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Just Dropped in to Funk What My Funk Was In

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The Smiths on a kids' show circa 1984. This is what you sometimes get when you type the names of bands into the search field at YouTube.

The best track on Night Ripper, the mash-up set of the moment by Girl Talk, is "Summer Smoke." I will post it tomorrow if the mood strikes.

Recently the daughter has been digging "How Long" by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, which, for you, makes me dig out a great funk comp of new soul stuff in the vein of (and including) Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. At first I suspected all songs were performed by the same dudes, but not so. Not all covers, either, but here I offer three covers, all from Hot Funky and Sweaty: The Sound of Heavy Soul and Funk Today on Hard Soul Records. Like Glenn Close offering rabbit stew, Kenny Rogers covers should not be ignored.

A thought: Wouldn't it be great if the singer did a duet with the pitcher?

The Boogaloo Investigators -- Heartbreaker

The Gene Drayton Unit - Teenage Kicks

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings -- Just Dropped In to See what Condition My Condition Was In
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