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20 Sounds of Sirens, Soulful Spirits, Icons & FUNK – “Empire” is #1

20 Sounds of Sirens, Soulful Spirits, Icons & FUNK – “Empire” is #1

In the midst of societal ills and personal challenges I look to family and music for solace. Holy Moly! There are a few things that I am remiss about discovering at this juncture and some new releases and tunes forthcoming that I’m very excited to hear. Music serves as therapy for me, and is and will always be, the universal language that conjoins the hearts and minds of humanity.

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NEW FUNK FROM LEGENDS ARETHA, BARBRA AND SMOKEY!!!

NEW FUNK FROM LEGENDS ARETHA, BARBRA AND SMOKEY!!!

Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand and Smokey Robinson all have new music out.  Streisand and Robinson’s CDs are duet projects, and Franklin’s release is an album of covers, including classics from Etta James to Adele.

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The FUNK of New Artistry – FUNKY New Music

The FUNK of New Artistry – FUNKY New Music

 
 
New music artists are out there, and perhaps in large numbers.  The way things are, it’s not always easy to find out about new music or talent that’s dope and worthy of praise.  Recently while browsing at Best Buy, I discovered new music from Keane and B.o.B., and remembered that I saw B.o.B. recently on some late night talk show.

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FUNKIN’ with Nile Rodgers: CHIC, Le Freak and Loving Life!

FUNKIN’ with Nile Rodgers: CHIC, Le Freak and Loving Life!

 

Complete with a lighted floor harkening back to “Saturday Night Fever”, New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom became a disco for one night only.  Hosted by the venue’s Clifton Pierce, CBS FM’s Joe Causi and Denny Terrio of “Dance Fever” were the MCs, where France Joli, Tavares, The Trammps and CHIC performed.  Led by founding member Nile Rodgers on guitar, CHIC brought the FUNK!

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THE FUNKIEST TOP-20 SOUNDTRACKS OF ALL TIME – FUNKALICIOUS 105

THE FUNKIEST TOP-20 SOUNDTRACKS OF ALL TIME – FUNKALICIOUS 105

 

Since I hit 100 blogs without realizing it, I figured I do something special for blog #105.  The following list of LPs/ CDs are the FUNKIEST Soundtracks of all time according to www.funkaliciousblog.com – while all albums may not be comprised of all FUNK music, they are unquestionably FUNKY!  Now, put on your favorite soundtrack, go ahead put it on…  Let’s take a ride down memory lane and reminisce about what made you feel good when you heard any of these musical FUNKY gems.

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Yo’ FUNKIN’ Saggy Pants Ain’t “IN” Fashion

Yo’ FUNKIN’ Saggy Pants Ain’t “IN” Fashion

When I first saw it, nearly ten years ago now, I just figured some kids pants were falling off his ass. Being a man with a very flat ass, for years I have had to constantly pull my own pants up and have made countless trips to the shoe repair to add extra holes to my belts. But then it soon became clear that this was an intentional act. “It’ll pass,” I thought, but such is not the case.

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