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Feel The Funk / Bobby Womack is back
« on: June 19, 2012, 02:23:33 pm »
The project is called "The Bravest Man in the Universe"

I just sampled it and it's nice.

It's different (there is definitely a euro electric dance music feel to it), but Bobby is a powerhouse and his soul just shines.

Some tracks and a cool timeline of his life/career is on the site:

They just had a episode of Unsung on him a while ago. It's good to see him come back around.

Feel The Funk / That new Prince
« on: February 17, 2009, 02:50:00 pm »
Prince has a new website....again.

It's still Under Construction, but there are a few new songs and other things to tease you.

You must check out Colonized Mind...look to the right-side bottom of the screen and mouse over the cassettes to click and listen.

Feel The Funk / If you like bass......
« on: August 27, 2008, 11:50:23 am »
then you must check out the Thunder Tour.

Stanley Clarke
Victor Wooten
Marcus Miller

all on stage at the same time.

I caught them last night in SF, and they delivered.


Solos were incredible of course.  Stanley and Victor went head-to head a few times of the flashier stuff (Stanley won).
Marcus Miller, the showman of the trio, displayed his musicianship opening the show on sax briefly, and leading a couple of songs later on bass clarinet.
Stanley tore up the stand-up bass on the closing piece..
Victor Wooten went techie and incorporated a sampler in real time to accompany himself and build up the solo (hard to explain, you have to see it).
Encore - School Days

I felt for the sound guy though. It has to be hard to make three basses playing at the same, actually sound good.  There were times when I reached "bass overload" (note, I'm not a bass player, so I'm sure some might think there is no such thing) but overall, the sound was pretty good.

They just had a drummer and a keyboard player; both solid. Later in the show, a percussionist came out on a couple of songs with a conga or bougarabou type drum.

4 out of 5 stars

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