Hello there! Apologies for missing out on updating the blog last week -it’s been a bit of a hectic week or so, though normal service has now been resumed, thankfully!
This week’s choice may sound familiar to some of you – that’s because it was sampled by Fatboy Slim on his massive hit “Weapon Of Choice” (as well as Sly Stone’s “Into My Own Thing” in case you’re interested)
Anyway, back to the song. The Chambers Brothers originally started out (like many of the great black soul acts) as members of a local gospel choir in the early fifties. However, it wasn’t until the mid sixties that they started to gain any sort of recognition. Their sound developed massively over the years to include elements of rock and psychedelia culminating in arguably their most famous song – “Funky” released in ’71.
This selection was released in ’66 but made no impression on the pop or r&b charts at the time and was only a minor local hit. However don’t let that put you off – this is as funky a track as you’re likely to find from anyone in ’66.