Archive for category: Funk Friday

  • Funk Friday: The J.B.’s | The Grunt

    Funk Friday: The J.B.’s | The Grunt

    Funk Friday, Music 06/24/2011 22:03 no comments

    This guest post is by Tom Cooney of a.tom.called.cooney. The J.B.’s are best known as the backup band for James Brown in addition to backing up Bobby Byrd, Lyn Collins and other members of the James Brown Revue.  The band was formed in 1970 after walking out on Brown because […]

     
  • Funk Friday: The Bar-Kays | Soul Finger

    Funk Friday: The Bar-Kays | Soul Finger

    Funk Friday, Music, Video 06/16/2011 21:45 no comments

    This guest post is by Tom Cooney of a.tom.called.cooney. The Bar-Kays first played together in 1966 as a backing band on Stax Records.  There were 6 original band members; Jimmy King, Ronnie Caldwell, Phalon Jones, Carl Cunningham, Ben Cauley, and James Alexander.  Just as their career was taking off King, […]

     
  • Funk Friday: Barry White | Playing Your Game, Babe

    Funk Friday: Barry White | Playing Your Game, Babe

    Funk Friday, Music 06/10/2011 16:55 no comments

    This guest post is by Tom Cooney of a.tom.called.cooney. Barry Eugene White was born in Galveston, Texas in 1944.  His family eventually moved to South Central Los Angeles where he began playing piano at an early age.  White started gang banging with his brother Darryl and eventually was locked up […]

     
  • Funk Friday: Cameo | Word Up!

    Funk Friday: Cameo | Word Up!

    Funk Friday, Music, Video 06/03/2011 17:54 no comments

    This guest post is by Tom Cooney of a.tom.called.cooney. Thirteen original band members formed the New York City Players in the early 70s.  By 1974 they had changed their name to Cameo to avoid confusion between them and a similar funk band, The Ohio Players.  By this time the band […]

     
  • Funk Friday: Leon Haywood | I Wanta Do Something Freaky To You

    Funk Friday: Leon Haywood | I Wanta Do Something Freaky To You

    Funk Friday, Music 05/28/2011 05:04 no comments

    This guest post is by Tom Cooney of a.tom.called.cooney. Leon Haywood started his career in the 1960’s in Houston, Texas as a singer/songwriter.  After relocating to Los Angeles he recorded over 20 US R&B singles on Decca Records, Columbia Records, and MCA Records.  His most popular single is “I Wanta […]

     
  • Funk Friday: Zapp | Doo Wa Ditty

    Funk Friday: Zapp | Doo Wa Ditty

    Funk Friday, Music 05/20/2011 17:19 no comments

    This guest post is by Tom Cooney of a.tom.called.cooney. Brothers Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Terry “Zapp” Troutman, Lester Troutman, and Tony Troutman formed Zapp in Dayton, Ohio in 1978.  Their blend of funk and soul, mixed in with the classic “hand-clap” snare drum made their sound unmistakable.  Bootsie Collins (childhood […]

     
 
 

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