Fred Wesley & The Horny Horns: When In Doubt, Blow!
Fred Wesley quit working for James Brown and contributed his horn skills to George Clinton and crew. The funky story of “The Horny Horns.”
“Up From The Streets”: The New Orleans Film We Need Now
There’s no form of American music NOT influenced by New Orleans. “Up From the Streets” is a loving documentary and tribute to this unique city.
The One-Hit Wonder File: “Play That Funky Music”
“Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry remains one of the defining (and most infectious) hits of the 70s. We dig into the back story.
“Free Your Mind” – George Clinton, 1970
George Clinton made a statement with his 1970 project “Free Your Mind.” It’s a memorable phrase that’s endured ever since.
Funkadelic at 50: “Mommy, What’s A Funkadelic?”
It was 50 years ago that Funkadelic gave us a first listen to their mashup of soul, funk, and psychedelia. A look back at their cosmically-drenched debut.