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Funkologie Crew Sensations Vol.19

Discover some amazing tracks that you may have never heard before?

 

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Bump Your Lady…

This playlist is a must-listen for anyone who loves old-school R&B, jazz, and funk. It features a diverse range of tracks from classic favorites like The hauntingly beautiful ballads like „Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child“ by Clarence Smith and „Alone“ by Carolyn Franklin are sure to tug at your heartstrings. So why not give this playlist a listen and discover some amazing tracks that you may have never heard before?

Kissing My Love – Bill Withers
A soulful track by the legendary American singer-songwriter Bill Withers. Released in 1972 as part of his album „Still Bill“, the song showcases Withers‘ signature blend of blues and soul music. The upbeat rhythm and catchy lyrics of the song make it a popular choice among Withers‘ fans even today.

Bump Your Lady – Natural High
Funk Band from Mississippi, from 1974.

You Got Action, You Got Me – Rhythm Machine
The band Rhythm Machine was formed in the early 1970s in Dayton, Ohio. They were known for their unique blend of funk, soul, and rock, and gained popularity with their hits „Put A Smile On Time“ and „Whatcha Gonna Do?“ The band’s lineup included Bobby Watkins on lead vocals, Jackie Watkins on keyboards, Rob Bowman on bass, and Derrick „Doc“ Pearson on drums. Despite their success, the band disbanded in the late 1970s, but their music continues to inspire and influence musicians today.

Hey Girl – Jimmy James & The Vagabonds
The Jamaican sensation Jimmy James teamed up with the unique sound quickly caught on, and they soon found themselves making the move to London, UK, where their music continued to flourish.

The Five Flies – Ubiquity
Ubiquity is a band that was formed in the early 1970s and is known for blending elements of jazz, funk, and soul music. The band was led by Roy Ayers, who is considered to be one of the pioneers of jazz-funk music.

Got to Give It Up – Pharoah Sanders
Pharoah Sanders is a legendary jazz saxophonist known for his distinctive style and innovative approach to improvisation. He began his career in the 1960s as a member of John Coltrane’s band, where he gained recognition for his powerful and soulful playing. Since then, he has released numerous solo albums and collaborated with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Alice Coltrane, Don Cherry, and Sun Ra. “Got to Give It Up” is the A-Side of a single from 1978.

What Is? – Jimmy Jackson
He struggled for 14 years after that as a vocalist and guitarist, but eventually became a police officer. In Connecticut he became a five year veteran patrolman of the New Haven police department by 1975. This is where it is believed that Jackson spent most of his life. Releasing one album on the label in 1976, “Rollin‘ Dice“.

Be Black, Baby – Grady Tate
Grady Bernard Tate was an American jazz drummer and vocalist who had a successful career spanning several decades. He was known for his unique style, versatility, and ability to effortlessly switch between genres. Tate played with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Quincy Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington, among others.

Check Out Your Mind – The Impressions
Check Out Your Mind” was released in 1970 and became one of their most popular and influential songs. The song features a powerful and energetic funk groove, with lyrics that encourage listeners to be aware of their surroundings and the world around them. The song’s message of social consciousness was particularly relevant at the time, as the civil rights movement was still ongoing.

Alone – Carolyn Franklin
A soulful ballad that was released in 1973 as a single from her album “Baby Dynamite”. The song features Franklin’s powerful and emotive vocals, backed by a lush arrangement of strings and horns. Is regarded as one of Franklin’s best works.

Love Addict – Honey & The Bees
Consisted of Nadine Felder White, Cassandra Ann Wooten, Jean Davis Sanders, and Gwen Oliver. Most of these members were initially part of a group called The Yum Yums.

Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child – Clarence Smith
From “Whatever Happened To Love” in 1973. A wonderful adaption from a traditional spiritual. It dates back to the era of slavery in the United States. An early performance of the song was in the 1870s by the Fisk Jubilee Singers. Commonly heard during the Civil rights movement in the United States, it has many variations and has been recorded widely.

The Cisco Kid – Reuben Wilson
A song by the American funk band War, released in 1972. The song features a distinctive Latin-style horn section and a catchy chorus that has made it a favorite among fans of funk and R&B. The song’s popularity has led to its inclusion in numerous films, television shows, and commercials over the years.
Here also in variation by Bobby Marin y La Crema.

You And I – Betty Davis
We would like to remind you of the song „You And I“ by Betty Davis, which was released in 1973. This song is a soulful and passionate exploration. Betty Davis, a pioneering funk and soul artist, wrote and performed this song with her signature raw energy and seductive vocals.

Willie and Laura Mae Jones – Brook Benton
Despite his initial success, Benton’s sentimental ballad style fell out of favor with younger listeners towards the end of the 1960s as they increasingly turned to newer rock-and-roll styles. However, he made a comeback in 1970 with the ballad “Rainy Night in Georgia“.

Michelle – Sarah Vaughan
A song performed by the renowned jazz singer Sarah Vaughan. One of the most respected of all jazz singers, known among her close-knit circle of musician friends as ‚Sassy‘ and among her worldwide fan base as ‚The Divine One‘.

Am I Cold, Am I Hot – Bill Harris
As single written by the producer Van McCoy from 1975.

Mertensia – Urbie Green

Green’s contributions to the music industry were recognized with multiple wins of the Most Valuable Player Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, making him one of the most recorded Trombonist of all time. He has over 250 recordings and released more than two dozen albums as a soloist.

 

The Playlist

  1. Kissing My Love – Bill Withers
  2. Bump Your Lady – Natural High
  3. You Got Action, You Got Me – Rhythm Machine
  4. Hey Girl – Jimmy James & The Vagabonds
  5. The Five Flies – Ubiquity
  6. Got to Give It Up- Pharoah Sanders
  7. What Is? – Jimmy Jackson
  8. Be Black, Baby – Grady Tate
  9. Check Out Your Mind – The Impressions
  10. Alone – Carolyn Franklin
  11. Love Addict – Honey & The Bees
  12. Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child – Clarence Smith
  13. The Cisco Kid – Reuben Wilson
  14. You And I – Betty Davis
  15. Willie and Laura Mae Jones – Brook Benton
  16. Michelle – Sarah Vaughan
  17. Am I Cold, Am I Hot – Bill Harris
  18. Mertensia – Urbie Green

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