Grace Jones

Grace Jones’s sixth studio album Living My Life had “Nipple To The Bottle” as its lead single. The reggae and funk-flavored dance track was another collaboration between Jones and rhythm master Sly Dunbar. Jones’s scorn for her immature lover Jean Paul-Goude lit up dance floors and did well on theContinue Reading

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Harvey Sutherland by Ian Laidlaw

Melbourne producer, DJ and keyboard player Harvey Sutherland releases the video for “Type A” featuring sos ahead of his Boy album coming later this month. Sutherland catches an ’80s new wave vibe with funky synthesizers and sos’s staid vocals. The song is a tribute to the overachieving type A personalityContinue Reading

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Betty Davis, the funk pioneer who was once married to Miles Davis, died age 77 on February 9th of cancer. Davis rattled the music industry establishment in the ’60s and ’70s when she debuted her raunchy stage show and raw funk. The former Betty Mabry had worked as a modelContinue Reading

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Greg Tate

Journalist, author, musician, band leader and co-founder of the Black Rock Coalition Greg Tate has died at age 64. Tate is recognized as the godfather of hip-hop journalism for his writing in the pages of the Village Voice that started in 1981. His articles were some of the earliest seriousContinue Reading

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