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Stranger: Bernie Worrell on Earth

Alongside Booker and Martha Argerich, Bernie (“The Wizard of Woo”) is my favourite keyboard genius. I’ve been wanting to see this documentary for some time and am pleased that someone has made it available — at least for the time being. Like Booker, an absolutely authentic character and the most synesthesiac musician I can think of.…

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

Paul Williams

Born on this day. Cloud Nine, a classic of psychedelic soul. Some background to Paul.   musicpaul williamspsychedelic funkpsychedelic soultemptations

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

Life + Death: Chairmen of the Board

A classic bit of acid funk to blow away the past week, a world away from “Give Me Just A Little More Time”. As per usual AllMusic gets it. Here are a couple of obits for General Johnson in The Guardian and The New York Times. acid funkacid soulchairmen of the boardgeneral johnsonmusicpsychedelic funk

See Red — Deltaphonic’s Blinding New Album

For the past month or so I’ve been listening to a preview of Delaphonic’s new album. The version I was listening to had, understandably, a somewhat “thinner” mix but now the finalized version is available and man, what a fabulously richer sound. The support vocals are so much more to the forefront and atmospheric: they work…