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30 de nov. de 2016

Jazz Funk Soul Acid Groove

In a genre of music dominated by sales of compilation records, The Best of Acid Jazz is one of those rare records that lives up to its title. For anyone new to the world of Acid Jazz (or unaware of exactly what "Acid Jazz" means), this record provides a pleasant mix of sounds from various elements of the Acid Jazz scene. There is not a bad song to be heard. The tight sounds one should expect from a quality Acid Jazz issue are mixed here with powerfully soulful vocals to create classic sounds throughout this record. If you are exploring Acid Jazz for the first time or simply want to expand your horizons, I cannot recommend better first step than The Best of Acid Jazz.

15 de set. de 2016

Keziah Jones - BLUEFUNK & else

Keziah Jones (born Olufemi Sanyaolu on 10 January 1968) is a Nigerian singer-songwriter and guitarist. He describes his musical style as "Blufunk", which is a fusion between raw blues elements and hard, edgy funk rhythms. Also his Nigerian roots in Yoruba music and soul music can be considered a major influence on his sound.

He is known for his distinctive style of guitar playing, including his percussive right-hand technique which is similar to a bass guitarist's slapping technique.

Olufemi Sanyaolu a.k.a. Keziah Jones is the son of Oshodolamu Sanyaolu; Chief of the Yoruba people and successful industrialist and Abiola Sanyaolu. Born on 10 January 1968, Jones spent his early childhood in a large family in a part of Nigeria in the city of Lagos. From a young age he was being prepared to follow his father's footsteps in the family concern and was expected to have an academic career. Therefore, his father enrolled him in a Public School in London and he left Nigeria at the age of eight to be educated in England.

"I had to find a way out of all that, and music was it!"[citation needed] By the age of 13 he had discovered the old school piano and taught himself how to play and write songs. Three years later he switched to the guitar, increasingly neglecting his studies. After scraping through exams he went against his father's wishes and family tradition even more by skipping school and busking in the streets, clubs and London Underground, constantly avoiding the police.

Jones led a bohemian lifestyle for several years instead of the one envisaged for him. "Lose all time, love your mind, free your soul!" were words from his song Free Your Soul. Moving from London to Paris and back again frequently accompanied only by his guitar, the young Jones acquired a reputation as a talented musician and charismatic performer with a unique "hard funk" style. In 1990, whilst busking in London's Portobello Road, Keziah was discovered by composer and ex-keyboard player for Sailor and Culture Club, Phil Pickett quickly evolving into full-time management of the artist. Pickett signed Jones to a long-term songwriting agreement with Hit & Run Music Publishing ( photo Billboard 1990) who's executive, Dave Massey, had recorded songs by Jones when at Chrysalis Music. Massey continued to be involved in Keziah's career for the next 8 years. After a brief but near disastrous flirtation with Capitol Records in the USA, in 1992, Pickett signed Keziah to Emmanuel de Buretel's Delabel label for his debut album Blufunk Is a Fact. Recording in London with producer Kevin Armstrong, included in the worldwide success of the project was Keziah's first single "Rhythm Is Love". Jones attributes his Parisian subway experiences as highly instrumental to his by now blossoming career in his official biography.[1] By 2008, Jones had recorded eight albums and one DVD. After performing many shows and festivals throughout the world between 2009 and 2012, late in 2012 Keziah Jones was back in Lagos preparing to record his new studio album set for worldwide release on Because Music in 2013

3 de mar. de 2016

76 Degrees West Band ( R&B/POP/Jazz/Funk band)

That's the longitude for the East Coast in the Western Hemisphere-precisely, Washington, D.C. This Rising band has played behind numerous national acts such as Sax Man Jimmy Sommers, Grammy Award-Winner Gordon Chambers, Eric Darius, Allyson Williams, and Angela Johnson. The Jazz/Funk band has been lighting up stages across the U.S. since 2001. This band is swiftly evolving into one of the most memorable sounding bands hitting the industry. Now they are set to release their New CD and Single "Shining Star"! The Band members include: Leon Rawlings-Band Director, Bassist/Trombonist; Eddie Baccus, Jr.-Saxophonist; Derek "Redfootz"Freeman-Drums; Kym Clarke-Trumpet; Robert Lanham;Jamal Orr-Keyboards; Lewis "Mike" Burney-Percussions; Stanley Cooper-Guitarist; - Ronald Payton, Jr.-Vocals; Kenny Wesley; Vocals.  The band has performed at various festivals and clubs around the country with other artists including: 2 Time Grammy Nominee Ledisi, Maysa, Grammy Nominee Victor Duplaix, Lynne Fiddmont,  This band is swiftly evolving into one of the most memorable sounding bands hitting the industry.  April 2013, they are set to release their Second CD since their last project in  2009. It has that Washington, DC funk flavor that combines old school and new school. Great Music for your soul and listening pleasure.

23 de nov. de 2015

Supermax - Funky Dance Music

Um sonzinho diferente aqui no Som Mutante. Um Funky Dance muito bem tocado da Áustria...

In 1977, Kurt Hauenstein, multi–instrumentalist and forward thinking musician founds SUPERMAX in the city of Frankfurt am Rhein, and he releases his first Album "Don't stop the music". After his first tour through Germany’s biggest concert venues, SUPERMAX changes gear into the club-scene and introduces his exocentric, monotone (aficionados will know…) and smooth sound to a new flair oriented towards the European and American Underground-scene. The second album "World of today" yields a barn-burner hit after eleven months. SUPERMAX breaks all sales records and becomes "Best selling Artist" of WEA-Records. SUPERMAX receives its first Golden album, including the "Golden Aphax-Tape" award. Over 160 feverish concerts were played in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Spain. Born from this album was and still is the ambient disco-hit "Lovemachine", which excels SUPERMAX into galaxies of ephemeral disco heaven. Towards the end of 1978, Kurt Hauenstein leaves the European mainland to seek new inputs in the Caribbean Islands. (

Backing Vocals – Juanita Schulz
Drums – Hartmut Pfannmüller
Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals – Brad Howell
Engineer – Fred Schreier, Jochen Wenke
Engineer [Assistant] – Armin Bannach
Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals – Rainer Marz
Lead Vocals, Bass, Organ, Synthesizer [Moog], Percussion, Backing Vocals, Strings [String Ensemble] – Kurt Hauenstein
Mastered By – Chris Brüggemann
Percussion – Daniel Ford, Jürgen Zöller, Peter Koch
Producer – Peter Hauke
Synthesizer [Moog], Piano [Fender Rhodes, Grand], Organ [Hammond], Keyboards [Hohner D6], Strings [String Ensemble], Backing Vocals – Richard Schoenherz*
Vocals – Cynthia Arrich, Tebles Reynolds*

15 de dez. de 2014

A Special Motown Album (1976)

In 1976, the fortunes of Motown rebounded with six releases reaching the Top 10. Three of them reached #1, including Love Hangover by Diana Ross and Love Machine by The Miracles. It's probably fair to say that Disco gave Motown a new lease of life. This album is clearly a collection of tracks Motown felt fit the bill. My favourites here are Diana Ross (Love Hangover is an Anthem!) & Eddie Kendricks but The Supremes & The Originals are also fair tunes, if somewhat dated. Thelma Houston is a fine artist but Don't Leave Me This Way has been tainted with Hi-Energy success...

A Special Motown Disco Album (1976)

01. Thelma Houston - Don't leave me this way
02. The Originals - Down to love town
03. Dynamic Superiors - Stay away
04. Jermaine Jackson - Let's be young tonight
05. Diana Ross - Love hangover
06. Eddie Kendricks - Goin' up in smoke
07. The Supremes - You're my driving wheel
08. Tata Vega - Full speed ahead

13 de ago. de 2014

So Blue, So Funky

Uma tremenda obra de arte... Este discão estava no armário de meu cunhado, esquecido, jogado 'as traças. O que estes músicos fazem com o Hammond é simplesmente inacreditável. Para ouvir e dançar!!!!

Blue Note's So Blue, So Funky, Vol. 1 is a 12-track compilation that highlights the funkiest soul-jazz organists that recorded for the label, whether it was a leader or as a sideman. Although there's a handful of cuts from the early '60s, such as "Face to Face" by the terrific, underrated Baby Face Willette, the compilation leans toward the funky fusions of the late '60s, such as Big John Patton's "Fat Judy," Lou Donaldson's "Everything I Do Is Gon' Be Funky (From Now On)," Jack McDuff's "Butter for Yo' Popcorn" and Grant Green's "Ain't It Funky Now." The best thing about this comp is that even though it has familiar names, not all of the material is readily available on CD, which makes it of interest to casual groove fans and serious collectors alike.


13 de ago. de 2013

Funk, Inc. / Hangin Out

Funk Inc. comprised of:

Bobby Watley (Organ & Vocals)
Steve Weakley (Guitar)
Gene Barr (Tenor Sax)
Jimmy Munford (Drums & Vocals)
and Cecil Hunt (Conga)

Funk Inc are highly regarded in soul-jazz circles.

The group was founded in Indianapolis in 1969 by organist Bobby Watley, who recruited tenor saxman Eugene Barr, guitarist Steve Weakley, drummer Jimmy Munford and conga player Cecil Hunt.

Funk Incorporated sent a tape to Prestige's A & R department in March 1971 postmarked 'Indianapolis' along with a note of recommendation from Brother Jack McDuff.

In the early 1970's, the original line-up came to the attention of Bob Porter, a well respected producer who signed Funk, Inc. to Prestige and paved the way for the band to record five albums for that label.

The band's line-up included Bobby Watley on organ.
From Ohio, he was originally a drummer, until a spell with Lonnie Smith's band in 1969 led him to switch to the keys.

Bobby, the band's main composer, credited Jack McDuff as his mentor and tutor.

The two other components of the rhythm section were, former James Brown drummer, Jimmy Munford and conga player Cecil Hunt.

After stressing improvisation on its first three albums 'Funk Inc.', 'Chicken Lickin' and 'Hangin' Out',
Funk Inc. started to lose their way in the mid-1970's and turned to heavier production, more arranging and background vocals.

This slicker approach led to tension within the group, and Funk Inc. broke up in 1976.

Watley continued to play live gigs on his own in the Midwest, and it wasn't until the mid-1990's that he would organize a new Funk Inc. line-up.

Watley organized a new line-up that included Hunt and newcomers Teddy Patterson (alto & tenor sax), Doug Swanigan (guitar) and Phil Brines (drums).

1 - Smokin' At Tiffany's
2 - Give Me Your Love
3 - We Can Be Friends
4 - Dirty Red
5 - I Can See Clearly Now
6 - I'll Be Around

•Artwork [Cover] – Phil Carroll
•Congas – Cecil Hunt
•Drums – Jimmy Munford
•Engineer – Rudy Van Gelder
•Guitar – Steve Weakley
•Organ – Bobby Watley
•Photography By, Art Direction – Tony Lane (2)
•Producer – Ozzie Cadena
•Tenor Saxophone – Gene Barr*