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17 septembre 2010 5 17 /09 /septembre /2010 16:00


Origine du Groupe : Grèce
Style : Funk , Soul , Breakbeat
Sortie : 2009

Palov & Mishkin : The Infamous duo and re edit extraordinaire are bombing the soul out of you with their first album release on Cast-a-blast, following a highly acclaimed compilation Backslam Extravaganza and a series of E.P's for labels like Gamm, Resence, Scribble, Rebtuz and remixes for The Hot 8 brass band and Lovemonk's Más Achilifunk - Gipsy Soul From 21st Century. Think Twice selectively combines heavy guitar funk, south American flavors, block breaks and exotic soul with tropicalismo in a playful mash down of styles and genres that characterize the Palov & Mishkin sound.

by parisdjs.com

Tracklist :
01. Blunts, Parachutes, Headphones & Beats feat. Bnc 2:58
02. Never Forget 2:54
03. A Case Of Amnesia 2:13
04. Rude Mamba pt.1 4:09
05. China Man 1:32
06. Halo Halo 2:22
07. Et De Clarinete 3:15
08. Theme From Backslam 3:16
09. Fast Train Humming 2:44
10. Rude Mamba pt.2 3:41
11. Oiust Atou 2:24
12. Block Rock feat. Bnc 3:22
13. De Mi Careta 2:37
14. Jack The Nose 2:50
15. Nude 0:51
16. Pai-Voi Dub 2:56
17. Basking In The Ambience 3:35
18. Crush Test 4:01
19. Basking In The Ambience (TM Juke Remix) 5:37



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7 septembre 2010 2 07 /09 /septembre /2010 11:00



Origine du Groupe : North America
Style : Jazz , Funk , Soul
Sortie : 2003

From Wikipedia :
Maceo Parker  (born February 14, 1943) is an American funk  and soul jazz saxophonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic in the 1970s. Parker was a prominent soloist on many of Brown's hit recordings, and a key part of his band, playing alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. He is now just as well known for his own shows, as he has toured continuously under his own name since the early 1990s and has built up a strong fan base.

Tracklist :
Gimme Some Love
Uptown Up
Baby Knows
There Was a Time
My Love
Hey Jude

Line Up :
Maceo Parker- Alto Sax and Vocals
Greg Boyer- Trombon
Ron Tooley- Trumpet
Will Boulwares- Hammond B3, Keyboards
Bruno Speight- Guitar
Rodney Curtis- Bass
Jamal Thomas- Drums
Martha High, Correy Parker, Charles Sherrell- Vocals

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30 août 2010 1 30 /08 /août /2010 12:30




Origine du Groupe : North America
Style : Soul , Funk , Blues
Sortie : 1990 (2001)

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Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American  soul, rhythm and blues, and funk singer, songwriter, and record producer best known for his anthemic music with The Impressions and composing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Super Fly. From these works and others, he is highly regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music.[1][2]  He was also a multi-instrumentalist who played the guitar, bass, piano, saxophone, and drums.

Curtis Mayfield, né le (3 juin 1942 à Chicago et mort le 26 décembre 1999, était un chanteur, auteur et compositeur de soul, de funk, de rhythm and blues, principalement connu pour la bande originale du film de blaxploitation Superfly.

Il fait tout d'abord partie du groupe The Impressions puis il se lance avec succès dans une carrière solo. Il devient probablement le premier de la nouvelle vague de chanteurs afro-américains à introduire des commentaires à caractère social dans ses chansons. Cette musique engagée devient très populaire pendant cette période de difficultés sociales des années 1960 et 1970.

Tracklist :
- Superfly
- It's Allright
- Gypsy Woman
- Freddy is Dead
- Pusherman
- Billy Jack
- People Get Ready
- Move on up
- To be invisible

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29 août 2010 7 29 /08 /août /2010 14:00



Origine du Groupe : U.K
Style : Funk , Soul
Sortie : 2010

As we’re on a roll call, not only have the Haggis Horns worked with these chart toppers but also some FLY favourites like Nightmare On Wax, Roots Manuva, Mark Ronson and The Cinematic Orchestra and released their debut album, Hot Damn!  in 2006 when they were well on their way as the British Dap-Kings.

All was going so well and then founder member and Corinne Bailey-Rae’s husband, the band’s saxophonist Jason Rae tragically died passed away 2008. So, second guessing, this album is formulated on the theme of album title, Keep On Movin’.

Teaming up with Nia Saw on vocals (who has performed around the world with Zap Mama and DJs alongside funk, soul, jazz, northern soul and mate of Paul Weller and legend Keb Darge), the 10 piece band is as horny as funk.

Original from Scotland (hence the name) Malcolm Strachan (trumpet), Atholl Ransome (tenor saxophone and flute) and Ben Barker (guitar) form the core of the band that’s now has expanded to include two more horns (Jim Correy and Rob Mitchell) and Morgan Pugh (bass), Luke Flowers (drums), Sam Bell (percussion) and Joe Tatton (keyboards, guitar)

Whilst this album is coming out on First Word (can you believe Jonny Trunk hadn’t hard of them? This is catalogue number FW55 after all!), the groove is real Freestyle Records, Mr. Finewine and Keb Darge so to speak.

Kicking off with the opening track, ‘Way Of The Haggis’, the Haggis Horns are in full front line blowing action (with funky guitar and strings!). This instrumental sets a high standard but certainly gets us in the groove.

As long time lovers of Alice Russell, Nia certainly has the same funky soul when she joins in on tracks ‘Pass It On’, ‘On The Edge’ and the title track ‘Movin’ On’.

She also features on ‘Too Blind’ and ‘The Cockroach Grind’ which may remind those with good memories of the groove of Scotland’s Average White Band whose’s ‘Pick Up The Pieces’ was so influential back in the day. The Haggis Horns take on this period/classic/style is ‘Putting On The Beef’. Sounds like a euphemism I know, but this is meaty funky soul jazz and comes into the Jazz Chronicles category of “future classics”.

‘Love Gets You High’ probably even more so as the Donald Byrd/Frizzell Brothers influence is all too clear to hear. For rare soul 45 b-sides from New Jersey/West Orange, check out ‘The Snarf Dance’ (what’s Snarf?) and the instrumental ‘The Jerk’.

Whilst label mates The Simonsound are completely different to The Haggis Horns, there is a lineage from funk to soul to hip hop, breaks and beyond.

Ending on a track called ‘Keep On Dancing’, dancing is definitely what you’ll want to do when you’re listening to this album as The Haggis Horns have some of the hardest funk, soul and jazz around town - keep on movin’ people to the sound of The Haggis Horns.

by Gerry Hectic

Tracklist :
1. Way Of The Haggis (4:29)
2. Pass It On (4:50)
3. The Jerk (2:51)
4. On The Edge (5:37)
5. Movin’ On (4:13)
6. Too Blind (4:41)
7. The Cockroach Grind (4:57)
8. Putting On The Beef (3:51)
9. The Snarf Dance (4:33)
10. Love Gets You High (4:48)
11. Keep On Dancing (4:15)


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29 août 2010 7 29 /08 /août /2010 12:00




Origine du Groupe : North America
Style : Funk , Soul
Sortie : 2010

Sharon Jones et ses Dap-Kings n’ont jamais fait 2 fois le même album, et si 100 Days, 100 Nights lorgnait vers Motown et une production moins brute, I Learned The Hard Way confirme la tendance : la Géorgienne nucléaire et les Dap ont définitivement laissé leur funk primal derrière eux pour se concentrer désormais sur des titres plus léchés et moins frontaux, préférant aller draguer du côté de Curtis Mayfield et de ses Impressions, de Ray Charles et plus largement du Rhythm And Blues cuvée fin 60’s. Plus sophistiqué, plus arrangé et principalement axé sur des ballades (hormis Money, la seule grenade funk de l’album sur laquelle Sharon lâche la bête), I Learned The Hard Way ne sombre pourtant jamais dans la mièvrerie des ballades sur-arrangées. Qualité Daptone oblige, il n’y met d’ailleurs pas le moindre orteil et Gabe Roth, en enrichissant les titres de cordes gracieuses, de cuivres solennels et de backing vocals, affirme du même coup un talent de producteur bien plus étendu que son habituelle patte funk ne le laissait supposer.
Grande chanteuse.
Grand groupe.
Grand producteur.
Grand album.

par Muzul pour wegofunk.com

Tracklist :
01. The Game Gets Old [03:55]
02. I Learned The Hard Way [03:47]
03. Better Things [03:39]
04. Give It Back [03:22]
05. Money [03:21]
06. The Reason [02:20]
07. Window Shopping [04:34]
08. She Ain\'t A Child No More [02:35]
09. I\'ll Still Be True [03:48]
10. Without A Heart [02:44]
11. If You Call [02:59]
12. Mama Don\'t Like My Man [02:30]



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26 août 2010 4 26 /08 /août /2010 11:00



Origine du Groupe : Brazil
Style : Funk , Instrumental
Sortie : 2009

FUNKESSENCIA, uma banda de deep funk. O Funkessencia lança em Setembro um single chamado "Urbanismo", que conta com duas faixas bônus. Uma versão de "Chameleon", clássico de Herbie Hancock e Headhunters, e uma versão para "Music is Rulling My World", de Kutiman.

por DNA

Tracklist :
01. Urbanismo
02. Chameleon



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18 août 2010 3 18 /08 /août /2010 12:00


Origine du Groupe : North America
Style : Soul , Funk
Sortie : 1981

 A lost bit of modern soul from New Jersey -- sweet, mellow, and with a groove that's very much in the Philly indie mode of the late 70s! Not much is known about Lee, but the album's got that laidback, late nite groove that makes indie soul so great -- professional in intent, but handled with an honest simplicity that makes the record a bit more compelling than most of its contemporaries. Contains a version of "We've Only Just Begun" that's so great it's got to be heard to be believed -- completely different than the original, done with jazzy conga flourishes that really open up the groove. Other tracks include the great Northern Soul track "I'll do anything for you", "Gotta Get Home", "Sweet Magic", "Slow Down", "Let's Play Luck", and "Show Me".
Enjoy it!

by Greg

Tracklist :
01 - Sweet Magic
02 - Slow Down
03 - We've Only Just Begun
04 - Let's Play Luck
05 - I'll Do Anything for You
06 - Show Me
07 - Gotta Get Home
08 - Sweet Magic [Instrumental]

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2 août 2010 1 02 /08 /août /2010 11:00


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Origine du Groupe : U.K
Style : Groove , Funk , Soul
Sortie : 2010

Shawn Lee records and releases albums at a pace that few beside Robert Pollard could match, but at least Lee tries to make each one distinctive. His latest, Sing A Song, features vocalists on every track, and leaves aside Lee’s usual internationalist “soundtrack jazz” in favor of retro soul that wouldn’t sound too out of place on Daptone—that is, if Daptone were more interested in psychedelic-ified ’70s R&B rather than the sweaty, rootsy ’60s kind. Not that Lee stays completely committed to the bit; “Fade Up” has a spacey, futuristic feel, while the oddball ballad “I’ll Just Wait A While” shifts from acoustic moaning to wacked-out lounge music. But for the most part, Sing A Song leans more toward songs along the lines of the deeply funky Robert Bradley collaboration “Fading Light” and the bongo-riffic, distorted “Who Are You?” Sing A Song relies too much on novelty numbers like the one-joke “Christopher Walken On Sunshine” and the doo-wop piss-take “Swimming Pool,” but when Lee constructs a soul song as classic-sounding as “It Takes Two”—with its tin-can Marcus Malone vocals and bright chimes—he takes care to get the atmosphere as correct as the orchestration.
By Noel Murray

Tracklist :
01. Shut Up And Learn (ft. Fanny Franklin)
02. It Takes Two (ft. Marcus Malone)
03. Who Are You? (ft. Bing Ji Ling)
04. Fade Up (feat. The Superimposers)
05. I’ll Just Wait A While
06. Fading Light (ft. Lord Large & Robert Bradley)
07. Older (ft. Miles Bonney)
08. Swimming Pool
09. Don’t Let That Feeling (ft. The Superimposers)
10. Lucy Lucy (ft. Jeremiah)
11. Christopher Walken on Sunshine (ft. Princess Superstar)
12. Meadow in the Summer (ft. Paul Fryer)



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23 juillet 2010 5 23 /07 /juillet /2010 18:00


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Origine du Groupe : North America
Style : Funk , Soul , Rock
Sortie : 2010

Big Sam's Funky Nation's fourth album, King of the Party, extends Big Sam's reign beyond the kingdom of Funk! This Hypersoul Records release embodies the full of life and celebratory attitude of band's hometown of New Orleans, and adds to it a funk-charged, rock n' roll, jazz and hip-hop infused vibe.
The title track and anthem, "King of the Party," declares that the party has arrived. The energetic drumming and gritty guitar work lay it down for Big Sam's funky trombone to blow you away as he flexes his musical muscle and takes on new musical territory. Big Sam wants you to dance, and sets out to do so with high energy and playful Parliament Funkadelic-inspired funk-rock jams like "Krunked Up" and "Rage On!"

The album takes a turn to a more soulfully-inspired groove with "Rock Yo Soul." A powerful drum intro, heavy guitar and bass lines underlie Big Sam's deep trombone in this funk-laden tribute to the classic rock gods such as Sabbath, Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones.
BSFN allows you to catch your breath with "Take 5," then pushes forward full-throttle with driving and upbeat rendition of Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle." The straight BSFN party continues with horn heavy funk tracks "Big Ole Booty" and "Work It."

If you've ever seen BSFN live, you know exactly what Sam is talking about with "See Me Dance." The horn-heavy song swings into a bouncy beat and breaks it down to the nitty gritty-- Big Sam is a dancing machine and you'd better be ready to shake too it when you come to a live show.
King of the Party closes strong with "Dance Floor," an electronic funk track with lively vocals that could make a robot second line. King of the Party is full of pure musical energy andtranscends the confines of homegrown New Orleans funk to a momentous blend of funk, rock, R&B and jazz that will keep the party going all night.

Tracklist :
King Of The Party 3:33
Krunked Up 4:44
Rage On! 2:46
Straight To It 3:15
Rock Yo Soul 4:24
Take 5 1:55
Hard To Handle 4:14
Big Ole Booty 3:46
See Me Dance 3:35
Work It 4:58
Dance Floor 3:31
Untitled 0:11
Untitled 0:18
Untitled 0:18
Untitled 0:18
Untitled 0:18
Bonus Track 4:01



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16 juillet 2010 5 16 /07 /juillet /2010 16:00


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1999. Nottingham. Prenez quatre musiciens anglais. Bien sûr vous ne les prenez pas au hasard, mais parce que leurs CV alignent des références solides : Justin Dodsworth fut clavier pour Lee Scratch Perry ou Ron Wood et Anthony Reed, guitariste, est diplômé en Jazz de l’Université de Leeds. L’assemblage vous donne un mélange d’influences aussi diverses et variées que Boogaloo Joe Jones, les Meters, Bob Dylan, les Mohawks, Jimi Hendrix ou les Who. Confiez à vos petits gars une mission en apparence simple : cracher du groove jusqu’à en perdre haleine.
2006. Après plusieurs années à affûter le tranchant de leur son sur les scènes anglaises ou européennes et après quelques missions éclairs sur 45t, il ne vous reste plus qu’à lancer votre équipe comme une bombe sur un public convié à un innocent « picnic »... Oublié le babybel sur les parkings de l’autoroute des vacances, envolés la nappe à carreau et le poulet rôti sur la plage de Dunkerque. Ce pique-nique là explose le salon de jardin à coup de « raw funk » et de « heavy soul jazz » et il remplace la tarte aux pommes de Tata Josette par un « gâteau érotique » chaud comme la braise.
A écouter les Stoned Soul Picnic on ne peut s’empêcher de penser aux New Mastersounds : la formation minimale (basse, batterie, guitare, claver) et les références musicales sont communes, le talent des instrumentistes est équivalent. Les instrumentaux énergiques, percutants et accrocheurs (Boogaloo Baby, Vote For Number 6) évoquent les Meters, ou plus près de nous les Lefties Soul Connection, tandis que des grooves jazzy extrêmement solides s’aventurent vers les productions Blue Note sixties (Hip Joint, mon morceau préféré de l’album). L’orgue hammond, ingrédient cher aux frangins cuistots de chez Soul Cookers, est ici en très bonne position et bénéficie des caresses d’un maître-queue de grand talent. Sous les doigts de Justin Dodsworth il bondit, virevolte, s’égosille à plaisir. Et surtout, le menu se révèle beaucoup moins monotone que celui de la cantine, grâce à la participation de quelques musiciens qui font évoluer avec bonheur la formation de base : la voix de Marika Ling sur Ain’t gonna tell no-one et Ready for Seven, celle de Dave « Stickman » Higgins sur Soulfood Preacher, et le sax de Carl Stanley, collaborateur de Roy Ayers, sur Get Off The Bus. Et le tout de finir dans un orgasme pâtissier (Erotic Cakes) particulièrement communicatif. Un vrai album donc, qui montre l’étendue du talent de ce combo anglais et qui, par l'intermédiaire de Soul Cookers , montre qu'en France aussi on s'intéresse au vrai funk pur et dur.

par http://www.wegofunk.com

Origine du Groupe : U.K
Style : Funk , Soul
Sortie : 2006

Tracklist :
1. Boogaloo Baby (re-recorded version)
2. Count Me Out
3. Ain't Gonna Tell No-One
4. Get Off The Bus
5. Soul Food Preacher
6. The Grinder (Pt.1)
7. The Grinder (Pt.2)
8. Hip Joint
9. Hardtop 22
10. Ready For Seven
11. Vote For Number 6
12. Erotic Cakes



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