Funky Friday Song of the Day- Solange

I saw it all over social media and people were just raving about this new album. I have to admit when I first heard of Solange, I appreciated her style and uniqueness, but wasn’t grooving so much to her sound.
But this song did it for me. “Don’t Touch My Hair”, is an anthem for all black people, and I love it
The groove is amazing, and the chorus is even better. I love the creativity of the music video. If I was to ever watch live artwork come alive in a prestigious museum, it would look like Solange’s newest video…its that Beautiful.

Funky Friday Song of the Day- Rough Trade

Folks who have known me for a while know my huge love for the band, Rough Trade.
This early tune of theirs “Take Me”, is one of my favourites
The first time I heard them in the early 80’s, I thought lead singer, Carole Pope was a black woman. She was soulful, edgy, raw…she HAD IT, and I was hooked…big time.
This band opened me up to sexuality, raunchiness, edginess, brilliant lyrics and true talent. I was in LOVE. I am a true fan of this Canadian band and tonight, they will be performing their entire 2nd album “Avoid Freud” at the Phoenix in Toronto.
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YES, I’ve bought my ticket, and I am as excited as I was when I was a teenager.
It will be a joy to sing all those tunes again, and hangout with my “besties” LOL!
There are still tickets available, but unfortunately the VIP tickets to meet the band are not.
But as the old days, I will do my best to stay close to the STAGE DOOR…
Check out the review of this epic concert, coming soon

Funky Friday Song of the Day- Otis Redding and Carla Thomas

This one is dedicated to my Dad. This album came out the year I was born. Dad loved Otis Redding, and he used to play this album over and over again during my childhood. It stuck in my brain, it is part of my soul. Especially this song “Tramp”, with the edgy soulful sounds of Carla Thomas. This song is clearly the definiton of SOUL.

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I played this tune last week on my show Flavas of Funk on iLive Radio.
Check me out next week, Thursday January 21st, as I take you through a journey of FUNKY MUSIC

Funky Friday Song of the Day- Amy Winehouse

WOW! What an incredible voice!
Amy Winehouse is one of those singers with a natural talent. It’s in her. It’s part of her. She’s a 21st century version of the 60’s. A true beauty and Talent, missed, but never forgotten. “Tears Dry on their Own” is a CLASSIK!
…and if you haven’t seen “Amy” the documentary, you need to. Saw the true nature of her spirit and fell in love.
Check out the trailer here

TDot’s Best

3 of OUR BEST of the BEST in the TDOT!
Funky Rich Brown on Bass, The Grooviness of Larnell Lewis on Drums, and Mr Soul Man himself, Wade O’ Brown on Vocals and Keys
This trio killed it with their soulful rendition of Bob Marley’s “Turn Your Lights Down Low”
First note…Goosebumps….Guaranteed you will too!

THIS SATURDAY, August 29th, Rich Brown will be performing at his fundraiser, for his newest album “ABENG”.
It’s all going down in Toronto at ARRAY SPACE, where Rich will be accompanied by a full band, playing selections from his 3 albums. If you love REAL MUSIC, and REAL TALENT…you can’t miss this evening. Check out the Facebook Invitation here

Cover Design of Rich Brown’s newest CD “ABENG” was created by yours truly. What an honour for AFRODELIK!

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