John Blackwell Jr. passed away on July 4th, 2017 at the age of 43. Blackwell was a phenonomal drummer playing for Cameo, Patti Labelle, Justin Timberlake, and the musicician’s musician; PRINCE. John Blackwell was suffering and recovering from brain tumors he experienced while touring in Japan last year. He couldn’t use the left arm and […]
PRINCE’s “Purple Rain” Deluxe Dr. Funk Review Including Track By Track Analysis Of The Vault Recordings; Listen Now!
The “Purple Rain” Deluxe special edition including the 2015 Remaster that PRINCE oversaw has been released with a disc of unreleased vault material from Warner Bros. Dr. Funk and Chris G dive into the set going through the entire package and go in depth with a track by track anaylsis of the 11 unreleased jams […]
Judith Hill‘s debut album is set for release on NPG Records October 23rd, 2015. The album was produced by PRINCE at his Paisley Park Studios in Minneapolis. The wide release follows the album’s unprecedented introduction in March 2015, when Live Nation made it available to newsletter subscribers for free for a brief 48 hours. Hill […]
Although Family Stone band members have been in touch recently with Sly Stone, the band was taken by surprise when the funk legend joined the band to perform “If You Want Me To Stay” playing keyboards. The performance happened this past Sunday August 23rd at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. “It was quite […]
The world has lost “Thunder Thumbs”. Bass legend Louis Johnson of the Brothers Johnson passed away Thursday at the age of 60. At this time, no cause of death has been reported. The Brothers Johnson hit it big in 1976 with “Look Out For #1” which hit #1 and the Billboard R&B Chart. Other huge […]