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Tom Browne - Funkin For Jamaica
Music Documentaries

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  Read more  »

Forgotten Treasure: King Tim III “Charley Says”
Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: King Tim III “Charley Says” (1980)

King Tim III is considered by some to be the first ever recorded rapper (This has been argued and debated over the years). He first appeared on The Fatback Band‘s “Personality Jock” back in 1979, which peaked at #26 on  Read more  »

Future Classics

Future Classic: The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band “Bacao Suave/Round & Round”

Truth & Soul Records frontman, DJ Akalepse, is back with another release on his offshoot label, Plane Jane Records. This time around he’s pushing the tropical steel drum sounds of Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band. You might remember the band  Read more  »

Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Special Touch “This Party Is Just For You” (1981)

I recently did a mix for the legendary WeFunk Radio show, a collection of summertime sunshine vibes, and was reminded of this modern boogie jam from Chicago circa 1981: Special Touch – This Party is Just For You. There is  Read more  »

Music Documentaries

Northern Soul: the beginning of club culture

About a month ago I was visiting New York City for a mini-vacation to catch up with some friends, do some record digging and play some gigs. My first night in Brooklyn I was kicking it with my man, DJ  Read more  »