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Smooth Groovers Licensed Jazz Funk Soul and Smooth Jazz Podcast Smooth Grooves of Jazz Funk Soul and Smooth Jazz with life experiences.
Tronic Radio The popularity of Christianʼs big-room, crossover sound with its melodic, euphoric highs and rhythmical funk energy is testament to the multi-genre draw of Christianʼs music. This breadth of appeal is evident in both the DJ support Christian receives and also in the gigs Christian plays.
Music Production Podcast An exploration of music production through informal discussions about technique, philosophy, gear, and creativity. Hosted by Brian Funk, a musician, songwriter, teacher, and Ableton Certified Trainer.
Heat Rocks Scorching guests and sizzling records: join music writer Oliver Wang and music supervisor Morgan Rhodes each week as they invite their favorite artists, critics and scholars for in-depth conversations about the albums that shape our lives. Each week our special guests will take you deep into their heat rocks from the world of hip-hop, soul, dance, jazz, funk and more. Get with us!
GROOVELECTRIC: Downloadable Soul Welcome to the New Old Funk -- a unique marriage of modern house music, progressive house, & funky tech house and great old-funk sound. Produced and mixed by Steve Boyett, creator of the groundbreaking Podrunner exercise-music podcast. Thanks for listening!
‎Billy Daniel Bunter Podcast Playing the best in Old Skool Rave, Jungle, Acid House, Hardcore, Soul & Funk, Hip Hop, Reggae.

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Past Daily: World of Music Listen to World of Music as Vurbl Partner Past Daily shares recordings the L.A. Philharmonic, Steel Mill, Stan Kenton, Dizzy Gillespie, Peter, Paul & Mary.

Gordon Skene, two-time Grammy Nominee and archivist runs The Gordon Skene Sound Archive and this website, which is dedicated to preserving and encouraging an interest in history and historic news, events, and cultural aspects of our society. Past Daily is the only place on the Internet where you can hear a Nixon speech, listen to an interview with John Cassavettes or play a broadcast of Charles Munch rehearsing the Boston Symphony in 1950, all in the same place. It's living history and it's timeless.
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Tell Laura I Love Her I have always liked good female singers with pin point accuracy....for example Celine
Dion with her gentle delivery...Gladys Knight with her perfect phrasing....Aretha
Franklin with her sharp jagged delivery ....Dionne Warwick with her faultless voice
(Heartbreaker being one of my favourite songs)....and of course Tina Turner with her
fabulous range.....a lot can be learned by up and coming girl singers from the likes of
these legends....and at the opposite end of the scale I would like to introduce one of
the worst records ever made...only .in my opinion of course....Tell Laura I Love Her by
Ricky Valance....which reached number one back in the day....but to me it is one of
the worst records ever.
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Ep. 20 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion Just when I thought I got rid of my co-host Mr. Stein he suddenly appears.  Listen to what happened.
Ep. 19 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion In this episode we talk about the funniest people on TV, Movie & Stage plus we have a laugh at some of HRH Prince Charles favourite songs
Ep. 18 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion On this episode we have a laugh playing the hit songs from the world's worst singers plus we have James Bond themed Movie themes
Ep. 17 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion In this episode Mr Epstein gets angry and we vote for our greatest ever TV series
Reeling in the Years - Best of 1976 In this episode I talk about the Bee Gees and what happened on this day in 1976
Ep. 16 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion In this episode we discuss the greatest ever entertainers plus we have an English theme for our TV & Movie segment.
Ep. 15 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion On this episode we fire questions at our special guest Captain Sophie and we discuss the greatest actresses of our time.
Reeling in the Years - Best of 1975 In this episode the featured band is English rock band, 10CC and one of my favorite bands of the 70's, Pilot
Ep. 14 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion In this episode we introduce a new segment called 'The Greatest Ever' and we discuss the greatest actors of all time plus we play more great music
Reeling in the Years - Best of 1974 In this episode the featured band is Earth, Wind & Fire plus all the other hits from 1974
Ep. 13 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion On this episode we tell the unfortunate story of Ronald Wayne, the unknown partner of Apple Computers plus we play more great music
Ep. 12 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion In this episode we talk down Mothers Day and Mr Epstein surprises everyone with his 'Guess the Artist' segment
Reeling in the Years - Best of 1973 In this episode you'll hear music from Elton John, George Harrison, Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder and 10cc
Ep. 11 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion On this episode we introduce our 'Hall Pass' segment where we discuss our favorite bands/artists outside of Funk, Disco & Soul music.
Reeling in the Years - Best of 1972 In this episode I talk about one of my favorite bands, Chicago plus the cost of living in 1972 Australia
Ep. 10 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion On this episode we talk about the legend Sarah Vaughan and her funky take on some classic Beatles songs.
Ep. 9 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion By popular demand, this is a replay of one of our best shows while we take a break...
Reeling in the Years - Best of 1971 On this episode I talk about The Beatles solo careers plus other great songs from 1971
Ep. 8 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion We start the podcast off with The Commodores and funk it up with James Brown & The Jacksons
Reeling in the Years - Best of 1970 In this episode we talk about everything 1970 and play the best songs from the year
Ep. 7 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion Listen to Part 2 of my exclusive Australian interview with Disco & Funk legend Evelyn 'Champagne' King plus more great music
Ep. 6 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion A huge show including Part 1 of our exclusive interview with Disco/Funk legend Evelyn 'Champagne' King
Reeling in the Years - Best of 1969 The music gets even better in 1969 with the likes of Chicago, Herman's Hermits & Elvis
Ep. 5 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion We played The Village People, Al Jarreau, George Duke, Chaka Khan and lots more...
Ep. 4 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion In this episode we introduce a new segment... "Name that Tune".  Can you name each tune with only 1 second played at the start of each song?
Reeling in the Years - Best of 1968 You will hear Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Elvis and more plus great segments.
Reeling in the Years - Best of 1967 1967 was a great year in music.  Can you remember the #1 hits of the year?
Ep. 3 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion In this episode we introduce our 'Stella Award' segment.  How can people be so stupid?
Reeling in the Years - Best of 1966 In this episode we talk everything 1966.  Can you guess the artist and song in my 'Name that Song' competition?
Ep. 2 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion On this episode we celebrate the birthdays of some 70's legends.
Reeling in the Years - Best of 1965 In this episode I travel back to 1965 and discuss the career of Marvin Gaye.  Listen to the great music plus fun and interesting segments.
Ep. 1 - Funk, Disco & Soul Explosion You won't believe who we speak about in this episode's 'Where are they now?' segment...
Apollinaires In Session - 1982 - Past Daily Soundbooth Apollinaires - Two-Tone Funk.

Apollinaires - in session for John Peel - rec. July 7, 1982 - broadcast, August 25, 1982 - BBC Radio 1 -

Apollinaires to end the week. From their first (and only) session for John Peel, recorded on July 7, 1982 and broadcast August 25 and rebroadcast on September 21, 1982.

The Apollinaires were a British 2 Tone/post-punk group from Leicester, England, signed to 2 Tone Records.They formed in Leicester as a six-piece, composed of musicians from various local bands and students from the Leicester School of Art. Four members of the band had previously been in an industrial band named I Y A Volkswagens, which had released one single on Rough Trade Records called "Kill Myself". After the demise of that band they reformed as The Volkswagens, and as their sound moved from post-punk to a more dance sound, they worked with members of another Leicester band called The Swinging Laurels as their horn section.

In 1982 the band signed to Coventry's 2 Tone Records and changed their name to The Apollinaires, expanding to a ten-piece at the same time with the addition an in-house horn section. They recorded their first single, "The Feeling's Gone" with Jerry Dammers, featuring vocals from Rhoda Dakar of The Bodysnatchers.

After this the band toured extensively in the UK with bands including The Higsons and The Beat, and also played concerts in France, recorded BBC Radio 1 sessions for John Peel and Kid Jensen, and released a second single entitled "Envy the Love". Their TV appearances included Channel 4's The Switch. They also released a third single in 1983 on a small Birmingham independent label entitled "Put People First". Eventually, however, the band split up due to the difficulties of co-ordinating their large number of members.

In case you missed them the first time around - here's your chance to listen to what you missed. Two-Tone Funk at its best - I suggest you crank this one up and prepare to dance your ass off.  Just sayin' . . .
Herbie Hancock (Headhunters) - Live In Tokyo -1978 - Past Daily Downbeat Herbie Hancock - the many-faceted architect - from Hard Bop to Fusion.

Herbie Hancock and Headhunters - Live In Tokyo - Sun Plaza - Sept. 28, 1978 - Gordon Skene Sound Collection -

Diving into some Fusion-laced Funk this weekend by way of Herbie Hancock and Headhunters. When his landmark album Head Hunters was released, it was one of those rare occasions where Jazz and Mainstream Pop met on solid ground. Though not to the appreciation of some of his longtime fans; the Jazz purists who had problems with Funk and Fusion - it nonetheless signaled a breakthrough in the long and enduring career of one of Jazz's great keyboard players and composers. Head Hunters was Herbie Hancock's twelfth studio album and his must successful up to that time.

Despite charges of "selling out", Stephen Erlewine of AllMusic positively reviewed the album among other friendly critics, saying, "Head Hunters still sounds fresh and vital three decades after its initial release, and its genre-bending proved vastly influential on not only jazz, but funk, soul, and hip-hop."

Drummer Mason was replaced by Mike Clark, and the band released a second album, Thrust, the following year, 1974. (A live album from a Japan performance, consisting of compositions from those first two Head Hunters releases was released in 1975 as Flood.) This was almost as well received as its predecessor, if not attaining the same level of commercial success. The Headhunters made another successful album called Survival of the Fittest in 1975 without Hancock, while Hancock himself started to make even more commercial albums, often featuring members of the band, but no longer billed as The Headhunters. The Headhunters reunited with Hancock in 1998 for Return of the Headhunters, and a version of the band (featuring Jackson and Clark) continues to play and record.

In 1973, Hancock composed his soundtrack to the controversial film The Spook Who Sat by the Door. Then in 1974, he composed the soundtrack to the first Death Wish film. One of his memorable songs, "Joanna's Theme", was re-recorded in 1997 on his duet album with Shorter, 1 + 1.

Hancock's next jazz-funk albums of the 1970s were Man-Child (1975), and Secrets (1976), which point toward the more commercial direction Hancock would take over the next decade. These albums feature the members of the Headhunters band, but also a variety of other musicians in important roles.

In case you missed it, or needed a gentle (and swinging) reminder of those people who broke ground and led the way, here is a concert given in Tokyo on September 28, 1978 and recorded for posterity by the iconic NHK Radio in Japan.
Brand New Heavies In Concert - 1992 - Past Daily Soundbooth Brand New Heavies - Acid Jazz and soulful Funksters.

Brand New Heavies - In Concert at The Waterfront, Norwich - 1992 - BBC Radio 1 - In Concert -

Brand New Heavies to Funk up your week. Recorded for BBC Radio 1's In Concert series, live at The Waterfront in Norwich in 1992. A soulful dose of Acid Jazz and RB by one of the best exponents of the UK Funk scene.

A few words from their meticulously researched and lovingly written Wikipedia Page:
The Brand New Heavies began in the 1980s as an instrumental acid jazz group called Brothers International.

The group came up with the Heavies name after signing their first record contract, borrowing from a liner note on a James Brown single declaring the artist "Minister of New Super Heavy Funk". As The Brand New Heavies they gained a cult following in the London club scene and soon signed to Cooltempo as acid jazz replaced rare groove in clubs. The band issued a debut recording for Eddie Piller's Acid Jazz label in 1990 with Jay Ella Ruth as lead singer.

A single, "Got to Give", came out on Cooltempo before the Brand New Heavies signed to Acid Jazz Records and released Brand New Heavies to critical acclaim. The band signed to a division of Chrysalis Records in the UK, and American distribution was picked up by influential label Delicious Vinyl, and N'Dea Davenport (who had signed an artist development deal with Delicious Vinyl) joined the group. A revamped version of the first album with vocals by N'Dea Davenport was then released, and the singles "Dream Come True", "Never Stop" and "Stay This Way", all with Davenport on lead vocals, became hits on both sides of the Atlantic, with the latter becoming a music video directed by Douglas Gayeton that saw heavy rotation on MTV.

The group's appearance with MC Serch (formerly of 3rd Bass) and Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest) at a performance in New York City, inspired the group to incorporate elements of hip hop music. Their next album was the critically acclaimed Heavy Rhyme Experience, Vol. 1, which included collaborations with Guru of Gang Starr and The Pharcyde, among others, but lacked any female vocals.

The Brand New Heavies released Brother Sister in 1994 which was the last album for a while with N'Dea Davenport, who had left to complete her solo album (which she had put on hold to join the Heavies). The album spawned more singles, though one of them, a cover of Maria Muldaur's "Midnight at the Oasis", was popular only in the UK because it was not included in the US version of the album.

In April 2006, the Brand New Heavies reunited with N'Dea Davenport and former label Delicious Vinyl. A new album, Get Used to It was released on 27 June 2006 via Starbucks and more traditional music retail outlets. The album was recorded in New York and London; and the lead single "I Don't Know Why (I Love You)" was issued in early May. The single was notable for being one of very few late releases to feature the trademarked A Tom Moulton Mix, as he had been asked to contribute remixes. Later that year, their Heavy Rhyme Experience, Vol. 1 album track "Jump 'n' Move" featuring Jamal-ski was featured on the soundtrack for the 2006 computer animated feature film Happy Feet and the in-game soundtrack for 2004's NBA Live 2005 and 2009's NBA 2k10. The band toured at the end of 2006.

The Heavies recorded a cover of "C'est Magnifique" (originally from Cole Porter's 1953 musical Can-Can) for an early 2009 TV ad by Lancôme. The song also appeared in an early track listing of the Heavies' 2009 live album, but wasn't eventually included. The 2-CD Live in London was released in October 2009. The studio version of "C'est Magnifique" was released as a download and also included on a couple of various artists compilations.

The Brand New Heavies released a download instrumental album called Dunk Your Trunk in November 2011. The album, recorded in only four days and described as 'funky library music' is directed at 'TV and Movie people to add to their programs and films'. The 5-track Dunk Your Trunk Remixed E.P. was released on download on 1 May 2013.

The Brand New Heavies eighth studio album Forward was released on 6 May 2013. Lead vocal duties on the album are divided evenly between N'Dea Davenport, who features on the first single "Sunlight", Jan Kincaid and Simon Bartholomew, making his debut as lead vocalist on this album, and new UK vocalist Dawn Joseph. While the album was produced by the Heavies themselves, as all their previous albums, there are also new collaborators, including songwriters Johan Jones Wetterberg, Marc Jackson Burrows, Rita Campbell and Tim Laws and mixing engineer Toni Economides.

On 10 October 2013, The Brand New Heavies announced via their website that Dawn Joseph had officially joined the band as full-time lead vocalist and that the band were working on a new studio album slated for release in early 2014.

On 21 February 2014, The Brand New Heavies played at Buxton Opera House with support from British acoustic blues singer songwriter Matt Woosey. The Brand New Heavies ninth studio album Sweet Freaks, with Dawn Joseph on vocals, was released on 24 October 2014.

Jan Kincaid and Dawn Joseph both left The Brand New Heavies in late 2015 and N'Dea Davenport rejoined shortly thereafter. In May 2016, The Brand New Heavies announced two upcoming projects. The first, a new studio EP entitled TBNHND, is scheduled for release in Summer 2016 with N'Dea Davenport on vocals. The band also announced their intention to release Heavy Rhyme Experience, Vol. 2 in 2017, a followup to their groundbreaking 1992 album Heavy Rhyme Experience, Vol. 1.

In July 2016, the band began touring extensively in Europe and Japan with Sulene Fleming on vocals.
Crank it up and get funky. One more day to the weekend. You can do it.
Haircut 100 - Live in Munich 1983 - Past Daily Soundbooth Haircut 100 - When Funk got comfy with New Wave.

Haircut 100 - Live in Munich - March 1, 1983 - Gordon Skene Sound Collection -

Haircut 100 - recorded live in Munich on March 1, 1983. At a time when Music was going in a million directions at once, Haircut 100 came along and further complicated the situation by offering a hybrid of Funk, Soul and New Wave. Known in some circles as Brit-Funk, Haircut 100 didn't last all that long during their first incarnation. But in that short initial time, they managed to get much positive press, a string of hit singles and a hit debut album to boot.

Remember, this was around the time Funk and Uptown were entering the Pop Music lexicon in a big way - Style Council and Dexy's Midnight Runners are only two bands that come to mind. There were several others, and they represented a fresh take on Pop music with the influence of horns and a mixture of Soul, Northern Soul, Jazz and Funk, all mixed up in a stew of rhythmic styles - it was, after all, dance music. And Haircut 100 were tailor-made for the MTV audience.

Sadly, this first incarnation only last four years before breaking up. They got back together for a short time in 2004, some twenty years after their first split. They officially reunited in 2009 and there are rumors an album has been in the works for a couple years now.

Although, aside from hitting the U.S. top 40 with Love Plus One in 1982, they probably may not ring many bells with current listeners.

As for more live material from them, during this period, it's hard to say - this showed up by accident and comes via a German broadcaster. I'm not sure if they ever did a BBC In Concert, although they would be an ideal choice for what was, admittedly a very Pop and upbeat sound.

In any event, this was the state of Pop during the early 1980s, when a lot of music was up in the air and there were a lot of choices.

Get up and dance.
Crusaders - Live In Seattle (RIP: Joe Sample) - Past Daily Downbeat: Tribute Edition Crusaders (w/Joe Sample-r) - Made Funk a household celebration.

Click on the link here for Audio Player - The Crusaders - Live in Seattle - 1973

With the sad news this week of the passing of another Jazz giant, founding member of The Jazz Crusaders, and later just Crusaders, Joe Sample, the ranks of influential and pivotal figures in Jazz are getting a bit thin.

The Crusaders were one of those bands who managed to embrace two lives - one as a straight-ahead Jazz ensemble from the early 1960s. And one as a pioneering Jazz-Funk ensemble from the early 1970s all the way until the early 90s.

A versatile and widely respected musician, Joe Sample had a lengthy and successful solo career, collaborating with everyone from Miles Davis to Eric Clapton. It was his versatility and wide-ranging interest in all musical forms that made him a much sought-after artist.

As a reminder of how widely popular The Crusaders were in the early 1970s, here is a concert they performed in Seattle at the Hec Edmunson Pavilion in the Spring of 1973.

Turn it up and celebrate a fantastic life.

RIP Joe Sample - you put the Fun in Funk.
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George Duke - (1946-2013) In Concert In Berlin 1977 - Past Daily Pop Chronicles: Tribute Edition RIP - George Duke

Click on the link here for Audio Player George Duke Band, live at Philharmonie Hall, Berlin - November 3, 1977 - RBB Radio Berlin

With the sad news (again) today of the passing of one of the great Jazz/Funk/Fusion keyboard players, George Duke, I thought it would only be fitting as tribute to play one of his memorable concerts. This one comes from Berlin and features, in addition to the stellar George Duke Band lineup of Charles Icarus Johnson, guitar - Byron Miller, Bass -  Ndugu Chancler, drums - Sheila E., percussion and vocals; Josie James, vocals and Muffy Hendricks, vocals - it also features a surprise appearance by Herbie Hancock joining in for an encore.

In memory of a wonderful musician and remarkable human being who will be very much missed, here is The George Duke Band live at Philharmonie Hall, Berlin. Recorded by RBB Radio Berlin on November 3rd, 1977.
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