HARD... RAW... DEEP... FUNK: September 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gansta Funk Compilation

                   Hi everybody) Here is my compilation of the most favorite gansta funk themes and instrumentals. Basically it consists of the various soundtracks from the pulp movies of 70's but also of the raw funk and jazz covers and themes from the different composers. Hope you like it. Peace.


1. Stefano Torossi - Running Fast (4:24)
2. Isaac Hayes - Pursuit of The Pimpmobile (Instrumental) (9:03)
3. Barry White - You Gotta Case (1:27)
4. J.J. Johnson - Willie Chase (3:05)
5. Henri Mancini - Here's Looking (2:50)
6. Lalo Schifrin - Shifting Gears (3:17)
7. Bobby Womack - Across 110th Street (3:47)
8. Lalo Schifrin - Dirty Harry (2:42)
9.Mike Longo - Like a Thief in the Night (5:40)
10. Steve Gray - Nevada Junction (2:40)
11. J.B.'s/James Brown - Transmorgrapfication (2:00)
12. J.J. Johnson - Go Chase Go (3:26)
13. Salinas - Straussmania (4:51)
14. Lalo Schifrin - Most Wanted Theme (2:44)
15. Pace Setters - Push On Jesse Jackson (2:40)
16. The Gaturs feat. Willie Tee - Gator Bait (2:44)
17. Kashmere Stage Band - Shaft (5:04)
18. Jimmy Smith - Mission Impossible (3:34)
19. Quincy Jones - They Call Me Mister Tibbs (4:29)
20. Quincy Jones - Money Runner (3:02)
21. Henry Mancini - Streets of San Francisco (2:44)
22. David Snell - International Flight (1:55)
23. Janne Schatter - Atlanta Inn (2:31)
24. Marvin Gaye - Mandota (instrumental) (3:26)

David Snell - International Flight

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Cold Heat - Heavy Funk Rarities, Vol. 1 (1968-1974)


1. Carleen and the Groovers - The Thing  (2:40)
2. Amnesty International - Free Your Mind (5:50)
3. Detroit Sex Machines - The Stretch [Edit] (5:01)
4. Michael Liggins and The Superso - Loaded to the Gills (4:41)
5. Kenny Smith and The Loveliters - Go for Your Self (5:17)
6. Dayton Sidewinders - Slipping into Darkness (4:33)
7. James Brown Medley: I Made a Mistake/Lowdown Popcorn (4:43)
8. Lil Lavair and The Fabulous Jades - Cold Heat (2:44)
9. The Soul Seven - The Cissy's Thang (2:22)
10. L.A. Carnival - Color [Original 7" Version] (2:35)
11. The Aristocrats - Don't Go (2:23)
12. Ebony Rhythm Band - Drugs Ain't Cool [Instrumental] (2:45)
13. The Soul Seven - Mr. Chicken ---- [Alternate Take] (4:40)
14. Leon Mitchison - Street Scene (2:48)
15. Kashmere Stage Band - Scorpio (4:39)
16. Leroy and the Drivers - The Sad Chicken (3:00)

Lil Lavair and The Fabulous Jades - Cold Heat

Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul (1973)

"Joe Quarterman was an unfairly overlooked funk and soul singer influenced by -- but not imitative of -- James Brown. Honing his chops in church choirs and various vocal groups, Quarterman earned the nickname "Sir" in high school while singing with a group called the Knights; he subsequently joined up with a female backing quartet as Sir Joe & the Maidens and cut a few records during the early '60s. Quarterman went on to play trumpet in the El Corols (aka the Magnificent Seven), whose highest-profile gig came as Garnet Mimms' backing band. In 1970, after playing jazz with the Orlando Smith Quintet, he formed a backing group called Free Soul, which featured lead guitarist George "Jackie" Lee, jazz-trained guitarist Willie Parker, fretless bassist Gregory Hammonds, keyboardist Karissa Freeman, drummer Charles Steptoe, and horn player Leon Rogers. Their first single, "(I Got) So Much Trouble in My Mind," was also their biggest, reaching the R&B Top 30 in early 1973. Quarterman's only LP, Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul, was released later that year on the small GSF label, and showed Quarterman to be an avatar of the kind of hard, socially conscious funk James Brown often recorded during the early '70s. Further singles followed, including "This Girl of Mine (She's Good to Me)," "I'm Gonna Get You," and "Thanks Dad," before Quarterman moved to Mercury in 1974. Unfortunately, the label issued only two singles, the fine "Get Down Baby" and "I'm a Young Man," before letting Quarterman go. Financial problems broke up the band, and Quarterman quit the business to return to college and earn his degree in architecture. Collectables reissued Quarterman's lone album on CD during the '90s, adding several non-LP singles as bonus tracks."


1. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - (I got) So much trouble in my (6:18)
2. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - I made a promise (4:13)
3. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - The trouble with trouble (2:47)
4. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - The way they do my life (3:04)
5. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - Find yourself (2:59)
6. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - Gonna get me a friend (2:04)
7. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - Give me back my freedom (3:32)
8. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - I feel like this (2:53)
9. Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - Live now brothers (2:59)

Sir Joe Quarterman -  (I Got) So Much Trouble In My Mind

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dyke & The Blazers - We Got More Soul

"Dyke & the Blazers were one of the first acts -- possibly the first notable act -- to play funk other than James Brown. Indeed, they often sounded like a sort of junior version of Brown and the JB's, playing songs in which the rhythms and riffs mattered more than the tune. Similarly, vocalist Dyke Christian sang/grunted words that mattered more for the feeling and rhythm than the content. Their best-known track, "Funky Broadway, " was covered for a bigger hit by Wilson Pickett, though Dyke & the Blazers got a few more R&B hits before Dyke was shot to death in 1971.

Arlester "Dyke" Christian was born in Buffalo, NY, in 1943, and by the mid-'60s was singing and playing bass with the O'Jays backing band, the Blazers. Dyke and some of the other Blazers were stranded in Phoenix when the O'Jays' couldn't afford to bring them back to Buffalo, and the Blazers based themselves in Phoenix, having no means to travel elsewhere. Their "Funky Broadway" was released on the Phoenix indie Artco in late 1966, and picked up for distribution by the L.A.-based Original Sound label. It became a sizable R&B hit (and a small pop one), and may have been the first record to use the word "funky" in the title.

As with James Brown, Dyke & the Blazers' records sold far better, and charted much better, with the R&B audience than the pop one, which was for the most part unaware of the band. In the late '60s and early '70s, Dyke and the band issued a series of gut-bucket funk singles with scratchy guitar riffs, greasy organ, hoarse vocals, and jazzy horns; all traits that James Brown and his band had developed, admittedly. But Dyke did the style well (right down to issuing several two-part singles), although not with a great deal of variety. For some of his sessions, Dyke recorded in Los Angeles with musicians who would later play in the Watts 103rd Street Band (guitarist Al McKay would later be in Earth, Wind & Fire). According to Original Sound producer Art Laboe, most of the singles came from 15-to-20-minute jams that were edited down to a length that could fit on the 45 RPM format.

Dyke & the Blazers had Top Ten R&B singles with "We Got More Soul" and "Let a Woman Be a Woman -- Let a Man Be a Man" in 1969, and smaller sellers with "Uhh, " "You Are My Sunshine," and "Runaway People." Dyke Christian, sadly, was fatally shot on the street in Phoenix on March 13, 1971. "


1. Dyke & The Blazers - Funky Broadway Parts 1 & 2 (5:29)
2. Dyke & The Blazers - So Sharp (3:07)
3. Dyke & The Blazers - Swamp Walk (5:38)
4. Dyke & The Blazers - Broadway Combination (3:26)
5. Dyke & The Blazers - Uhh Parts 1 & 2 (6:05)
6. Dyke & The Blazers - Extra Funk (2:58)
7. Dyke & The Blazers - City Dump (3:20)
8. Dyke & The Blazers - Don't Bug Me (2:37)
9. Dyke & The Blazers - Funky Broadway Time Part 1 (7:19)
10. Dyke & The Blazers - Funky Broadway Time Part 2 (4:30)
11. Dyke & The Blazers - She Knows It (4:05)
12. Dyke & The Blazers - Why Am I Treated So Bad (5:27)
13. Dyke & The Blazers - Triple Funk (3:08)
14. Dyke & The Blazers - The Wrong House (10:09)
15. Dyke & The Blazers - KGFJ Promos (3:40)
16. Dyke & The Blazers - We Got More Soul (3:20)
17. Dyke & The Blazers - Booga Jivin' (4:33)
18. Dyke & The Blazers - The Wobble (2:39)
19. Dyke & The Blazers - Bring It On Back (4:07)
20. Dyke & The Blazers - Shotgun Slim (2:19)
21. Dyke & The Blazers - Funky Bull Parts 1 & 2 (6:53)
22. Dyke & The Blazers - Black Boy (2:19)
23. Dyke & The Blazers - It's Your Thing (2:30)
24. Dyke & The Blazers - Let A Woman Be A Woman, Let A Man Be A Man (3:13)
25. Dyke & The Blazers - Funky Walk Parts 1 & 2
26. Dyke & The Blazers - Soul Cake
27. Dyke & The Blazers - Stuff
28. Dyke & The Blazers - My Sisters' And My Brothers' Day Is Comin'
29. Dyke & The Blazers - Moon
30. Dyke & The Blazers - You Are My Sunshine
31. Dyke & The Blazers - Let's Do It Together
32. Dyke & The Blazers - I'm So All Alone
33. Dyke & The Blazers - Runaway People

Dyke & The Blazers - We Got More Soul

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Fugi - Mary, Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip (1968)

"Fugi was a psychedelic soul-funk band signed to Chess subsidiary Cadet in the late '60s. Basically the work of one man, Ellington Jordan, their music was influenced particularly by the acid rock side of Jimi Hendrix, and bore a resemblance to the druggy, guitar-driven soul of early Funkadelic. Their lone LP, Mary, Don't Take Me on No Bad Trip, was released in 1968, and the title cut later became a cult collector's item. Fugi's backing band on the record was Black Merda, a Detroit group who were also signed to Chess (thanks to Fugi) and recorded a self-titled debut album for Chess in 1967. Fugi then moved to the West Coast, and went on to release a couple of singles in 1970 -- "Revelations" and "I'd Rather Be a Blind Man" -- before fading from view. He returned to live performing in the mid-2000s when wider interest in both Fugi and Black Merda made a reunion feasible."


1. Fugi - Revelation (Unreleased Take) (5:22)
2. Fugi - Revelations (5:37)
3. Fugi - Mary, Don't Take Me On No Bad Trip (6:30)
4. Fugi - I'd Rather Be A Blind Man (3:27)
5. Fugi - Can't You Hear Me Call You, Woman (4:28)
6. Fugi - Save A Little (3:34)
7. Fugi - Jo-Jo (4:31)
8. Fugi - Red Moon (5:54)
9. Fugi - Sweet Sweet Lady (6:10)

Fugi - Jo Jo

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Vicki Anderson - Mother Popcorn Anthology

"Vicki Anderson (born Myra Barnes) is a soul singer best known for her performances with the James Brown Revue. She recorded a number of singles under both her birth and stage names. She is acknowledged by James Brown in his autobiography as the best singer he ever had in his revue, and probably the best singer he had ever witnessed.

She is the widow of Bobby Byrd (the original founder of The Famous Flames) and the mother of Carleen Anderson.

Vicki joined James in 1965 replacing Anna King, and stayed for three years as his main female singer, until replaced by Marva Whitney in 1968. She rejoined in 1969 after Marva departed, staying for a further three years until 1972, after which Lyn Collins took over from her.
In 1970 she released her most famous song, the feminist anthem 'Message From The Soul Sisters'.
A single on James' I-Dentify label by Mommie -O appeared in 1975 featuring a cover of Rufus' hit 'Once You Get Started' and Bobby Womack's 'Stop On By' (which had recently been covered by Rufus).
Vicki married James Brown's right hand man Bobby Byrd in the mid sixties and is the mother of UK Based Carleen and Jhelisa who both came to prominence in the 90's with a couple of strong albums each. Vicki toured the UK with the James Brown Funky People Revue in the late 80's and again with husband Bobby Byrd in the mid 1990's."



1. Vicki Anderson - Message From The Soul Sisters (Parts 1 & 2) (5:24)
2. Vicki Anderson - Super Good (Answer To Super Bad) (Parts 1 & 2) (5:34)
3. Vicki Anderson - I'm Too Tough For Mr Big Stuff (Hot Pants) (3:25)
4. Vicki Anderson - Answer To Mother Popcorn (I Got A Mother For You) (3:13)
5. Vicki Anderson - I Want To Be In The Land of Milk And Honey (2:58)
6. Vicki Anderson - If You Don't Give Me What I Want (I Gonna Get It Some Other Place) (2:50)
7. Vicki Anderson - Baby Don't You Know (3:03)
8. Vicki Anderson - Think -- with James Brown (3:26)
9. Vicki Anderson - Home Is Where The Hatred Is -- with Bossa Nostra (5:31)
10. Vicki Anderson - Once You Get Started (3:34)
11. Vicki Anderson - You're Welcome Stop On By -- with Bobby Byrd (3:45)
12. Vicki Anderson - Don't Throw Your Love In The Garbage Can (2:45)
13. Vicki Anderson - Wide Awake In A Dream (2:47)
14. Vicki Anderson - You Send Me (2:11)
15. Vicki Anderson - I'll Work It Out (3:19)
16. Vicki Anderson - You've Got The Power -- with James Brown (3:06)
17. Vicki Anderson - What The World Needs Now Is Love (3:12)

Vicki Anderson - Message From The Soul Sisters

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)

"Few rock groups of the '80s broke down as many musical barriers and were as original as the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Creating an intoxicating new musical style by combining funk and punk rock together (with an explosive stage show, to boot), the Chili Peppers spawned a slew of imitators in their wake, but still managed to be the leaders of the pack by the dawn of the 21st century. The roots of the band lay in a friendship forged by three school chums, Anthony Kiedis, Michael Balzary, and Hillel Slovak, while they attended Fairfax High School in California back in the late '70s/early '80s. "


1. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 01 The Power Of Equality (4:04)
2. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 02 If You Have To Ask (3:36)
3. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 03 Breaking The Girl (4:55)
4. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 04 Funky Monks (5:23)
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 05 Suck My Kiss (3:37)
6. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 06 I Could Have Lied (4:04)
7. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 07 Mellowship Slinky In B Major (3:59)
8. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 08 The Righteous & The Wicked (4:08)
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 09 Give It Away (4:42)
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 10 Blood Sugar Sex Magik (4:31)
11. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 11 Under The Bridge (4:24)
12. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 12 Naked In The Rain (4:25)
13. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 13 Apache Rose Peacock (4:42)
14. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 14 The Greeting Song (3:13)
15. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 15 My Lovely Man (4:39)
16. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 16 Sir Psycho Sexy (8:16)
17. Red Hot Chili Peppers - 17 They're Red Hot (1:11)

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Sir Psycho Sexy

Defunkt - Thermonuclear Sweat (1982)

"Led by trumpet player Joseph Bowie -- the son of a St. Louis-based music teacher, the brother of big band arranger Byron Bowie, and late trumpet player of the Art Ensemble of Chicago's Lester Bowie -- Defunkt created some of the most adventurous sounds of the last quarter of the 20th century. Formed in 1978, Defunkt initially took a danceable approach to jazz. Although their first three albums -- Defunkt, Razor's Edge, and Thermonuclear Sweat -- made them leaders of New York's radical underground music scene, their inability to achieve commercial expectations led them to disband in 1983, with Bowie retreating to the island of St. Croix. Reorganized after Bowie's return to New York in 1986, Defunkt recorded an additional six albums, including A Blues Tribute: Jimi Hendrix & Muddy Waters and In America, between 1988-1993. Beginning in 1996, Bowie sought a way to combine the big band jazz of the 1930s and '40s and the dance rhythms and grooves of the '70s, '80s, and '90s. Expanding Defunkt with the addition of more horn players and background vocalists, Bowie introduced the Defunkt Big Band with a six-week stint at the Knitting Factory in New York. "


1. Defunkt - Illusion (5:37)
2. Defunkt - I Tried To Live Alone (5:10)
3. Defunkt - Cocktail Hour (Blue Bossa) (3:29)
4. Defunkt - Ooh Baby (6:07)
5. Defunkt - Avoid The Funk (4:28)
6. Defunkt - Big Bird (Au Private) (2:09)
7. Defunkt - For The Love Of Money (5:57)
8. Defunkt - Believing In Love (7:25)
9. Defunkt - Big Bird (Au Private) (live 1983) (2:10)

Defunkt - Illusion

Monday, September 6, 2010

Eddie Bo - Hook And Sling

             "A sorely underappreciated veteran of the New Orleans R&B scene, singer/songwriter/producer/pianist Eddie Bo evolved into one of the city's foremost funk players during the late '60s and early '70s, although he never had a national hit commensurate with his musical standing. Born Edwin Joseph Bocage on September 20, 1930, Bo was raised in the Algiers and Ninth Ward sections of New Orleans by a musical family; uncles Peter and Charles and cousin Henry all played in post-WWI jazz orchestras (including A.J. Piron's), and his mother was a pianist in the Professor Longhair style. Bo served in the Army after high school, and returned to New Orleans to study at the Grunewald School of Music, where he discovered bebop pianists like Art Tatum and Oscar Peterson. He started playing around the jam-heavy New Orleans jazz scene, but soon discovered that R&B was more popular and accessible, not to mention better-paying. He joined the house band at Club Tijuana under the name Spider Bocage, and later formed the Spider Bocage Orchestra, a professional backing band that supported many prominent blues and R&B artists of the day, including Ruth Brown, Earl King, Lloyd Price, Big Joe Turner, Smiley Lewis, and Guitar Slim."


1. Eddie Bo - Hook & Sling (3:40)
2. Eddie Bo - Sissy Walk (5:07)
3. Eddie Bo - If It's Good To You It's Good For You (5:07)
4. Eddie Bo - Check Your Bucket (4:53)
5. Eddie Bo - How Sweet It Is (3:09)
6. Eddie Bo - The Thang (Part 1) (2:50)
7. Eddie Bo - Funky Jam (2:54)
8. Eddie Bo - Hey Mama Here Comes The Preacher (2:40)
9. Eddie Bo - Funky Yeah (2:29)
10. Eddie Bo - Eddie's Rubber Band (2:54)
11. Eddie Bo - Love Has Been Good (2:35)
12. Eddie Bo - Just Wonder (3:43)
13. Eddie Bo - The Thang (Part 2) (3:04)
14. Eddie Bo - That Certain Someone (2:53)
15. Eddie Bo - Come To Me (2:36)

Eddie Bo - Funky Jam