Revisit – Egon’s Funk Archaeology at RBMA: The Records Atlanta Soul/Funk Legend Richard Marks’ Left Behind

Now-Again | Nov. 13, 2019 | Picks | , ,

Linked below: Egon’s Funk Archaeology post at Red Bull Music Academy’s website, written five years ago, offering a peek into the process behind the Richard Marks Never Satisfied anthology on Now-Again. Read about the records that this soul and funk great left behind after he passed away, and immerse yourself in the process that we live every day, trying to give unsung heroes their due props while they’re still with us. Richard Marks lost album, Love Is Gone, is the next album in the Now-Again Reserve Edition subscription.

The download this time around: a second cut from the rare Moon Song publishing demo LP referenced in the piece, an unheard soul ballad by an unknown group that we’ll almost certainly never find.

The New Series: Richard Marks’ Records – Egon’s Funk Archaeology at Red Bull Music Academy.
The Old Series: Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR.
Download: Unknown Artist: “Any Part I’ll Play”

Egon’s Funk Archaeology at RBMA: Unsung Funk (and Rock!) Hero Robert Rozelle

Now-Again | Feb. 10, 2014 | Picks | ,

Linked below: Egon’s newest Funk Archaeology post at Red Bull Music Academy’s website, this time detailing the legacy of a true unsung musical hero, bassist Robert Rozelle. As you’ll read, Rozelle was not only the bassist for our very own Apple and the Three Oranges, but also for psych-rock ensemble Love and – if you believe our investigative work – Dyke and The Blazers, on tracks previously assumed to have been recorded by members of the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band.

The download this time around: Ed. “Apple” Nelson’s “I’ll Give You A Ring (When I Come, If I Come)”, Rozelle’s swan song and one of the most perfect soul songs of all time.

The New Series: Robert Rozelle – A True Unsung Musical Hero – Egon’s Funk Archaeology at Red Bull Music Academy.
The Old Series: Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR.
Download: Ed. Nelson “I’ll Give You A Ring (When I Come, If I Come)”

Egon’s Funk Archaeology at RBMA: Jazz Funked Up In Budapest

Now-Again | Dec. 12, 2013 | Picks |

Linked below: Egon’s newest Funk Archaeology post at Red Bull Music Academy’s website, detailing a trip with Madlib to Hungary in search of funky psych, but, after a message from Gabor Szabo, ending up with stacks of proggy jazz.

The exclusive download this time around: Debrecen Jazz Group’s moody “Bitter.” If you like what you hear, you will – no kidding – nearly certainly find this at Creator Julien’s store – mentioned in the piece, and no longer, it seems run out of his bedroom. Happy Hungarian hunting!

The New Series: Jazz Funked Up In Budapest – Egon’s Funk Archaeology at Red Bull Music Academy.
The Old Series: Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR.
Download: Debrecen Jazz Group: “Bitter.”

Egon’s Funk Archaeology at RBMA: Soothing psychedelic sounds for your baby daughter

Now-Again | Oct. 18, 2013 | Picks |

Linked below: Egon’s newest Funk Archaeology post at Red Bull Music Academy’s website, a piece that any parent who’s tired of endless Youtube loops of corny “Wheels On The Bus” renditions will undoubtedly appreciate.

The exclusive download this time around: the full version of Paternoster’s “Old Danube.” Sadly we couldn’t edit the first twenty seconds to give you the toddler version. We’ll leave that up to you.

The New Series: Soothing Sounds for (Egon’s) Baby – Egon’s Funk Archaeology at Red Bull Music Academy.
The Old Series: Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR.
Download: Paternoster: “Old Danube.”

Egon’s Funk Archaeology at RBMA: James Brown’s Funky (White) Drummer

Now-Again | Aug. 8, 2013 | News,Picks |

Linked below: Egon’s newest Funk Archaeology post at Red Bull Music Academy’s website, this time digging into a largely unheralded funk legend, the white drummer, singer and sometimes producer William “Beau Dollar” Bowman, whose unique style of drumming influenced leagues, from they hey day of funk to the birth of punk.

The exclusive download this time around: the full version of JB’s “I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me),” Beau Dollar’s crowning moment. A funk masterwork that we’re – shh! – giving you a nice copy of for, well, being here.

The New Series: William “Beau Dollar” Bowman – Egon’s Funk Archaeology at Red Bull Music Academy.
The Old Series: Egon’s Funk Archaeology at NPR.
Download: James Brown with The Dapps: “I Can’t Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) – Full Version”

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