The Covalent Bond

This site is dedicated to the sharing of ideas in the field of music, literature, and whatever else strikes my fancy. To play the music, you must have Rhapsody. I am just getting started. There will be more to come. "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

Friday, February 10, 2006

Song of the Day - February 10, 2006

It is funky Friday redux with the National Trust. Yes this is retro music, but of a funky nature, with a lineage back to the disco 70's and the funky 80's. It is hard to believe that this is the work of two white boys from Chicago, but the soul and funk of Chicago's musical history must have made an influence. The track "It's Just Cruel" just drips funk. There is the falsetto vocal influence of Prince, the horns of Kool and the Gang, and funky keyboards in the style of The Gap Band. Speaking of the horns, which are fantastic, I discovered that Chicago's Hypnotic did all the horn tracks on the National Trust's Kings and Queens. Kelan Phil Cohran, a one time member of the Sun Ra Arkestra and a cofounder of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is the father of the eight young men that make up Hypnotic. Click here to listen.


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