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    Wondering whether there were any uncovered enclaves of British funk out there that I don't know about. I noticed on funk45.com, that they don't have any of the ones that I have. There must be 100s and some of them must be good. Anyone?

    These are the ones I know about:
    Stretch - Why D'Ya Do It (OK, it's a rock-pop record, but it's sort of funk, too)
    The Equals - Funky Like A Train/Mystic Syster
    Eddy Grant - Nobody's Got Time Pts. 1&2
    Marco - I'm Coming Home
    Zzebra - Mr. J (awesome record!)
    http://www.djhistory.com

  • #2
    how about:

    De Hems - Don't Cross That Line (Eddy Grant production)
    Honky - Funky Time (i *think* this is a UK outfit?)
    John Dankworth - Bitter Lemons
    http://www.blaxploitation.com
    Chops for show, groove for dough.

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    • #3
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      Originally posted by [b
      Quote[/b] ]Quote: from theeman on 4:20 pm on Mar. 4, 2003
      how about:

      De Hems - Don't Cross That Line (Eddy Grant production)
      Honky - Funky Time (i *think* this is a UK outfit?)
      John Dankworth - Bitter Lemons
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      An Eddy Grant production I don't know about... I trust Honky's not that crap hip hop crew from Doncaster is it?! Cheers, Ed.
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      • #4
        Average White Band - 'Pick Up the Pieces'?

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        • #5
          ladyb, just sent you a mail... the De Hems cut is on the flip side of a 45 on President. They did another 45 on President that's also a bit funky but the name escapes me for now. The De Hems cut is right at the end of the Floor Grease funk 45s set I did for SoulStrut.com if anyone wants to hear it. Bonkers early 70s cockney funk!

          don't know anything about Honky except it's from the late 70s so isn't the crap hip-hop outfit!
          http://www.blaxploitation.com
          Chops for show, groove for dough.

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          • #6
            go on then, off you all go to GEMM or wherever - there's a stack of those Funky Time 45s for cheap and it's a real cracker of a dancefloor funk cut, late 70s with big brass, a little rock and disco to the mix. always does the business on the floor whenever i've played it out... cheers Oxfam!
            http://www.blaxploitation.com
            Chops for show, groove for dough.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by [b
              Quote[/b] ]Quote: from bongolia on 4:39 pm on Mar. 4, 2003
              Average White Band - 'Pick Up the Pieces'?
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              Yep, forgot about AWB, though I think of them more as soul, I suppose. Great band, though. Check out 'The Joker' from the first (MCA) album. There was also a London equivalent of AWB called Kokomo. They did a great version of Bobby Womack's 'I Can Understand It' and the drummer married Candi Staton (these two facts are unreleated, BTW).
              http://www.djhistory.com

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              • #8
                is zappata schmidt eddy grant influenced in some way?

                its sposed to be hot in a psychy hammondy way. on president I think.
                www.thesoundlibrary.net <- Changed URL

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                • #9
                  There's FBI who released an LP on Good Earth. One of them was Omar's Dad I think???

                  Does Matata count? Their stuff was released in the Uk only but I'm not sure if they were British or not - I think they were.

                  Cymande of course.

                  Black Velvet were also British I think.

                  By the amount of 'I thinks' above you can tell I am not an authority on the subject!
                  He also contributed songs for the Jim Henson movie vehicle 'Muppets From Space'.

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                  • #10
                    What about those Big Bear Records releases... I've got a couple of funk 45s including a monster Zulu &quot;Akwanga Swamp&quot; break and some Muscles 45s on this label. Very recommended white funk. weren't these guys british? I think the label operated out of Manchester...

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                    • #11
                      How about the J.A.L.N. Band?

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by [b
                        Quote[/b] ]Quote: from sermad on 5:36 pm on Mar. 4, 2003
                        is zappata schmidt eddy grant influenced in some way?

                        its sposed to be hot in a psychy hammondy way. on president I think.
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                        Zappatta Schmidt IS Eddy Grant! It's very good, in a rocky, psychy sort of way. He also produced another band like this in the same period, but I'm not letting on about that one until I find the album myself! Don't sleep on Eddy Grant. I keep telling people his stuff is awesome, but everyone thinks of 'Give Me Hope Joanna' and yawns.
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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by [b
                          Quote[/b] ]Quote: from Hadrian Elephant on 5:43 pm on Mar. 4, 2003

                          Does Matata count? Their stuff was released in the Uk only but I'm not sure if they were British or not  - I think they were.

                          Cymande of course.

                          Black Velvet were also British I think.
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                          Matata were Kenyan, I think. Cymande, of course! Black Velvet, I'm not familiar with.
                          http://www.djhistory.com

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                          • #14
                            and what about Norman Jay staple '100% Pure Poison'?
                            http://www.blaxploitation.com
                            Chops for show, groove for dough.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by [b
                              Quote[/b] ]Quote: from Blighty on 5:50 pm on Mar. 4, 2003
                              How about the J.A.L.N. Band?
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                              What are they like? I'd always assumed they were crap jazz-funk, but looking at those flares, they look like they were around before that.
                              http://www.djhistory.com

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