Archive for category: Funk Friday

  • Funk Friday: Isaac Hayes | Shaft

    Funk Friday: Isaac Hayes | Shaft

    Funk Friday, Music 05/13/2011 01:05 no comments

    This guest post is by Tom Cooney of a.tom.called.cooney. Isaac Hayes was born on August 20, 1942 in Covington Tennessee.  He is best known for his musical score of the film “Shaft” for which he was awarded an Academy Award in 1971.  The single was also #1 on the Billboard […]

     
  • Funk Friday: The GAP Band | Outstanding

    Funk Friday: The GAP Band | Outstanding

    Funk Friday, Music 05/06/2011 10:40 no comments

    This guest post is by Tom Cooney of a.tom.called.cooney. The Greenwood, Archer and Pine Street Band was formed in 1967 in Tulsa Oklahoma by brothers Charlie, Robert and Ronnie Wilson.  They eventually shortened their name to the GAP Band.  Together, along with Ronnie Smith and Raymond Calhoun, the band is […]

     
  • Funk Friday: Sly and the Family Stone | If You Want Me To Stay

    Funk Friday: Sly and the Family Stone | If You Want Me To Stay

    Funk Friday, Music 04/29/2011 09:18 no comments

    This guest post is by Tom Cooney of a.tom.called.cooney. Sly and the Family Stone began making music in 1966 out of San Francisco, California.  Original band members include; Sly Stone, Freddie Stone, Cynthia Robinson, Gregg Errico, Jerry Martini, and Larry Graham.  They were joined by Rose Stone soon after.  The […]

     
  • Funk Friday: B.T. Express | Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied)

    Funk Friday: B.T. Express | Do It (‘Til You’re Satisfied)

    Funk Friday, Music 04/22/2011 10:16 no comments

    This guest post is by Tom Cooney of a.tom.called.cooney. The Brooklyn Trucking Express was formed in Brooklyn in the 70s by original members Barbara Joyce Lomas, Jamal and Bill Risbrook, Billy Nichols, Richard Thompson, Wesley Pike Hall, Carlos Ward, Orlando Woods, Dennis Rowe and Michael Jones.  The B.T. Express was […]

     
  • Funk Friday: Ohio Players | Funky Worm

    Funk Friday: Ohio Players | Funky Worm

    Funk Friday, Music 04/14/2011 23:37 2 comments

    This guest post is by Tom Cooney of a.tom.called.cooney. The Ohio Untouchables were formed in Detroit, Michigan by original band members Robert Ward, Marshall “Rock’ Jones, Clarence “Satch” Satchell, Cornelius Johnson and Ralph “Pee Wee” Middlebrooks.  After moving to New York City they were joined by Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, Gary […]

     
  • Funk Friday: Curtis Mayfield | Super Fly

    Funk Friday: Curtis Mayfield | Super Fly

    Funk Friday, Music, Video 04/08/2011 07:42 no comments

    This guest post is by Tom Cooney of a.tom.called.cooney. Born in Chicago in 1942, Curtis Mayfield grew up in the infamous Cabrini-Green housing projects.  In search of a way out of the ghetto, he dropped out of high school, taught himself how to play guitar and eventually became the lead […]

     
 
 

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