Archive for category: Music

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

    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!

    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

    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 […]

     
  • Reminisce Wednesday: DJ Mike Czech & DJ H.O.P. | Neck Exercize (Download)

    There are some moments when I regret leaving San Diego in 1998 to pursue a degree in photography. The beginning of the hip hop era in San Diego was just taking off. Dj Mike Czech and Dj H.O.P. have been putting down the Strictly Hip Hop shit for many years. This is […]

     
  • Funk Friday: Zapp | Doo Wa Ditty

    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 […]

     
  • J.Nolan | Cosmic Cruise (Download)

    Cosmic Cruise is the 2nd track by J.Nolan from his #ArtOfaNolan series. Keep on the lookout for his forthcoming project, Chaos Theory. Check out more music by J.Nolan at http://jnolaniscool.bandcamp.com/

     
 
 

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