Sunday, July 10

Dyke & the Blazers

"Dyke & the Blazers were one of the first acts -- possibly the first notable act -- to play funk other than James Brown. Indeed, they often sounded like a sort of junior version of Brown and the JB's, playing songs in which the rhythms and riffs mattered more than the tune. Similarly, vocalist Dyke Christian sang/grunted words that mattered more for the feeling and rhythm than the content. Their best-known track, 'Funky Broadway,' was covered for a bigger hit by Wilson Pickett, though Dyke & the Blazers got a few more R&B hits before Dyke was shot to death in 1971. ..."
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YouTube: You Are My Sunshine, Funky Broadway, We Got More Soul, Let A Woman Be A Woman, Shotgun Slim, Uhh, The Wrong House, Runaway People (long version), Let's Do It Together, Black Boy, It's Your Thing, Runaway People, So Sharp