‘3 + 3,’ released on Aug. 7, 1973, found a newly expanded Isley Brothers taking on a very recent hit by Seals and Crofts. Something magical happened.
In spite of more modern touches, no one will call ‘Groove Is King’ outdated in twenty years because of the time-honored ways it was conceived and put together.
Donald Trump is a big name in real estate, presidential politics … and sultry, slow dance numbers.
Chris Carver displays his formidable chops as band leader, producer, songwriter and keyboardist on ‘Ghost in the Machine.’
The eminent Dr. John plays Ramsey Lewis’ “Jungle Strut,” a deep groove that originally graced Lewis’ classic 1974 funk-jazz album ‘Sun Goddess.’
When others are building newfound fame around your essential disco vibe, it’s time for a return in full. And that’s just what Chic has done.
I was expecting funk. What I was not expecting was the improvisation that Wild Card introduces into every number on ‘Organic Root.’
Mahalia Barnes & the Soul Mates + Joe Bonamassa, “Nasty Gal” from Ooh Yea, The Betty Davis Songbook (2015): Exclusive stream
Here is an exclusive stream of Mahalia Barnes’ cover of the irresistibly raunchy Betty Davis funk number “Nasty Gal,” featuring Joe Bonamassa.
The Leslie Johnson Project finds this formidable Texas talent making passionate, funky and forward-leaning music firmly rooted in jazz and funk.
‘First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate’ includes 33 songs, both mirroring Funkadelic’s 33 years away and creating an almost exhaustively comprehensive return.