29 butter your popcorn

Butter Your Popcorn

i have a special treat for you. truth is it’s a special treat for me too. i have been nagging my boyfriend to make an extra special funk music mix for the blog for some time now. when i say nagging i mean, i make him coffee and shower him with chocolate speckled eggs and sweetly ask if that funk mix he’s working on is ready yet. it’s finally ready, and it’s here.

a little background story to this – when we were first getting to know each other we exchanged various bits and pieces online (as you do when you’re sussing someone out, wooing them as it were). he sent me a funk mix in a zip file – which is basically the modern day equivalent of making someone a mix tape – and it was all stuff i had literally never heard before. Anton knows his funk. you can have a discussion with him about funk. well, i can’t – but he can teach me. and now he can teach you a bit, too.

Butter Your Popcorn – a guest mix courtesy of my guy, Anton.

Funk is my favourite kind of music. It’s like the extroverted, more fun cousin of jazz, with some soul and R&B thrown in for good measure. Some of the best vocalists, guitarists, drummers and musicians who ever lived played in funk bands, but as skilled as they were they rarely took themselves seriously. Every time I hear funk I picture a group of people in a recording studio having the time of their lives. The mix starts with Miles Davis’ ex wife Betty who was a pioneer in her own right and pushed Miles into his later, funkier experimental work like Bitches Brew. It also includes one of my favourite artists, Sly Stone, who was a heavy influence on Prince. And then we end with a more soulful moment from the godfather himself.

  1. Betty Davis – If I’m In Luck I Might Get Picked Up
  2. Carlton Basco – Don’t Chain My Soul
  3. Hank Ballard – Butter Your Popcorn
  4. The Meters – What’cha Say
  5. The Sweet Inspirations – Slipped & Tripped
  6. Cold Blood – Kissing My Love
  7. Round Robin Monopoly – Life Is Funky
  8. Cymande – Brothers Slide
  9. Sly and The Family Stone – In Time
  10. Roy Porter – Party Time
  11. Co-Real Artists – What About You (In The World Today) *
  12. The Fatback Band – Do The Bus Stop
  13. James Brown – That’s Life (Live)

* my favourite. all music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records.

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  • Reply Jen Friday 13 January, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Filthy mix title! That one’s a keeper for sure.

  • Reply Kelly Friday 13 January, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I’ve been hanging out for the latest mix and I LOVE SOUL & FUNK! Thanks a bunch guys x

  • Reply messick Friday 13 January, 2012 at 9:41 am

    awe helllll yeah! My birthday is today is this is a great! Thanks Moss! Thanks Anton!

  • Reply Rinne Friday 13 January, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Looks like a great remix. But is it legal to offer them for a download? I don’t want to get into trouble.

  • Reply Hannah @ Sparrow + Spark! Friday 13 January, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    So looking forward to checking this out! Thanks!

  • Reply Em Friday 13 January, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    oh HELLS yes! disco one next, please.

  • Reply Jordana @ White Cabana Friday 13 January, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Awesome…looking forward to listening to this right now! Thanks!

  • Reply Sarah Friday 13 January, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Oh yeah! Thanks Lady!!

  • Reply Polypop Friday 13 January, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I love it. Thank you!

  • Reply JENNY Friday 13 January, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your mixes! My friends and I listened to all of the previous ones on shuffle while we drove around Joshua Tree, California. It was mystical. Can’t wait to listen to this one!

  • Reply Chahinez Saturday 14 January, 2012 at 1:25 am

    Honestly, your blog is beyond amazing and thank you so much for making me discover all that great music.

  • Reply Hannah Saturday 14 January, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    well this is completely freakin wonderful.

  • Reply laura Sunday 15 January, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Yay, thanks for this! My boyfriend also loves funk and was familiar with some of these – will be great to listen to on my drive to work in the morning to cheer me up a bit!

  • Reply Pamela Baez Monday 16 January, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Oh how I LOVE your mixes!!!

  • Reply maxameliana Tuesday 17 January, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    so great – thank you!

  • Reply Kirsty @GoodTasteGuide Tuesday 17 January, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I adore this mix. You’ve inspired me to start making my own for my blog! Thanks, Miss Moss!

  • Reply Natalie Friday 20 January, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Thank you so much! I’m always in search of new music to add to my library :)

  • Reply Bad Day Risotto « eachpeachclaireplum Thursday 26 January, 2012 at 1:27 am

    […] I listened to this superb mix from Miss Moss. So much fun! I had a good wee boogie round the […]

  • Reply sascha Tuesday 31 January, 2012 at 7:47 am

    love.love.love. can you ask your man to make a ‘house’ mix?!

  • Reply Taru Wednesday 1 February, 2012 at 12:05 am

    smooth and funky, i like that…

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