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Mighty is proud to present “What The Funk?! James Brown vs. Fela Kuti” - w/ J Rocc & Rich Medina… It all goes down Saturday - August 23rd. Spinning Funky JAMES BROWN Exclusives, Covers, JB Samples & Funky-Soulful Hits Of JBs` God Children & The Afro Funk Pioneer FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI`s Entire Music Catalog, Afro House, Afro Soul and more!
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Help us pay homage to the God Father Of Soul JAMES BROWN & to the Afro Beat Pioneer FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI!!!
For the past two decades, Rich Medina has cemented his reputation as an elite DJ, one of few on the planet capable of taking audiences worldwide on a sonic journey through hip-hop, house, soul, afrobeat, funk, breaks and dance classics. Today, many artists who have been Rich’s idols have become peers, and his fans often become his friends, even if just through the shared experience of music. Countless couples and relationships were commenced to the soundtracks he has created time and time again. His eloquence extends well beyond the music he plays—Medina’s spontaneous use of language speaks to the fact that he’s been a well-respected spoken word artist for over a quarter century, not to mention that he’s a journalist who has contributed columns and features to a wide variety of publications, including The Fader, Complex and Wax Poetics.
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Francisco Tenório Júnior was a Brazilian musician who, despite only recording one disc under his own name, was considered one of the best pianists of his generation. He went missing in mysterious circumstances in Argentina at the time of the Dirty War.
While on tour in Argentina with Toquinho and Vinícius de Moraes in March 1976, Tenório Júnior mentioned he was going out to buy cigarettes, and is thought to have been rounded up and thrown in jail,or murdered. In 1979, Elis Regina mentioned in an interview with the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo that he had been seen in jail in La Plata.
This is “Nebulosa” on Embalo, Bonba Records, 1964.
"Taking Hold" From the album "Under The Munka Moon" 2004, by Alice Russell.
One of my favorite versions of the jazz standard “Speak Low” performed by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
Sugar Pie DeSanto: B side: “I Love You So Much” | A side: “I Don’t Wanna Fuss,” Checker-1093, 1964.