Chrysler just released their new commercial featuring Berry Gordy riding in their new Motown 300C. This spot is supposed to air during the Super Bowl. It is nice to see Gordy and Motown get the accolades they deserve. Give them their flowers while they are here…
I received an image of Luis’ work that was sent to me via facebook. I have never seen graphic design quite like this before. Being such a huge fan of 1970′s Black culture, Luis’ creations blew me away. His designs are very Afrocentric, which of course is appealing to me. His intricate patterns of iconic figures like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Prince and Marvin Gaye are so beautiful that they speak for themselves. I think you are going to like his work.
Berry Gordy and some of his most famous musical proteges hit the great white way Thursday night for a star studded preview of the new broadway production based on his life story. A crowd of 1200 people were treated to a 90 minute preview of the show that opens on April 14, 2013 at the Lunt Fontaine Theater. Previews begin March 11, 2013.
UPDATE: Motown: The Musical will hit Broadway on on April 14, 2013 at the Lunt Fontaine Theatre (205 West 46 Street). Preview performances will begin March 11, 2013. The cast has been set. Tickets will go on sale October 1st.
UPDATE: Spike Lee’s BAD 25 Documentary will air on ABC on Thanksgiving Day. ”This will be a very special Thanksgiving for all families to enjoy the genius of Michael Jackson… Big thanks to ABC for allowing people to witness the making of Michael Jackson’s ‘BAD’ album. Shamon,” said Spike Lee in a statement. Prior to ABC’s broadcast premiere of Bad 25, the album’s 25th Anniversary will also be celebrated, on September 18, 2012, with the Legacy/Epic Records release of deluxe 25th Anniversary editions of the album.
The Barack Obama Comic Book Collection is the newest addition to The Museum of UnCut Funk’s archives. As comic books fans and avid collectors, we are dedicated to the preservation of funky comics that reflect Black contributions to contemporary culture.
The Museum of UnCut Funk’s Black Movie Art and Black Animation Collections are also growing. We have acquired art from some of the coolest and most obscure movie posters and Saturday morning cartoon art on the planet.
Fabio Biondo is a Brazilian cat I friended on Facebook about a year or so ago. He had expressed his passion for animation and really dug what the Museum of UnCut Funk was doing with it’s collection. After some communication Fabio presented his art to the museum and I thought it would really be kool to highlight his work on our site.
The Museum of UnCut Funk continues to celebrate the best decade ever with a review of Poster Art from funky music based films that helped to create the soundtrack of the 1970’s.
It’s amazing how we meet people some times and have an instant bond with them. ”We took a liking to him right away”, “There’s just something about her you love”, we’ve all heard at some point or at least (hopefully) in context. Such was the case for me with Amy Winehouse almost ten years ago now.
Soul Singer and Rock Star Amy Winehouse has passed away. Although she was only 27, she made an indelible impression on the world of music amidst her short lived career. Her debut CD “Frank” virtually went unnoticed initially in the United States, but by the time it hit the streets of London back in 2003, she was already a well known performer in the UK community. Her 2006 release, “Back to Black,” put her on the proverbial map and earned her six Grammy nominations that resulted in five wins.
Emmy, Tony and Oscar winning production, set and costume designer Tony Walton (All That Jazz, Mary Poppins and Broadway’s Pippin just to name a few) shared his Oscar nominated set and costume work for the 1978 film The Wiz.
Rap rivalry is older than the genre of rap itself. Before MCs started dissin’ each other on wax, kids was playing the dozens in the playground with FUNK in the background. Back in the day, circa 1984, U.T.F.O. released the single “Hanging Out.” Produced by Full Force, the track didn’t hit, but the B-Side did! It was “Roxanne, Roxanne,” a song about a girl that wouldn’t give them the time of day. Fortunately for all lady MCs, it got a ton of radio airplay.
One thing that was really cool about the 70’s was the fact that there were Black cartoons on TV. I love cartoons and every Saturday morning you would find me right in front of the tube watching Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids, The Go Go Globetrotters and my favorite, The Jackson 5ive.
I came across this sister’s site while scoping the web for some Funky Stuff! and I was blown away by her creativity with keeping the images of 1970′s Funk alive. The images quickly reminded me of the Blaxploitation film era. The art is funky, crazy kool and I had an immediate connection with her designs. A couple of emails back and forth and Desiree was happy to be apart of The Museum of UnCut Funk Family and we can’t get enough of that funky stuff!
George Clinton walked the red carpet at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards for 2010. The living legend talked about his new album with fellow funk-a-teer Sly Stone. The dynamic duo are hoping the new CD is released this year, and Clinton announced that Stone recently got certain rights back to his classic catalog of music. Clinton stressed the importance of supporting the people that are devastated in Haiti and how he wants to do all he can to help them.