Funky Times Are Here Again

That’s right. The Funk Factory returns this week. Thursday night the Fuzz Factory will transform into the Funk Factory. This return has been long overdue. It’s been years since I’ve had an old school funk special feature. The time is right. Funky times are here again.

Tune in Thursday night from 8-10 PM (EST) for two hours of old school funk soul classics. Here is a taste of what’ll be flowing.

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Get In The Groove – The Mighty Hannibal

Funk Soul Classics. The old school sounds from 1965-1975. There is no better party music in the world. Today is housecleaning day. No better housecleaning music too. Get up, get down. Move all around.

The Mighty Hannibal, Atlanta’s Funk Soul Master. R.I.P.

8/8/13: Old School Funk & Soul

Welcome to the Funk Factory! Actually, welcome to the Fuzz Factory Old School Funk & Soul special feature! This marks the long-awaited return of the FUNK! That’s right, this week the Fuzz Factory features three hours of Soul Funk Classics from 1965-76. You got to get get get up, get down!

This week the regular hard rock vibe of the Fuzz Factory was replaced by the countless grooves of old school funk and soul. I’m talking about the funk and soul sounds generated during the late 60’s and early 70’s. This highly influential music is all kinds of awesome. Rock bands listened and were influenced by the high energy funk rhythms. Hip-hop and rap artists sample this type of music all the time because of the irresistible grooves found all over this music.

I consider this music to be the best kind of pick me up music. Get stuff done music. Get it going music. At those times there’s nothing better to have in your stereo. Get, get up and get, get, get, get down!

I included a few classics in with the rarities. Three hours of funky goodness. Here’s the Old School Funk & Soul special feature playlist. Catch you on the flip side.

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Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield

Humpin’ – The Bar-Kays

Soul Feelin’ Pt.1 – Eddie G. Giles

Don’t Chain My Soul – Carlton Basco

Take Care Of Your Own Business – Dave Hamilton

Soul Brothers Testify – Soul Senders

Gotta Get Me A Job – Ann Alford

The Devil Made Me Do It – Curtis Knight

I’ve Got Reasons – Mary Jane Hooper

If You Want Me To Stay – Sly & The Family Stone

You Ain’t My Brother – Soul Shakers

Ghetto (Misfortune’s Wealth) – The 24-Carat Black

Get Up And Get Down – The Dramatics

Trouble Man – Marvin Gaye

Ball Of Confusion (That’s What The World Is Today) – The Temptations

My Mind Set Me Free Pt.1 – House Guests

Lay It On Me – Willie Johnson

Funky Mind – Donnie Brown

You Ain’t Miss It – Roy Roberts

Freedom And Justice – Pace-Setters

Standing On The Corner – Michael Liggins

Ain’t No Sunshine – Harlem Underground Band

Mother Popcorn (Part 1 & 2) – James Brown

When Love Comes Home – Chet Ivery & His Fabulous Avengers

You’re Wasting My Time – Billy Garner

Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack & Peace

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Gil Scott-Heron

Now Is The Time – Sister Love

Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further – Lee Dorsey

Ease It To Me – Shirlean Williams & The Tempo’s Band

I’ll Stay – Funkadelic

Emma – Hot Chocolate

Smokin Cheeba-Cheeba – George Benson

Black Cobra Pt. 2 – Curly Davis & The Uniques

Big City Funk – Dennis Coffey

Get Out Of My Life Woman – Allen Toussaint

War – Carla Whitney

No Way Out – Clarence Reid

Mini Skirt – Performers

Color – L.A. Carnival

Evil Ways – The Brothers Seven

Can You Dig It? – Chico & Buddy

Number One – Playgroup

Revolution – Dr. John

Cynthy-Ruth 2008 – Black Merda

Let The Good Times Roll – Little Beaver

7/29/10: Supreme Funk Palace

This week the Fuzz Factory was completely transformed into the Funk Factory.  No, scratch that.  It was completely transformed into the Supreme Funk Palace!  For three straight hours, this place was the funkiest, grooviest, most soulful spot in the world.

This show focused on old school funk soul classics, primarily from 1965-1975.  This was the golden age of funk when the rockin’ groove ruled above all else.  This was also before synthesizers started to replace the rhythm guitar and horn section which led to the watered down funk and soul of the disco era.  This Supreme Funk Palace also focused on real rarities with only a few big hits thrown in along the way

One programming note. There will be no Fuzz Factory this coming Thursday, 8/5/10.  I will be in Chicago visiting friends and family.  However, the Fuzz Factory will be back in business as usual the following week 8/12/10, 8-10 pm (EST).

We want the funk, give up the funk.

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Super Bad – James Brown

Brother Brown – Camille Bob

What You See Is What You Get – Brenda George

Hip Drop – The Explosions

You Can Make It If You Try – Sly & The Family Stone

Ghetto Child (demo) – Curtis Mayfield

Why Did You Do It? – Stretch

There’s A Wrinkle In Our Time – 1984

Fire – Ohio Players

Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) – Parliament

Southern Fried Chicken (Part 1 & 2) – Bill Thomas & The Fendells

Scorpio – Dennis Coffey

Natural Soul Brother – Danny White

If It Feels Good Do It – Phil Flowers

Brand New Girl – Billy Garner

Can I Be Your Squeeze – Chuck Carbo

Yeah Yeah – Black Rock

No No No Momerto – Rick & The Entire World

Clap Your Hands – Reginald Milton & The Soul Jets

War – Carla Whitney

What About You (In The World Today) – Co-Real Artists

Twenty Five Miles – Edwin Starr

I Was Made To Love Her – The Bar-Kays

Hung Up On My Baby – Isaac Hayes

Smiling Faces Sometimes – The Undisputed Truth

Blowin’ Your Mind – O.C. Smith

Here Come The Girls – Ernie K-Doe

I Believe I Found Myself – Sir Stanley

Move On Up – Curtis Mayfield

Family Affair – Sly & The Family Stone

Let The Good Times Roll – Little Beaver

Motherless Child – Harmonica Paul

Tell Me What’s On Your Mind – Cyril Neville

Go For Yourself – Kenny Smith & The Loveliters

Stop – Camille Bob

The Devil made Me Do It – Curtis Knight

Standing On The Verge Of Getting It On – Funkadelic

Soul Finger – The Bar-Kays

Give It Up Or Turn It Loose – James Brown

Ain’t It A Groove – Chico And Buddy

Hip-Huggin – Robert Parker

Tighten Up Tighter – Roosevelt Matthews

Cynthy-Ruth – Black Merda

Pusherman – Curtis Mayfield

6/24/10: Southern Funk

Back in the saddle again on a Hotlanta summer night.  The days of 90-plus degree weather continue?  What happened to Spring anyhow?  Well, well, well, I continued to do my part to send some cool heat your way.  In fact, I think the special feature* of Southern Funk was highly appropriate

So here it is…the rockin’ playlist.  By the way, the Fuzz Factory was extended by 30 minutes – just because.  Look for more extended shows in the coming weeks.

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Panic Switch – Silversun Pickups

Ember Day/Annihilation Of The Spirit – Masters Of Reality

Blue Demon – Che

New World – Black Nasa

Long Whip/Big America – Corrosion Of Conformity

Grow Your Own – Darlahood

Dancing Fool – Butthole Surfers

Biscuits For Smut – Helmet

Funeral Bell – Black Label Society

Nasty Dogs & Funky Kings – Lamont

Tunnel Vision – Fu Manchu

Second Chance – The Tom Collins

Just Because You’re Not Paranoid Doesn’t Mean to Say They’re Not Going to Get You! – The Godfathers

The Good In Everyone – Sloan

Changes – Sugar

Ease It To Me – Shirlean Williams & The Tempo’s Band *

Stand Up And Be A Man – Sundia *

You Ain’t Miss It – Roy Roberts *

Funky Mind – Donnie Brown *

Natural Soul Brother – Danny White *

Lay It On Me – Willie Johnson *

Tell Me What’s On Your Mind – Cyril Neville *

Save Me – James Knight & The Butlers *

Gonna Put My Foot Down – Bill Parker *

Let’s Go (It’s Summertime) – James Reese & The Progressions *

Death Prayer In Heaven’s Orchard – Howlin’ Rain

Can’t Get Off – Chris Whitley

Blue Moon Rising – Gomez

Whiskey Won, Fall Down – The Chocolate Horse

Last One – Animal Bag

Catamaran – Kyuss

Train Going Backwards – Dramarama

You Don’t Know What It Takes – Ape Hangers

Hip Coat – The Delta 72

Quick And To The Pointless – Queens Of The Stone Age

Put You Down – Alice In Chains

American Sleep – Clutch

It’s Alright, It’s Okay, Jesus Told Me So – Verbena

I Come From The Water – Toadies

Dimension – Wolfmother

4/16/10: New Orleans Funk

These were the sounds blasting out of the Fuzz Factory with Brett Callero last Thursday, 4/16/10 from 8:00 – 10:00 pm. The special feature* for this show was New Orleans Funk Soul Classics.

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Calling Lightning, Pt. 2 – Howlin’ Rain

O God My Heart Is Ready – Chris Whitley

So Easy –  Eagles Of Death Metal

From The Devil Himself – Viva Voce

Rock Anthem For The Retarded Teenage Hipster Population – Smile

What We Know – Sonic Youth

Hundred Mile High City – Ocean Colour Scene

New Health Rock – T.V. On The Radio

How To Be A+ – Star Phase 23

Slide Away – The Verve

The Future Is Obsolete – Voyager One

IHOP – Luna

Soul Brothers Testify Pt.1 – Chester Randle’s Soul Senders *

Stop – Camille “Lil” Bob *

Who’s Gonna Help Brother Get Further – Lee Dorsey *

Can I Be Your Squeeze – Chuck Carbo *

Here Come The Girls – Ernie K-Doe *

Going Down South – R.L. Burnside w/Jon Spencer

3 Day Packet Plan/Incident @ 23rd – The Delta 72

Straight Aces – Cornershop

Honeydrip – Ian McCulloch

The Last Of The Last Of The Super-Secret Stash – Faux Jean

The Roman Road – Super Furry Animals

Goin’ Against Your Mind – Built To Spill

The Lost City Of Refuge – And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead