She’s Strange – Kool & The Gang

January 4, 2019

  My next selection is off Cameo’s tenth album of the same name. When Cameo first came out there was no doubt they were into Funk. I remember picking up an album by them and another by Slave and believe me that was like hitting pure gold. Both bands took us on a Funky trip. Cameo with Cardiac Arrest and Slave by the group of the same name. That was…

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Silent Night – The Temptations

December 24, 2018

  Well, folks, two more sleeps before the big day. I will be busy roasting the traditional ham at our house and getting into the Sorrel, wine and the odd Appleton Rum. I am not venturing further than my living room so I will partake in a few libations. It was a struggle to decide which artist or artists would be my last selection before Christmas. It was either Johnny…

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Move Your Body – Marshall Jefferson

December 15, 2018

  My last selection for this week is from the “father of House music, Marshall Jefferson. Marshall is one of the original creators of House music in Chicago. In the dying days of Disco, a new sound emerged in the dance clubs around Chicago. Marshall a big fan of Hard Rock listening to bands like Black Sabbath and Aerosmith. Through friends, he started to visit places like The Warehouse later…

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Dancing In The Street – Mick Jagger & David Bowie

December 15, 2018

Welcome to this week’s “Flashback Friday,” where we relive the hits and genre of yesterday’s music. I know people still create R&B and Soul songs, but the music that lives on are those songs from the 50s, to the 90s. Whether you called it R&B, Soul, Funk, Disco, House, Hip-Hop or even Pop, it is and will be everlasting. This month is the 50th anniversary of the album that really…

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We Got The Funk – Positive Force

December 1, 2018

  I am at the end of this week’s “Flashback Friday.” My last selection is definitely one of the groups that established House music as a genre. Positive Force, an eight-member group from Pennsylvania. They started out in Soul and Funk but ended up being one of the pioneers of House music. Founded by Nate Edmonds, who was a producer for the Sugarhill Records. The group never made it big…

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Do Your Dance – Rose Royce

December 1, 2018

Do you remember the year the movie “Car Wash,” came out? Do you remember the soundtrack from the movie? Well my next selection, Rose Royce is the group that recorded the music. Before recording as Rose Royce the group started out as Total Concept Unlimited and then Magic Wand. They auditioned for Edwin Starr who took them as his backing band. It was through Edwin Starr that they met Norman…

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Batdance – Prince

December 1, 2018

  Prince was one of those musician/talented individuals that you knew would leave an impression on the world the first time you see or hear them. In his earlier work he tended to be very provocative. Songs like Darling Nikki, Come, Orgasm, and Sexy M.F. Darling Nikki was considered so risqué that a bunch of people decided to create a censorship organization, the Parents Music Resource Center. Prince was to…

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Whatta Man – Salt & Pepa (Feat. En Vogue)

December 1, 2018

Welcome back to “Flashback Friday,” where we rev up the weekend with some old school R&B, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Dance and House music. Well we are at the tale end of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Hope you had an opportunity to take advantage of all the discounts all the participating stores were offering. I kept quiet this year but I do have a few big ticket items I…

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Everyday People – Sly & The Family Stone

November 11, 2018

Sly Stone and the Family Stone were a strong part of the “Love Generation.” Another group that gave an up close and personal example of diversity. Sly “Stone,” Stewart and his band of musicians had gender, and race covered. The band was way ahead of its time not only in the concept of diversity, but by incorporating Rock, R&B, and Soul, they became one of the first Funk bands. In…

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At Midnight – T-Connection

November 9, 2018

&nbs We have to go offshore for the next group, who started their music career in Nassau, Bahamas. T-Connection was a Funk and Disco group that moved to Miami during the 1970s and signed with an offshoot of TK Records. They would release something like four albums while with TK Records, that would all do well on Billboard’s Hot Disco Singles Chart and the R&B Charts. “Do What You Wanna,”…

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