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FlinterFile: Archie Bell & The Drells- There’s Gonna Be A Showdown

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Archie Bell & the Drells were a funk band, releasing three records on the Atlantic label. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Average White Band- Pick Up The Pieces

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In 1974, the Average White Band had a gigantic funk hit. The Scottish band used this song as their signature tune. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Tower Of Power- Soul With A Capital “S”

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In 1993, Tower of Power made their come-back. The group, started in 1967, had already had several hits in the seventies. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Dayton- The Sound Of Music

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In 1983, Dayton had its biggest hit in the UK. The band was formed in 1980 by a member of Sun and a member of Over Night Low. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Mother’s Finest- Piece Of The Rock

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In 1978, Mother’s Finest released one of their few hits. The group was founded by Joyce ‘Baby Jean’ Kennedy and Glenn ‘Doc’ Murdock, and they made a special mix of funk and rock. Their first single (Fire) was a small hit in the US, but the big success (in Europe) came with the song Baby Love. They became a regular act on several festivals, and their song Piece Of The Rock became a hit in especially the Netherlands, where it charted at number 7. Enjoy

Mother’s Finest- Piece Of The Rock

 

Song of the day: Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson- A Real Mother For Ya

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Number 41 in the US, number 44 in the UK. Johnny Watson was around for a long time, in the fifties he was a vocalist, pianist and guitarist, and he created a special sound with his style of playing a guitar. He was a guest on a Frank Zappa album in the seventies, and at the end of the seventies he changed his style. This song is one of these songs that fit in his changed style: he was now a funk artist. Enjoy

Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson- A Real Mother For Ya

Song of the day: Negrocan- Cada Vez

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Our story of today starts in 1991, when a group of several artists is formed. The artists come from different countries, namely Italy, England, Uruguay, Chile and Brazil. They name themselves  Negrocan. Their style has some funk in it, but also the clear inspiration of Latin and some soul. That combines in a single, Cada Vez, which is still played a lot during the summer. Enjoy

Negrocan- Cada Vez

Song of the day: Timex Social Club- Rumors

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Yes, this group was a one-hit wonder! Finally found a real one. They made one album, had one big hit and then it stopped… Maybe the Rumors catched up with them and made them break up. Fact is, that in the eighties, this was a real hit. It has some influences from the R&B and funk, but I wouldn’t call it a record in one of these sectors. What it is, I don’t know. A good record! Enjoy

Timex Social Club- Rumors