The unbelievable awesome talent that is Sulene Fleming joins us in The Spotlight, some new gigs announced and Volume 4 is up. This one comes from a big break up some years ago - the best thing for both of us as we’d both agree. Still made for a great mix back in the day! Thankfully the real Mrs G came along and saved this from the skip for ya! A few not available so replaced by the same bands at least!
Amy's classic 'Back to Black' sparks an interesting comparison on the BBC.
Worth a little read if you get the time. Not sure we agree with the song choice but the sentiment it is held under by a generation is certainly inarguable and very real.
There are no breaks on this train so we’re cracking on!
Q&A from legendary music man Keb Darge, a new feature video from Flevans on the home page and the next instalment of tunes from TheBeatCollector. I think ‘Funky B&B’ was first spun between homes in 2005 (?) but the old grey matter isn’t what it used to be... #enjoy
As promised Vol. 2 - actually a bit surprised myself that I remembered but there was such a good feedback to last week I realise there’s an audience for my old nonsense! Hope you dig this one too and keep your eye out for a few treats this week starting tomorrow (#tease) - check The Spotlight & The Action! It’s very nearly Mother Earth time!
Rare Bootsy & Friends material from over 50 years ago under the moniker The House Guests & featuring some fantastic guests is finally due for release - read the full article in Rolling Stone!
This is the weeks ‘featured video’! Another new thing we are test driving on the home page @ TheRightSide! We hope you likey peeps! Tanika Charles -Tell Me Something [Official Video] https://youtu.be/Nk0BhPHHIJg via @RecordKicks
Finally turned Volume 1 into a streaming playlist! It’s nice to hear all those tunes together again although I do miss the obvious crackles and soul! Still, as promised it has begun - and as we recently moved they were dug out and put in a pile together by my lovely other half! Some tunes are missing as have never been digitally released and some have their digital equivalents. I will attempt one a week with these playlists but that’s gonna be a years worth as there were that many, so no promises! #enjoy
Unheard Miles Davis album featuring Al Jarreau amongst others ready to drop on vinyl - this little treasure purports to be a particularly funky listen - read the full story over @ Flipboard!
So turns out the new Shaft won’t be needing the iconic sound of Isaac Hayes and in fact the film makers were not even interested in the unheard recordings that could have been used. Stunned to discover this but there you go, check out the full story here!
Lastfm have a list of ‘modern’ funk bands worth checking out just in case you've missed any along the way. There were a few names we didn't know so will be checking out. Always worth popping back to see who's on their 'fashionable' list and trying to spot the glaring omissions!