40 Obscure Funk Gems: Bin Diggers’ Delight

The following list is from the new book “Everything Is on the One: The First Guide of Funk” by Scott Goldfine

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40 OBSCURE FUNK GEMS (limit 1 per artist, random order)

  1. You Got Something – B.T. Express
  2. Starbob – Starguard
  3. Hip Dip Skippedabeat – Mtume
  4. Talkin’ Back – Gap Band
  5. Gimme My Mule – Commodores
  6. Hideous Mutant Freekz – Axiom Funk
  7. Shake Like T. Mofo – J.S. Theracon
  8. Cool Joe – George Clinton
  9. Hollywood Hot – The Eleventh Hour
  10. Let’s Get Nice – Glory
  11. Gamin’ – Osiris
  12. Flash – Tease
  13. Dr. Soul – Foster McElroy
  14. Fresh Flesh – Tara
  15. Master – The Bar-Kays
  16. Boardwalkin’ – Ohio Players
  17. Knock Down the Walls – General Kane
  18. Slow Movin’ – Cameo
  19. Message Is Love – Average White Band
  20. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is – Rose Royce
  21. Godmoma Here – Godmoma
  22. What’s the Name of This Funk (Spider Man) – Ramsey Lewis
  23. Strokety Stroke – The O’Jays
  24. Come Into My Heart – L.A. Connection
  25. Funk Ain’t Broke – Bootsy Collins
  26. Just Freak – Slave
  27. Scream – Larry Graham
  28. Deal With It – Ernie Isley
  29. Pluck – George Duke
  30. Think About (What You Think About) – Arik Marshall
  31. Funky Crime – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  32. Color Blind – Maze
  33. 2045 Radical Man – Prince
  34. Kickin’ the Doo – Slapbak
  35. Tee Nine Chee Bit – Earth, Wind and Fire
  36. The Exodus Has Begun – The New Power Generation
  37. Cash in Your Face – Stevie Wonder
  38. Black and Strong (HomeSick) – The Last Poets
  39. Time Was (Events in the Elsewhere) – Bernie Worrell
  40. Shake Hands With Beef – Primus

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Scott Goldfine

As a fervid lifelong music & film enthusiast / student, I grew up in and around the Los Angeles entertainment industry. I have worked and held many positions in various media realms, since 1998 serving as Editor-in-Chief and now Associate Publisher for Security Sales & Integration, a trade publication serving the electronic security industry. I love several genres of music & film. The former includes funk (Parliament-Funkadelic, Prince, Ohio Players, etc.); blues (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Eric Gales, etc.); rock (Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, etc.); hard rock (AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, etc.); jazz (Herbie Hancock, Bob James, Crusaders, etc.); R&B (Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Gil Scott-Heron, etc.); and more. I was a club disc jockey and ran a mobile DJ company (Musical Moods) for more than 15 years, which is where the name Dr. GX originates (Doctor Good Times). Fave film genres include horror (Dawn of the Dead, Evil Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc.); science fiction (Aliens, Terminator, 2001, etc.); action (Warriors, Road Warrior, Die Hard); westerns (Outlaw Josey Wales, Showdown at OK Corral; Wild Bunch, etc.); suspense (Jaws, Inception, Silence of the Lambs, etc.); drama (Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, etc.); and comedies (Life of Brian, Superbad, Ruthless People, etc.). I have attended many hundreds of concerts and movies (in theaters or screenings). I may as well also throw in a few favorite TV shows to give an even broader taste of my sensibilities. A handful would be Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Lost, Justified, Fargo, Seinfeld, Sopranos, South Park, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Key & Peele, Monty Python, Inside Amy Schumer, Louie, Modern Family, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Last Man on Earth, Bob Newhart Show, All in the Family and The Office. Fave authors are Stephen King, Clive Barker and Michael Crichton. I am also a big sports fan and lifelong supporter of the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) and Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB). Also enjoy my family of course, electronics/computers/AV gear, and animals, nature and outdoor activities. Graduate of Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica College and California State University Northridge (Radio-TV-Film, Psychology minor). Also studied at UCLA for kinesiology/psychology and earned post-grad Certificate in Accounting from Santa Monica College. Present main occupation is as Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Security Sales & Integration (SSI), which I joined in 1998. I am responsible for overseeing all editorial content in print. online, electronic, in-person and any other media or products for the electronic security industry's leading business-to-business trade publication. SSI is part of Framingham, Mass.-based Emerald Expositions.