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Tag Archives: Funk

Eric’s Quick Picks – Rick James Anthology

The crazy freaky ego-tripping hyper-sexed drugged-up persona “Rick James” finally killed vastly talented singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, musician James Johnson Jr. at the age of 56. He dressed like Bootsy, drugged like Sly Stone, strutted like a pimp, but invented his own brand of melodic, brassy funk in an incredibly …

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Motown 1’s

Interesting new collection out from Motown consisting of #1 singles: they sure thinned out after the ’70s, with only Diana Ross and Lionel Richie’s “Endless Love,” DeBarge’s “Rhythm of the Night” and Boyz ll Men’s “I’ll Make Love to You” coming after ’78. Check out the Amazon link below for …

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“Ponderosa Stomp” Reminder

In you are in the vicinity of New Orleans on April 27-28, don’t forget the Ponderosa Stomp, which we first talked about here. There are even more details available about the show now: PONDEROSA STOMP 2004 TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27-28, 2004 MID CITY LANES ROCK ‘N’ BOWL NEW ORLEANS, …

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Disco: From Parody to Homage

The line between parody and homage is razor thin and is completely dependent upon attitude. It is difficult to maintain the ironic attitude necessary for parody. Without irony, parody becomes homage. Pop music is full of misunderstood parodies. Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The U.S.A.” is a bleak commentary upon the …

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The Particle Method

Interesting story on the band Particle, which has played in front of as many as 20,000 people, and plays 140 dates a year without the benefit of a single recording: Particle, a Los Angeles band that plays disco-flavored, instrumental jam music, has done just that, building a devoted following strictly …

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Black Eyed Peas – Elephunk

If Outkast hadn’t come along and blown up the entire landscape with Speakerboxx/The Love Below – the pieces from which are yet to land, by the way – then the funkalicious potpourri of positivity that is the Black Eyed Peas’ Elephunk would have easily been the hip hop-oriented album of …

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GRAMMY – Outkast Will Rule

Check out your Valentine’s Day message from Outkast here. Outkast will win big at the Grammys tomorrow night – here’s why: Outkast’s double-CD extravaganza, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below their fifth album, the two members of Outkast (winners of three previous rap Grammys) have taken the audacious gamble of recording two completely …

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