Rough Version

Funk Lessons Discography

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On my latest NTS show I mention that Adrien Piper gave out a discography leaflet for the performance series around Funk Lessons, which she later reprinted in her book Lessons on Funk (which I highly recommend). 

Here is the list for keen funk and Piper fans!

Funk Lessons Discography

Funk [Origins in Soul; Anything James Brown]

Bootsy (aka William Collins) Player of the Year Award (Warner Bros 1978)

------, Bootsy's Rubber Band (Warner Bros, 1979)

------, Ultra Wave (Warner Bros 1980)

------, The One Giveth (Warner Bros 1982)

Parliament, Motor City Affair (Casablanca 1978)

-----, Trombipulation (Casablanca 1980)

Tom Browne, Love Approach (Arista, 1980)

ConFunkShun, Spirit of Love (Polygram, 1980)

------, To The Max (Polygram 1982)

Aretha Franklin, Jump To It (Arista ,1982)

Gap Band, Gap Band IV (Polygram 1982)

Marvin Gaye, Midnight Love (Columbia 1982)

Michael Henderson, Wide Receiver (Buddah, 1980)

The Brother Johnson, Light Up The Night (A&M, 1980)

Chaka Khan, Chaka Khan (Warner Bros, 1982)

Kool and the Gang, As One (De-Lite, 1982)

Funk as Disco

Bootsy, Bootsy's Rubber Band, "Shejam" (Almost Bootsy Show)

Disco as Funk

Lipps, Inc, Mouth to Mouth (Casablanca, 1980) 'Funky Town'

New Wave as Funk

Talking Heads, Speaking in Tongues (Sire/Warner Bros 1983) ' Making Flippy Floppy'

Punk as Funk

The Clash, Combat Rock (Epic/CBS, 1982) 'Overpowered by Funk"

Rock as Funk

The Rolling Stones, Sucking in the Seventies (Atlantic 1981) 'If I Was A Dancer (Dance Part 2)

White Crossover

Average White Band, Shine (Arista, 198)

Hall and Oates, Private Eyes (RCA, 1981)

Steely Dan, Gaucho (MCA, 1980) "My RIval"