Mark Petruccelli

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Member Since: 8/28/2001
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CD | Theme - Road Trip
CD | Mixed Genre
CD | Mixed Genre
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CD | Mixed Genre
Cassette | Theme

Before Huxtable There Was Kincaid

Artist Song Buy
Bill Cosby & Quincy Jones  Hikky-Burr (Kincaid Kinfolk)  buy on itunes
Maceo Parker  Rabbits In The Pea Patch  buy on itunes
Jaco Pastorius  Come On, Come Over  buy on itunes
Gil Scott-Heron  Lady Day And John Coltrane  buy on itunes
Tower Of Power  Maybe It'll Rub Off  buy on itunes
Buck 65  Bandits  buy on itunes
Fun Lovin' Criminals  Smoke 'Em  buy on itunes
Arrested Development  Mr. Wendal  buy on itunes
The Staple Singers  I'll Take You There  buy on itunes
Ike & Tina Turner  Nutbush City Limits  buy on itunes
Liquid Soul  No Cents  buy on itunes
Gnarls Barkley  Gone Daddy Gone  buy on itunes
Funkadelic  I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody's Got a Thing  buy on itunes
James Brown  Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (1998)  buy on itunes
Beck  Go It Alone  buy on itunes
Sonia Dada  Happy Together  buy on itunes
Gorillaz  Clint Eastwood  buy on itunes
Bill Cosby & Quincy Jones  Hikky-Burr (featuring Bill Cosby)  buy on itunes

Comment:

The first Bill Cosby show (OK, second if you count "I Spy") was my favorite growing up. He played Mr. Kincaid, a gym teacher and basketball coach. It was a pretty typical late 60's / early 70's sitcom. but what stuck with me was the theme song. It was a funky groove with a goofy skat vocal that only Cosby was capable of.
About 3 years ago I was reading in Blender or Paste or somewhere that they were releasing the original Jam Sessions that the theme song came from on CD. Besides Quincy Jones, the band was Monty Alexander, Joe Sample, Les McCann, Ray Brown, Milt Jackson, Jimmy Smith, Eddie Harris and Arthur Adams. I remember thinking, "I've got to get this immediately!" Last week I finally got around to ordering it.
I've been digging the disc all week and that was the inspiration for this mix. The first track is the instrumental groove the theme song is based on. The last track is the rhythmn section with Cosby improvising. The original theme song was the two mixed. In between I have put every kind of Funky I could think of.
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Orchid
Date: 8/1/2006
Bill Cosby is one of my all-time heroes and just looking at that picture warms my heart. I'd love to see his first (OK, second if you cound "I Spy") show, and also to hear this mix.
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gobi
Date: 8/1/2006
Love a good funky-monkey mix.Can't say that I know the theme tune but all points in between look good to me (That fun lovin criminals track always makes me laugh).
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p the swede
Date: 8/2/2006
groovy stuff, look excellent, esp 8-12
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hemizen
Date: 8/2/2006
Shake it baby, shake it.
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Siobhan
Date: 8/2/2006
To quote The Simpsons' version of Cosby: "with the hippin and a-hoppin and the bippin and a boppin"...in other words, looks very groovy with some fantastic picks (like the Gil Scott-Heron).
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Jenergy
Date: 8/2/2006
Oh man, this is nice, nice, nice. It's too hot right now to shake my moneymaker, but otherwise I'd be up dancing around to this.
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Moe
Date: 8/2/2006
Really cool. You've definitely brought us good children the funk. I recently got the soundtrack to the Fat Albert cartoon, which is also excellent.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 8/2/2006
This looks like a load o' fun. Please count me in for a copy when you've got a minute, my friend...
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sport !
Date: 8/2/2006
I'll take Kincaid anyday! This looks f'n GREAT!!
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musicgnome
Date: 8/2/2006
Love this. Great blend of old and new...straight up funk/jazz and hip-hop cross-over.
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Barrydali
Date: 8/2/2006
Know nothing of the show but know and like a whole lotta this.
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Sean Lally
Date: 8/2/2006
wow -i haven't thought about this show in a long, long time. nice mix here!
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sammyg123
Date: 8/2/2006
Wonderful collection. Been digging Jaco Pastorius and Tower of Power recently. Love 4,9 & 17 also.
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Salman1
Date: 8/2/2006
Looks great.
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Mixxer
Date: 8/2/2006
You are in the groove, man.
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Luke79
Date: 8/3/2006
Heart the choices, brother!
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Saaf
Date: 8/3/2006
Yeah, I remember Chet Kincaid too! Too bad none of my gym teachers were that cool. FONKY!
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Sister ZoT Jarvis
Date: 8/3/2006
You see, the kids listen to the rap music which gives them the brain damage with the hippin' and the hoppin' and the bippin' and the boppin' so they don't know what this mix is all about, you see?!This mix is a lot like a Jello Pudding Pop. No, it's actually like Kodak film. No, this mix has all of excitement of rap music without the filth, flarn, flarn and filth!
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Bear
Date: 8/4/2006
My CDT teacher was called Mr Huxtable. Anyway lots of good stuff here- like, as usual, the mix of old and new.
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SwankQueen
Date: 8/5/2006
This is too fantastic. A must have!!!
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SwankQueen
Date: 8/11/2006
Sounds even better on my stereo than it did in my head!!! THanks ever so much for sharing!

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