Monthly Archives September 2009

The FUNK of Willie Hutch: Special Guest Pam Grier

The FUNK of Willie Hutch: Special Guest Pam Grier

 

At the peak of his career, Willie Hutch, was a songwriter and producer for Motown Records. It’s his version of the Jackson 5 hit “I’ll Be There,” that many a funkateer came to know his sound for. In 1973, Hutch wrote the soundtrack for the FUNKALICIOUS flick “The Mack.” The album included the title track and the hit “Brothers Gonna Work It Out.”

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Sheila Frazier

Sheila Frazier

Actress and producer Sheila Elaine Frazier was born on November 13, 1948 in the Bronx, New York to Dorothy Dennis and Eugene Cole Frazier. Frazier grew up on the Lower East Side of New York City until the age of ten, when she moved with her mother to Englewood, New Jersey.

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Josie And The Pussycats Cartoon – Valerie Brown – Animated Trailblazing Sistah!

Josie And The Pussycats Cartoon – Valerie Brown – Animated Trailblazing Sistah!

 

“Josie and the Pussycats!
Long tails — and ears for hats!
Guitars in sharps and flats!
Neat, sweet, a groovy song! You’re invited, come along!”

The Museum of UnCut Funk pays homage to Valerie Brown, the first positive Black female character in a Saturday morning animated cartoon series, Josie and the Pussy Cats.

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