It’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah so the theme for the Contrast Podcast is laughter, and well… we can’t have just any old laugh, now can we? It’s got to be a deep, down, good old duuuuurrrrrtttty laugh! I knew I had one or two of those in my library. It took me a few hours to drag it out of my memory, but it was definitely in my collection of FUNK music. Nobody does that kind of thing like funk singers, ya know?!? This little selection is a “novelty” song from 1968, by Andre Williams and the Natural Bridge Bunch and it’s found on the compilation What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves 1967-1977 (2006)
Andre Williams is legend. At 74 he’s reincarnated himself a few times over and still might do it again. His story is full of ups and downs, working with superstars like Stevie Wonder (with whom he co-wrote “Thank You For Loving Me”) Ike Turner, and George Clinton, yet also struggling many years with addictions and the ensuing poverty that goes with it. He’s still performing. Chicago, he’ll be (oops, was!) at Schubas on May 29!
Aphrodisiac out now on Pravda Records, buy it!
Not familiar with the Contrast Podcast? I’ve not done one in a while! Anyone can do it…it’s a community effort, lookie over here for how-to. It’s a blast and you’ll meet some really cool people, come have a listen, xoxo