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  • Inside the Label Bringing Rare 70s and 80s Arabic Funk to the World

    12/22/2017 3:25:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Noisey ^ | Dec 22 2017
    Habibi Funk's new compilation pulls together soulful, jazzy music from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, and more. It's even more vibrant than you might expect. TWEET Back in 2014, the DJ, record collector and Jakarta Records label owner Jannis Stürtz was scouring around Morocco in search of old vinyl records. He chanced across a second-hand electronics repair store that was previously a record shop owned by a guy who used to run the Mekauiphone music distribution business in Casablanca. "You could still see in the back there were stacks and stacks of records," recalls Stürtz. Digging through the pile of...
  • Long-Awaited Funk Museum Now Open in Dayton, and Bootsy Collins Is Excited About It

    12/22/2017 3:03:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 | Amelia Robinson
    The land of funk officially has its museum. The Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center received its final approvals from the City of Dayton and is now open for business, David R. Webb, its president, said. “I am in tears. This has been a long time coming. This is real emotional, right,” Webb said. The center, located at 113 E. Third St. in downtown Dayton’s Fire Blocks District, will have its grand opening in late January or February, Webb said. The museum is taking reservations for private tours and events. A $5 donation will be requested per person....
  • Trump pardons ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio over federal conviction

    08/25/2017 5:11:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 271 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 25, 2017 | WaPo
    WaPo news ticker, Trump pardons Sheriff Joe!! Waiting for link now.....
  • Donald Trump has 'revealed WAR plans with North Korea' – claims top US official

    08/01/2017 6:35:43 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 103 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 2nd August 2017 | Anders Anglesey
    Donald Trump has 'revealed WAR plans with North Korea' – claims top US official A TOP US official has sent a chilling warning to Kim Jong-un after claiming Donald Trump told him of his battle plans. By Anders Anglesey / Published 2nd August 2017 Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said war between Washington and Pyongyang was “inevitable” if the North continued to test missiles. The senator added: “There is a military option to destroy North Korea’s nuclear programme and North Korea itself. “President Trump is not going to allow Kim Jong-un the ability to have a missile that could hit America....
  • R.I.P. Walter “Junie” Morrison, Funk Legend of Ohio Players and Parliament-Funkadelic Fame, Has Died

    02/23/2017 7:32:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Consequence of Sound ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2017 | Ben Kayeon
    R.I.P. Walter “Junie” Morrison, funk legend of Ohio Players and Parliament-Funkadelic fame, has died62-year-old multi-instrumentalist was also the former musical director of P-Funk Walter “Junie” Morrison, the funk legend known for his work in Ohio Players and Parliament-Funkadelic, has died at the age of 62. Morrison’s former bandmate, James “Diamond” Williams, confirmed the news on the Ohio Players’ Facebook page. Morrison played keyboards, provided vocals, produced and wrote for the Ohio Players during the early ’70s. He contributed to the hit albums Pain, Pleasure, and Ecstasy, and was responsible for the chart-topping hit “Funky Worm”. After leaving the group in...
  • 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 it’s 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. Michael’s 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 music’s...
  • 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 world’s 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.