Brought to you by FUNKNSTUFF.NET and hosted by Scott “DR GX” Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music’s foremost masters of the groove. Become a TRUTH IN RHYTHM Member at https://www.patreon/truthinrhythm.
Featured in TIR Episode 223: Guitarist Fred Jenkins, a longtime member of the Gap Band as well as Rick James’ 1980s musical family. That included Gap’s III through V albums that contained funk jams like “Burn Rubber,” “Humpin’,” “Early in the Morning,” “You Dropped a Bomb on Me,” “Talkin’ Back” and “Party Train,” along with mellow classics like “Yearning for Your Love” and “Outstanding.”
Jenkins continued recording for the Gap Band into the 21st century. His other recording credits include Tyrone Davis, Janet Jackson and Pebbles, as well as his own smooth jazz album. He has also performed in recent reconfigurations of Rufus with originals like Andre Fischer and Bobby Watson.
RECORDED SEPTEMBER 2021
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