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Funk-School (The Music of Black Betty's, Bembe, and Savalas)

Funk-School (The Music of Black Betty's, Bembe, and Savalas)

Playing tracks by

The Whatnauts, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, The Jones Girls, Slave and more.

This mix is what got me a residency at a couple spots in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I used to spin at a spot called Savalas on Mondays, a place called Bembe on Wednesdays, and on Thursdays I'd play at the beloved but now extinct Black Bettys that also featured great Brooklyn bands (Pimps of Joytime, Turbine, Adrian Hibbs Band, Mavis "Swan" Poole, and others). Spinning in front of a crowd that would rarely stop dancing was always fun and these people really knew their music. Living in Brooklyn definitely got me heavily into breakbeats and original samples. Several are featured here, including the Whatnauts' "Why Can't People Be Colors Too" (drums sampled by A Tribe Called Quest), "Are You My Woman" by the Chi-lites (sampled by Beyonce for her first big solo hit), "Rapper Dapper Snapper" by Edwin Birdsong (breakbeat sampled by De La Soul for their first hit), and Herbie Hancock's "Come Running to Me" (sampled by J. Dilla for Slum Village's tune, "Money").

Enjoy!
MARBLL

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DJ MARKED MUSIQ

man you blends are on point

Eric Johnson/DJ MARBLL

FunkSchool Mix 0. Why Can't People be Colors Too -- Whatnauts 0. Ain't That a Bitch -- Johnny "Guitar" Watson 0. Midnight Groove -- Barry White 0. Chance with You -- Brother 2 Brother 0. Are You My Woman -- Chi-lites 0. Do Yourself a Favor -- Stevie Wonder 0. Mind Power -- James Brown 0. Funkentelechy -- Parliament 0. You Gonna Make Love Somebody Else --Jones Girls 0. Rapper Dapper Snapper -- Edwin Birdsong 0. Just a Touch of Love -- SLAVE 0. Touch Me Love -- Billy Preston 0. Machine Gun -- Commodores 0. Party Lights -- GAP Band 0. Bra -- Cymande 0. Come Running to Me -- Herbie Hancock

Christopher Duke

me to i want a copy

Eric Johnson/DJ MARBLL

I can send you a setlist Charity.

Charity Thomas

You know what these songs are...I'm all "Hey Bootsy", I think. Can you tell them what the songs are, cause I know you know them.

Charity Thomas

Perfect for the pre- "Valentine" (also known as murderous arrow murderer) weekend.

Eric Johnson/DJ MARBLL

Thanks Swift720!

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