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The planet’s first virtual museum dedicated to the celebration and preservation of the FUNK!

The foremost authority and archive of 1970’s Black culture and all things FUNKY!

A living, breathing, FUNKEMPORIUM!

 

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BOOTSY’S FOR THE PEOPLE — The Bootsy Collins Interview
BOOTSY’S FOR THE PEOPLE — The Bootsy Collins Interview

Bootsy Collins is working on a song and has plans to shoot a video for the Food-Pantry “OUR DAILY BREAD.”  ”They feed hungry people every single day,” says Collins, who’s contacted other musicians to aid him with the cause.  ”Midnightstar & Eddie Levert (of the) Ojays are onboard to help me lay it all down for the people,” Bootsy remarked on his Facebook page.  The FUNK legend and friends expect to start shooting the video this Wednesday, August 21st — more  details to follow ala FB.

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The Aleem Brothers Interview – Parts 1 and 2
The Aleem Brothers Interview – Parts 1 and 2

About a month ago, The Museum of UnCut Funk paid a visit to the Aleem Brothers in Brooklyn.
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The Teddy Pendergrass Interview – Part Two
The Teddy Pendergrass Interview – Part Two

My second phoner with Mr. Pendergrass we discussed the success of his last release, his book, his Christmas album – his greatest hits album – he was ecstatic to be one among the many in entertainment to even have a greatest hits. He was happy that a new generation of people were going to be able to hear a collection of music from the 70s that would hopefully enrich them.
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The Teddy Pendergrass Interview – Part One
The Teddy Pendergrass Interview – Part One

Teddy Pendergrass was unquestionably one of the greatest male vocalists in the genre of R&B. Initially the drummer for Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, his voice is featured on their hits “Bad Luck,” “Where Are All My Friends,” “Be For Real” and “Wake Up Everybody.
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The FUNK n’ Soul of Al Green – The Al Green Interview
The FUNK n’ Soul of Al Green – The Al Green Interview

I actually had the fortune to have met Al Green, the first time I interviewed him. As it was in the latter 90s when I conducted it, the living legend was already extremely accomplished by that time. He reflected on his beginnings in music and spoke of his early days in the studio with Willie Mitchell.
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The James Brown Interview – Merry FUNKIN’ Christmas
The James Brown Interview – Merry FUNKIN’ Christmas

First I have to give a HUGE THANK YOU to my cousin, friend and sister in FUNK Loreen for her tireless efforts to make this James Brown interview and all the others posted possible.
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Take A Ride On The B.T. Express – The B.T. Express Interview
Take A Ride On The B.T. Express – The B.T. Express Interview

When BT Express dropped their hit “Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied),” I couldn’t believe they put all that FUNK and sexy lyrics into one song. As I was coming of age when the song was released, my first thoughts about the satisfaction they sang of, was sexual. This train of thought was the closest I had gotten to any sibilance of sex at that early age.
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Funkin’ It Up With Millie – The Millie Jackson Interview
Funkin’ It Up With Millie – The Millie Jackson Interview

When I had the fortune to interview Millie Jackson, she spoke to me about her endeavors from the Apollo Theatre to Broadway. We laughed a lot, as she was very candid with me about her unique style and the ups and downs of her career.
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The Funk And Soul Of Curtis Mayfield – The Curtis Mayfield Interview
The Funk And Soul Of Curtis Mayfield – The Curtis Mayfield Interview

When I was afforded the privilege to speak to Curtis Mayfield, it wasn’t until after his near fatal accident at Brooklyn’s Wingate Field. As he spoke to us in a reclined position, everyone present at the roundtable discussion felt blessed to be there.
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The Funk Of Chaka Khan – The Chaka Khan Interview
The Funk Of Chaka Khan – The Chaka Khan Interview

One of the greatest compliments I ever got as a journalist, was from Chaka Khan. She told me, that my interview with her, was “Vivid and Real.”
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Quincy’s New Music – A Vintage Interview
Quincy’s New Music – A Vintage Interview

Multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones will release his 37th album, ”Q:Soul Bossa Nostra,” on Interscope Records on November 9th. The album features a who’s who of today’s hottest Pop, R&B and Hip-Hop artists and producers who have recorded contemporary versions of popular songs from Jones’ massive catalog.
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Gettin’ Down With AWB – The AWB Interview
Gettin’ Down With AWB – The AWB Interview

The Average White Band is still one of the baddest bands to take the stage of FUNK. A long time admirer of their biggest hit “Pick Up the Pieces,” it was during this interview that they told me the inspiration for the tune.
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The Funkin’ Love Of Teena Marie – The Teena Marie Interview
The Funkin’ Love Of Teena Marie – The Teena Marie Interview

Doing interviews with Teena Marie was an absolute highlight of my career in music. Having spoken to Rick James at least three times, chatting with her, was like adding to the anatomy of my body of FUNK encounters. While most females recognized in the genre of FUNK are considered to be R&B artists, one can not deny the FUNKessential contributions of Teena Marie.
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The Roger Troutman And Zapp Interview
The Roger Troutman And Zapp Interview

I spoke to the late Roger Troutman and the group Zapp one summer just before the turn of the century.
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The Rick James Interview – Part Deux
The Rick James Interview – Part Deux

Shortly after Rick James’ release from Folsom prison, he hit the road to get back in the swing of things.
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The George Clinton Interview
The George Clinton Interview

I remember meeting George Clinton at his hotel room when we spoke for this interview. It was 1998, awhile after he had dropped his albums “Dope Dogs” and “T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational Mothership),” which were released in 1995 and 1996, respectively. He spoke about some of his favorite projects that he released over the years, as well as the success of his visual art.
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The Rick James Interview – Part One
The Rick James Interview – Part One

At the young impressionable age of 15, I heard a song that altered my perception of music and how I listened to the lyrics amidst the groove. “Some people might say I’m infatuated, I don’t care cause they really don’t know. They’ll never see or hear the things I do with you. So far as I’m concerned they all can go to hell.”

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  • Blaxploitation

    Funky Turns 40 Logo

    The Museum Of UnCut Funk celebrates the 1970's Blaxploitation
    era. Blaxploitation film, soundtracks, style and attitude.
    It's a love thang!

  • Legends

    Funky Turns 40 Logo

    Funk. P-Funk. UnCut Funk. The Bomb. Nothing but the Funk! Funkin' In Your Earhole. Our Interviews With The Legends Of FUNK!

  • Aesthetic Grooves Blog

    Sista ToFunky

    A place for comics, graphic novels, graphic design...if it is funky and aesthetically groovy I will cover it here.

  • Cafe 70 Blog

    Sista-ToFunky-and-Dorian

    Cafe 70 features my favorite recipes that put an unconventional spin on Soul Food and FUNK IT UP, my favorites things to eat from my favorite restaurants, food shops and gourmet spots that offer the ultimate gastronomical experience. Welcome to my culinary ride!

  • Funky Stuff Blog

    Sista ToFunky

    Because I just can’t get enough...This blog will be about my favorite funky items and facts from the 1970’s and beyond.

  • Kool Cats Hip Chicks Blog

    Blaxploitation

    This blog is dedicated to my heroes and sheroes, all the brothas and sistas who made the 1970’s soooo funky, but whose accomplishments and contributions never got the respect they really deserved.

  • Funkalicious Blog

    c-dub

    All FUNK, mostly music, but all that is FUNKY, the culture of FUNK, UnCut Funk, The Bomb! If it's FUNKY, it's All Good.

  • Funky President Blog

    Barack Obama

    The Museum Of UnCut Funk chronicles the First Black President of the United States, Barack Obama.