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Any Major Funk Vol. 2


In December I posted a funk/disco mix-tape (meaning the songs don’t fade into each other), covering the golden era 1978-1983, and fitting on one CD-R. It was downloaded more than 1,300 times, and received the grand total of one comment. But that commenter was so pleased with the Any Major Funk mix, he or she asked for a follow-up. So, for that kind soul, here’s Any Major Funk Volume 2, which had me partying it down big time during its compilation. Get funky! 1. Bell & James – Living It Up (Friday Night) (1978)
2. Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne – Dance Across The Floor (1978)
3. Central Line – Walking Into Sunshine (1981)
4. Oliver Cheatham – Get Down Saturday Night (1983)
5. Brenda & the Big Dudes – Weekend Special (1983)
6. The Whispers – And The Beat Goes On (1979)
7. Third World – Dancing On The Floor (Hooked On Love) (1981)
8. Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots (1982)
9. The Emotions – Best Of My Love (1978)
10. Sister Sledge – Thinking Of You (1979)
11. Diana Ross – I’m Coming Out (1980)
12. Chic – My Feet Keep Dancing (1979)
13. Kurtis Blow – The Breaks (long version) (1980)
14. Thelma Houston – Saturday Night (1978)
15. Level 42 – Starchild (1981)

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  1. halfhearteddude
    April 1st, 2008 at 01:12 | #1

    PW = amdwhah

  2. Karate Boogaloo
    April 1st, 2008 at 15:54 | #2

    I’ll comment & WON’T download the mix…how about that? I know how you feel. Keep up the good work!

  3. Anonymous
    April 1st, 2008 at 16:12 | #3

    Oh yes, I WILL download the mix! Fantastic stuff, I’ve just been thinking I should turn my old 12 inchers of Bell & James and LTD into mp3… and then along came your mix. Brenda and the Big Dudes (are you sure??) and Hot Cuisine don’t ring any bells with me but then I didn’t know the names of everything I danced to as the 70s turned into the 80s.Phil

  4. Any major dude with half a heart
    April 1st, 2008 at 16:28 | #4

    Brenda & the Big Dudes was the late South African singer Brenda Fassie’s first band, Phil. “Weekend Special” is a wonderful disco-pop tune which should have been a worldwide hit.The Hot Cuisine track is quite hard to find, I believe. I bet more people know it than know the name.karate boogaloo, thanks for the comment and the props. I’ll be sure to check out your blogs.

  5. Anonymous
    April 1st, 2008 at 22:18 | #5

    As I’ve been enjoying you blog for quite some time now I want to leave a comment as well. I’m sure your new mix will be great and I can’t wait to listen to it as soon as my dl is done.I especially enjoyed the photos of your past and your way of commenting on your childhood days in Germany – I’m from Dortmund and having grown up in the 80s I know what it feels like to have suffered an overexposure of Hitparade and Der Blaue Bock ;-). Thank God Formel Eins came along in ’83.Plastik44

  6. Any major dude with half a heart
    April 1st, 2008 at 22:52 | #6

    Herzlichen Dank, Plastik44.Der Blaue Bock was dire. I had an uncle from Darmstadt who reminded me of that Schenk guy who presented that show. Hitparade…I’d love to see an episode from the early ’70s again, as a nostalgiatrip. I have a clip of Danyel Gerard singing Butterfly on the Hitparade. Good fun, I must confess. Arpad der Zigeuner was my favourite show in the ’70s.I’ll be doing another memory trip through the years later this year.

  7. Fusion 45
    April 2nd, 2008 at 00:12 | #7

    Thanks for the set, AMD. Right now, I’m focused on my Great Session Drummers series (just did part one of Hal Blaine yesterday). At some point, I’m going to do a Great Pop Orchestrations series (inspired by Barry Manilow’s ‘Trying To Get The Feeling’). Absolutely, there will have to be some disco in there, especially the Nile Rodgers/Bernard Edwards stuff (brought to mind by your inclusion of Sister Sledge). Play on! Thanks again for the fun set and continuing to inspire me. Music Junkie at Fusion 45.

  8. Fusion 45
    April 2nd, 2008 at 00:22 | #8

    And, if Jimmy ‘Bo’ Horne came before KC and The Sunshine Band, he should be getting royalties!

  9. Karate Boogaloo
    April 2nd, 2008 at 00:24 | #9

    I would bet money that Jimmy Bo Horne came before KC…

  10. Anonymous
    April 2nd, 2008 at 01:27 | #10

    Been enjoying your blog ever since the large Josh Rouse post you did at the end of last year. Keep up the good work, it is appreciated. Brad

  11. Anonymous
    April 2nd, 2008 at 01:43 | #11

    I downloaded both mixes. Both are excellant. Thank you!

  12. twostepcub
    April 2nd, 2008 at 06:01 | #12

    trust me, i understand. You do this for the love, not the fame :-) anyway I have to give praise to anyone ending an awesome mix with “Thinking Of You”… When I was a kid it was on one of those “Now Thats What I Call Music” cassettes from the UK I bought at the old “listening booth”…ahh the memories.thanks again, you did a great job

  13. Bill from Illinois
    April 3rd, 2008 at 08:56 | #13

    Wow, what a terrific mix! All great choices, but especially the Oliver Cheatham, the lesser-known Sister Sledge, and Brenda Fassie. I’d never heard the Hot Cuisine but like that one too. I’m going to head over and check out your first mix too, now that you mentioned it…For people wondering about Jimmy Bo Horne — yes, the sound is exactly like KC’s, but that’s because KC wrote the song! (along with some of Horne’s other hits). They were part of the same Miami-based T.K. Records stable. So it’s cool, they all get royalties.I love this blog, Dude! Thanks for all the work and all the great music.

  14. Anonymous
    April 3rd, 2008 at 20:35 | #14

    Ahhh the memories… nice mixtape and thanks.

  15. Mr. Satan A. Chilles
    April 5th, 2008 at 00:00 | #15

    Thank you, a very nice mix indeed. I believe I bought most of the AMFV2 tracks on 45 when they were first out.Nice job!

  16. Robin
    April 7th, 2008 at 16:38 | #16

    Hi DudeThe perfect mix as far as I am concerned. I know (and love) half the tracks and don’t recognise the others.So I’m downloading this, I’ll check out the tracks I don’t recognise + then go and find Any Major Funk Volume 1 :)Keep up the good work

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