Posts Tagged ‘Funk’

More Silent Voices….

Friday, May 18th, 2012

The loss of great talent continues.

Recently, we lost the Bassist from Booker T’s Band, Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn. If you have any of their tracks he’s there riding that extraordinary groove only he could make.

I also recently learned that he also played on the original version of ‘respect’ by Otis Redding.

Only a day or so ago, dedicated funk man, & bandleader , Chuck Brown passed away.

Many of us will have jumped to a track (or 5) of his in our time, & although associated in the wider media as the the father of DC gogo music, many will know he has a long musical history crate diggers & b-boys of a certain vintage will have dropped moves to that well-know sample from Ashley’s Roachclip

Sampled by Run DMC to Eric B, LL Cool J & all those inbetween, despite Gog0 not scaling the heights of popularity like Dance music, house or hip hop, ironically, some of his heaviest tracks have formed the backbone of hip hop’s musical backstory.

The latest light to leave this world is Donna Summer

Undisputed talent, known more for helping to define Disco, more specifically, the Euro-sound of disco with Giorgio Moroder, it’s only now with her death we realise the influence & respect she garnered from the music industry’s heavy hitters.

To that end I thought it fitting to include a section from the BBC documentary ‘Queens of Disco’

Despite being know for her work in the 70’s Disco era, she’s had a diverse output.

 

The  upside to this will be that the incredible body of work these people leave behind will continue to be heard by & inspire others.

Screaming Please…………….

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Unearthed this from a looong way back.

Got this from my old workmate, Tim with a selection of Jazz & latin classics with some HEAVY funk thrown in.

Some things shouldn’t be left to gather dust……………….

Hola Formentera!!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Had a great break (yes I said before) & it’s inspired me with another collection.

A change is as good as a rest, & I thing I got both (sort of).

Formentera is really picturesque & our recent holiday helped drive this out of my brain onto Mixcloud….

Hope you like it..

 

 

I also recently reached the halfway point in my (ludicrous) challenge.

 

This is the mix that did it.

 

I hoped to do something special, but thing have been so hectic I didn’t get round to it.

Still enjoy the second half my original ‘Dungeon Tapes’ session:

Back To Work…………

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Back from holiday, back to work 🙁

It’s grey & cold in Old Blighty, but I’ve got a new mix – the flipside to My Little 45’s, imaginatively titled ‘More Little 45’s’

Enjoy…………..

My Little 45’s

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

My latest mix came from a dig through my selection of 7″ singles which I then committed to tape.

Here’s the first side

 

So, I’m also almost halfway through my 52 Cloudcast challenge. I should think of something special for that……………….

 

Update: I’ve been nominated in this weeks Community Recommendations in the Hip Hop category for My Little 45’s – looks like you guys beat me to making something special. I truly didn’t expect THAT. Thank you SOOOO much!