Jeffrey Tambor in an early appearance in Three’s Company. Marvel at his hair (he has more, still not all). Savour as they all enjoy mocking mental health issues!
Wonderful clip from The Larry Sanders Show where Hank Kingsley is trying to raise himself up off the sidekick’s couch and show off his talents. I was minded of this by the theme tune to new BBC schedule filler reality show Tumble, which I think might be even worse than Hank’s version.
Atomic Dog, from 1982 is an absolute granddaddy of a track by George Clinton, responsible for so many samples(seriously, go look for yourself, it’s a hell of a list), and perhaps his definitive solo track. High squealing keyboards lead to a low, dirtiest of dirty funky basslines and a wonderfully surreal set of lyrics growled… Continue reading George Clinton – Atomic Dog
Aretha Franklin performs Rock Steady live on Soul Train in 1973, episode 55. Now this is a serious sampletastic record, used heavily in late 80s hip-hop for its vocal breakdown. Here’s just one example, the incenduary Mi Uzi Weighs a Ton by Public Enemy: That’s where I think I first encountered it. The song itself… Continue reading Aretha Franklin performs Rock Steady
I love an old Soul Train clip, and this is a corker, Love and Happiness by Al Green performed live. This is made by the start: Eyebrow raise, footstomp, go. Only found out the other day that Billy Preston (of “Get Back” by him and The Beatles fame, amongst many other things) played keyboards on… Continue reading Al Green – Love and Happiness – Live
Third World – Now that we found love 1978 Cracking bit of late 1970s reggae.
Funkadelic playing live, bringing down the spaceship. Just listen to that bassline. It’s huge, loud, distorted and so very very funky. Like it’s being played by a 5,000 foot high robot made of bass notes, echo and funk. Perfect.
Quite simply, an amazingly funky groove.
What’s that? You want to see Nile Rodgers talking about working with Daft Punk, and playing various riffs that he’s written over the years? Well that’s lucky then…