Funk Stuff

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I
The Underground – Curtis Mayfield / Superfly (25th Anniversary Deluxe Ed.)
Palm Grease – Herbie Hancock / Thrust
You’re Messing Up My Mind – Albert Washington / Westbound Funk
Funky World Part 1 – Silky Vicent / WB 159
I’ll Bet You – Funkadelic / WB 150

II
Don’t Break – The Healer / African Roots
Tighten Up Tighter – Billy Ball And The Upsetters / Funky 16 Corners
Funky Runthrough Pt 1 & 2 – The Poets Of Rhythm / Practice What You Preach
Never Ever Do Without – Chocolate Milk / Chocolate Milk
My Momma And My Poppa – Darondo / Let My People Go
Poker – Max B / Max B

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III
2,000 Blacks Got To Be Free – Fela Kuti And Roy Ayers / Music Of Many Colors
Good Noose, Bad Noose – Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra / Fuss and Fight

IV
Too Hot To Hold – Ike And Tina Turner / Get It Together
I Am Somebody Pt 1 & 2 – Johnnie Taylor / One Step Beyond
Mama Didn’t Lie – Black Nasty / Funky Funky Detroit
Color – LA Carnival / Cold Heat
You’ve Been Chose – The Propositions / Funky Disposition

V
Undisco Kid – Funkadelic / Tales Of Kid Funkadelic
Dancing Room Only – Harvey Scales / Hot Foot

Funk Soul Rare Groove


I recently invested in a large vinyl order from Luv n Haight records.   I also have been subscribing to the Numero Groups record subscription and have received some real cool records from them recently.  Both these label release very obscure and wonderful music.  Much of it in the funk, soul and rare groove vein.  I also recently watched an amazing documentary about Ahmet Ertegun called “The House That Ahmet Built”.  A very forward thinker, Ahmet built Atlantic Records by focusing on a vision of the future of music that was rock and roll, soul and funk.  He possessed great intelligence and insight in identifying and releasing great soul music.  With all of that inspiration, this week’s Twisted Groove features a bunch of rare groove, soul and funk from all the above sources among many others.  It is a super fun show. It is outta sight and dynomite.

http://www.ubiquityrecords.com/shop/categories/Music/Label/Luv-N%27-Haight

http://www.numerogroup.com

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/ahmet-ertegun/atlantic-records/97/

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I
Stargazer – Ray Barretto / Can You Feel It?
She’s A Burglar – Howard Tate / Howard Tate
Crumbs From The Table – The Young Disciples / Eccentric Soul
My World Tumbles Down – The Patterson Singers / The Patterson Singers
Sinner Man – Gospel Supremes / Local Customs: Down River Revival
I’ll Be Around – The Spinners / Soul Train Super Tracks
Young, Gifted and Black – Aretha Franklin / Young, Gifted and Black
II
I’m Thankful (Part 1) – Spanky Wilson & The Quantic Soul Orchestra / I’m Thankful
I’m So Thankful Lucky 13 Radio Spot – Eugene Blacknell/ We Can’t Take Life For Granted
Get In A Hurry – Eugene Blacknell/ We Can’t Take Life For Granted
Something’s Different (long edit) – The Propositions / Funky Disposition
Ain’t No Woman – Four Tops / Soul Train Super Tracks
Back To Funk – Robert Lowe / Searching For Soul
Lord Help Me – Amnesty / Free Your Mind
I Can Deal With That – Doc Edwards / Searching For Soul
Funky Stuff – Kool & The Gang / Soul Train Super Tracks

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III
Midnight Train To Georgia – Gladys Knight & The Pips / Soul Train Super Tracks
Sugar Daddy Part 1 – Betty Padgett / Betty Padget
In The Bamboo Grove – The Bamboos / Slip It Up
Ashamed – Black Merda / Black Merda
Let Them Knock – Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings / 100 Days, 100 Nights
Up From The South – The Budos Band / The Budos Band

IV
James Brown Medley (“I Made A Mistake/Lowdown Popcorn” edit) –The Apollo Commanders / Cold Heat
Soul Buster Pt. 1 – The Mighty Imperials / Thunder Chicken
Party On 4th Street – Black Nasty / Funky Funky Detroit
I’m Hungry – Johnny Morisette / Super Cool California Soul 2
I Am Somebody – Johnny Taylor / One Step Beyond
V
Miss Lucifer’s Love – Funkadelic / America Eats It’s Young

Michael Jackson is Dead


This weeks Twisted Groove is a soul filled show inspired by the passing of Michael Jackson. Sadly only the second half of the show survived…. technology eat the first half.

I
Working Day and Night – Michael Jackson/ Off The Wall
Dancing Machine – The Jackson 5 / The Motown Story The First 25 Years
Papa Was A Rolling Stone – The Temptations / The Motown Story
Love Machine – The Miracless / The Motown Story
Keep On Truckin – Eddie Kendricks / The Motown Story

II
The Rumble – Dolemite / The Soundtrack
Stop Look Listen – Primevil / Bay Area Funk 2
The Same Old Song – Lomont Dozier / The Same Old Song
Let It Flow – Glass House / The Same Old Song
Ain’t That Peculier – Jim Gilstrap / The Same Old Song
Love And Affection – Ike White / California Soul
III
Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough – Michael Jackson / Off The Wall

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I’ve Been Born Again – Johnnie Taylor / Super Taylor
Trying To Make Ends Meet – Earl English & The Apaches / Midwest Funk Funk 45 From Tornado Alley
Sweet Lucy – The Propositions / Funky Disposition
Sing A Simple Song – Tomorrow’s Children / Messin’ With Sly
Your Momma Wants You Back – Betty Davis / They Say I’m Different
The Sound of Taurus – The Turner Brothers / Act I

IV
Woman Woman – Johnny Bristol / Hang On In There Baby
Big Bird – Eddie Floyd / The Complete Stax Singles Volume 9
Take Me To The River – Al Green / Explores Your Mind
Bump and Hustle Music – Tommy Stewart / Tommy Stewart
Be – The Last Poets / Delights of The Garden
Highland Street Hustle – Stiff (Quincy Jones and Bill Cosby) / The New Mixes

Mardi Gras New Orleans and Daptone

Since it was Fat Tuesday this week I decided to do a show with a bunch of New Orleans music. I also got a load of records in the mail from Daptone Records so I played a bunch of their music in the second set. If you haven’t heard Daptone’s stuff you need to.

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Set I
Professor Longhair, Al Johnson, Olympia Brass Band, Dixie Cup, The Meters, Gentleman June Gardner, Harry “Piano” Smith, Alan Toussaint, Danny White, Betty Harris and Lee Dorsey, Robert Parker, Dr. John, The Wild Magnolia, The Meters, Eddie Bo, Cyril Neville, Explosions, Mary June Hooper, Chuck Carbo, Ernie K Doe, Eddie Bo

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Set II

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Dr John, Clifton Chenier, Queen Ida, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, The Poets Of Rhythm, Sugarman 3 and Company, The Mighty Imperials featuring Joseph Henry, Menahan Street Band, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Ebony Rhythm Band, (Ingfried Hoffmann) Memphis Blue, Larry Young’s Fuel, Gary Burton

A Look Into Rare Funk Goodness

This was a prerequisite Twisted Groove radio set to my Valentines gig at Second Street Brewery. A look into rare funk goodness.

Willie and the Magnificents, Illinois Connection, Perfect Circle, Wylie Trass, Marvin Holmes and the Uptights, The Unforgettables, The Proposition, Betty Davis, Warm Excursion, Tommy Stewart, Dolemite

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Lew Jiggs Kirton, Jacko Peake, Lee fields, Lafayette Afro Rock Band, Arthur Young, Sharpshooter, Jimmy Graham, Bobby Byrd, Roy Ayers, George Freeman, Mongo Santamaria, Prince Lasha and Sonny Simmons

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FUNK

This Twisted Groove is a very funky affair. We felt the need to get your butt in gear and on the dance floor. So we have a great show of classic FUNK….
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Add Medicine, Hot Chocolate, Detroit Sex Machine, Billy Preston, Al Green, James Brown, Nate Turner, Funkadelic, Instant Funk, Stevie Wonder, Gram Central Station

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War, Billy Paul, O’donel Levy, Chocolate Milk, Billy Paul, Pat Hunt, Ohio Players, Herbie Mann

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