Saturday, February 11, 2006

The Soul of the Movement: Keep On Brother!

The Fatback Band Featuring Johnny King - Keep on Brother Keep On

Oftentimes the stronger statements of black pride and the struggle for equality came from the funky side of the soul sprectrum. Today's selection came from the fantastic funk group the Fatback Band (later known as Fatback). Although Fatback was never as popular as many other groups, it was long-lasting and the wide swath of recorded material encompases early funk, disco, club funk and, with "King Tim III," rap. "Keep On Brother Keep On" features the vocals of guitarist Johnny King and a righteous message.

Speaking of funk, anyone in the Atlanta area should come out to Octane for the debut of "Sure Shot," a monthly funk and soul showcase featuring Agent45 and T1. Details can be found here.

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