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!
Some of the TheBeatCollector's old selections from back in the day are still available to hear on MixCloud and Spreaker. We do intend at some point to recreate the entire back catalogue on Spotify but obviously that's gonna take some time so hang in there champs!
Lunch break boredom at work? Hit up our YouTube favourites and let us waste that hour without you even noticing. You'll be back to the grind before you know it wondering how you can possibly get the time back we've helpfully stolen!
Some utter ear filth for you funky dawgs at Spotify - hope it helps to ease the summer back in style! It’s hot off this afternoons listening press & as fresh as ya like! Get in there and get ya vibe on - we’ve gone backwards, forwards n sideways to accommodate! Til Next Time.
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There’s some great artwork on our Pinterest collection if you haven’t already checked it out. It’s fair to say funk has always brought something a little different to the table with regards to promotional work.