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Is it funk?  Is it rock?  Who cares? 

 

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How Brainstorm didn't blow up is one of music's biggest mysteries. Belita Woods is easily one of the top 5 greatest female vocal talents I ever heard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am a child of the 70's.

 

The Natural 4- Can This Be Real

 

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Stevie Wonder- Looking For Another Pure Love

 

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Sly and the Family Stone- Frisky

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Kool and the Gang- Hollywood Swinging

 

 

ZAPP- More Bounce to The Ounce extended version

 

Patrice Rushen- Forget Me Nots

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The Collins brothers (Catfish and Bootsy) = pure awesomeness

 

 

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Seriously...no Isley Brothers?  This is some shameful shit.

 

 

 

 

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Alright. Let's do this.

 

I like to track down and collect lots and lots of deep funk and soul tracks. Big fan of what the Numero label is doing, I dig the hell out of Daptone, but I also like buying regional funk compilations.

 

FROM THE FAIR CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, COMES BAND OF THIEVES with the song "Thieves In The Funkhouse"

 

 

File this under "How the Hell Has Nobody Sampled This?".

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I have never believed in dressing up for Halloween, but always been tempted to go dressed up like a member of the Gap Band.

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I got put onto this last year.  Suddenly Dr. Dre doesn't seem like such a genius, seeing as he lifted the whole damn instrumental:

 

 

This one too:

 

 

 

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Dennis Coffey and the song that launched a million hip-hop samples, SCORPIO.

 

 

 

You know you've got extra-funky chops if you're a bunch of white dudes from Scotland who can go on Soul Train like it ain't no thing.  AVERAGE WHITE BAND for the win.

 

http://youtu.be/n60E8-Wt4Mk

 

 

A little Billy Preston to seal the deal. The song could be awful (spoiler alert: it's Billy motherfucking Preston, so it isn't) but this would be a must-see just for the AMAZING Afros he and his band are all rocking.

 

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Seeing the one and only Wee Willie Walker in the post by Cole Miner up there reminded me of this storming Beatles cover he did.

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