Friday FUNK MIX: DJ PREMIER – ‘Salutes to JAMES BROWN’ – The Foundation Of Hip Hop Mixtape (2007).

Friday FUNK MIX: DJ PREMIER – ‘Salutes to JAMES BROWN’ – The Foundation Of Hip Hop Mixtape (2007).

This tribute mix is an absolute stomper. 45 mins of heavy FUNK & SOUL to help you through your workday.

The Legendary DJ PREMIER putting together a very special salute to JAMES BROWN and the solid foundations his music laid for HIP HOP.

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Track List //
1-1 –DJ Premier Honoring James Brown 0:50
1-2 –James Brown Apollo Intro (NYC 1962) 1:25
1-3 –James Brown The Boss 1:43
1-4 –James Brown Funky Drummer 3:52
1-5 –James Brown Talkin Loud Sayin Nothin 1:11
1-6 –James Brown Blind Man Can See It 0:43
1-7 –James Brown Soul Power 1:06
1-8 –James Brown Mother Popcorn 0:41
1-9 –James Brown Say It Loud (I’m Black And I’m Proud) 2:22
1-10 –James Brown Take Some Leave Some 1:34
1-11 –James Brown Super Bad 1:55
1-12 –James Brown There Was A Time 1:02
1-13 –James Brown King Heroin 3:06
1-14 –Marva Whitney Unwind Yourself 1:48
1-15 –James Brown Same Beat
Featuring – The JB’s* 1:36
1-16 –James Brown Put It On The Line
Featuring – Lyn Collins 1:11
1-17 –James Brown The Grunt
Featuring – The JBS* 1:31
1-18 –James Brown Blow Your Head 1:28
1-19 –James Brown I Got The Feelin’ 0:42
1-20 –James Brown There It Is 0:42
1-21 –James Brown There It Is (Live) 0:44
1-22 –James Brown Pass The Peas
Featuring – The JBS* 1:16
1-23 –James Brown Blues & Pants 0:51
1-24 –James Brown I Know U Got Soul
Featuring – Bobby Bird* 1:36
1-25 –James Brown Make It Funky 1:01
1-26 –James Brown Papa Don’t Take No Mess 1:19
1-27 –James Brown I Feel Good 0:39
1-28 –James Brown Problems 0:43
1-29 –James Brown Turn On The Heat (And Build Some Fire) 0:59
1-30 –James Brown Ain’t It Funky Now 1:38
1-31 –James Brown If You Don’t Work, You Don’t Eat 0:49
1-32 –James Brown Get Up Get Into It (Get Involved) 2:04

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If you are feeling the vibe, be sure to join us THIS SUNDAY for our special JAMES BROWN TRIBUTE JAM feat. Gang of brothers along with DJ Support from MEEM, FRENZIE, PARIS GROOVESCOOTER, Phil Toke & SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s.

This Sunday from 2pm //

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VIDEO: Bootsy Collins on how James Brown created FUNK.

Bootsy Collins – The James Brown FUNK FORMULA //

Funk On The One! Love this little clip on how BOOTSY COLLINS explaining some of the Funk education during his short time playing Bass with James Brown’s band.

– If you are feeling the vibe, join us as we pay homage to JAMES BROWN & his musical family this Sunday at SOUL OF SYDNEY.

Sunday April 28 – 2pm feat. GANG OF BROTHERS (Live)
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Join us for an afternoon high-powered FUNK, SOUL & beyond.
Tix from $10-15+bf.

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Join SOUL OF SYDNEY as we pay homage to JAMES BROWN on Sunday April 28



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An afternoon homage to one of the central figures who shaped FUNK & SOUL music as we know it and inspired GENERATIONS of MUSICIANS, DJ’S & PRODUCERS.

Music by Sydney Funk Powerhouse GANG OF BROTHERS & Friends (live) plus DJ support by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s & Friends.

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Documentary: The Night JAMES BROWN Saved Boston (April 5 1968) | The Power of Music!

Documentary: The Night James Brown Saved Boston (April 5 1968) 

James Brown calms Boston following the Martin Luther King assassination in 1968

April 5, 1968. It is the day after one of the most catastrophic moments in the history of the civil rights movement.

The film documents that remarkable concert and the politics around it. Boston Mayor Kevin White and his colleagues almost by accident realized that by televising the James Brown concert they could keep people indoors that night prevent widespread rioting. The film is almost testimony to the power of music in general and the power of James Brown’s music in particular. The film is a tribute to the Godfather of Soul and the role he would come to play in working for civil rights.

Backstage at the Boston Garden, the mood is somber, appropriately funereal. Just 24 hours ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., the most important and beloved African American leader in America, has been assassinated, and though James Brown is booked that night for a show, nobody really wants to go onstage and play.


On the morning after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., city officials in Boston, Massachusetts, were scrambling to prepare for an expected second straight night of violent unrest. Similar preparations were being made in cities across America, including in the nation’s capital, where armed units of the regular Army patrolled outside the White House and U.S. Capitol following President Johnson’s state-of-emergency declaration. But Boston would be nearly alone among America’s major cities in remaining quiet and calm that turbulent Friday night, thanks in large part to one of the least quiet and calm musical performers of all time. On the night of April 5, 1968, James Brown kept the peace in Boston by the sheer force of his music and his personal charisma.

Brown’s appearance that night at the Boston Garden had been scheduled for months, but it nearly didn’t happen. Following a long night of riots and fires in the predominantly black Roxbury and South End sections of the city, Boston’s young mayor, Kevin White, gave serious consideration to canceling an event that some feared would bring the same kind of violence into the city’s center. The racial component of those fears was very much on the surface of a city in which school integration and mandatory busing had played a major role in the recent mayoral election. Mayor White faced a politically impossible choice: anger black Bostonians by canceling Brown’s concert over transparently racial fears, or antagonize the law-and-order crowd by simply ignoring those fears. The idea that resolved the mayor’s dilemma came from a young, African American city councilman name Tom Atkins, who proposed going on with the concert, but finding a way to mount a free, live broadcast of the show in the hopes of keeping most Bostonians at home in front of their TV sets rather than on the streets.

Atkins and White convinced public television station WGBH to carry the concert on short notice, but convincing James Brown took some doing. Due to a non-compete agreement relating to an upcoming televised concert, Brown stood to lose roughly $60,000 if his Boston show were televised. Ever the savvy businessman, James Brown made his financial needs known to Mayor White, who made the very wise decision to meet them.

The broadcast of Brown’s concert had the exact effect it was intended to, as Boston saw less crime that night than would be expected on a perfectly normal Friday in April. There was a moment, however, when it appeared that the plan might backfire. As a handful of young, male fans—most, but not all of them black—began climbing on stage mid-concert, white Boston policemen began forcefully pushing them back. Sensing the volatility of the situation, Brown urged the cops to back away from the stage, then addressed the crowd. “Wait a minute, wait a minute now WAIT!” Brown said. “Step down, now, be a gentleman….Now I asked the police to step back, because I think I can get some respect from my own people.”

Brown successfully restored order while keeping the police away from the crowd, and continued the successful peacekeeping concert in honor of the slain Dr. King on this day in 1968.

 Join SOUL OF SYDNEY as we pay homage to JAMES BROWN on Sunday April 28



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An afternoon homage to one of the central figures who shaped FUNK & SOUL music as we know it and inspired GENERATIONS of MUSICIANS, DJ’S & PRODUCERS.

Music by Sydney Funk Powerhouse GANG OF BROTHERS & Friends (live) plus DJ support by SOUL OF SYDNEY DJ’s & Friends.

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FREE FUNK BBQ | “Back to Funk” BBQ This Saturday at Vic on the Park feat. – Meem, RAINE SUPREME, DJ ADVERSE, DJ AMITY & Nik Gray


FREE FUNK BBQ | Back To Funk Autumn BBQ Session 🎶💛 THIS SATURDAY our good friends at Back To Funk (Australia’s longest run FUNK radio show) are hosting their next installment at Vic on the Park Hotel.

Free Entry, Kid friendly, Pet Friendly vibrations in the sunshine with DJ’s;

– Meem (Back to Funk Radio, 2ser)
– DJ ADVERSE (Adam Close)
– DJ AMITY Christie Lee
– Nik Gray

laying down a heavy dose of FUNK, SOUL, REGGAE, DISCO & more.

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For anyone who is heading down &/or keen to know about some of the history of the BACK TO FUNK Radio Show which is now in its 48th year.

Please check out this brief summary on Australian Longest Running Radio show which is now in


The Back To Funk Radio Show is the longest running funk music show in Australia. Starting out on 2SER radio in 1980, Back To Funk has not only been a long-time fixture on Sydneys airwaves, but over the years fans have also been treated to rare interviews with funk heavyweights such as George Clinton (1992), Kool Bell (Kool & the Gang), Charlie Wilson (Gap Band), and in 1988 Back To Funk featured the only Australian interview with James Brown’s Band. More recent guests have included Bill Curtis (Fatback Band), Fred Wesley (The JB’s), Mr Scruff, Jamie Liddell, Kylie Auldist and Lance Ferguson from The Bamboos.

Back to Funk boasts a massive on-air history of 33 years. During its long history the show has made an important contribution to the Sydney Dance Music community, and was the first dance music program to appear in the 2SER Monday – Friday Afternoon timeslot. Originally named From Punk to Funk, it was John Potts who created the show for 2SER in 1980. The show was soon after renamed Back To Funk, and in the early 80’s the program was inherited by Brent Clough. Soon after he was joined by Heidi Pasqual (Creative Vibes), and the show continued through the 80’s, later joined by Peter Pasqual (1991), then Gordon Henderson (around 1993). Other guests and presenters have included Tim Ritchie, Miguel DeSouza and Robbie Sevellies. In 2004 the program was passed onto Meem, who continues to host the show today.

Back to Funk reaches a wide and diverse audience in Sydney, and features many styles of music. It has always represented and promoted black music styles, and was integral to the development of hip hop culture in Sydney.

Back to Funk broadcasts every Monday from 12:00 – 2:00pm. Each week Meem resurfaces old funk, soul, disco and boogie gems while also exploring a diverse range of all other related styles including Afrobeat, African, Hip Hop, Reggae, Latin, Jazz, Blues, Beats and more. Tune in every Monday afternoon for interviews, new releases, and a huge array of forgotten funky masterpieces.