Eddie Hazel – Games, Dames and Guitar Thangs

How do you make a solo album for one of the best guitarists we've ever seen, who happens to have minimal singing and songwriting abilities? If you're George Clinton, you have some of the best musicians of the 1970's play the structures of some well known songs and let Eddie Hazel go blackout crazy on … Continue reading Eddie Hazel – Games, Dames and Guitar Thangs

Parliament – Live: P Funk Earth Tour

P-Funk Live combines musicianship and spectacle better than anyone. They released a line album in 1977, but to really get the full experience, I linked a video of a performance from the same tour. If Curtis-Mayfield-In-An-Intimate-Jazz-Club isn't my #1 dream concert, mid-70s P-Funk is. Parliament - Live: P Funk Earth Tour YouTube Link

Curtis Mayfield – Superfly

I've said here before that Curtis Mayfield personifies the soul/funk sound better than anyone. In 1972, Mayfield was tasked with giving that sound to a movie called "Superfly." The result is the best toeing of the soul/funk line that Mayfield ever achieved in his legendary career, 37 minutes of bliss. "Little Child Running Wild," "Freddy's … Continue reading Curtis Mayfield – Superfly