Drfunkenberry.com
9Mar
2012
3

Old School Funkenberry Friday! Old School Jam Megamix! Listen Now!

Dr. Funkenberry Artwork by Daniel Garcia
Dr. Funkenberry Artwork by Daniel Garcia

Dr. Funkenberry Artwork by Daniel Garcia

It's Old School Friday and we are throwing down an old school megamix for your listening pleasure!

In the mix is A Lighter Shade Of Brown, Grandmaster Flash, Patrice Rushen, Cherelle, Joe Cooley, Shannon, Gap Band, Rick James, Parliment Funkadelic and more to get you in the groove for the weekend.

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This is a first of many things we will be doing with the site including flashback mixes and special DJ mixes of current music.  If you are a DJ and want your mix to be featured on the site, send it to us in the send us news contact on the front of the site.

We hope you dig the mix and have a funky weekend!-DocFB

26Dec
2010
1

We Look Back At Teena Marie’s Career With “Lovergirl”

Here is "Lovergirl" by Teena Marie, her song staple and a funk n pop classic.

Teena Marie was found dead this morning, December 26th, 2010 by her daughter.  She died in her sleep.  There is no further information on her cause of death. 

For more information on Teena Marie's death and the developing story, click HERE.

For now, join us as we look back at "Lovergirl" by Teena Marie.-Dr.FB

26Dec
2010
9

R & B Legend Teena Marie Found Dead At 54

Teena Marie. File Photo
Teena Marie.  File Photo

Teena Marie. File Photo

One of the most soulful voices of R & B music has died.  Teena Marie, 54 years old, died in her sleep last night.  Lynn Jeter, Teena's rep, has confirmed the news to media outlets.  Her daughter, whose birthday was on Christmas day and just turned 19,  found her body earlier this morning.  So sad.

We are being told that Teena had a mild seizure within the past month. 

"Luckily, someone was there,"Jeter said of that seizure. "The ambulance took her to the hospital, and on the way she had another seizure."

Teena Marie's career took off when under another R & B Legend's wing, the late great Rick James.  Teena was Rick's protege and his duet partner for "Fire & Desire" and her major hit "Lovergirl" back in the 80's.  She was the white girl who could sing "R & B" and helped break down color barriers in her time. 

As soon as we can confirm How Marie died, we will pass it on.

Rest in Peace Teena.  Thank you for the music and the soundtrack to many lives you have provided.  Say hello to Rick for us.  We send out heartfelt prayers and condolences to Teena Marie's family and friends at this time....-Dr.FB

UPDATE: Accorring to reports by Pasadena Paramedics, it appears that Teena Marie died of natural causes........