East Harlem Bus Stop – Let’s get it on FUNK 1976

6 12 2009

This is the year I was born…. Rep it up for the kids of 76!


Grazing in the Trash – The Soul Fire Funk 45 Collection

9 11 2009
After the demise of funk revival pioneer label Desco, founders Philip Lehman and Gabe Roth parted ways. While Roth started Daptone Records, featuring a cleaner soulful sound, Lehman created Soul Fire Records to feature a dirtier raw funk sound. Soul Fire has reissued quality rare funk records and also produced modern funk artists recorded in that old authentic way. Unfortunately, the record label ceased its activities near the end of 2003. Graze in the trash with these heavy grooves from the label.Soul Fire delivers another collection featuring both sides of some of their lo-fi and funky 7-inch singles from the recent past. And while the bands here don’t breathe the same rarefied air the JB’s, P-Funk, and the Meters do, their tasty-enough beats and arrangements should still keep the crate-digging elite happy. With the nascent funk of James Brown’s late ‘60s material heavily in mind, both the Detroit Sex Machines and Lee Fields & the Explorers stretch out the blueprint with some natty guitar and horn work of their own. Working the Godfather’s staple sound to similar effect, the Whitfield Brothers evoke the summery bongo psychedelics of early Funkadelic, while the Sugarman Three opt for a few shots of soul-jazz boogaloo. There’s even some Afro-beat flavors, as Bama & the Family kick off the album with two flute-driven, Fela-inspired party jams – maybe not a document for the funk ages, but a late-nite groove treat for vinyl geeks all the same.
Stephen Cook, All Music Guide
Grazing in the Trash, Vol. 1: The Soul Fire Funk 45 Collection

1. Compin’ And Smokin’ – Calypso King & The Soul Investigators
2. Damper Down Popcorn – Calypso King & The Soul Investigators
3. Soul Safari – Speedometer
4. Two Beat Beast – Speedometer
5. Haaa-Sheesh – JD & The Evil Dynamite Band
6. Just Some More Haaa-Sheesh – JD & The Evil Dynamite Band
7. I’m The Man – Fields, Lee & The Explorers
8. Your Love (Is Something I Need) – Fields, Lee & The Explorers
9. Majestic Soul – Third Point
10. Welfare Line – Third Point
11. There It Is – Soul Command
12. Hook N’ Sling – Soul Command
13. Fast Funk Instrumental – Supersonics
14. Beats 1 Thru 11 – Various Artistshttp://rapidshare.com/files/84891884/Grazing_in_the_Trash__Vol._1.zip.html

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Grazing in the Trash, Vol. 2: The Soul Fire Funk 45 Collection

1. Don’t Think…Do – Bama & The Family
2. Get Up In Your Hot Pants – Bama & The Family
3. Soul Dig part 1 – The Soul Diggers
4. Soul Dig part 2 – The Soul Diggers
5. Solid Funk – The Sugarman Three
6. Funky Moon – The Sugarman Three
7. Soul Dynamite – Lee Fields & The Explorers
8. Ain’t It Funky Now – Lee Fields & The Explorers
9. Funky Crawl – The Detroit Sex Machines
10. Rap It Together – The Detroit Sex Machines
11. Get Down – Joseph Henry & The Soul Command
12. Moon Mission – Joseph Henry & The Soul Command
13. In The Raw – The Whitefield Brothers
14. The Bastard – The Whitefield Brothers


Koolin’ out!!!

30 10 2009

Tabasxo Alley – HORN BLAST

27 10 2009

Super Fly Funk Project made up of a cast of the supreme but illusive session players of the world that ended up in the right studio, on the right night, on the right vibe and with the right chemistry to create the perfect storm of funk delicacies. Lucky for us that session was recorded and you can hear it here on FUNK FACE…


I got my hands on a pre release from this mind blowing project…I have not yet heard what they intend to do with it, but I have the exclusive here for you to give a listen to… I’m diggin’ every minute of it!!!!

Octagon Soup
Horn Blast
Heavy Funk
It Aint Nuthin’
Sly Slick Slippery
Baseline Rocks

Gil Scott-Heron

27 10 2009

Gil Scott

Gil Scott-Heron (born April 1, 1949) is an American poet, musician, and author known primarily for his late 1960s and early 1970s work as a spoken word soul performer and his collaborative work with musician Brian Jackson. His collaborative efforts with Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues and soul music, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. The music of these albums, most notably Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul. Scott-Heron’s recording work is often associated with black militant activism and has received much critical acclaim for one of his most well-known compositions “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised”. On his influence, Allmusic wrote “Scott-Heron’s unique proto-rap style influenced a generation of hip-hop artists”

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

The Bottle

…what’s your sign?

26 10 2009

Astrology Child

Little Ron Johnson

26 10 2009

little ron johnson