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    Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:02:07

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    ConFunkShun FunkShun, what's your FunkShun? Okay, that didn't work. It was a little play on Conjunction Junction. Anyway, ConFunkShun have dropped their new single "Your Night." Their new album is due via Shanachie in early 2015 and is their first in 20 years.

    Since it's been a while, let's dive right in and watch the video below.



    And now that you've enjoyed the video, here is a refresher: Once upon a time there were many great self-contained R&B and funk groups, innovative, immensely popular artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire, War, The Meters, The Commodores, Kool & the Gang, Lakeside, Slave and many others who created a body of work in the '70s and '80s that still thrills audiences today.

    ConFunkShun were one of the successful bands in this wave, scoring 25 chart hits between 1976 and their breakup in 1987, including such smash hits as "Fun," "Chase Me," "Electric Lady" and more, many of which have been liberally sampled by the hip-hop generation.

    Mmmhmm.

    When the band re-united with lead vocalists and songwriters Michael Cooper and Felton Pilate, after more than two decades apart, they were welcomed back by their fans as they toured nationally to adoring crowds.

    Not content to ride on their past hits, they began writing and recording new material which they found got great response in concert. Their new music finds Con Funk Shun as irresistible as ever this time with an intoxicating blend of classic R&B and contemporary sonics.

    "This album was clearly a must do for me," Cooper said. "The main reason is simply because we can, we are able and we should. Too often people are falling much too early. We have been blessed to still be playing and loving the music, and to still have fans who are still buying and following our music. We simply had to do it."

    And we're glad they did!

    Did you dig ConFunkShun's "Your Night?"

    —Amy Sciarretto
    10.17.14



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