Brian Culbertson - Funkin' Like My Father

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Brian Culbertson has mainly released Smooth jazz albums with a touch of funk. But, in 2008, he decided to dive into his funk passion and record, as he puts it, "a historic and completely unprecedented revisiting to the land of the sho' nuff uncut `70s-style funk of ages."

This may seem to be boasting and over the top. But when you have the legendary Maurice White (founder of Earth, Wind and Fire) producing the album and have and all-start funk line up of William "Bootsy" Collins and Phelps "Catfish" Collins, members of the Rubber Band and the Horny Horns (all out of Parliament-Funkadelic), Larry Graham (of Sly & The Family Stone and his own Graham Central Station), Larry Dunn and Sheldon Reynolds (of Earth Wind & Fire), Greg Adams (from Tower of Power), Tony Maiden and Bobby Watson (of Rufus), Michael Bland, Cora Dunham and Rhonda Smith (from Prince's bands), solo stars Ray Parker Jr., David T. Walker, Ronnie Laws, Gerald Albright, Tom Scott, Paul Jackson Jr., Perri, Maceo Parker & Fred Wesley (from James Brown's JB’s band) you can be given leeway to boast.

Funkin' Like My Father is the first track off the album, a tribute to his own father, sets the tone for rest of the excellent release Bringing Back The Funk.


Anonymous | June 16, 2009 at 1:59 PM

HUGE sound. Uses a few too many references from the past with the mothership and all that. All instruments are on!

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