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FlinterFile: Farley “Jackmaster” Funk- Love Can’t Turn Around

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In 1986, house music entered the music scene. Farley “Jackmaster” Funk started with DJing in Chicago in 1981. He was DJ in The Warehouse, where house was found. Farley shared an apartment with Steve Hurley, who made a cover of I Can’t Turn Around, a song by Isaac Hayes. Farley made his own version of this song, and released it in 1986, making the first house song a hit: number 10 in the UK. The song by Steve Hurley later became a number 1 hit in the US dance chart. Enjoy

Farley “Jackmaster” Funk- Love Can’t Turn Around

Song of the day: Sam & Dave- Soul Man

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In 1967, Isaac Hayes and David Porter wrote the song Soul Man. The song was inspired by the African American Civil Rights Movement, which caused a lot of commotion in the sixties. After a riot in Detroit, the buildings that were not destroyed were marked with the word soul. Hayes and Porter thought of a song in which the struggle to overcome the present situation was the main theme. Sam & Dave recorded it on the Stax label and got a number 2 hit in the US. As usual, Booker T & The MG’s played the music. Enjoy

Sam & Dave- Soul Man