2013 was a good year for music! There were a plethora of releases amidst a mass of diversity. Here are the favorites for the FUNKALICIOUS Blog (in no particular order) – Enjoy!!!!
More or less “labeled” a Jazz artist, George Duke was a multi-faceted musician and composer. He died on Monday at the age of 67 in his native state of California. According to the New York Times…
Who’s Hot in Hip-Hop? Where’s Real Hip-Hop At? Questions those seeking always hear and will pose from time to time. It’s ALIVE and doing just fine. While there’s only some that appeals to me, ALL of it never did. There’s “rappers” out there that want to dis MCs for combining singing with rap, when rap is what R&B is today. I enjoy both, those that give it to me straight and those that flow with a melody.
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!