BROOKLYN FUNK ESSENTIALS
New single & video out today
(January 18, 2023) New York, NY — The cult funk ensemble Brooklyn Funk Essentials have returned to chase the January blues away with the release today of joyous, new R&B-disco-funk jam ‘How Happy’, to follow up on the success of last year’s singles ‘Scream!’ and ‘AA Side Single’.
The Motet unveil “Draccus,” the existential second single off their forthcoming instrumental album All Day
Marking the funk-jazz-soul quintet’s 10th studio LP, All Day will release on Wednesday, January 18, 2023
For a little over two decades, The Motet have cultivated a fervent fanbase through immaculate live performances and a seamless blend of funk, jazz, soul, and rock.
Reissue Label Real Gone Music Releases Funk Band THE METERS: A Message from the Meters—The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 3-LP Set
Here come those holidays, and if you’re like us, you could use some music to put some pep in your step. Enter one of the most beloved releases in our catalog, one that’s been out of print for about five years: THE METERS: A Message from the Meters—The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977.
PLEASURE’S LONG OUT-OF-PRINT CLASSIC JOYOUS
RETURNS TO VINYL EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH JAZZ DISPENSARY’S COVETED TOP SHELF SERIES
Produced by soul-jazz legend Wayne Henderson (The Jazz Crusaders), the 1977 LP blends party-ready funk delicacies with soulful sonic voyages, including “Dance to the Music” and the frequently sampled Top 40 R&B hit “Joyous”
Los Angeles, CA (December 1, 2022)─Jazz Dispensary proudly announces the latest release in its acclaimed Top Shelf series, Pleasure’s long out-of-print classic Joyous.
The Heavyweights Brass Band Funk It Up & Never “Fake It” on Horn-tastic New Single — Available Now!
Toronto-based Horns & Grooves Quintet Also Announce 2022 Canadian Summer Tour
The best brass music is full of sass, funky rhythms, and snappy melodies and Canada’s Heavyweights Brass Band has all that, and more! Down and deeply in the groove with their new sax- and soul-powered new single, “Fake It” is available from Slammin Media,…
WANT SOME FUNK IN YOUR JAZZ?
Bassist Mitchell Coleman Jr. Simultaneously Kicks Instrumental Remix of 70s Funk Classic “Glide” PLUS Teases Sensual Collabo with Freda Payne
(March 30, 2022 / Los Angeles) Last year, modern Funk-Jazz bassist Mitchell Coleman, Jr. threw down the gauntlet by daring to rerecord the Funk classic “Glide,” originally recorded in 1979 by the Portland band Pleasure.
Say It With Me… “Ima GroovaLotto (Ask Yo’ Mama)” – An Anthem for Soul-Funk Lovers
Multi-Grammy-nominated, indie soul-funk band, The GroovaLottos return with a new single from their forthcoming, sophomore album, introducing a sound they call Thump & Soul.
BOURNE, Mass. – Feb. 28, 2022 – PRLog – Finally! Multi-Grammy nominated, powerhouse soul-funk jam band, The GroovaLottos return with more of that deep, soul-funk with “Ima GroovaLotto (Ask Yo’ Mama)”, the first single from their forthcoming album, “Mama’s Hamper”.
URBAN LEGENDS/UMe TO RELEASE
BLACK & LOUD:
JAMES BROWN REIMAGINED BY STRO ELLIOT
Celebrating the pioneer of funk James Brown, Urban Legends, a division of UMe, Universal Music Group’s global catalog company, has teamed up with multi-instrumentalist and member of The Roots, Stro Elliot, to create Black & Loud: James Brown Reimagined by Stro Elliot, out February 18, 2022.
RICK JAMES’ HIT ALBUM GLOW IS AVAILABLE
TODAY AS A DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION
SHOWTIME® Premieres Director Sacha Jenkins’ Critically Acclaimed Documentary BITCHIN’: THE SOUND AND FURY OF RICK JAMES On Friday, September 3 at 9 PM ET/PT
Los Angeles, CA – September 3, 2021 – Celebrating the extraordinary life of Punk Funk singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and pioneer Rick James, today Motown/UMe released the digital Deluxe Edition of James’ 1985 hit album Glow, featuring 11 bonus tracks.
CIMAFUNK Teams With GEORGE CLINTON
On Special New Collaboration: “FUNK ASPIRIN”
-Arriving This Friday, August 20th
“The mothership has arrived – Yo yo yo – George Dr. Funkenstein Clinton
and Cimafunk in the house, ready to turn this mother out” (song intro)
Cimafunk, the Cuban medical-student-turned-Latin-funk-star, joins forces with the godfather of funk, George “Dr. Funkenstein” Clinton, on Funk Aspirin, a track that masterfully blends Clinton’s classic funk with Cimafunk’s AfroCuban flare.