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119: “I Can’t Write Left-Handed” by John Legend and The Roots

Boo-yah.Aw damn, y’all.  John Legend and The Roots have done it right on this album, Wake Up!, paying homage to ponderous soul tunes from the 60’s and 70’s.  It’s heavy and enlightening.

Here’s the Bill Withers cover.  Speaks for itself!!

(Gotta click the link to watch on YouTube and suffer a commercial, but I promise it’s worth it.)  Enjoy!

Song: I Can’t Write Left-Handed
Artist: John Legend & The Roots
Album: Wake Up!
Label: G.O.O.D. Music / Columbia Music
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes

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118d: “Ease Back” by The Meters

GIVING THANKS FOR THE METERS.

Song: Ease Back
Artist: The Meters
Album: The Meters (Discography)
Label: Sundazed
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118c: “Liver Splash” by The Meters

GIVING THANKS FOR THE METERS.

Song: Liver Splash
Artist: The Meters
Album: Struttin’
Label: Sundazed
Buy from: Amazon (CD Only)

118b: “Find Yourself” by The Meters

GIVING THANKS FOR THE METERS.

Song: Find Yourself
Artist: The Meters
Album: Trick Bag
Label: Sundazed
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118a: “Look A Py Py > Jungle Man” by The Meters

GIVING THANKS FOR THE METERS.

118: “Cardova” by The Meters

GIVING THANKS FOR THE METERS.

We're even funkier than our suits.For the Thanksgiving week, I’ll be feeding you tunes by perhaps the greatest “funk” band ever (although that term is too narrow).  It’s The (Funky) Meters from New Orleans.

I’m waiting on pins and needles to get this disc.  Here’s a tune, “Cardova,” from sometime in the early 70’s.  I’ll learn more when I can read the liner notes.

It just doesn’t get any funkier than this song.  More to come.

I’m thankful for a whole lot, including The Meters.

Thank-you, too.

Enjoy.

Song: Cardova
Artist: The Meters
Album: The Meters (Discography)
Label: Sundazed
Buy from: Amazon | iTunes

117: “Garbage Man” by Ike Turner Presents The Family Vibes

FUNKY FRIDAY

Keep looking at me, bitch.  See what happens.Here’s a gem by Ike Turner Presents The Family Vibes from a 1973 recording, Confined To Soul.

“Garbage Man” is quite funny.  Seduction funk, garbage man style.

And remember, don’t ever beat your woman.  No matter how much she talks back.

Enjoy.

Song: Garbage Man
Artist: Ike Turner Presents The Family Vibes
Album: The History Of Funk Vol 1, In Yo Face!
Label: Rhino/Wea
Buy from: Amazon (CD Only)