Get funky are pleased to announce that we have just finished three new recordings at Runway Studios at Westcot Business Park.
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly and the family Stone
The song was a millstone in the development of Funk. Based around the revolutionary slap base style of Larry Graham it took Funk to a whole new place. The band embraced this way of popping the strings, and hitting them with the thumb in syncopated rhythm with beat of the song. This was the first song of it’s time to use these techniques all the way through the song to deliver an all-encompassing, slapping, popping, mechanical style that created a mesmerising rhythm based around that funky thump. It’s this style that has went on to define the Funk sound that we all know and love through subsequent decades. Thank you Sly!
The title is an intentional mondegreen for "thank you for letting me be myself again." The third verse contains specific references to the group's previous successful songs, "Dance to the Music", "Everyday People", "Sing a Simple Song", and "You Can Make It If You Try". The song features co-lead vocals from Sly Stone, Rose Stone, Freddie Stone, and Larry Graham.
Little L - Jamiriqi
"The lead single from British Funk/Acid Jazz band Jamiroquai's fifth studio album, A Funk Odyssey. The song was written by Jay Kay and Toby Smith, and was inspired by the breakup between Jay Kay and his former girlfriend Denise van Outen, over his cocaine problem. The video features Jay Kay dancing in a futuristic nightclub. We love this track and Astrid (a massive Jay Kay fan) sings it perfectly. The atmospheric intro and drop into the verse is totally kick ass and never gets tired.
Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker) - Parliament
The phrase ‘Give Up the Funk’ means to really get into the music. That moment when you get so absorbed, involved and connected with the funk groove that you just go crazy and let all your inhibitions go and start grooving. That’s ‘Giving Up the Funk’ So when the band sings ‘We Want the Funk Give Up the Funk’, they are telling the audience to get down and go for it. ‘Let’s Tear the Roof off the Sucker’ Likewise the message could be redirected back to the band from the audience to give us more depth to get down to. This type of reciprocal tribal sing-along chanting is typical of 70’s Afro Funk and Disco which inspires the audience to be seduced by the music, the vibe and the band audience connection.
It was released as a single under the name "Tear the Roof off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)". It was the second single to be released from Parliament's 1975 album Mothership Connection (following "P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)"), and was the highest-charting single from the album, reaching number five on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart and number fifteen on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart. With its anthemic sing-along chorus, it is one of the most famous P-Funk songs. It also became Parliament's first certified million-selling single, going Gold in 1976.
These well known floor filling are sure to get you all up out of your seats and strutting your stuff. We cant wait to have these ready to try out on our next Gig.