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On this day in music history: September 4, 1976 - “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry hits #1 on the Billboard R&B singles chart for 2 weeks, also topping the Hot 100 for 3 weeks on September 18, 1976. Written by Robert Parrisi, it is the biggest hit for the funk/rock band from Steubenville, OH. The song is inspired when the band are playing a gig at the 2001 Club in Pittsburgh, PA when someone in the crowd shouts, “play some funky music, white boy” at the band. When Wild Cherry first record “Play That Funky Music”, it is not originally intended to be an A-side. Around the same time, they will record a cover version of the Commodores hit “I Feel Sanctified”, thinking that will be the hit. The head of their label Sweet City Records will disagree, feeling that “Funky Music” is the stronger of the two.The label will sign a distribution deal with Epic Records on the strength of that songs’ hit potential. Released as a single in March of 1976, the track will first become a hit in US discos before crossing over to radio. By mid-Summer it is on its way to becoming a worldwide hit. “Play That Funky Music” will become only the third single in history to be officially certified platinum when it racks up sales of over 2.5 million copies in the US alone. The band will also have the distinction of being one of only a small handful white artists to top the Billboard R&B singles chart during the last four decades (Daryl Hall & John Oates, George Michael, Lisa Stansfield, and Robin Thicke among them). The single will also earn Wild Cherry two Grammy nominations including Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and Best New Artist. In 1991, Rob Parrisi will win a lawsuit against rapper Vanilla Ice when he samples “Play That Funky Music” without permission. Parrisi will be awarded $500,000 in the suit. “Play That Funky Music” is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

I have shared some amazing tunes from British collective Tender in the past months, but I’ve made the grave mistake of somehow overlooking heaping some long overdue praise on their incredible song Amour. It’s a dark love tryst indeed when I dive into the luscious richness of the slick and satiny indie electronic track. Steamy in a smooth and clean fashion, Tender remind me of a crisper, more sensuous and simmering Jungle with Amour’s mellow funk and gentle snap. 

champoradical asked:

Are you on soundcloud man? If so what's your handle? I'd be interested to see what kinda music you listen to

Sorry dude, no SoundCloud.  I still rock the cd’s and cassettes. But as far my musical preferences, mainly the stuff I grew up listening to - 70’s and 80’s punk and hardcore, new wave, hair metal, NWBHM, thrash. A lot 90’s indie rock and post-grunge alternative. I dig 90’s golden age of hip hop. I’m also into 70’s funk and disco, 60’s R&B, northern soul, 1st and 2nd wave ska/reggae and I listen to a lot of classic country and western, but only if I’m drunk. I basically listen to anything, as long as “it’s a trip, it’s got funky beat and I can bug out to it!” But in all honesty, I am a post-punk art fag, at heart. Some of my favorite bands - The Cure, The Pixies, R.E.M, Lords of the New Church, Joy Division, Devo and The Cars ( even though their technically a new wave band ).

Gratsu headcanon

Okay, so I recently found out both (if I read it correctly) of Natsu’s voice actors can sing.

So I believe because of Natsu’s amazing sense of hearing he can sing and hit great notes and he’s the only person who can get Gray to dance (he likes to sing uptown funk because he’s a hot damn dork).

He also uses this talent to drive Gray crazy and sing songs from the soundtrack of Frozen. And when Gray’s ready to strangle him, he whispers, “let it go”. Then Gray pummels him.

George Harrison at The Beatles’ Seattle press conference, 25 August 1966

Photo: Wallie Funk

Q: “And a question. George, where do you get your sitars?”

George Harrison: “Where do I get them? Or where do people generally get them?”

Q: “Where can people generally get a sitar?”

GH: “India.”

[laughter] 

- Seattle press conference, 25 August 1966 [x]

[★TRENDING] Band of Pikachu shows off their sweet dance moves to Super Junior’s “Devil”

Pokemon’s representative figure is taking over Japan as bands of Pikachu are showing off their dance moves to their audience.

While they have been spotted dancing to several Japanese tracks as well as American hits such as Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars, the one that has K-pop fans reeling is a group of 10 Pikachu dancing to Super Junior’s 2015 hit track “Devil”!

Though they are not dancing the exact choreograph from “Devil,” the video is absolutely adorable! (c)

anonymous asked:

Why doesn't jcole post a lot on social media?

From his interview w/ Funk Flex: 

“It’s a mixture of, A, I wouldn’t know what to say. With so many people listening, I don’t know what I would say to five, six million people. I don’t even know what I want to talk about to them, to those people. The other thing, I believe in staying away until you got something to say. I don’t believe in the art of talking to be talking or talking to be heard. I’m not into that. I’m not into thinking they’ll forget about me if I don’t tweet or they’ll forget about me if I don’t put up no pictures. I don’t believe that.”

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On this day in music history: September 2, 1981 - “Controversy” by Prince is released. Written and produced by Prince, it is the eighth single release for the Minneapolis, MN born musician. Issued as the first single and title track to his fourth album, the song is a bold statement from the normally reclusive and media shy artist. Normally very private about his personal life, the songs’ lyrics will address the media and fans obsession with his sexuality, religious and political beliefs. The long album version of the track will feature Prince quoting “The Lord’s Prayer”, but instead of ending the scripture with “amen”, he will complete his recitation with the song’s title. That it in itself will lead some to label the song blasphemous. “Controversy” will peak at number three on the Billboard R&B singles chart, topping the Club Play chart for 6 weeks (from November 14-December 19, 1981 c/w “Let’s Work”), and peaking at number seventy on the Hot 100 (on November 21, 1981). “Controversy” will be re-released in the UK (as a 2 CD EP set and 7" picture disc) in 1993 to promote the compilation album “The Hits/The B-Sides”.

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Broath - HIMYM | Illuminati Confirmed - Air Horn | Best Friend Love - Vashta Nerada | Anaconda - Adam Crestani | I Got So Much Swag - Charlie Puth | Zedd - The Legend of Zelda [Air Horn Remix] | Say No Homo - Frank Stacks & L. Money | Dreck La Shrek - Miku Sawai ft. Smash Mouth | Bromance - Nigahiga ft. Chester See | Never Gonna Give You Up - Air Horn | I’m Not Gay - J Pee | Uptown Funk - Kidz Bop Kids | Smash Mouth vs Smash Mouth vs Smash Mouth - Dj Grumbles | No Homo - The Lonely Island | Take On Me - Air Horn | You Raise Me Up - Westlife

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Born on this day: August 29, 1968 - Singer, songwriter, and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello (born Michelle Lynn Johnson in Berlin, Germany). Happy 47th Birthday, Meshell!!

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On this day in music history: August 24, 1983 - “Future Shock”, the thirty fifth album by Herbie Hancock is released. Produced by Material and Herbie Hancock, it is recorded at OAO Studios in Brooklyn, NY, RPM Studios in New York City, and Garage Sale Recording Studios in Los Angeles, CA from Early - Mid 1983. Never standing still creatively, jazz musician Herbie Hancock will take his music in yet another innovative and unexpected direction. Hancock will ask bassist Bill Laswell and keyboardist Michael Beinhorn of Material to work with him on an album. Armed with an arsenal of new and cutting edge synthesizers including the Rhodes Chroma and the Fairlight CMI sampling keyboard, Hancock is joined in the studio with a group of musicians that includes Laswell (bass), Beinhorn (keyboards), Sly Dunbar (drums, percussion), Daniel Ponce (percussion), Pete Cosey (guitar), and vocalists Bernard Fowler (New York City Peech Boys, Tackhead), Roger Trilling, Dwight Jackson, Jr., Nicky Skopelitis, and Lamar Wright. The album’s centerpiece is the first single “Rockit” (#6 R&B, #1 Club Play, #71 Pop), composed in the studio by Hancock, Laswell, and Beinhorn. Laswell will enlist DJ Grandmixer D. ST (born Derek Showard) (now known as GrandMixer DXT), to add turntable scratching to the track (using the record “Change The Beat” by Fab 5 Freddy and Be-Side). Largely unheard outside of Hip Hop parties in New York City, the percussive of sound of D. ST’s scratching immediately turn heads. Laswell will take a tape of the unreleased song to a high end stereo store and play it on one of the stores’ demo systems. The producer is immediately rushed by customers wanting to know what it is. Released in June of 1983, the public’s response is the equivalent of a seismic wave traveling across the landscape. The song is supported by a striking and highly innovative music video directed by former 10cc members Kevin Godley and Lol Creme. The video will receive heavy rotation on MTV, winning five Video Music Awards at the first VMA awards ceremony in 1984. Amazingly, 90% of the singles’ million plus sales are for the 12" single release. “Rockit” will also earn Hancock his first Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance in 1984. The musician will also turn in a highly memorable live performance of the song (featuring D.ST) at the ‘84 Grammy Awards. It will also inspire the international Turntablism Movement beginning in the 80’s, and exploding during the 90’s when DJ’s such as Qbert and Mix Master Mike site the song as a major influence. The album will also spin off two further singles including “Autodrive” (#26 R&B, #36 Club Play), and the title track. “Future Shock” will peak at number two on the Billboard Jazz Album chart, number ten on the R&B album chart, number forty three on the Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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Back when music videos meant something…

James Brown - It’s A Man’s World

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