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Jimmy McGriff

Philly’s master of the Hammond B-3 released a very good album in 1970 called ELECTRIC FUNK.  “Chris Cross” is my favorite song off the LP.

Sly & the Family Stone

“Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” b/w “Everybody is a Star” (1969) is one of the first mainstream funk singles, reaching the top of the U.S. charts in 1970.  Both songs were released on the GREATEST HITS LP (1970). 

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James Brown

One of the most frequently sampled rhythmic breaks is Clyde Stubblefield’s solo in “Funky Drummer” (1970).  Hear it introduced at 4:30 and alone at 5:20.

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James Brown and The Famous Flames

Lately, I have been exploring old funk songs.  Since this blog has mainly focused on new releases that have made it to my iPod, I have not posted anything in several weeks.  Although these songs may already be well known to many, hopefully this blog can help some classics (of funk and other genres) reach new audiences as well.  So this blog will now expand from only new releases to include all songs that I am currently listening to the most.  I will start off with “Out of Sight” b/w “Maybe The Last Time” (1964). 

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