HARD... RAW... DEEP... FUNK: December 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

16 Heavy Funk Ballads

Hello, my dear friends =)
This year is coming to the end and I decided to show up at last with the new comp i wanted to do a long time ago for you. So I hope you like my NY present because it was made with all my heart and soul =)

I wish you Happy New Year brothers and sisters. Hope to see ya in the next =)

Faithfully yours, FunkyBoss =)


1. The Kashmere Stage Band - Ain't No Sunshine (live) (4:21)
2. The Mickey & The Soul Generation - Help (I Need Your Love) (live) (3:50)
3. The Dayton Sidewinders - Phoenix (3:25)
4. The Hot Chocolate - We Had True Love (6:13)
5. The Meters - Stormy (3:31)
6. The Equatics - Where Is Love? (4:36)
7. The Black Merda - Reality (1:58)
8. The Ebony Rhythm Band - Can I Call You Baby (The Pearls) (3:35)
9. The Innersouls - Thoughts (3:22)
10. The Darling Dears - And I Love You (3:29)
11. The Wille & The Mighty Magnificents - Sundry (2:55)
12. Fugi - Can't You Hear Me Call You, Woman (4:25)
13. The Ultimates - Progressive Movement (3:49)
14. Jhonny Cameron & The Camerons - I Love You (Yes I Do) (2:50)
15. Boobie Knight & The Soulciety - April (5:23)
16. The Black on White Affair - Auld Lang Syne (4:01)

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The Innersouls - Thoughts

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - Liberation Afro Beat (2001)

"New York-based Antibalas was formed in 1998 by musicians from King Changó, the Soul Providers, and the Daktaris. Influenced by Nigerian Afro-beat, American soul, and Latin dance grooves, Antibalas started playing at clubs around New York, hosting a weekend party called Africalia, giving them the opportunity to perform their particular style based on a combination of different cultures immersed in the band. After recording Liberation Afrobeat, the live album Live in New York! Summer 1999 was released. Liberation Afro Beat, Vol. 1 was issued in early 2001. The group returned to recording in 2004 and issued Who Is This America? on the Rope-a-Dope label, followed by Security on Anti Records in 2007."



1. Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - Si, Se Puede (9:54)
2. Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - Dirt And Blood (8:56)
3. Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - Battle Of The Species (6:28)
4. Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - N.E.S.T.A. (Never Ever Submit To Authority) (7:17)
5. Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - Musicawi Silt (Live At The Jazz Cafe, London) (9:29)
6. Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - Uprising (7:24)
7. Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - El Machete (9:53)
8. Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - World War IV (Live At The Jazz Cafe, London) (6:58)

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra - El Machete

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Equatics - Doin It!!! (1972)

"The stories of great high school funk bands are, thanks to an abundance of reissues, commonplace. The tales of great high school soul-bands are still rare. A ballad or two on the random Douglass High School Stage Band album or Timeless Legend’s mesmerizing entry on Columbus’s 1972 1st Annual Inner City Talent Expo notwithstanding, high school bands rarely struck into the realm of “grown folks” music. Enter The Equatics and their brooding masterpiece Doin’ It!!!!

If this is categorized as a “funk” album – and it was for the last ten years, by those few lucky enough to own an original copy – it holds its own. But it was as a soul band – one as inspired by the melancholic musings of Bill Withers as the psychedelic-pop of the self-proclaimed “Black Moses,” Issac Hayes – that the Equatics shone. These young souls offered world-weary, beat-heavy ballads that stand on par with any of the great independent organizations of the early 1970s. That a group of teenagers could offer such an angst-ridden plea as that of Leo Davis’s “Merry Go Round” not only transcends the limitations that came from the band’s average age (seventeen, at the time of the album’s recording), but also the barriers the stood in front of this group of small-city hopefuls."



1. The Equatics - What They Doin? (3:26)
2. The Equatics - Walk On By (3:57)
3. The Equatics - Merry Go Round (2:43)
4. The Equatics - Santana Part 1 (3:01)
5. The Equatics - The Touch Of You (3:36)
6. The Equatics - Santana Part II (2:59)
7. The Equatics - Ain't No Sunshine (3:33)
8. The Equatics - Cisco Fare (3:53)
9. The Equatics - Where Is Love? (4:36)

The Equatics - Walk On By