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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 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…

Paul Williams

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

It was the third of September

Some powerful social commentary from 44 years ago, possibly the greatest psychedelic soul funk song of all time and distressingly, is more salient now than ever before; then check out the Pew Report Parenting in America; and last, but by no means least, Larry Elder’s crisp assessment/diagnostic of the problem: It was the third of September…

Rick James

Remembering one of the great funk meisters (and of course notorious party boy) — the one and only RJ. Aug. 8, 1969: Because of a hangover, skips a party at Sharon Tate’s house — and avoids being killed by Charles Manson’s followers. 1980: At a dinner party, a guest asks to sketch him on a…

The Baby Huey Story

Genius — the best piece on Baby Huey I could find. Listen to the tour de force that is “A Change Is Gonna Come” — James Brown, Sly, Curtis Mayfield (the producer), Percy Sledge, Isaac Hayes, Bobby Womack, and Etta James all rolled into one. “Hard Times” so evocative of the early seventies along with Bobby…