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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…

Bonerama

One’s got to have a large dose of brass in one’s musical diet and most especially a good boner: so how about three? Check out Bonerama’s hot new album (The rest of the band are no slouches either). boneramabrassCraig KleinfunkJazzMark Mullinsnew orleanstrombone

Walter Becker

Report in The Telegraph. Just yesterday, yet again and before this news, I happened to watch the making of Aja, one of the greatest albums of the 70s and beyond. I always thought Steely had class and intelligence (in an OCD way) but boy could they funk out as pure entertainment. For serious commentary on…

Do U Want It?

Yes I do. This for funky Friday. As a dyed-in-the-wool funkster I’m hoping to be able catch this funkumentary about the Maple Leaf staple Papa Grows Funk. With no play lists and no rehearsals every Papa Grows Funk performance is its own masterpiece of funk. do u want it?funkJohn Grosnew orleanspapa grows funk

Funky Friday

This is one of the great performances from that superb series Live From Daryl’s House. I’m very much looking forward to seeing Booker T. live soon. There have been so many top-notch artists on the show, some of my favourites include: The O’Jays, Blind Boys of Alabama, Sharon Jones, and Joe Walsh (a bit disappointed with the Nick…

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