Archive for the 'funk' Category

21
Apr
09

Mandrill – Check out this 1973 footage of “Fencewalk.”

Their debut 1971 self titled album is killer. 70s collaborative soul/funk with more bite than Rufus, maybe Cymande-ish. The first song off the record has Fela-esque horns, and hectic poly-rhythmic percussion…this record is a killer and needs to be purchased….and then fondled.

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If you like this sound, do your part (not your hair) and hit the band’s website (right here click me) and buy the record!

20
Apr
09

shirley ellis – the clapping song

Its very easy to be happy, you are in 1960; you’re 20 years old with funk building in your pores, under your clothing, between your legs, you’re pre-explosion in many such ways. close the eyes, and follow the instructions:

(download link)

3, 6, 9
the goose drank wine
the monkey chew tobacco on the streetcar line
the line broke, the monkey got choked
and they all went to heaven in a little rowboat

clap pat – clap pat – clap pat – clap slap
clap pat! clap your hand…
pat it on your partner’s hand…
right hand clap pat! clap your hand…
cross it with your left arm
pat your partner’s left palm
clap pat! clap your hand…
pat your partner’s right palm
and a right palm again
clap slap! clap your hand…
slap your thigh and sing a little song go…

my mother told me
if i was goody
that she would buy me
a rubber dolly
my auntie told her
i’d kissed a soldier
now she won’t buy me
a rubber dolly!

3, 6, 9
the goose drank wine
the monkey chew tobacco on the streetcar line
the line broke, the monkey got choked
and they all went to heaven in a little rowboat

clap clap!
clap your hands and prepare to pat
clap!
take your right arm
pat your partner’s palm with your right palm

clap!
take your hand back and clap
clap!
take your right arm
cross your right arm
with your left arm pat
your partner’s left palm
with your left palm clap!
now back with a clap
take your hand to your palm
and slap your thigh
and watch the fun materialize
as you sing this little song:

my mother told me
if i was goody
that she would buy me
a rubber dolly
my auntie told her
i’d kissed a soldier
now she won’t buy me
a rubber dolly!

clap!

clap pat – clap pat – clap
slap clap pat!
clap pat – clap pat – clap slap!

old

16
Apr
09

Karl Hector and The Malcouns “Followed Path” video

Karl Hector and The Malcouns “Followed Path” from Sahara Swing (Now-Again)

14
Apr
09

Kon & Amir – On Track Volume 4

you know the drill with these two kings of the dig…

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this one’s a gem…download it here —— > (rub me with your cursor)

Genre: Folk, World, & Country, Funk / Soul, Hip Hop, Jazz
Credits: DJ Mix – Kon & Amir

Tracklisting:
1 Untitled (14:21)
2 Untitled (29:51)
3 Untitled (29:47)

30
Mar
09

Sygaire & Defcon – Yigitler – a tribute to Turkisch breaks

In stores 27 March. Video by Defcon. Dope!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

11
Mar
09

Nat King Cole – RE:GENERATIONS

Over the latter part of 2008, Nat King Cole was virtually in the studio and on the mic with some of the most talented Hip-hop, Latin, Reggae and Rock artists and producers of our day. The resulting CD, digital album and vinyl release of RE:GENERATIONS presents a landmark recording with a cosmopolitan flavor celebrating Cole’s musical and cultural contributions as reinterpreted by some of this generation’s most creative artists. RE:GENERATIONS aims to construct a tuneful bridge between generations, cultures and races. Evocative of a sleek and stylish metrolounge where music and the visual arts converge, RE:GENERATIONS honors Nat King Cole’s continued cultural influence around the planet, 90 years after his birth.

Says Carole Cole, Nat King Cole’s daughter and CEO of King Cole Partners & Productions, “As the curators of our father’s music, image and likeness, my sisters and I strive to keep Dad in the mix and as innovative as he was back in the day. With RE:GENERATIONS, we want to musically and visually bridge the so-called generation gap and hopefully create mutual admiration and respect between teens, parents and grands of every culture. Who knows? This project may be a cool catalyst that inspires a new kind of dialogue between the generations. We have no doubts that if Nat were here today, he would embrace all of the artists on this record as well as the ones we were unable to get next to. He would want to produce them and encourage them to leave their own indelible mark on the cultural landscape. And as a bona fide music lover, Dad would buy their music and be a loyal fan.”

In an altogether modern and collaborative approach, many of the world’s most pioneering musicians, producers and DJs have joined together to bring each of their distinct styles to 13 of Cole’s outstanding recordings for RE:GENERATIONS. Also, several respected Los Angeles visual artists have drawn inspiration from Cole’s music, style and cultural influence to create custom artwork for the release. Executive Produced by Carole Cole and Michaelangelo L’Acqua, the album contains the manifold talents of Cee-Lo, The Roots, will.i.am with Natalie Cole, Cut Chemist, Just Blaze, Nas with Salaam Remi, Souldiggaz with Izza Kizza, Michaelangelo L’Acqua with Bebel Gilberto, Stephen and Damian Marley, Bitter:Sweet, Brazilian Girls, Amp Fiddler and TV On The Radio. Re:Generations is as much a colorful and culturally-diverse soundscape as it is a 21st Century journey in the lexicon of Nat King Cole’s catalog.

RE:GENERATIONS celebrates a universal love of music, the one language that brings us all together and honors the multifaceted and pioneering legacy of Nat King Cole. This inspired congregation of audio and visual art acknowledges the timeless appeal of Cole’s catalog. From its invention to its re-invention, from each generation to the next, Cole’s music is always fresh and innovative.

10
Mar
09

Kutiman – Mother of All Funk Chords & Juke Joint Heaven

http://www.myspace.com/kutiman

R.L. Burnside’s Poor Black Mattie (a derivative of Tommy Johnson & Charlie Patton compositions) set to road footage across the Mississippi delta on a search for the remaining Juke Joints of the area. Disappearing at an alarming rate, these “informal establishments featuring blues music, dancing and alcohol” (Wikipedia) are where R.L. Burnside and most other bluesmen of that era spent the majority of their lives performing for weary sharecroppers after a hard week’s work. Originally located along roadsides on plantations, they are now for the mostpart in the poor neighbourhoods of most towns throughout the Mississippi Delta.




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