows the youth...
  • Freep Marine Deserter Stephen Funk in San Jose, California

    04/03/2003 8:47:40 AM PST · by mvpel · 66 replies · 317+ views
    April 3, 2003 | Michael Pelletier
    The San Jose Mercury News has indicated that "conscientious objector" Stephen Funk is reporting daily to the Marine Corps Reserve HQ at 901 East Mission Street in San Jose, California, in lieu of a stay in prison. This is a good Freep opportunity - show up there at the corner of 19th Street and East Mission at lunchtime or at his 4:30 departure time and let Mr. Funk know how we feel with flags and signs: "I Concientiously Object to Saddam Hussein" "Freedom is worth fighting for" ...etc... Since it would have to be during the work day, I wouldn't...
  • STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN Theatrical Release 11/15/2002

    11/15/2002 3:59:57 PM PST · by SteveH · 5 replies · 317+ views
    Artisan Films ^ | 11/15/2002 | Artisan Films North American Release November 15, 2002 Fourteen years in the making, this film is based upon a book of the same title that won the 1989 Rolling Stone / BMl "Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award", STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN was shot in 35mm film, on location in Detroit and elsewhere. This one hour and forty-eight minute documentary and performance film tells the Funk Brothers' saga through archival footage and still photos, narration, interviews, re-creation scenes, 20 Motown master tracks, and twelve new live performances of Motown classics with the Funk Brothers backing up Chaka Khan,...