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It was the third of September

A classic of funkedelia and social commentary that the groovy set were/and still are tone deaf to. Some insight into it’s recording can be found here.   acid funkacid soulBarrett Strongdennis edwardsLarry Eldernorman whitfieldregressive lefttemptations

The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend

Born on this date. Any self-respecting funkster, acid or otherwise, should have this album in their collection — but this album is far more than just that. My copy is a Japanese import and though pricey, it was dosh very well spent. Here is a good  assessment of Baby Huey by Leo DeLuca. acid funkacid…

Funk’n’stein: all day long

I’m reasonably secure in my knowledge of old school (’70s) acid funk and try and keep apprised of recent stuff as well, so I’m amazed that I hadn’t heard of these millennial funksters. Having listened to a shitload of their stuff online, I think that Funk’n’stein have got the “right stuff” unlike many of the “wedding-dance-funk” bands,…

On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone

A decent documentary on Sly is long overdue: next year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Dance to the Music, a landmark album for acid funk/soul. This documentary sounds promising but the distribution seems to be the standard damn snag: Michael should give mediAm a go (nothing to lose). Anyway, great to see that…

Funky Friday: Soul Messages From Dimona

Nothing like some top-notch acid-gospel-funk to set one up for the weekend, indeed a vital soundscape on reentry each morning. Joe Tangari of Pitchfork gets it, as do Thom Jurek of Allmusic, John Kirby of Wax Poetics, and Gabriel Baker of PopMatters. Listen here, here, and YouTube. acid funkacid soulgospelmusicpsychedelic soulSons of the KingdomSoul Messages From Dimonathe Soul Messengersthe Spirit…