Huh! Here Comes The Funk

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In this week's episode Tim and Jeremy get ready to make you sweat with an extended length episode for maximum dancing. Starting with Soul Brother Number 1 James Brown, Tim and Jeremy chart this history of Funk, from its roots in Soul and R'n'B, via it's adoption by the Panthers and Black Power, and on to the psychedelia of Funkadelic. We also hear the source material of some of the most samples breaks ever, moonlight in some film criticism, and freak out to some serious lysergic experiences.

Tim Lawrence and Jeremy Gilbert are authors, academics, DJs and audiophile dance party organisers. They’ve been friends and collaborators since 1997, teaching together and running parties since 2003. With clubs closed and half their jobs lost to university cuts, they’re inevitably launching a podcast.
Produced and edited by Matt Huxley.
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Tracklist:
James Brown - Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud
Marva Whitney - It's My Thing
Sly & The Family Stone - I Want to Take You Higher
Chigaco Transit Authority - I'm A Man
The Meters - Cissy Strut
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow
The Lumpen - Free Bobby Now
Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
The Undisputed Truth - Ball of Confusion
Lyn Collins - Think (About It)

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