Tag Archives: Soul

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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE – A FUNKY CELEBRATION FOR A KING

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE – A FUNKY CELEBRATION FOR A KING

Living 57 years is great, but if he were still here, he’d be 58.  The ‘Controversy’ concerning his estate is a disgrace. People with a ‘Dirty Mind’, making claims to what he created, ‘Must Be Something in the Water They Drink.’

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Souleo’s Art at The STAX Museum

Souleo’s Art at The STAX Museum

Stax Records officially began in 1960.  A company, that evolved from Satellite Records three years prior, the Stax Museum formed in the late 90’s.  A group of community leaders, philanthropists and former Stax employees formed the Soulsville Foundation, to revitalize the area, provide mentoring and music-focused educational opportunities for neighborhood children, and open a museum to tell the Stax story.

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Wilson Pickett – The Man Designated For Greatness by Veda Pickett Neal

Wilson Pickett – The Man Designated For Greatness by Veda Pickett Neal

The Museum Of UnCut Funk remembers and honors Mr. Wilson Pickett. We would like to thank Ms. Veda Pickett Neal, the daughter of legendary soul singer Wilson Pickett, for sharing her memories of her father with us.

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Jimi Hendrix Lives, on Cotton – Museum of UnCut Funk T-Shirts

Jimi Hendrix Lives, on Cotton – Museum of UnCut Funk T-Shirts

This is the best collection of T-Shirts I’ve seen that honor the legend that is Jimi Hendrix.  A lover of his music for years, I wanted to bring this incredible website to the attention of those, that regularly and/ or periodically read this blog.

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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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insideplaya LOVES D’Angelo

insideplaya LOVES D’Angelo

Earlier this year, I posted portions of an article originally published ‎through the blog insideplaya, about D’Angelo.  A tough love piece, it rendered facts about the business of the music industry, the legacy of FUNK, and Michael “D’Angelo” Archer’s career.

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THE FUNKIEST MUSIC OF THE 70s

THE FUNKIEST MUSIC OF THE 70s

What’s happening folks, it’s S.D., your favorite OG (older gent) here!  Reflecting on some of my favorite musical artists of the 70’s (1970-1979).  It was during these times that I personally enjoyed the natural development and maturation of some already known R&B acts.  In addition to being introduced to new musicians from the “DISCO” era.

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“GET ON UP” – The James Brown Movie

“GET ON UP” – The James Brown Movie

Chadwick Boseman, the star of the movie “42” based on the life of Jackie Robinson, has taken on the role of James Brown for the biopic “Get On Up.”  The film chronicles Brown’s life from poverty to his rise to mega success, as he became one of the most influential musicians in history.  World renown as “The Godfather of Soul”, Brown is unequivocally “The Pioneer of FUNK.”

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The Drama Behind The Scenes Of The James Brown Movie

The Drama Behind The Scenes Of The James Brown Movie

According to Shadow and Act, Spike Lee spent years trying to get his Jackie Robinson project financed and produced (unsuccessfully), only to eventually watch Legendary Pictures and Brian Helgeland launch their own Jackie Robinson picture with Chadwick Boseman. (You can read our post on the movie “42” here).

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The Charles Walker Band Brings the FUNK ala CHOCOLATE LOVE!

The Charles Walker Band Brings the FUNK ala CHOCOLATE LOVE!

Charles Walker delivers funky original melodies on the sax and keyboards, while Porsche Carmon accents his music with her brand of soul on lead vocals.  If Jill Scott and Pam Grier had a baby, it would be Porsche Carmon, that’s FUNK Sho’ Nuff.

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Aretha The Movie?

Aretha The Movie?

The Queen of Soul is currently working with Taylor Hackford, the producer of Ray, on a biopic of her life.

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Funky New Music

Funky New Music

Now I don’t typically write about music at the museum, but there are some artists that I just love and I get really excited when they release new music. So I had to put this info out to the people! There seems to be a lot going on in what I would call the “real” music category right now…

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Mr Soul! Ellis Haizlip

Mr Soul! Ellis Haizlip

Widely recognized as the impresario of Black arts and culture, Ellis B. Haizlip devoted a lifetime of artistic excellence to the communication of Black perspectives through stage and television productions. His mission, in his own words, was “to sensitize and involve the total community in the lifestyle and rhythm” of Black Americans.

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Soul Britannia Documentary

Soul Britannia Documentary

Soul Britannia is a three-episode documentary from BBC 4 that examines the dynamic impact of Black American and Caribbean sounds on British music and the very fabric of British society. From the 1950s to the present day, Soul Britannia investigates vinyl obsessions, Soul dancing, imitation, innovation and much more. Soul Britannia aired in July, 2007.

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FUNKED UP! The Music of SOUL 2 – Seal and Heidi’s Split

FUNKED UP! The Music of SOUL 2 – Seal and Heidi’s Split

Seal’s new CD “SOUL 2” is in stores.  A follow-up to his “SOUL” release, it’s a collection of covers by some of music’s greatest performers.  Although Seal has a new album out, he’s singing a different tune in regards to his marriage to fashion icon Heidi Klum.  Klium and Seal were a power couple!  Two accomplished people in their respective fields that came together by way of commonalities in their lifestyles, they had a tremendous presence.

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SATOSHI MATSUZAWA – This Brother Understands The Funk!

SATOSHI MATSUZAWA – This Brother Understands The Funk!

Satoshi was born in Japan in 1967. In 1992, he began work in a video production company working as a designer. In 1996, he began to take on work as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer.

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AT LAST, IT’S JUST BEGUN: THE BEST IN FUNK – LEGENDS IN MUSIC

AT LAST, IT’S JUST BEGUN: THE BEST IN FUNK – LEGENDS IN MUSIC

Two of music’s favorite children made their transitions recently.  One was once considered the Queen of the Blues, the other a Master of Funk.  I’m speaking of Etta James and Jimmy Castor, two people in music that may not have always been top of mind as artists via the mainstream, but certainly loved and highly respected among their fans and peers.

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Aretha and Jesse FUNKIN’ w/ the PISTONS – Franklin’s GRAMMY Tribute!

Aretha and Jesse FUNKIN’ w/ the PISTONS – Franklin’s GRAMMY Tribute!

 
Aretha Franklin was accompanied by Jesse Jackson at the Detroit Pistons game on Friday night. The Pistons were hosting the Miami Heat at what turned out to be Franklin’s first public appearance since being hospitalized in December. According to the Detroit News Franklin said: “I’m feeling really great.” — “Loving the game, loving the game.”

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The FUNK n’ Soul of Al Green – The Al Green Interview

The FUNK n’ Soul of Al Green – The Al Green Interview

I actually had the fortune to have met Al Green, the first time I interviewed him. As it was in the latter 90s when I conducted it, the living legend was already extremely accomplished by that time. He reflected on his beginnings in music and spoke of his early days in the studio with Willie Mitchell.

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