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blink-182, SOJA, Gallant and Lukas Graham for Your GRAMMY Consideration

blink-182, SOJA, Gallant and Lukas Graham for Your GRAMMY Consideration

Blink-182, Gallant, Lukas Graham, Mike Posner, PartyNextDoor and SOJA are all among the Grammy Award nominees for 2017.  Recently I did an article on the fact that Blink has never won a Grammy.  The veterans in music among those mentioned, it’s their first time among Grammy nominees, I’m hoping their CD “California” is their “Golden Ticket” for Best Rock Album.  http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2016/10/03/didnt-blink-182-win-a-grammy-a-musical-yorn/

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THE FUNKY TOP-10 FOR 2015

THE FUNKY TOP-10 FOR 2015

I like to drop my FUNKIEST MUSIC list of the year prior to the Grammy nominations.  As the announcements are this morning, I’m always curious, to see how the academy will measure up – Yeah I said it!  The eighth year for a FUNKALICIOUS Top Album list it’s varied from 10 to 25.

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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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FUNKIN’ MORTALITY AND LEGACY/ Maya Angelou & Ruby Dee

FUNKIN’ MORTALITY AND LEGACY/ Maya Angelou & Ruby Dee

The loss of National Treasures evokes thoughts of one’s own mortality and legacy.  THEY DID THEIR WORK; THEY’VE LEFT THEIR MARKS ON THE PLANET; TOUCHED THE LIVES OF MILLIONS!  How much time do we/ I have left?  What will we/ I leave behind?  My/ our child (ren) and/ or future children?  This blog, a Facebook post?  I believe those of us still here… STILL HAVE STUFF TO DO.

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TINA’S FUNKY NUPTIALS

TINA’S FUNKY NUPTIALS

Tina Turner had an official wedding last Sunday to celebrate her civil ceremony to her long-time beau music producer Erwin Bach.  The couple have been together for 27 years, and had the celebration at their home on the banks of Lake Zurich in Switzerland.  Among the guests were Oprah Winfrey and Bryan Adams.

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True Blood FUNKS It Up!

True Blood FUNKS It Up!

 

A fan of “True Blood” since its inception, I’ve noticed a little extra flavor this season.  We’re about at the halfway mark and it looks like we’ll be killing “Warlow” on Sunday judging from the previews — I was thinking it was gonna take all season, but I digress, back to the FUNK.  Retta from the sitcom “Parks and Recreation” hosted the season premiere at club “Fangtasia” for starters.

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DON’T FUNK WITH INDIA

DON’T FUNK WITH INDIA

While on Facebook, I see an ad in the border for India.Arie’s new single “Cocoa Butter.”  I listen, love it, buy it on itunes, now I’m like what’s up with the album, or should I say CD… google, searching, what’s this?  Accusations of India.Arie lightening her skin?  This is ridiculous, absurd…

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IN FUNKY MEMORIUM: Donna, Chuck, Belita, Robin and Hal Jackson

IN FUNKY MEMORIUM: Donna, Chuck, Belita, Robin and Hal Jackson

Donna Summer, Chuck Brown, Belita Woods, Robin Gibb and legendary DJ Hal Jackson have all passed away recently.  It seems like so many of our outstanding contributors in music are leaving us at a faster rate lately.  Just as soon as we’re able to take a breath from the death of an entertainer that’s beloved, we’re struck again with the sad news of another.

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100 Years of the FUNKIN’ Blues – In Tribute to Robert Johnson

100 Years of the FUNKIN’ Blues – In Tribute to Robert Johnson

 
 
Robert Johnson and his music has fascinated blues fans and musicians for more than seven decades. Born in Mississippi in 1911, Johnson recorded only 29 songs, all during the years 1936 and ’37. His unique guitar style and haunting vocal phrasing, and the evocative, often mysterious nature of his lyrics, made him a popular artist during his short time in the spotlight and has continued to intrigue ever since.

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Jazmine Sullivan FUNKS It Up with Vanity 6

Jazmine Sullivan FUNKS It Up with Vanity 6

 
Jazmine Sullivan’s new CD “Love Me Back” is one of the best R&B offerings in a long while. The project incorporates hip-hop, jazz and funk all cooked up in an R&B stew that has a fresh sound, while infusing a recognizable retro groove. Better than her debut CD “Fearless,” it was released too late for Grammy consideration this year. However, the first single “Holding You Down (Going In Circles)” from the album, is up for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.

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