A bunch of instrumental power! Because Bo did it and we shared it… ;-)
Reach out I’ll Be There …
Bo Did It – Hidden Cost
The Hidden Cost was one of many aliases of the rhythm section of MSFB. MFSB, officially standing for „Mother Father Sister Brother“, was a pool of more than 30 studio musicians based at Philadelphia’s Sigma Sound Studios. They worked closely with the production team of Gamble and Huff and producer/arranger Thom Bell, and backed up Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, The O’Jays, The Stylistics, the Spinners, Wilson Pickett, and Billy Paul.
It’s Our Thing – Freedom Now Brothers
99 Baseball – Profile
American jazz-funk formation in early 1970’s. Including Bernard Purdie.
Simple Song – The Fabulous Counts
The founding members of the group were Mose Davis (organ), Leroy Emmanuel (guitar), and Demo Cates (alto saxophone & vocals). The group never had a full-time bass player, since Davis handled the bass parts with organ foot pedals. Performing mostly instrumentals.
One For The Trouble – Lack Of Afro
Adam Gibbons performing as Lack of Afro is an English musician, multi-instrumentalist and producer from Exeter.
The One-Eye Two-Step – The Blackbyrds
From “Cornbread, Earl And Me” in 1975. Formed in Washington, D.C., in 1973, & released seven original albums between 1974 and 1980.
Look-Ka Py Py – The Meters
A classic from 1970! The history of this native New Orleans band dates back to 1965, when keyboardist & vocalist Art Neville recruited bassist George Porter Jr., drummer Joseph ‚Zigaboo‘ Modeliste and guitarist Leo Nocentelli to form The Meters.
Howl in Wolf’s Clothing – Wynder K. Frog
British jazz and blues rock band fronted by Mick Weaver, including guitarist Neil Hubbard, saxophone player Chris Mercer, Alan Spenner on bass, Bruce Rowlands on drums and Anthony (Reebop) Kwaku Baah on percussion. They recorded three studio albums before breaking up in 1968.
Shaggy Dog – Danny and The Velairs
A rock and roll band from Sioux City formed in 1961. The band consisted of Daniel Matousek on rhythm guitar, Bob Dawdy on lead guitar, Jerry DeMers on bass and Don Bourret on drums.
The Champ – The Debonaires
The Debonaires were cousins, Joyce Vincent Wilson and Telma Hopkins, and supposedly there were other members who remain unknown. These unknowns are possibly some of the Adorables who recorded for Golden World records before the Debonaires.
Tweetie Pie – Dave Baby Cortez
American pop and R&B pianist and organist. He made his first record in 1956 under his own name David Cortez Clowney, but it was not until three years later that he scored a major success using the stage name Dave „Baby“ Cortez.
Reach out I’ll Be There – Lee Moses
American R&B and soul singer and guitarist. Born in Atlanta, Georgia. Died in 1997. His short career started in the late 60s. He went on to record only eight 45s and one but beautiful LP.
Every Brother Ain’t A Brother – Joe Thomas
American jazz/funk flautist and occasional saxophonist. Also known as “The Ebony Godfather”.
From the beautiful compilation DJ Spinna & BBE Soundsystem – The Best Of Perception & Today Records.
Puffin´ – The Mobile Blue
Behind The Mobile Blue is Norbert Auvin Putnam. US record producer, engineer, musician and songwriter. Owned multiple studios in Nashville.
Rotar Rotar – Rolf Ericson
Swedish jazz trumpet player. Ericson was born in Stockholm. He moved to New York City in 1947 and, in 1949, joined Charlie Barnet’s big band and then with Woody Herman in 1950. Later, he worked with Paul Gonsalves, Charlie Parker and Charles Mingus.
50 Yards of Soul – The Poets Of Rhythm
Poets of Rhythm: a group of young, 20-something musicians out of Munich. In the early 1990s, they perfected the sounds and rhythms of ’60s and ’70s American funk. In the process, they became one of first and most influential practitioners of what’s now known as retro-soul. While the band began by imitating James Brown, the musicians eventually carved out a sound all their own.
Mag Poo – Maceo And All The King’s Men
Maceo Parker best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s, Parliament-Funkadelic in the 1970s and Prince in the 2000s. Parker was a prominent soloist on many of Brown’s hit recordings, and a key part of his band, playing alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.
Sniffin‘ & Snatchin‘ – The Soul Snatchers
The band started in 2006 as a project of Ton van der Kolk and Timothy van der Holst from Dordrecht, Holland.
Wanaoh – Black Heat
Black Heat was a short-lived US funk band. They recorded 3 albums for the Atlantic label in the beginning of 1970’s. Black Heat was a 1970s funk band founded by King Raymond Green and discovered by Phillip Guilbeau.
- Bo Did It – Hidden Cost
- It’s Our Thing – Freedom Now Brothers
- 99 Baseball – Profile
- Simple Song – The Fabulous Counts
- One For The Trouble – Lack Of Afro
- The One-Eye Two-Step – The Blackbyrds
- Look-Ka Py Py – The Meters
- Howl in Wolf’s Clothing – Wynder K. Frog
- Shaggy Dog – Danny and The Velairs
- The Champ – The Debonaires
- Tweetie Pie – Dave Baby Cortez
- Reach out I’ll Be There – Lee Moses
- Every Brother Ain’t A Brother – Joe Thomas
- Puffin´ – The Mobile Blue
- Rotar Rotar – Rolf Ericson
- 50 Yards of Soul – The Poets Of Rhythm
- Mag Poo – Maceo And All The King’s Men
- Sniffin‘ & Snatchin‘ – The Soul Snatchers
- Wanaoh – Black Heat