Category Archives: Funky Music

Skyscrapers – #6 from My Old Soul

Let’s kick the weekend off with a jam!  Pump this one up and sing it loud.

“Skyscrapers” is inspired by the #EckhartTolle book A New Earth, which I’ve read (to my newborn kids) or listened to at least five times.  The music is inspired by #ManuChao, another favorite who really doesn’t release enough music these days.

I’m on all the instruments except for the killer bass by Chris Singleton.  There’s also some cool backing vocals from Kerry Jones, Jeramy Lamanno, John Kell and Adair Cates.

Thanks for listening!

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Don’t U Funk With Me

I’m getting to the end of posting all of the songs off of my ‘Risky Biscuits’ album from 2001 (it only took me four months to post them all).  This is a fun rap song I did with two of my all time favorite colleagues.  Once known as the Tragic Click, Blood (Kenya Bloodsaw) and Coda Baerfider (Rico Davenport) were an incredible creative force in the early 2000’s Athens, Georgia music scene.   Rico brought me a very long crazy beat one day and I whittled it down to make this song adding  some piano, stand up bass and Mike Elam’s great muted trumpet.

We had a great time making this song in the studio and it shows.   It is still consistently one of my top downloaded songs on Rhapsody and other online music sources.  Thanks for listening!  #rapmusic  #funnyrapsongs  #georgiamusic

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U Don’t Believe My Traction

Back to posting ‘Risky Biscuits’ songs.  This one is a super jammer.  A little bit reggae a lot rock.  We recorded this live with an eight piece band in Wes McDonald’s studio (a fine musician and artist himself look him up  https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/wes-mcdonald/id6432590).
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Anyway, this song is a declaration of love with a little innuendo and a great great band!!  John Kell, Chris Costigan and Gary Hartle’s saxes are on fire on this one and John Wayne Tuggle plays a tasty guitar solo.   I had a broken hand and a ruptured radial nerve but I still managed to hold down the rhythm guitar.  Incredible drummer Seth Hendershot and legendary bassist AJ Adams round it out!  Thanks for listening!

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Heavy Weather

I’m stuck in a hotel in Americus, Georgia tonight because of the weather and I hear the interstates are locked down in the ATL.  I can only imagine what it’s like in my native NC Mountains.  Here’s a funky song to get through the heavy weather tonight.  “If you got dog’s you better put them in a shed”.

 

Some-a-that Country Funk

My Risky Biscuits post for the day drums up a bit of that country funk.  Featuring the rap skills of one of my favorite Athens, Georgia artists, P-Noid (aka MechaNoid).   We really had a lot of fun making this one.   As simple as the song is, we never could quite make it happen live for some reason or another.  Probably because we never practiced it.   Anyway, thanks for listening!

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Bukowski & Captain Kangaroo

One of my all time favorite jams (and a favorite of all my bands over the years).  This is an uptempo funky super jam about trying to relieve boredom with the help of Charles Bukowski, Captain Kangaroo and golf.   This song features the full power of my Parakeet Nelson band from this era.  Seth Hendershot, Gary Hartle, John W Tuggle, John Kell, Dwayne Wallace and lots of interesting background (and foreground) sounds.

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Love is a Force But You Can’t Force Love

I haven’t posted anything in a while.  I’m going to change that starting now.  I’ve been working on some new music and old music the last few days and am trying to get back in the habit.  I let the real job slow down my momentum.  This is the first year that music is not my primary source of income.

Here’s a funky one to start the weekend.    Thanks for listening!

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