Category: Drums

Funky16Corners Mardi Gras!

By , March 3, 2019 10:18 am

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Warren Lee – Star Revue (Deesu)
Mac Rebennack and the Soul Orchestra – The Point (AFO)
Candy Phillips – Timber Pt1 (Atlantic)
Tommy Ridgley – In the Same Old Way (Ronn)
Eddie Lang – Something Within Me (Seven B)
Aubrey Twins – Love Without End Amen (Epic)
Bates Sisters – So Broken Hearted (Nola)
Benny Spellman – I Feel Good (Atlantic)
Chitlins – Sugar Woman (Pala)
Curley Moore – Soul Train (Hot Line)
Danny White – Cracked Up Over You (Decca)
Eldridge Holmes – Emperor Jones (ALON)
Irma Thomas – What Are You Trying To Do (Imperial)
Lee Dorsey – Do Re Mi (Fury)
Robert Parker – Secret Service (Nola)
Zodiacs – Surely (Deesu)
Betty Harris – Trouble With My Lover (Sansu)
Eddie Bo – Fence of Love (Seven B)
Jesse Hill – My Children My Children (Chess)
John Williams and the Tick Tocks – Do Me Like You Do Me (Sansu)
Lee Calvin – You Got Me (Sansu)
Mary Jane Hooper – That’s How Strong My Love Is (World Pacific)
Aaron Neville – A Hard Nut To Crack (Parlo)
Skip Easterling – Keep the Fire Burning (ALON)
Alvin Robinson – Seaching (Tiger)
Dr John – Big Chief (Atco)

Listen/Download – Funky16Corners Keep the Fire Burning MP3
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Roger and the Gypsies – Pass the Hatchet Pt1 (Seven B)
Professor Longhair – Big Chief Pt2 (Watch)
Bobby Marchan – Shake Your Tambourine (Cameo/Parkway)
Diamond Joe – Gossip Gossip (Sansu)
Eddie Bo – Hook and Sling Pt1 (Scram)
Lee Dorsey – Four Corners Pt1 (Amy)
Dixie Cups – Two Way Poc A Way (ABC)
Earl King – Street Parade (Kansu)
Meters – Cardova (Josie)
David Batiste and the Gladiators – Funky Soul Pt2 (Instant)
Bobby Williams – Boogaloo Mardi Gras Pt2 (Capitol)
Curly Moore – Sophisticated Cissy (Instant)
Ernie K Doe – Here Come the Girls (Janus)
Larry Darnell – Son of a Son of a Slave (Instant)
Explosions – Hip Drop Pt1 (Gold Cup)
Rubaiyats – Omar Khayyam (Sansu)
Warren Lee – Funky Belly (Wand)
Willie Tee – Sweet Thing (Gatur)
Danny White – Natural Soul Brother (SSS Intl)
Lee Dorsey – Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further (Polydor)
Oliver Morgan – Roll Call (Seven B)
Eddie Bo – Can You Handle It (Bo Sound)

Listen/Download -Funky16Corners Presents Boogaloo Mardi Gras! – 85MB Mixed Mp3/192K
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Greetings all!

Yeah you right!

It’s Mardi Gras time again, and you know that the sounds of New Orleans have always been a cornerstone of Funky16Corners.

Today we bring back the two Mardi Gras mixes – one funky and one soulful – that I created for the blog over the years.

There is enough NOLA heat here to keep your party fired up for a while, so pull down the ones and zeros and get down!

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Keep the faith

Larry

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F16C Summer of Soul Pt7 – MFasis – Badbadnotgood

By , July 29, 2018 7:51 am

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MFasis – Badbadnotgood

badbadnotgood-timewave zero
iron butterfly-‘get out my life’
nancy sinatra- ‘drummer man’
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mokie jj & r.o.b.-‘you’re so real’
warm-‘my house’
philip mitchell-‘if we get caught, i don’t know you’
gil scott heron-‘the revolution will not be televised
five man electrical band-‘hello goodbye melinda’
baris manço-‘derule’
incredible bongo band-‘dueling drums’
barry de vorzon-‘theme from ‘the warriors’
heatwave-‘boogie nights
untitled japanese modern soul
sugarhill gang-‘summertime’

 

Listen/Download – MFasis – Badbadnotgood – 86MB Mixed MP3

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Greetings all.

The Funky16Corners 2018 Allnighter/Pledge Drive aka The Summer of Soul 2 has begun!

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We continue this year’s Summer of Soul mix series with a new mix from my man MFasis.

Mfasis and I go back to the Asbury Park 45 Sessions days and there are few out there spinning that get as much of my respect for imagination and selection. Repping the far west, MFasis is always digging in the strangest places for new and interesting sounds, and every mix that he  does reveals something groovy!

We will continue with a new mix every week for the duration of the summer, with a selection of stellar contributions from some of my (and your) favorite selectors including DJ Prestige, Ben Gibson, DJ Prime Mundo, DJ RP of Funkdefy, Vincent the Soul Chef, Chris Lujan of the M-Tet, DJ Bluewater, HeavySoulBrutha Dave B. and new contributor, DJ Scott Boyko and Soultaker73.

The pledging will continue this year with Patreon (click here or on the logo below to go to the Funky16Corners page) , where you will be able to spread your contributions out over the entire year, which will help cover the ongoing server/broadcast/hardware expenses. This year has seen the move to 100 percent live broadcasting (Mixlr.com/Funky16corners)  and continued hardware and software upgrades at Funky16Corners central, to keep the radio/podcasting experience as seamless and groovy as possible. So please dig deep so we can continue to do the same, and if you’re already a Patreon donor, please accept my heartfelt thanks!

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In addition to all the broadcasts and the blogging all of the Funky16Corners and Iron Leg mix archives will continue.

I am also including a Paypal donation button (below) if you’d rather donate in a lump sum instead of the rolling donation in Patreon.




 

Don’t forget, my weekly radio show for WFMU’s Give the Drummer Radio, Testify! is on the air live, every Wednesday night from 10-12. If you dig Funky16Corners and/or Iron Leg I think you’ll dig it. So tune in when you get a chance!
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So, download and dig the mix, keep digging the radio shows, and we’ll be back next week with another groovy mix.

Also, make sure to follow Funky16Corners on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Keep the faith

Larry

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Jimmy Preacher Ellis – (C’Mon) Dance to the Drumbeat

By , April 1, 2018 11:25 am

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Jimmy Preacher Ellis

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Listen/Download – Jimmy Preacher Ellis – (C’Mon) Dance to the Drumbeat MP3

Greetings all.

The 45 I bring you today is a particularly groovy selection from the long and diverse discography of Jimmy Ellis.

Recording for a variety of labels between 1965 and well into the 2000s, Ellis, billed alternately as Jimmy/Jimmie Preacher Ellis/Ellie, Ellis got his start in Arkansas (on one of his records he gives himself a shout out as an ‘Arkansas Soul Brother!’) but seems to have done most of his recording in and around Los Angeles for labels like Kris and Round.

Most of his stuff has a bluesy edge to it, and he seems to have moved all the way over to the blues later on in his career.

Today’s selection, ‘(C’Mon) Dance to the Drumbeat’ is, thanks to the bizarre catalog numbers on the Kris label – impossible to date decisively, but my ears suggest that it is aof a late 60s vintage.

Ellis, who would go on to make some excellent, hard edged psych soul like ‘I Gotta See My Baby’, is in instrumental mode here, with (as advertised) the drummer stepping out in front.

The song opens as if it’s going into ‘Sock It To Em JB’ but gives way to a saxophone solo over a mildly funky beat. It’s only at the 2:00 mark that the drummer lets loose with a 15 second break, aided by some groovy soul clapping.

It’s not a terribly expensive 45 (I got mine on the cheap) so if you dig it, go and get yourself some.

Until next week

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Keep the faith

Larry

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Ronnie Rae and the Dynamics – Funky Shuffle

By , March 18, 2018 11:20 am

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Listen/Download – Ronnie Rae and the Dynamics – Funky Shuffle MP3

Greetings all.

The 45 I bring you today started out as a mystery record.

A group that made only one single, on a label that only released one single, with no address on the label.

I cannot recall where I put my hands on Funky Shuffle by Ronnie Rae and the Dynamics, other than it came from a sales list (as opposed to a random dig in the field).

The record sounds like a white band with a soulful bent, with the flipside, ‘Breaktime’ leaning in a more garage-y direction.

‘Funky Shuffle’ quickly reveals itself to be a rewrite of ‘Harlem Shuffle’, with wild lead vocals, relentless combo organ, spooky background vocals and a solid drummer.

Though 45Cat suggests that this is a 1966 release (certainly not out of the question) I haven’t seen any other corroborating information to confirm that.

The single clue as to the origin of this record is the authorship of the flipside, attributed to Jules Kruspir.

Kruspir was a Pittsburgh, PA operator, managing the doowop group the Marcels, and running St Clair records, home to a wide variety of Western Pennsylvania acts including garage punk legends the Swamp Rats.

A Google search reveals a couple of local newspapers, in Pittsburgh and Morgantown from the late 60s with ads for performances by Ronnie Rae and the Dynamics (both, sadly hidden behind paywalls, so I was unable to see them in detail).

If anyone has any additional information on the band, please let me know.

Until next week

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Keep the faith

Larry

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Funky16Corners Mardi Gras Pt2 – Keep the Fire Burning

By , February 11, 2018 11:52 am

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Warren Lee – Star Revue (Deesu)
Mac Rebennack and the Soul Orchestra – The Point (AFO)
Candy Phillips – Timber Pt1 (Atlantic)
Tommy Ridgley – In the Same Old Way (Ronn)
Eddie Lang – Something Within Me (Seven B)
Aubrey Twins – Love Without End Amen (Epic)
Bates Sisters – So Broken Hearted (Nola)
Benny Spellman – I Feel Good (Atlantic)
Chitlins – Sugar Woman (Pala)
Curley Moore – Soul Train (Hot Line)
Danny White – Cracked Up Over You (Decca)
Eldridge Holmes – Emperor Jones (ALON)
Irma Thomas – What Are You Trying To Do (Imperial)
Lee Dorsey – Do Re Mi (Fury)
Robert Parker – Secret Service (Nola)
Zodiacs – Surely (Deesu)
Betty Harris – Trouble With My Lover (Sansu)
Eddie Bo – Fence of Love (Seven B)
Jesse Hill – My Children My Children (Chess)
John Williams and the Tick Tocks – Do Me Like You Do Me (Sansu)
Lee Calvin – You Got Me (Sansu)
Mary Jane Hooper – That’s How Strong My Love Is (World Pacific)
Aaron Neville – A Hard Nut To Crack (Parlo)
Skip Easterling – Keep the Fire Burning (ALON)
Alvin Robinson – Seaching (Tiger)
Dr John – Big Chief (Atco)

 

Listen/Download – Funky16Corners Keep the Fire Burning MP3

Greetings all.

What you see before you is a special, all-new (all New Orleans!) mix for Mardi Gras 2018.

Funky16Corners Boogaloo Mardi Gras, first posted in 2012 has rerun in this space every year since then.

As I have procured lots of excellent New Orleans vinyl in the interim, I thought that it behooved me to dig back into the crates and whip something new on y’all.

F16C: Keep the Fire Burning is just a hair over an hour of high quality New Orleans soul 45s, all of which are suitable for rug-cutting, second lining and however you are moved when the music comes on.

Allen Toussaint and Eddie Bo are both heavily represented as songwriters, producers, arrangers and in Eddie’s case, performer, and there are lots of other Crescent City masters (and mistresses) getting down in the grooves.

So pull down the ones and zeroes, get out your um-ba-rella and Mardi Gras!

See you next week

Also, make sure to follow Funky16Corners on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Keep the faith

Larry

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Babe Ruth – The Mexican

By , January 5, 2017 12:35 pm

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Listen/Download – Babe Ruth – The Mexican MP3

Greetings all.

The end of the week is upon us, and so then is the Funky16Corners Radio Show, which pops into the airwaves of the interwebs each and every Friday. You can subscribe to the show as a podcast in iTunes, listen on Stitcher, TuneIn and Mixcloud, check out the show on Cruising Radio in the UK, or grab yourself an MP3 right here at Funky16Corners.com

The tune I bring you today comes from a veer unusual source indeed, but is one of the DNA-level building blocks of dance culture and hip hop.

Babe Ruth were an English progressive rock band that released a handful of albums in the early to mid 70s for Harvest and Capitol.

They never had much a hit (on their own) and by mid-decade their odd mixture of sounds was going out of style.

That said, not long after they released the debut LP ‘First Base’ in 1972, David Mancuso, the man behind The Loft picked up on one of the album’s tracks, the uncharacteristically (for the band) funky ‘The Mexican’.

The story of the battle of the Alamo told from the viewpoint of a Mexican soldier, and – in an interesting bit of stylistic foreshadowing – interpolating a snippet of an Ennio Morricone theme, ‘The Mexican’ became a favorite of Mancuso’s and the dancers at his parties.

Flash forward a few years, and DJ Kool Herc is up in the Bronx, rocking the party, when Grandmaster Flash fell by, and as he recounted in his autobiography:

“I heard DJ Kool Herc before I ever saw him. I was two full blocks from the park jam and it was only an hour into the night, but already it was loud. Really fucking loud. I could name the tune he was playing: it was “The Mexican” by Babe Ruth. And…It…Was…Thundering…”

‘The Mexican’, from its beginnings as an English prog-rock album track, became part of the foundation of hip hop, part of Kool Herc’s ‘Merry Go Round’ breaks. It was a staple of hip hop DJs, and grew in popularity on disco playlists (it was remade by The Bombers in 1978).

In addition to being an extremely funky number (props to bassist Dave Hewitt and drummer Dick Powell) ‘The Mexican’ is a fantastic window into the Mancuso ethos, in that it is a very catchy, very danceable record brought onto his dance floor from a totally incongruous source.

Mancuso’s knack for finding records in odd genres that mixed perfectly in his sets was stellar, and the history of ‘The Mexican’ going forward from The Loft bore out his decision.

‘The Mexican’ has been sampled a bunch of times (though not as much as you’d expect for such an influential side) and was even remade in 1984 by Jellybean, with original vocalist Jennie Haan.

It is a groovy one (though there’s nothing else remotely like it on ‘First Base’), with a very cool story.

I hope you dig it, and I’ll see you all on Monday.

Keep the faith

Larry

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Paul Nero – Soul Medley #1

By , May 24, 2016 11:23 am

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“Paul Nero” AKA Klaus Doldinger

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Listen/Download – Paul Nero – Soul Medley #1 MP3

Greetings all.

The record I bring you today is an interesting combination of groovy sounds and an interesting back story.
A couple of years back someone on Facebook posted a clip of today’s selection and I knew I had to go out and find myself a copy.

The interesting thing is that ‘Paul Nero’ doesn’t exist, at least under that name. He is in actuality German saxophonist and arranger Klaus Doldinger, working under a pseudonym.

Using the ‘Paul Nero’ name, Doldinger and a collection of prominent German musicians, including organist Ingfried Hoffman (aka Memphis Black) and guitarist Siegfried Schwab (who with Manfred Hubler went on to record a bunch of incredible exploitation soundtracks later compiled as Vampiros Lesbos Sexadelic Dance Party) and American expat guitarist Joe Quick (who recorded on the Memphis Black records).

There were at least four albums released under the ‘Paul Nero’ name, all composed of covers of then popular hits, some focusing on soul, and some on pop/rock.

Today’s selection (actually listed on the album as ‘This Is Soul/Soul Finger/Soul Man’) is from the 1968 ‘Soul Party’ album, which is composed entirely of similar medleys. ‘This Is Soul’ is an original composition and the other tunes were -of course – originally done by the Bar Kays and Sam & Dave.

The opening section ‘This Is Soul’ features someone (with a German accent) speaking the intro, after a sweet drum break (one of the reasons this album is sought after) and the members of the band joining in one by one, a la ‘Memphis Soul Stew’. The playing – across the entire album – is quite good, in the style of a UK/Euro library LP.

My only complaint is the medley format, since I’d like to hear this band playing the entire songs.

That said, I’m going to be on the lookout for the rest of the albums (most of them were only released outside of the US).

I hope you dig the sounds, and I’ll see you all on Friday.

Keep the faith

Larry

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Sandy Nelson – Love Is Like an Itching In My Heart

By , April 24, 2016 9:49 am

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Listen/Download – Sandy Nelson – Love Is Like an Itching In My Heart MP3

Greetings all.

Today’s selection sees us returning to the “you find groovy music in the strangest places file”, as well as another visit from our friend Sandy Nelson.

Long story short, Sandy Nelson was one of the most ubiquitous instrumental artists of the 1960s. The drummer had his first hits with ‘Teen Beat’ in 1959 and ‘Let There Be Drums’ in 1961, and though he didn’t make much of a stir on the charts after that, he churned out a steady succession of LPs (mostly for Imperial) in the 60s and early 70s, covering rock, pop and soul hits with a fair amount of style and verve, backed by the cream of LA sessioners.

Today’s selection is Nelson’s 1966 cover of my all-time favorite Supremes cut ‘Love Is Like an Itching In My Heart’.

Released on his ‘Superdrums’ LP, Nelson’s version of the tune has enough punch and style to make it on a soul dance floor. He hits that snare drum like it owes him money, and the arrangement, heavy on guitar and sax is a killer.

Nelson had enough style imbue his soul covers with plenty of heat (I really wish I had this one on a 45), and managed to attack garage and pop tunes with the same verve.

His records are cheap and easy to find at your better garage sales and flea markets (or on-line if that’s how you roll), and there is always something cool on them.

So get digging, and I’ll see you on Wednesday.

Keep the faith

Larry

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Funky16Corners Presents: Go Go Shoes

By , March 24, 2016 11:49 am

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Funky16Corners Presents Go Go Shoes – Mix for Night Train Radio Show
The La Salles – La La La La La (VIP)
Jimmie Preacher Ellis and the Odd Fellows – (C’Mon) Let’s Dance to the Drum Beat (Kris)
Tina Britt – The Real Thing (Eastern)
Johnny Jay and the Gangbusters – Gangbusters Blues (Josie)
Gene Waiters – Shake and Shingaling Pt2 (Fairmount)
Cannibal and the Headhunters – Shotgun (Date)
Dottie Cambridge – He’s About a Mover (MGM)
Gravities (Bobby Newton’s Band) – Do the Whip (Instrumental Version) (Mercury)
Lonnie Youngblood – Go Go Shoes (Fairmount)
Ronnie Rae and the Dynamics – Funky Shuffle (RJR)
Soul Continentals – Bowlegs (Sound Stage Seven)
Big Maybelle – 96 Tears (Rojac)

Listen/Download – Funky16Corners Presents: Go Go Shoes MP3

Greetings all.

A while back Steve and Paul of the Night Train radio show (92.3 Sheffield Live in the UK) asked if I’d put together a guest mix for their show.

That mix airs this Thursday, (3/24 11pm GST/ 7pm EST), and you can pick yourselves up a download right here at the blog.

The Night Train guys requested a tight half hour, and that’s what you get, with soul, R&B and Northern sides mixed together for your dancing (and listening) pleasure.

These are all (with a few exceptions) fairly new additions to the Funky16Corners crates, so aside from a play or two in the podcast, they haven’t appeared here before.

So tune into the Night Train, pull down the ones and zeros, and have yourselves a great weekend.

I’ll see you all on Monday.

Keep the faith

Larry

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Best of F16C – Les James Trio – Joe’s Thing

By , April 2, 2015 10:19 am

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Listen/Download The Les James Trio – Joe’s Thing

Greetings all

The end of the week is here, and I should remind you all the the Funky16Corners Radio Show comes to you each and every Friday night at 9PM on Viva Radio. If you cannot be there at airtime, you can always subscribe to the show as a podcast in iTunes, listen on your mobile device via the TuneIn app, or grab an MP3 out of the archive right here at the blog.

The fam and I are doing some Spring-breaking, so here’s something from the archives to keep you ears warm until Monday – Larry

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Originally posted November, 2012

I often find myself running out of steam by the end of the week.

You know how it is.

Truth be told, I have discovered that the remedy to such a lull is not – as might be expected – a solid and powerful boot in the ass,  but rather something subtly powerful.

Enough of a push to restore momentum, but nothing too sudden.

It is in furtherance of this idea that I have dipped into the crates and whipped out something that just might do the trick.

A while back, I was perusing the interwebs in search of some tasty vinyl to add to my record box, when I happened upon an auction for an unfamiliar, but very interesting looking record.

The disc in question was a mid-70s joint by a crew called the Les James Trio out of the Rocky Mountain metropolis of Denver, CO.

Now, I know that “Denver jazz’ doesn’t light any fire in your ears – unless you are a Paul Quinichette aficionado – but this auction came with a tantalizing soundclip.

So tantalizing in fact that I chased this record down like a lion after a juicy springbok, landed it and devoured it forthwith, if by “devour” it is meant to be understood as recording and digimatizing said record for the delectation of you good people.

There’s not much out there about Les James, other than a few links that suggest that he was something of a local institution in Denver, and the liner notes to the album which intimate that he might have hailed from Eastern Europe and made his way west, piano in tow.

The tune I bring you today – he one that made me covet the album so fiercely – is entitled ‘Joe’s Thing’, written by and named for James’ bassist Joe Lopez.

Much like the record that I brought you all on Monday, the things that happen on this record in regard to the alchemy of bass and drums is truly something to behold.

‘Joe’s Thing’ is in no way a “funk” record, but it is immediately obvious once the ones and zeros start to flow that is is monumentally funky, in a way guaranteed to make you sit up, notice, and groove, all at the same time.

Unlike so many self-released combos (Century was a famous “press your own”outfit out of California) the Les James Trio was actually a pretty tight unit. James was an excellent pianist, Lopez a shit-hot bassist and the drummer (listed only as Jo Jo) does his part admirably.

‘Joe’s Thing’ is a groover’s treasure because it starts out with a mighty riff, and then returns to the well a number of times, including a couple of phased drum breaks.

This is a banger – a subtle one – but a banger nonetheless.

You can send your thank you notes via the comments below.

You’re most welcome.

Keep the faith

Larry

 

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Clive Hicks – Look Hear

By , January 13, 2015 10:39 am

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Greetings all.

The middle of the week is upon us, so I thought I’d smooth us all over the hump with some tasty library/sample source sounds.

I don’t recall when I became aware of guitarist Clive Hicks’ ‘Look Hear’, but when I did it immediately lit up multiple pleasure centers in the brain.

The first thing – is that ‘Look Hear’ is the sample source for one ofmy favorite hip hop joints, ‘What’s Golden’ by Jurassic 5 from their 2002 LP ‘Power In Numbers’. There’s something special about hearing a sample well-flipped, that also manages to stand on its own.

‘Look Hear’ is such a sample.

I haven’t been able to track down much info on Clive Hicks, other than that he was a UK-based studio guitarist who recorded a number of sessions for the KPM and Bruton library music houses, as well as sessions for the likes of Elton John.

‘Look Hear’ was released in 1973 on KPM 1121/Fusion, alongside pieces by Brian Bennett and Alan Hawkshaw among others.

The tune seems to be aiming for Zep-like heaviness, but also manages to work in some of that band’s underlying funk as well.

The guitar takes the lead but this one is all about the organ and the drums.

It is a very groovy one indeed. I hope you dig it, and I’ll see you all on Friday.

Keep the faith

Larry

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Happy New Year From Funky16Corners!

By , December 31, 2014 12:10 pm

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Listen/Download – Della Reese – It Was a Very Good Year

Originally posted in 2011…

Note: It was indeed a very good year. Funky16Corners celebrated its 10th anniversary, the music kept flowing and all was well.

I thought it would be cool to repost this banger to ring in the New Year.

I hope you all had an excellent 2014, and I look forward to more music in the coming year.

Happy New Year!

Keep the Faith

Larry

 

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