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Tom Browne - Funkin For Jamaica

The Story behind Tom Browne’s “Funkin For Jamaica (N.Y.)” (1980)

One of Queen’s finest, jazz trumpeter, Tom Browne, recorded what would become a Billboard #1 R&B chart topper back in 1980 – a funky, soulful laden track titled “Funkin’ for Jamaica (N.Y.)” This is a nice little feature giving us some insight into the studio when Browne and his band …

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Future Classics

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Future Classics
Worldwide Sounds

Future Classic: Throes + The Shine “Wanga”

Portugese/Angolan quintet Throes + The Shine drop their third album Wanga this week, a fusion of alternative guitar rock with kuduro, the genre that put Angola on the map. Rooted in the national Angolan music of semba, and catapulted to international popularity by Buraka Son Sistema, kuduro was born out of …

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Forgotten Treasures

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure : The Dukes “Bugatti & Musker” (1982)

Although they penned hits for mainstream artists like Sheena Easton (Modern Girl) and Air Supply (Every Woman In The World), the British duo known as «The Dukes» (Dominic Bugatti & Frank Musker) spent the early 80’s mostly in the background. Finally with the help of acclaimed producer Arif Mardin, they …

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