3:03am and just in from CAN YOU DIG IT!!!!! What a funk'n crazy night! Hit the decks at 12am, dance floor empty for 2 seconds, followed by 2 more seconds and it was full with 15 - 20 ladies! Ahhh Snap!! I'm not complaining! Before i even got to my 3rd record, it was bustlen at the seems! Dance floor shinanigans going on! Kept it moving and grooven - till 2am! And yeah, I play Motown Philly - Boyz ll Men!! haha you should have seen the energy explode to that!! Like WHOA! Goooooood Times!! Energy was hype! dance floor was madness! Bartenders were pouring it up right! Looking forward to next to do it all again! on that note - SEACREST OUT!
Just a note to friends and fans of the Soul rare groove funk at CAN YOU DIG IT! Tomorrow's party will be pushed back about 30-40 minutes with me hitting the decks around 12:15am - 2:00am. But not to worry, i am still bringing a fat stack of Vinyl groovers to close out the night!! So come on down to get the get down and have some fun at CAN YOU DIG IT!!!!
PS! Starting in January 2013 - Once a Month, we will be taking a special trip at CAN YOU DIG IT! more details to come!
whoa oh oh!! what a freaking funky crazy night at theCrescent Ballroom
!! for CAN YOU DIG IT!!!! The crowd was moven and grooven, shaken and flanken and get'n down on the get down!!!! Full dance floor from start to finish! Funk for your trunk had all the people shaken what there mommas gave them!! haha. Its like one of those nights you don't expect much cause its rainy and cold, but man was crowd live and direct tonight!!! Shout out to my man Sergio Funk and the B-boy crew that rolled down. Plus a Happy Hanukkah to all my jewish brothas in the house tonight as well celebrating the holidays. Peace Hair Grease and Funky Beats!!! :
TIM MAIA: BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION!
CRESCENT BALLROOM : DOWNTOWN PHOENIX
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28th 2012 @ 11:30pm
Luakabop Records will be releasing the long awaited new album by legendary Brazilian soul sensation, TIM MAIA! on October 2nd! Before the album comes out, there will be world wide parties celebrating the legends Birthday! Sadly Tim passed away more then 10 years ago, but his spirit and music live on to bring happiness to the world!
Afro:Baile Records and DJ Seduce will host 1 of the annual Events at DJ Seduce's weekly event called CAN YOU DIG IT? The night features American Funk n Soul music on a weekly basis, but on this special night, the evening will transform into Brazilian Funk n Soul meets American Funk N Soul! Giving party patrons the best of both Worlds! Join us for FREE! Event Starts at 11:30pm - 2:00am! Live from Crescent Ballroom
| |James Joseph Brown
(May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, musician
, and recording artist
. He is the originator of funk
music and is a major figure of 20th century popular music
In a career that spanned six decades, Brown profoundly influenced the development of many different musical genres.
Brown moved on a continuum of blues and gospel-based forms and styles to a profoundly "Africanized
" approach to music making.
Brown performed in concerts, first making his rounds across theChitlin' Circuit
, and then across the country and later around the world, along with appearing in shows on television and in movies. Although he contributed much to the music world through his hitmaking, Brown holds the record as the artist who charted the most singles on the Billboard Hot 100
without ever hitting number one on that chart.
For many years, Brown's touring show was one of the most extravagant productions in American popular music. At the time of Brown's death, his band included three guitarists, two bass guitar players, two drummers, three horns and a percussionist.
The bands that he maintained during the late 1960s and 1970s were of comparable size, and the bands also included a three-piece amplified string section that played during ballads.
Brown employed between 40 and 50 people for the James Brown Revue, and members of the revue traveled with him in a bus to cities and towns all over the country, performing upwards of 330 shows a year with almost all of the shows as one-nighters.
In 1986, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
and in 2000 into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Brown died on Christmas Day
2006 from heart failure
after becoming ill two days earlier and being hospitalized for hours. James Brown is buried in Beech Island, South Carolina
Song: LIVING FOR THE CITY
| |Stevland Hardaway Morris
(born May 13, 1950 as Stevland Hardaway Judkins
known by his stage nameStevie Wonder
, is an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, a child prodigy
who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century.
Blind since shortly after birth,
Wonder signed with Motown
's Tamla label at the age of eleven,
and continues to perform and record for Motown to this day.
Among Wonder's best known works are singles such as "Superstition
", "Sir Duke
", "I Wish
" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You
". Well known albums also include Talking Book
and Songs in the Key of Life
He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards
, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist. Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.
's birthday a holiday in the United States.
In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace
In 2008, Billboard
magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists
to celebrate the US singles chart's fiftieth anniversary, with Wonder at number five.
Album: THE VERY BEST OF
Song: I CAN"T TURN YOU LOOSE
| |Otis Ray Redding, Jr.
(September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967) was an American soul singer-songwriter
, record producer
, arranger, and talent scout. He is considered one of the major figures in soul music
and rhythm and blues
(R&B), and one of the greatest singers in popular music. His open-throated singing was an influence on other soul singers of the 1960s, and he helped to craft the lean and powerful style of R&B that formed the basis of the Stax Sound
. After appearing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival
, he wrote and recorded "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay
", which became the first posthumous number-one record on both the Billboard Hot 100
charts after his death in a plane crash. The Dock of the Bay
reached number one onUK Albums Chart
, becoming the first posthumous album
to do so.
Redding was born and raised in the American state of Georgia
. At age 15, he left school to support his family by working with Little Richard
's backing band, The Upsetters, and by playing talent shows for prize money. In 1958, he joined Johnny Jenkins
's band, The Pinetoppers, and toured the Southern United States
while serving as driver and musician. An unscheduled appearance on a session led to a turning point in his career. He signed a contract with Stax Records
and released his debut album, Pain in My Heart
, in 1964. This album produced his first Stax single, "These Arms of Mine
Album: DANCING MACHINE
Song: DANCING MACHINE
| |The Jackson 5
(also spelled The Jackson Five
, or The Jackson 5ive
), later known as the The Jacksons
, or simply Jackson
, are an American popular music family group
from Gary, Indiana
. Group members Tito
formed the group after performing in an early incarnation called The Jackson Brothers
, which originally consisted of a trio of the three older brothers. . Active from 1964 to 1990, the Jacksons played from a repertoire of R&B
and (in the 1970s) disco
. During their six-and-a-half-yearMotown
tenure, The Jackson 5 were one of the biggest pop-music acts of the 1970s,
and the band served as the launching pad for the solo careers of their lead singers Jermaine and Michael, the latter brother later transforming his early Motown solo fame into greater success as an adult artist. The Jackson 5/The Jacksons has sold 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best selling artists of all time.
The Jackson 5 were one of very few in recording history to have their first four major label singles ("I Want You Back
", "The Love You Save
", and "I'll Be There
") reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100
Several later singles, among them "Mama's Pearl
", "Never Can Say Goodbye
" and "Dancing Machine
", were Top 5 pop hits and number-one hits on the R&B singles chart
. Most of the early hits were written and produced by a specialized songwriting team known as "The Corporation
"; later Jackson 5 hits were crafted chiefly by Hal Davis
, while early Jacksons hits were compiled by the team of Gamble and Huff
before The Jacksons began writing and producing themselves in the late 1970s.