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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,…

‘Super Fly’ Remake in the Works

Oh dear, yet another potentially lazy, flat and ham-fisted Hollywood retread is apparently in the works. I’m not saying it couldn’t be a decent effort (the brilliant music is, of course, in place assuming it will be reused) — but in the prevailing climate of hysteria emanating from the various politically “correct” priesthoods and their associated…

The Stax Story

The outrageous wheel of fortune that is the Stax Story. A couple of segments are blocked from this very decent documentary but you’ll still get a damn good idea about Stax’s torrid and tragic story. If you appreciated Muscle Shoals, then this too is a must. I came to Stax via Booker T, Isaac Hayes…

Booker T Jones

A lifelong ambition to see Booker T live came to fruition this past weekend. This was no master lazily going through the “greatest hits” motions but a whistle-sharp musical genius taking us on the amazing Stax journey and surrounded with younger extremely talented musicians and vocalists doing justice to foundational songs — Knock on Wood and…

Super Fly

Forty-five years ago this masterpiece soundtrack was released — AllMusic assessment. We’re all built up with progress But sometimes I must confess We can deal with rockets and dreams But reality, what does it mean Curtis Mayfieldpsychedelic funkpsychedelic soulsuperfly

Benjamin & The Dreamdancers

Thank you Kurtis Powers and Scott Birksted for bringing our attention to Benjamin And The Dreamdancers (bravo to Daptone yet again) and for a great show on The Face Radio. Very much looking forward to the upcoming show on Curtis. KTF! Benjamin And The DreamdancersCurtis Mayfielddaptone recordsfunknorthern soulpsychedelic funksoul music