RetroJoe

gravatar
Member Since: 9/14/2004
Total Mixes: 296
Total Feedback: 183
Message | Friend

Other Mixes By RetroJoe

CD | Mixed Genre
image
CD | Mixed Genre
image
CD | Mixed Genre
image
CD | Single Artist
image

In The Key of F (As in Funky), Vol. 3 (Fast Beat Mix)

Artist Song Buy
Eddie Ken_dricks  Boogie Down (1974 #2)   buy on itunes
The Marvelettes  Distination: Anywhere (1968 #63)  buy on itunes
Frie_nds of Distinction  Going in Circles (1969 #15)  buy on itunes
Chuck Berry  Maybellene (1955 #5)  buy on itunes
The Contours  Searching for a Girl (1965)  buy on itunes
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan  Once You Get Started (1975 #10)  buy on itunes
The Nite-Liters  K-Jee (1971 #39)  buy on itunes
Sly & The Family Stone  Life (1968 #93)  buy on itunes
The Drifters  Up On The Roof (1963 #5)  buy on itunes
Booker T & The MGs  Soul-Limbo (1968 #17)  buy on itunes
Cab Calloway  Reefer Man (1932 #11)  buy on itunes
Jr. Walker & The All Stars  (I'm A) Road Runner (1966 #20)  buy on itunes
Willie Mitchell  Up-Hard (1968 #91)  buy on itunes
The Marvelettes  Playboy (1962 #7)  buy on itunes
Soul Brothers Six  Some Kind of Wonderful (1967 #91)  buy on itunes
The Marvelettes  Danger Heartbreak Dead Ahead (1965 #61)  buy on itunes
Tha Fantastic Johnny C  Boogaloo Down Broadway (1967 #7)  buy on itunes
Grace Jones  I Need a Man (1977 #83)  buy on itunes
Donnie Elbert  I Can't Help Myself (1972 #22)  buy on itunes
Sylvester  You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (1979 #36)  buy on itunes
Jackie Wilson  Reet Petite (The Finest Girl You Ever Want to Meet) (1957 #62)  buy on itunes
Little Rich_ard  Long Tall Sally (1956 #6)  buy on itunes

Comment:

A favorite song on this mix is track 15, which barely made it onto the top Pop 100 ch_art list and wasn't included on the R&B list. A cover of the song by Grand Funk Railroad did make it on the R&B list at #85 in 1975 (which was then a #3 hit on the Pop ch_arts). The mix is 63m51s in length. The picture is of The Marvelettes which dominated this mix with three tunes.
image for mix

Feedback:

gravatar
njr
Date: 8/23/2008
The Marvelettes were truly marvelous, inspiring The Beatles, who covered their "Mr. Postman", and surviving numerous lineup changes. Your photo shows them as a trio, which they were from 1965 on, after their initial years as a quartet and a quintet. Obviously, they were Funky, but chic (as the New York Dolls say). Thanks for another great series to follow your B series. What key is next? Waiting with bated breath . . .
gravatar
doowad
Date: 8/24/2008
My favorites are all the ones I know and my new favorites will be all the ones I don't, thanks a million, sir!
gravatar
SteveRaglin
Date: 8/24/2008
Wow, Joe ... this latest trio of funk-key mixes is fantastic in how it drifts between decades and includes the familiar and fringe hits.
gravatar
sammyg123
Date: 8/24/2008
What a great series. Bravo, Joe. Fine tracks everywhere..
gravatar
anthony lombardi
Date: 8/24/2008
yeah, really, terrific series - what a great effort
gravatar
Funky Ratchet
Date: 8/25/2008
All three of these mixes look fantastic, but this has got to be my favorite...
gravatar
p the swede
Date: 8/25/2008
classic, and 15 is fabtastic
gravatar
jonpoi
Date: 8/25/2008
I love that intro.

You must be logged in to do this.