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Tagged With: Funkadelic

Favorite Music Book – “Hit Me Fred” – Fred Wesley in the James Brown Band

Fred Wesley is one of the creators of funk music. He was there when James Brown (most likely inspired by his rival Little Richard) put the stress on the “one” beat. Funk would not only take over the dance floor in the 1970s, it also laid the foundations for hip-hop and electronic music. James Brown … Continue reading »

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Favorite Music Book – "Hit Me Fred" – Fred Wesley in the James Brown Band

Fred Wesley is one of the creators of funk music. He was there when James Brown (most likely inspired by his rival Little Richard) put the stress on the “one” beat. Funk would not only take over the dance floor in the 1970s, it also laid the foundations for hip-hop and electronic music. James Brown … Continue reading »

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File Under "Guilty Pleasure" – Retro Dance Hits

It was in New Orleans at Jazz Fest in the late 90s, and I was deep into being a serious radio DJ. As Funkadelic trampled the crowd into funky oblivion my mind was busy dissecting the beat structure, locating members of the original lineup and comparing the performance to the vintage vids I’d seen of … Continue reading »

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