This week Stormy Monday brings the funk, kicking off with Herbie Hancock’s super-bad, late night, chick-a-wah classic Doin’ It from Secrets, which really marks the end of his seventies fusion collection. Another stellar fusionist, master of the backbeat Idris Muhammad, gives his take on Hendrix’s Power of Soul, with a full complement of horns and killer guitar from Joe Beck; followed by a slinky Trey Anastasio Band cut, Every Story Ends in Stone.
A recent version of Funky Miracle from George Porter Jr., Steve Kimock and Robert Walter brings up the (shakin’) rear, and the mix ends with Sharon Jones at the 2008 North Sea Jazz Fest doing 100 Days, 100 Nights. This week is all about hittin’ the one, so enjoy!
If you like George Porter Jr’s Funky Miracle, you should check out his rendition of “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” on the new compilation FUNKY KIDZ. Featuring George and 11 other of New Orleans’ funkiest (Bonerama, Radiators, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk,Walter Wolfmann Washington, Papa Grows Funk and more) doing covers of classic kids songs we all know and love (zip a dee doo dah, yellow submarine etc.) Trust us, this isn’t just for kids. Take a listen at http://WWW.fUNKYKIDZMUSIC.COM.