The Amen Break is the much-sampled drum loop that spawned a thousand tunes and kick-started drum & bass. Here’s the song that started it.
Dyke & The Blazers are best known for the original – and best – version of Funky Broadway, which went on to be a hit for Wilson Pickett. This tune from 1969 is even funkier. Continue reading “Dyke & The Blazers – Let A Woman Be A Woman, Let A Man Be A Man”
Some of the best pop songs do everything they need to do in less than three minutes. Like this funky little treat.
Continue reading “Arthur Monday – What Goes Around Comes Around”
This is another long jam for a summer’s day, fusing an R&B groove with the flightier embellishments of jazz. Continue reading “Herbie Mann – Chain Of Fools”
The Meters defined the sound of New Orleans funk on this instrumental back in 1969. It’s still winning new friends in movies today. Continue reading “The Meters – Cissy Strut”