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5 Dance Songs for Kids

Spinning dance sets as a club DJ is much harder than being on the radio. There is no more direct feedback in the world than having the dance floor clear. When you’re getting people to dance live it’s all about responding to what the crowd does. Even more challenging is playing sets for adults and … Continue reading »

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Soul Legend – The Songs of Curtis Mayfield

                              Find all of Curtis Mayfield’s work at curtismayfield.com. Curtis Mayfield was a wise man. He started out a prodigy. Born in housing projects on the north side of Chicago in 1942, Curtis grew up singing in his grandma’s church. He … 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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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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