Funky Revolutions Favoriting : Playlist from April 2, 2022

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Funky Revolutions is based on the One. Since 1994, host Khalid and guests have invited you to groove & celebrate the history of Africana music - the African diaspora and its musical reflections around the world.

We explore the past, present and future of the funk. From introducing trip-hop to Montréal in the early 90’s, to supporting hip-hop’s underground, to presenting ethno-musicographies of jazz, soul, reggae and afro-funk, Funky Revolutions embraces all grooves & the revolutionary spirit of the Funk, from the Black Arts Movement of the 70s to Indigenous defiances & liberations in the (post) colonial world.

Every Saturday 2 - 4pm (EDT)

Favoriting April 2, 2022: Their Music Was Hot (Carnal Female Funk from the 1970s)

“I would just say it was raw.” - Betty Davis. Funky Revolutions presents the hardest funk by women who affirmed and expressed their sexuality in their own music and on their own terms. With roots in the bawdy blues, singer-songwriter-producers like Betty Davis, Lalomie Washburn, and Sylvia Robinson embraced and gave form to libidinal and sensual funk & soul in the 1970s that broke barriers and had unrecognized impacts on the evolution of the funk and the performance of popular music. Pure belly rub at the heart of the beat and groove. In tribute to Betty Davis who passed away February 9, 2022 at the age of 77. "I'm me and I'm different; my music is just another level of funk.” - Betty Davis

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RIP Betty Davis (1945-2022)
RIP Betty Davis (1945-2022)
RIP Betty Davis (1945-2022)
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Artist Track Album Year Comments
Funky Revolutions  Show Intro FR   Favoriting          
Ann Sorel  L'Amour à plusieurs   Favoriting 69, Année mélodique  1972       
Funky Revolutions  Intro FR   Favoriting          
Vernon Gibbs  Reading his Variety Mag Review of Betty Davis (fr)   Favoriting Documentary: La reine disparue du Funk (FR version of Betty Davis doc)  2017       
Funky Revolutions  Intro Betty Davis (fr)   Favoriting          
Sookie featuring Jeannine Otis  Tonight (Ce Soir)   Favoriting Sookie  1976       
Sylvia  You Sure Love To Ball   Favoriting Sylvia  1976       
Funky Revolutions  Intro EN   Favoriting          
Tammi Lynn  Light My Fire   Favoriting Living In The Streets Vol. 1  1999  Recorded in 69-70 & produced by Eddie Bo, but remained unreleased until the 90s. Worked with some of the greats from Tousaint to Coltrane.     
Explosions featuring Juanita Brooks  Garden of Four Trees   Favoriting 45 RPM  1970       
CKUT  ADs   Favoriting          
Millie Jackson  A Moments Pleasure   Favoriting A Moments Pleasure  1979       
Funky Revolutions  Playlist   Favoriting          
Gwen McCrae  Early Morning Love   Favoriting Let's Straighten It Out  1978       
Joyce Williams  The First Thing I Do in the Morning   Favoriting 45 RPM  1972       
Martha High  He's My Ding Dong Man   Favoriting Martha High  1979  Produced by James Brown     
Funky Revolutions  Bawdy blues traditions & funk as masculine tradition   Favoriting          
Laura Lee  Women's Love Rights   Favoriting Women's Love Rights  1972       
Lalomie Washburn    My Music is Hot  1977       
Funky Revolutions  Playlist & ADs   Favoriting          
Funky Revolutions  Betty Davis feature pt 1   Favoriting          
Betty Davis  This is it!   Favoriting Nasty Gal  1975       
Betty Davis  I Would Just Call It Raw   Favoriting    A clip from one of the only interviews done with Betty in the 70s from the documentary "Betty: They Say I'm Different" (2017).     
Betty Davis  Game Is My Middle Name   Favoriting Betty Davis  1973       
Funky Revolutions  Introducing Betty Davis   Favoriting          
Betty Davis  Nasty Gal   Favoriting Nasty Gal  1975       
Funky Revolutions  Early years   Favoriting          
Betty Mabry  Get Ready for Betty   Favoriting   1964  Before she married Miles Davis     
Betty Davis  Don't Call Her No Tramp   Favoriting They Say I'm Different  1974       
Funky Revolutions  The Miles Year   Favoriting          
CKUT  ADs   Favoriting          
Betty Davis  They Say I'm Different   Favoriting They Say I'm Different  1974       
Betty Davis  Is It Love or Desire   Favoriting Is It Love or Desire  1976       
Funky Revolutions  Betty Davis's place in funk   Favoriting          
Betty Davis  F.u.n.k.   Favoriting Nasty Gal  1975       
Betty Davis  Walking Up The Road   Favoriting Betty Davis  1973       
Betty Davis  Bar Hoppin’   Favoriting Is It Love or Desire  1976       
Funky Revolutions  Extro   Favoriting          
Nana Love  I'm in Love   Favoriting Disco Documentary (Full Of Funk)  1978       

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