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20Oct
2011
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The Original 7ven (Formerly The Time) Rock 1st Show!

Morris Day of The Original 7ven. Photo: Cody Breedlove
Morris Day of The Original 7ven. Photo: Cody Breedlove

Morris Day of The Original 7ven. Photo: Cody Breedlove

In the 1st show as The Original 7ven, The Band Formerly Known As The Time took us to "Strawberry Lake" to kick things off.

They then went into a multitude of hits featuring "Get it Up", "The Stick", "Cool", Jerk Out", "Skillet", "777-9311" and "Trendin'"(video coming soon) the latest from the Original 7ven.

Donnie Simpson introduced The Original 7ven, noting it was the very first show with that name.

The Original 7ven. Photo: Cody Breedlove

The Original 7ven. Photo: Cody Breedlove

Aside from a sound issue at first (It is Club Nokia, so it expected) The OG7 brought it. The band also played "Fishnet" and "Oak Tree" 2 songs released as a solo artist by Morris Day.

In the middle of the show, Jesse Johnson took over to show he is one of the baddest guitarists in the land.  Performing "Free World", Can You Help Me?" and "I Want To Be Your Man" along with some great solo work accompanying him with Jerome Benton coming out a time or two.

Jesse Johnson. Photo: DrFunkenberry

Jesse Johnson. Photo: DrFunkenberry

The band then went into "Gigalos Get Lonely Too" and then bringing up quite a few sexy socialites if I do say so myself.

They closed with "The Bird" and Jungle Love" which left the crowd condensating for sure.

It was a high energy show and it was great to see all of them perform together.  My first and only time seeing them all together was for a taping for The Tonight Show With Jay Leno a couple of years ago before their shows in Las Vegas.

Morris Day Of The Original 7ven Photo: Cody Breedlove

Morris Day Of The Original 7ven Photo: Cody Breedlove

Coming up next for the band whose new CD "Condensation" dropped this week, is The Tonight Show With Jay Leno October 27th, along with upcoming shows in Minneapolis and New York.

These are some of the greatest musicians in all the land.  The term real music by real musicians most def applies to them.  Please support real music by buying the CD and just like them, we are sure you will be "Trendin'" soon as well.

Thanks for the love guys and the great show.-DocFB

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Comments (9)
  1. Jesse tore the Nokia down and was the phenomenal player we know he is. It was a departure from the bands set when Jesse played his solo tunes and ignited his strat to everyone’s amazement. The CD is just incredible, I am biased as I am the photographer shooting all the images of the CD, it was a great experience to photograph the 7 members, Morris is awesome, Jesse is Jesse the best subject. Terry was a great subject, Jimmy Jam rocked it. Jerome and Bean are full of energy . Monty is a lovely cerebral cat and put them together and you have a broad talent base making funk and sound we really dig… Peace, CV

  2. Great show! The Original 7ven did not disappoint! Thanks Morris, Jimmy, Terry, Jesse, Monte, Jellybean and Jerome! Thanks Dr. FB! GO GET THE SLAMMING CD!!!

  3. such a good show the band put it down i hope as they get a few more sure under them as the og 7ven that they add a few more new songs to the mix the new cd is slamming and i would love to hear songs such as if i was your man condensate and toast to the party girl live

  4. GR8 show.Jerome is a fool.Very underated.

  5. I saw U on stage last nite Doc … it truly was a great concert .. I’m so happy I went. It was very energetic as the crowd, i was surrounded by, sang along to all the songs.. My legs are sore from dancing so much .. Good Times ..

    Hey Dr. Funkenberry… You’re NOT hot , and I know WHY, becuz Ur COOL .

  6. I picked up the cd last nite @ best buy…….GO AN GET IT!!!!!! U wont be sorry. Its killer…these guys at their very best! Song “Cadillac” is c.o.o.l.!!!!!!

  7. the sweetest ..LOVE

  8. in the meanwhile #Trendin broke lastfm stats 😀


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