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Best albums 2016 soul/funk

  Last year was an explosive year for soul and funk.  2016 posed the greatest challenge for me of any year since I’ve begun reviewing the best soul/funk records.  Typically the choices have been obvious and great records would have … Continue reading

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Soulful Women of the Jazz Harp

Sometimes your ol’ friend Wall I gets his gills trapped in a net, snagged by fisherman, or stuck in the mud, and when that happens, I reach into my musical vault for one jazz genre of bright and uplifting music … Continue reading

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The WALL I Swimmeth……

Greetings my minnows and my minnowettes, My name is WALL I and I’m a cold blooded mutha of a fish that lives in the fresh waters of Wisco who’s into skinny swimming, Friday Perch Fry’s on acid, happy endings after … Continue reading

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LA Deep Funk

Connie Price and the Keystones-Wildflowers This group from LA will melt your face with funk.  Connie Price is the alias of drummer/multi-instrumentalist Dan Ubick from Breakestra, who formed the group with trumpeter friend Todd M. Simon.   Wildflowers is the debut … Continue reading

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The O C’s

Here is the second album by Thee Oh Sees this year, and boy-howdy are we lucky.  Really just two EP’s smooshed into one album (Carrion Crawler/The Dream).  This psyched-out group of bandidos hail from San Francisco, no surprise there.  This … Continue reading

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The Step Kids, can’t beat it

Its hard to pin down this album, but there is one thing that can be said about it confidently…it is great.  I have a hard time not picturing early p-funk albums like osmium, america eats its young, maggot brain, etc…  … Continue reading

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Str8 from the Windy…

…better bundle up to this one. The Cool Kids give us their first real LP release.  After several amazing EP’s, mixtapes, and a tornado of hype on the internet and commercially.  Perhaps overshadowed by the greatness of their early tracks … Continue reading

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