Friday, October 21, 2011
"The Funk(y)" : THE WEEKEND MIX
"There's a fine line between Funk, Disco and Soul."
You are so right, Shriner. So I think I covered my ass with the parenthetical 'y' in the title.
I'm seeing a Part Two in the near-future. Thanks for all the suggestions. I will confess right here and now, I am not a fan of George Clinton. Never got it. I do like Funkadelic more than Parliament, with Parliament's "Chocolate City" being my fave of them all. And I have to also say, seeing Parliament/Funkadelic from the first row at the Apollo Theatre on Thanksgiving Eve in 1989...all 4 hours of it...was one of most surreal concert experiences of my life. Still, not really a fan.
But I digress.
Until we get to Part 2, here's what I was feeling, with a little help from Bill in the U.K., and some of you. As usual, there are a few curveballs, as well as one or two that might irritate some of you. But, I love the way it plays, so maybe you will, too.
I'd also like to point out that when James calls out Clyde, and Clyde Stubblefield kicks in...I lose my mind. Now that's funky.
Chaos & Disorder- Prince
Funk #48- James Gang
Funky- Ultramagnetic MCs
Uptown- The Chambers Brothers
I Can Understand It- Carlton J. Smith
House Party- Tony! Toni! Tone!
Just Kissed My Baby- The Meters
Do You Like It- B.T. Express
Weak At The Knees- Steve Arrington's Hall Of Fame
Anti Love Song- Betty Davis
You Come Through- Tom Petty
Gimme That Funk- Dennis Coffey
Thank You- Sly & The Family Stone
Chocolate Chip- Miles Davis
Let A Woman Be A Woman- Dyke & The Blazers
Get The Funk Out Ma Face (Live)- The Brothers Johnson
Give It Up Or Turn It Loose- James Brown