Quincy Jones - The Secret Garden cover

Funkin Friday: Tell me your secrets

This is a special lover edition of Funkin Friday. I am doing it for two reasons: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and even though I hate it, I know that it is a big day for some people who believe in love. I am feeling frisky. No need for me to elaborate on […]

Jason's Lyric

Funkin’ Friday: Black History edition

In honor of Black History month, this is a very special edition of Funkin’ Friday. Today I am featuring a song that brought together a ton of talent to spread a positive message. In 1994, a movie called Jason’s Lyric hit theaters. The film’s soundtrack featured songs by Brian McKnight (Crazy Love) , K-Ci (If You Think You’re […]

Santa Claus

Funkin’ Friday: Christmas Classic

Friday is back with a holiday twist. I know that there are lot of us out there that need a little help getting into the holiday spirit and today’s song could be the perfect way to kick this off. Donny Hathaway was a successful singer/songwriter in the 70’s. He worked with greats like Curtis Mayfield, […]

Poison album cover

Funkin Friday: Beware of big butts

Today’s song comes from a group called Bell Biv DeVoe. The group consisted of Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe. All three were members of the highly successful group New Edition. In 1990 BBD released their first album, Poison. It went on to sell over three million copies and its title track hit number 1 […]

The Devil: Halloween 2012

Best Halloween songs not named Thriller

Just in time for Halloween, here are thirteen (that’s a scary number right?) songs that are perfect for any grown folks party. This list has a little bit of everything – rap, instrumentals, R&B, rock and pop so there should be something for all of your guests to enjoy. Since Michael Jackson’s Thriller is the alpha male […]

My old dog, Prince

Funkin’ Friday: Bow Wow

Since today is National Dog Day I want to do something special for man’s best friend. I’ve have always liked dogs (sometimes more than people) for me this is a day worth celebrating. The song I’m featuring today needs little introduction. If you are a fan of funk you know it well and if you […]

Anita Baker Rapture

Funkin’ Friday: Rapture never sounded so good

I’m using today’s Funkin’ Friday to shine the spotlight one of the all time great singers of any generation. Anita Baker’s Rapture was released in 1986. The album has sold over 5 million copies and earned her two Grammy awards. It might not sound like much but consider this, there were only 8 eight tracks […]

Kool Moe Dee - How Ya Like Me Now

Funkin’ Friday: Be Wild

Today I am featuring a song that will make you want to bust someone in the jaw. In 1998 Kool Moe Dee released How Ya Like Me Now, his second album. The album featured a track called Wild Wild West. Any song that advocates knocking someone out instead of shooting them is ok by me. So […]

Kool & The Gang - Celebration

Funkin’ Friday: It’s a celebration!!!!!

Today’s Funkin’ Friday offering is a song of joy. A “party song”, if you will. Kool and the Gang released Celebrate in 1980. The album reached number one and its most famous track was a song called Celebration. Celebration is a party song pure and simple. You can here it played at sporting events, after a […]

Bigger and Deffer

Funkin’ Friday: Be Bad

C. Sherm has arrived so you better make way Ask anybody in the crowd they say that he don’t play! Rough weeks, we’ve all had them. Hell, some of us are having them right now. It could be because of layoffs, global warming, women not sleeping with you, men cheating on you, a jacked up […]