Junie Morrison Genius Appreciation Post

Rest In Peace Young Man, only 62, and gone already.

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Walter “Junie” Morrison

7 months after losing Bernie Worrell. Then there’s Bowie. Prince. Wow what a run of bad news for music lovers worldwide.

I have been one of Junie’s …

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Take da funk off

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you can’t trump the funk


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Each Letter Meant Something Special

Great classic jam from The Ohio Players

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from the OhioFUNGK playlist!

i know that a man ain’t supposed to cry but i can’t dry these tears from my eye…

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Ohio Funk Dosimetry

300 tracks and counting….. ALL OHIO FUNK youtube playlist

curated by ezraz the enfunklopedia

to lock you on the 1

and cool you out in these stressful times

Works nice in shuffle mode.


Featuring

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Dayton

Bootsy

Bootsy

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Sun

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Lakeside

roger

Roger

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Aurra

Heaven Must Be Like This

I missed this when posted… the Ohio Players as funky as ever after all these years!

This is Live in Atlanta 2013 featuring Diamond, Billy!, Chet, Darwin, and Kuumba! That’s a classic lineup and they are on point and bringing …

Ohio Fungk Is Where It’s At

The baddest playlist around….. All OHIO, All FUNGK, ALL ON THE ONE

Ohio Players, Sun, Slave, Bootsy, Heatwave, Dayton, The Isley’s, Junie Morrison, Zapp, Aurra, Faze-O,  Lakeside, Overnight Low, Dazz Band…. if it came from Ohio we will play it.…

Cover From Another Mother

I see that Skin Tight cover and I’m going to raise you… Let’s Love


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Deep Ohio Getdown

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

You and Me and The Ohio Players

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Great jam from the greatest:

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Pride & Vanity

Amazing song from one of my favorite albums ever

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You Can’t Hide Don’t Lie

Straight up


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We Don’t Have Time To Fool Around

Killer song from Junie Morrison featuring OP colleague Sugarfoot Bonner, from the often overlooked (and long out of print) 5 album released in 1981.

This song has been burning up my PonoPlayer… ok Junie is on heavy rotation my whole …

Still The Funkiest Players Around

There’s only space on the mountaintop for a few of our all time music legends, and it’s a funkin shame the Ohio Players remain underrated and unheralded by the mainstream media.

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Hidden Masterpiece

My Life from The Ohio Players. Great jam, great lyrics, outstanding drums, just genius all around!

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Ohio Players – Sweet Sticky Thing Live

Live funk……

I’m A Player, You’re A Player

Smash Up Ohio Players vs Adele

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You Make My Lonely Heart Sing – Sugar Spinnin

More Sugar, More Ohio Players. Never sounded better. RIP.

O-H-I-O: The Land of Sugar

Great radio show on OP featuring an interview with Sugar:

A Legend Passes – Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, Guitarist & Sanger for Ohio Players, 69

 

360px-Leroy_Sugarfoot_Bonner_publicity_photoWe have lost an underrated musical genius, the voice of a generation, the creator of a new singing style, and an influence to countless other musicians (perhaps most notably Prince)…. Mr. Leroy Bonner, better known as Sugarfoot or just …

Ohio’s Best

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The original funkateers, the greatest ever, I just gotta give some love to the Ohio Players, getting me through another week. This time it’s “Contradiction” – check it over at Last.fm.

Tighten Up Your Stroke

Live Ohio funk on prime-time TV? Watch the set turn into a huge party a few minutes in. Oh the seventies, oh the seventies…


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Out Here Trying To Be A Star

Junie doing his thing solo on Westbound before joining up with P-Funk.

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A Rare Mix of Pure Funk

So this is one of Junie Morrison’s best and worst jams, and I actually don’t have the original LP so I had never heard this mix before. It’s the fuller extended mix, plus, the safe for work/radio vocal mix, wowza!…

Unsung Ohio Players

Through the magic of video production, a great overview of my favorite funk band of all time: