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For like the last week and a half or so, I’ve been on this Minneapolis sound kick. Not entirely sure why. I mean, I’ve always liked Prince, Jesse Johnson, Alexander O’Neal, and The Time. But lately, I’ve just been digging the more obscure stuff that either Prince directly influenced or were[…]

I was going through some of the site stats and I noticed that one of the most popular posts on this site was about Evelyn “Champagne” King’s 1981 release “I’m In Love.” I figured, “Why not give the visitors more of what they want?” So here is my review on Ms.[…]

I know, I know! It’s been some time since I last posted a review of an album from my collection. Truth is, I’m just busy. I’m in the process of planning a wedding, a few big gigs, and of course my radio show. Anyway, enough griping about it. I found a little[…]

  It’s been a minute since I did an album review. I figured that because I have a day off might as well catch up with some posts on the site. Gap Band’s “VII” came back into my rotation because site favorite, KS French edited “Bumpin’ Gum People” on one of[…]

Who says The Motor City is dying out?! Detroit native, Pontchartrain, delivers a great extended edit of this legendary classic Pennsylvanian funk group, Positive Force. Pontchartrain repeats just enough chunky rhythm guitar without going overboard. He creates long extended intros and outros that will allow any DJ or floor mover to[…]

I was thinking of diving right into this post. However, the more I started to type and delete, the more I realized that yes, I could go over all the minutia about telling you why this album is great, but it’s all about the experience. This album has always been mind[…]

  One thing that I really, really, really, wish is that I had the opportunity to experience the Paradise Garage in the late 70’s through the 80’s. From all that I’ve read, all the pictures I’ve seen, all the people that were interviewed that attended, and the music played by Larry[…]

One of my all time, favorite funk groups has been the Dazz Band! If you were to ask me what the Dazz Band sounded like, I would say that the Dazz Band would happen if Cameo and Midnight Star had a child and then added a vocoder in the early to[…]

  It’s hard for me to pinpoint exactly what I was doing when I first heard Paul Hardcastle, but what I can tell you is that the first track I ever heard from him was “Rainforest.” (I think the first time I heard him was on a commercial that was for[…]