Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

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Tag: Funk

"The Avengers (Superbad)"
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Bolan + Clavinet = Glam Funk

One thing you will not experience in a Barnes & Noble or Books-a-Million:  finding something inside the book you just bought, such as a newspaper clipping that pertains to the book in question (typical) or a press release from the publisher (also common).  More unusual would be to find cut-up

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"The Rabbit Got the Gun"
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Ohio Funk Invades France

Beau Dollar & The Dapps – according to Dave Thompson‘s history simply entitled, Funk – were the resident band at Cincinnati’s Living Room night club “when they were discovered by James Brown” in 1965.  Cincinnati music writer and producer, Randy McNutt, on the other hand, asserts in his King Records

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"South Side Strut"
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“South Side Strut”: Grateful Funk

Today’s piece is a birthday tribute to my college roommate, Gavin Martin, who once rescued me from a very unpleasant housing situation, when he advocated successfully on my behalf for a vacancy that suddenly popped up in his much cooler adjoining dorm suite – and for that, I will be

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"Let The Music Take Your Mind"
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“Let the Music Take Your Mind”: Songwriter Uncertain

“Let the Music Take Your Mind” is the third of three singles released by Kool & The Gang on indie label, De-Lite, in 1969 — the group’s first year of its recorded existence: “Let the Music Take Your Mind“ Kool & the Gang (1969) Cash Box‘s May 23, 1970 edition

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"Sitting Here on a Tongue"
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“Sitting Here on a Tongue”: What’s a Grodeck Whipperjenny?

Six of the eight songs on the debut album by The Grodeck Whipperjenny were recorded in Cincinnati’s King Studios on February 5, 1970.  “Sitting Here on a Tongue” is the album’s kick-off track: “Sitting Here on a Tongue” The Grodeck Whipperjenny (1970) Jimmy Madison – Drums Michael Moore – Bass

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"The Buzzard"
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Charlie Smalls: Guest Music Instructor on The Monkees

Once in the late 90s I picked up a CD anthology of rare funk & soul singles at Midnight Records, (formerly at 148 W. 23rd St.) just down the street from the Chelsea Hotel.  I purchased disc one of a 6-volume series entitled Funkaphonix:  Raw & Uncut Funk 1968-1975.  Amusing

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