TIR 159: ‘Moneystone’ Tells How ADC Band Hit Jackpot With ‘Long Stroke’

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Featured in TIR Episode 159 (2 parts): Keyboardist-singer-composer Michael “Moneystone” Judkins, a core member of funk group the ADC Band and accomplished sessions/touring musician.

Bursting onto radio in 1978 with the top 10 R&B, P-Funk-inspired hit, “Long Stroke,” ADC (A Direct Current) dropped five albums through 1982. Other standout tracks during that period — some of them produced by the likes of Mass Production and the Fatback Band — included “Stank Machine,” “Talk That Stuff,” “Hangin’ Out,” “Brother Luck,” “Roll With the Punches,” “U-Funk-Ula” and “So Good.” Those superbly funk jams would be enough, but as we will discover the ADC Band’s story goes much deeper — with roots stemming from a true Detroit music legend.

Here, Moneystone reveals that legacy plus working with everyone from the Stone City Band to Cameo to Kid Rock and Martha Reeves as well as his own recordings. Special thanks to drummer and D.J. Gabe Gonzalez for helping set this show up. Check out his “Gonzilla” show at pfunkradio.com.

RECORDED JULY 2020

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