Tag Archives: Funk Music

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check- Earth, Wind & Fire

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Happy Thursday before Christmas 2014! Be a shining star…

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check- Rufus

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Happy Thursday! It’s hard to believe the weekend is almost here. Nothing like a sample of Rufus featuring Chaka Khan to usher in the weekend!

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – James Brown

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I got a chance to catch the James Brown Biopic, “Get On Up” last weekend, and I must say that I really enjoyed it. I never actually got the appeal of James Brown, in fact, I ran a poll with friends for years trying to understand what I was missing. I get it now, and I really appreciate his story, his determination and innovative approach to marketing himself. And the dancing, what an entertainer!! So, here’s a sample for my Thursday music break.

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – The Undisputed Truth

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Happy Thursday #musicfriendsofTenaciousM!!

The Undisputed Truth was a 1970s Motown recording act, assembled by record producer Norman Whitfield as a means for being able to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques. Joe Harris served as main lead singer, with Billie Rae Calvin and Brenda Joyce Evans, formerly of The Delicates, on additional leads and background vocals.

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Curtis Mayfield

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Happy on this Thursday and listening to Curtis Mayfield! #MusicfriendsofTenaciousM enjoy!!

Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B, and funk singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He achieved success and recognition with the Impressions during the Civil Rights Movement of the late 50’s and 1960s. Mayfield is also known for his efforts in writing the soundtrack to the blaxploitation film Super Fly which was considered unusual as a soundtrack for a blaxploitation film, as its songs contained themes focusing more on the social problems of impoverished African American urban areas during the time. Mayfield is regarded as a pioneer of funk and of politically conscious African-American music. Mayfield is a winner of both the Grammy Legend Award (in 1994) and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (in 1995), and he was a double inductee into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, inducted as a member of the Impressions into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, and again in 1999 as a solo artist. He is also a two-time Grammy Hall of Fame inductee.

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Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Chic

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Happy Thursday! No worries cause Friday is the next day!!

Chic (currently Chic featuring Nile Rodgers) is an American band that was organized during 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards. It is known best for its commercially successful disco songs, including “Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)” (1977), “Everybody Dance” (1977), “Le Freak” (1978), “I Want Your Love” (1978), “Good Times” (1979), and “My Forbidden Lover” (1979). The group regarded themselves as a rock band for the disco movement “that made good on hippie peace, love and freedom”. In October 2013, Chic was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the eighth time.

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – Gap Band

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Happy Thursday! Let the music play Gap Band Style. Enjoy!!

The Gap Band was an American R&B and funk band which rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s. Composed of brothers Charlie, Ronnie, and Robert Wilson, the band first formed as the Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band in 1967, in their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The group shortened its name to The Gap Band in 1973. After 43 years together, they retired in 2010.

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Over The Hump Old School Sound Check- Kool & The Gang

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Happy Thursday! Let’s celebrate the extended weekend starting now!!

Kool & the Gang are an American jazz, R&B, soul, funk and disco group, originally formed in 1964 as the Jazziacs based in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check- Dazz Band

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Happy Thursday #musicfriendsofTenaciousM!

The Dazz Band is an American funk music band that was most popular in the early 1980s. Emerging from Cleveland, Ohio, the group’s biggest hit songs include the Grammy Award-winning “Let It Whip”, “Joystick”, and “Let It All Blow”. Wikipedia

Over The Hump Old School Sound Check – The Whispers

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Happy Thursday #musicfriendsofTenaciousM! I hope it’s lovely where you are today.

The Whispers is a group from Los Angeles, California, with a consistent track record of hit records dating back to the late 1960s. The Whispers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003, and were winners of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation’s prestigious Pioneer Award in 2008. By popular vote, the group was inducted into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame at SoulMusic.com in December 2012. Credit: Wikipedia

The group scored many hits on the R&B and Billboard Hot 100 charts throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and they hit #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1980 with “And the Beat Goes On / “Can You Do the Boogie” / “Out the Box”. In 1987, they enjoyed a brief tenure in the Top 40 when “Rock Steady” became their first Top 10 success on the Hot 100, reaching #7, while also capturing the #1 spot on the R&B chart. Credit: Wikipedia