Monday, March 24, 2008

You Gotta Have Cash!

Alvin Cash - Funky Washing Machine

I've discussed the Chicago dance record king Alvin Cash in a prior post, and his tunes have regularly graced the Get on Down ... podcast, so I'll forego any storytelling and jump right into today's selection. "Funky Washing Machine" was a 1973 single on Sound Stage Seven, and it finds Cash doing his usual chanting with support from a femme background group and a nice '70s funk groove. It seems that I'm not the only one digging this tune these days - go to Fufu Stew (see links at right) and hear it as part of the "Right Side of Funky" guest mix over there. "The funky washing machine won't make you clean," Cash says, which puts this one on the "right side of funky" for sure!

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