Lively brass section, tight rhythm, and soulful vocals, a testament to the funk and disco.
One note brown, all night long…
All Night Long – Splendor
The members included Billy Nunn, Bobby Nunn, Norman West, Anita Louis, and later, Shelbra Bennett. Richard Shaw was also associated with the group. From 1979.
I Think I’ll Do Some Stepping (On My Own) – Sandy Barber
The track was released in 1977 and has become a classic in the disco and dance music genres. Sandy Barber’s soulful vocals and the song’s catchy melodies, combined with a funky groove, made it popular in the disco era and continue to be appreciated by music enthusiasts today. The song’s title suggests a theme of independence and self-confidence, which resonates with its upbeat and empowering musical arrangement.
Get Up – Vernon Burch
Features funky guitar riffs, and energetic rhythm, characteristic of the disco and funk music of that era. The song was popular in the disco scene and showcases Burch’s talent for creating danceable and groovy tracks. The track was released in the late 1970s, and it showcases Burch’s talent as a musician and vocalist.
Slap, Slap Lickedy Lap – Instant Funk
Instant Funk formed in the early 70s by Raymond Earl, Scotty Miller and guitarist Kim Miller originally called The Music Machine. „Witch Doctor“ is a disco and funk album, released in 1979, this song became one of Instant Funk’s popular hits during the peak of the disco era. The tracks features catchy beats, funky basslines.
Groove to Get Down – T-Connection
Late 70s funk and disco band from Nassau, Bahamas who moved to Miami and signed to TK Records where they released a number of funky disco classics. The group consisted of the band leader Theophilus Coakley, Kirkwood Coakley on bass and drums, David Mackey on guitar, and Anthony Flowers on drums and percussion. They broke up in the early 80s.
Foxy Lady – Pleasure
They were discovered at a club in Portland by Wayne Henderson. This was the beginning of a six year relationship with the label and a four year relationship with Wayne Henderson. Pleasure was a very versatile band. Their music can best be described as a fusion of jazz and rock, soul, funk and R&B. Very distinctive, funky and definitely danceable.The group disbanded in the early 1980’s.
Black and White America – Lenny Kravitz
The title of the ninth studio album by American rock musician Lenny Kravitz, released in 2011. Discusses racial harmony and unity in a diverse society. Through the album, Kravitz reflects on his own experiences as a biracial individual and addresses broader topics related to race and equality.
Sea Groove – Big Boss Man
A track by the British band Big Boss Man. Known for their blend of funk, soul, and jazz, Big Boss Man’s music often incorporates groovy rhythms and retro sounds reminiscent of the 1960s and 1970s.
One Note Brown – The New Mastersounds
By The New Mastersounds. Known for their authentic and dynamic sound, The New Mastersounds are instrumental in the modern funk and jazz scenes, drawing influence from classic soul and funk music.
Bump and Hustle Music – Tommy Stewart
He worked as arranger, producer, performer and writer for the likes of Clarence Carter, Candi Staton, Johnny Taylor, Major Lance, Eddie Kendricks, Luther Ingram, Millie Jackson, Flip Wilson, Roy Gaines, Tamiko Jones and many others. His self titled LP, recorded in 1976 in Atlanta and Memphis with pieces like “Bump And Hustle Music“ has Stewart often labeled as an innovator of disco-funk.
Time Is On My Side – Maze
Maze and Frankie Beverly are known for their smooth soul sound, characterized by Beverly’s soulful vocals and the band’s tight musical arrangements.
Get The Funk Out Ma Face – The Brothers Johnson
This became one of the duo’s signature tracks, known for its energetic and upbeat vibe. With its catchy melody and humorous lyrics, the song exemplifies the funk sound of the 1970s and contributed to the Brothers Johnson’s success during that era.
L-O-V-E-U – Brass Construction
Released in 1976, it’s one of their notable tracks, showcasing their signature blend of funk, soul, and disco elements. With its infectious grooves, catchy melodies, and energetic brass section, the song captures the essence of the disco era. The song’s lively instrumentation and upbeat rhythm make it a dancefloor favorite, reflecting Brass Construction’s contribution to the vibrant music scene of the 1970s.
It’s Time To Party Now – Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio
Formed in 1977. They changed their name to Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio in 1980. Original members: Ray Parker Jr., Vincent Bonham, Arnell Carmichael and Jerry Knight.
- All Night Long – Splendor
- I Think I’ll Do Some Stepping (On My Own) – Sandy Barber
- Get Up – Vernon Burch
- Slap, Slap Lickedy Lap – Instant Funk
- Groove to Get Down – T-Connection
- Foxy Lady – Pleasure
- Black and White America – Lenny Kravitz
- Sea Groove – Big Boss Man
- One Note Brown – The New Mastersounds
- Bump and Hustle Music – Tommy Stewart
- Time Is On My Side – Maze
- Get The Funk Out Ma Face – The Brothers Johnson
- L-O-V-E-U – Brass Construction
- It’s Time To Party Now – Ray Parker Jr. & Raydio