Soul Brothers


Ray Charles & Milt Jackson.


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The Snakefoot Is Funky

I don’t know what it is

but it sure is funky

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George Bernard Worrell, Jr.

Best known as Bernie or The Wizard of Woo, Worrell is a giant among modern composers and keyboardists.

This man could play virtually anything at a very high level. His writing, playing, and improvisation were unrivaled. From April 19, 1944 … Read the rest

Together, Fore We Go

Like a river

All love has flow

Part of the amazing 1973 Above All playlist:

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Take The Funk Tour

Live funk from the early 60’s until now… nice.

Get on board the time travelling mothership and enjoy some live funk!

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Caught You Lyin’

Funk + Flute from the Ebonny Godfather, Joe Thomas

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The Modern Artist

I submit Bernie Worrell as the perfect model artist for this new age.

True, he came from the classic music world, at least the black side of it.

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Great band – VAMO!

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Landed On Me

Count Basie and his boys live in 1958. Dat’s how you do it!

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Take da funk off

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Lalo’s Classics

Great performance from the BBC big band directed by Lalo Schifrin, one of my favorite 20th century composers.  This guy has written some amazing soundtrack music over the years — Dirty Harry, Bullitt, Mission:Impossible… just to name a few.

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You’ve Got To Give Them What They Came For


One of the baddest underground funk bands ever was SUN, live from Dayton, featuring a hint of all of the greats rolled into a sound all their own.

The vocals were amazing, the band was TIGHT, they could swing, they … Read the rest

Deep Ohio Getdown

Here’s a nice groove by The Brooks bringing some Ohio Players to the Montreal jazz scene.

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Miles Ahead


Enjoy this great short set from late 80’s TV featuring Miles Davis and his smoking band: Kenny Garrett, Joe “Foley” McCreary, Adam Holzman, Marcus Miller, Ricky Wellman and Don Alias, with special guest host David Sanborn. It don’t get much … Read the rest

America’s Only Original Art Form Besides Magic Eye

How to Jazz, Volume III:

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This Old World Is Too Funky For Me

Hot Jam from the last Crusaders album, featuring Joe Cocker:

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Living For The Live

There’s a lot going on in this clip. It’s pretty good.

Ray Charles + Stevie Wonder, doing one of Stevie’s funk songs, with neither of their bands, for an awards show. It looks like the late 80’s with plastic keyboards … Read the rest

The Mouse Sleeps

Amazing song by Fela and his gang:

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