Posts Tagged ‘Funk’

Good Thing Part 1

October 14, 2017

“Good Thing Part 1,” written by Frank Williams and William “Little Beaver” Hale. 1965 funk from Frank Williams & The Rocketeers. Mr. Hale is the vocalist.

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Show Me What You Got

June 17, 2017

“Show Me What You Got,” by Miami’s Frank Williams & The Rocketeers 1966.

Not sure who sings on this funky number, but the band lineup is probably Frank Williams (tenor sax) Louis Howard (organ) Robert Ferguson (drums) William “Little Beaver” Hale (guitar) and Abe Meeks, Art Wilson & Denvil Liptrop (horns).

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Santa Claus, Go Straight to the Ghetto

December 20, 2016

“Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto,” written by Alfred Ellis, Hank Ballard, and James Brown. Performed by Mr. Brown and his ensemble.

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So Sharp

November 6, 2016

“So Sharp,” written by Arlester Christian, recorded by him with his group Dyke and the Blazers in 1967.

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Shotgun Slim

October 30, 2016

“Shotgun Slim,” written by Arlester Christian, recorded by him with his group Dyke and the Blazers, probably in 1966 or so.

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Chatte Lunatique

October 9, 2016

“Chatte Lunatique,” by Turkuaz, recorded in 2014 by Jam in the Van.

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You Are My Sunshine

October 8, 2016

“You Are My Sunshine,” made famous by Jimmie Davis in 1940, interpreted here by Arlester Christian and his funky band Dyke and the Blazers in 1970. Ray Charles‘ R&B version was a #1 hit in 1962.

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Let a Woman Be a Woman

October 1, 2016

“Let a Woman Be a Woman,” written by Arlester Christian and recorded by him in 1969 with his band, Dyke and the Blazers.

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We Got More Soul

September 17, 2016

“We Got More Soul,” recorded by Dyke and the Blazers in 1969.

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Funky Broadway, Parts 1 & 2

August 21, 2016

“Funky Broadway, Parts 1 & 2,” written by Arlester Christian and recorded by him with his group Dyke and the Blazers in 1966. It was a big hit for Wilson Pickett the following year.

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