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Tower of Power: “What is Hip?”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN8pWdZhVaM Tell me, tell me, if you think you know. The pride of Oakland, CA. Here is more on the band: Tower's musical odyssey actually began in 1968 when Emilio...
marvin-gaye

Happy Birthday, Marvin Gaye

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdcLwm-RCv8 This Day in Music reports that The Prince of Motown would have turned 76 today. It also says that on this day in 2006, Watts Branch Park in Washington, DC, was...
prince

Prince: 1958-2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF49nZ1ydJg (Note: This post was written in 2014) It's challenging to write about Prince. He has been around for so long and has released a mountain of music in multiple...
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Soul/Funk/R&B

James Brown     James Brown: Night Train The Capitols: Cool Jerk (featuring Bob Babbitt) Gladys Knight & the Pips: Midnight Train to Georgia/I Heard It Through the Grapevine The...
Robert_randolph

Pedal Steel Funk

http://www.youtube.com/embed/h5CALmf7ziQ Thanks to my friend Tim for letting me know about Robert Randolph and the Family Band. A couple of paragraphs about the band's new album, We Walk This...

Alles Klar, Herr Kommissar?

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUdK87LWHeg Something had been missing from this site. I couldn't figure it out. It finally hit me: Falco singing "Der Kommissar." Here are the words in...

Still Funky

I look for any rationale for playing great tunes. So, happy 58th birthday, Mark Avsec. Avsec was the keyboardist in Wild Cherry, whose Play that Funky Music reached number 1 in the U.S. in 1976. Avec is a...