Post Tagged with: "soul"

  • 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: 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: 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
 
 

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