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Just what we need, another currently spinning thread 😝.  See how it goes, shout me down if this is a rubbish idea.

Kicking off with Maceo Parker and friends

 

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Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, George Clinton and Bootsy Collins. 'Nuff said.

Fela!    

Just what we need, another currently spinning thread 😝.  See how it goes, shout me down if this is a rubbish idea. Kicking off with Maceo Parker and friends  

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and more Maceo.  I first heard this cat playing for/with James Brown.  Maceo is a star!!!

 

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OK, so not a lot of reply posts as yet...but i was deeply moved and encourage by all the personal messages (PMs) of support i received for starting this thread🤓.  A hugemongous thanks to both of you.  Oh and a big shout to @Monty for hitting the like button, cheers!!

 

So by popular demand, another funkay clip 😎

 

 

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Cheers @2Brix

 

Previously I've thought it better to have fewer, busier, 'melting pot' spinning threads rather than lots of smaller ones segregated by genre or format. But that ship sailed long ago. These days the vinyl and jazz spinning threads are sometimes more active than mondie's original currently spinning and they are among my favourite threads on SNA, so who can complain about another one? Especially one dedicated to funk.

 

James Brown and Sly & the Family Stone round out my all time all genre Top 3, so yeah, I'm pretty keen on funk.

 

To get the thread on the - er - good foot, I'll post an early funk classic, my favourite JB track, 'Cold Sweat'. This also ties in nicely with the opening posts: Maceo's tenor work is great here. I've seen people point to this as the first funk recording. I reckon there are precedents going back to 'Papa's Got A Brand New Bag' and 'Out of Sight', but there's no doubt the formula was really coming together by 'Cold Sweat': the whole band scored for percussive effect and the emphasis on 'the one'.  I didn't hear it till I read it - and then I couldn't not hear it - but the opening horn section riff quotes Miles Davis' 'So What'.

 

 

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Thanks @Monty nice write up.  Yep i love that track 'Cold Sweat' and coincidentally was listening to Maceo's version yesterday evening.  I have two JB albums on CD (I'm Real, and Live at the Apollo) but i seem to have misplaced both!! 😵😵 so i need to have a proper look in the few spots we have CDs stashed around the house.  

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< In August 2014 Melbourne-based Minneapolis style funk/jazz band Lake Minnetonka received a housecall from one of our spiritual mentors - in the form of Dr Fink from Prince and the Revolution! We're jammin' on a classic by The Family from back in the day. >

 

Lake Minnetonka is led by Adam Rudegeair, that's him on the keytar! He presents the wonderful funk infused Black Wax on PBS Mondays 11 - 1pm, essential listening, recommended!

https://www.pbsfm.org.au/program/black-wax

 

 

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< In August 2014 Melbourne-based Minneapolis style funk/jazz band Lake Minnetonka received a housecall from one of our spiritual mentors - in the form of Dr Fink from Prince and the Revolution! We're jammin' on a classic by The Family from back in the day. >

 

Lake Minnetonka is led by Adam Rudegeair, that's him on the keytar! He presents the wonderful funk infused Black Wax on PBS Mondays 11 - 1pm, essential listening, recommended!

https://www.pbsfm.org.au/program/black-wax

 

 

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some funk outfits outa Japan, been fortunate to see all three here in Oz!

 

Osaka Monaurail

https://www.discogs.com/artist/621904-Osaka-Monaurail

 

Soil and "Pimp" Sessions

https://www.discogs.com/artist/417518-Soil-Pimp-Sessions

 

Mountain Mocha Kilimajaro

https://www.discogs.com/artist/1491808-Mountain-Mocha-Kilimanjaro

 

 

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Wow! thanks @Ian McP you've outdone yourself (even a double post 😆) ...i'll try to check those out this evening!  

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Did someone say funk? It's about time! Being a D.C native funk is in your DNA. So much so we even have our own brand, GoGo. So props to the Godfather, Chuck Brown. As you can see I've been waiting for the thread. Thanks.1598838751206190243969.thumb.jpg.f14b4c13c5d1d7e5cec5ddb1809d10cf.jpg15988388020872006220445.thumb.jpg.17870a938b2101f61d5ce639bec331fa.jpg15988388678402000850683.thumb.jpg.263be811da9d3b8384d9ffba7ac57754.jpg15988389454291609433554.thumb.jpg.c37026c53adfd3112f1c37871edfb760.jpg15988389887801102411623.thumb.jpg.8f0ce44b2f1ab990d6f0253dafb4c190.jpg

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Followers of Funk, shows are archived

 

Get Down RRR Thursdays 12 -2pm

https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/get-down

 

Stolen Moments RRR Saturdays 4 - 6pm

https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/stolen-moments

 

New and Groovy RRR Wednesdays 2 - 4pm

https://www.rrr.org.au/explore/programs/new-and-groovy

 

Black Wax PBS Mondays 11 - 1pm

https://www.pbsfm.org.au/program/black-wax

 

The Breakdown PBS Fridays 3 - 5pm

https://www.pbsfm.org.au/program/the-breakdown

 

regards Ian

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DAVID BOWIE - I'M ONLY DANCING (THE SOUL TOUR '74) Playing the download while waiting for LP and CD.... Late 1974 was  Bowie FUNK time...

 

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You might have soul without funk but there ain't no funk without soul. The horns supply the Power but Rocco, David Garibaldi and Chester Thompson are the Tower. Just played Soul Vaccination; " if you ain't buggin, you still might got the disease." Now that's music that's timeless.15989254850721018382209.thumb.jpg.f9a93f4e4e40a6bdecc8652f9fb83850.jpg15989254012632075806415.thumb.jpg.84ca44836cec362a360b1c614a9aeb05.jpg

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Was lucky to see Jon Cleary and his Absolute Monster Gentlemen at the late and much lamented Continental Cafe, Prahran here in Melbourne

 

Here he is in Sydney in 2008!

 

 

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Client Liaision - Off White Limousine...stick with it for half a minute, the funky drop 😎

 

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On 25/08/2020 at 9:42 AM, 2Brix said:

Thanks @Monty nice write up.  Yep i love that track 'Cold Sweat' and coincidentally was listening to Maceo's version yesterday evening.  I have two JB albums on CD (I'm Real, and Live at the Apollo) but i seem to have misplaced both!! 😵😵 so i need to have a proper look in the few spots we have CDs stashed around the house.  

Woo-hoo...found one of them!!!

I'm real, i'm real

I'm the real super bad

And ain't nobody out there good enough

To take the things i have

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If you're going to sound like a mother funker, make sure you look like a mother funker.

 

 

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