Friday, April 6, 2012
SPIRITUAL FLIGHT :: A GOSPEL FUNK THING :: DAM-FUNK
Back in 2009, Dam-Funk put together a killer mixtape of boogie-funk and gospel music for his label, Stones Throw, as part of their ongoing artist podcast series. But as the Los Angeles funk-master tells it, the mixtape, Spiritual Flight, was "was 'cut down' due to bandwidth rules" on the label's site. Damon obviously never forgot about the project, because he uploaded it on his own terms (read: his Soundcloud) last night as a gift to his fans this holiday season. It's 67 minutes worth of gospel-tinged funk and soul, something you could probably play around the house if your family doesn't mind a lil' bounce in its collective ounce. You can stream or download the mixtape below, and be sure to check out the extensive tracklist with a note from Dam himself.
1. NEW JERSEY MASS CHOIR - "Yah Mo B There" ~ 1985 LP | Prelude Records
2. THE MICHAEL JOHNSON SINGERS - "Just A Little Talk" ~ 1984 LP | Plumbline Records
3. TONY COMER & CROSSWINDS - "Part Of You" ~ 1984 LP | Vidcom Enterprises
4. THE RAPPIN' REVEREND DR. C. DEXTER WISE, III - "I Ain't Into That" (Short Version) ~ 1986 12" | Fantasy Records
5. THE RANCE ALLEN GROUP - "I Can't Help Myself" ~ 1984 LP | Myrrh Records
6. KENNY SMITH - "Trust In Him" ~ 1985 LP | Message Records
7. MICHELLE & FAMILY LOVE - "Happy Song" ~ 1987 LP | Glenn Records
8. RICKEY GRUNDY - "Make Way For Jesus" ~ 1986 12" | S.W.E. Records
9. MINISTER JEFF JACOBS And The International Praise Gospel Music Workshop Group - "When It's All Over" (Instrumental) ~ 1988 LP | GosPearl Records
10. ANDRE CROUCH - "Got Me Some Angels" ~ 1984 LP | Light Records
11. EDWIN HAWKINS - "(Reprise) You Gave Your All" ~ 1981 LP | Lection Records
12. GABRIEL HARDEMAN DELEGATION - "I'm Givin' It Up" ~ 1983 LP | Birthright Records
13. MARY LOVE-COMER - "The Price" ~ 1988 LP | Love Records
14. JON P. KEE - "Happy" ~ 1987 LP | Tyscot Records
15. The DeBARGE FAMILY - "Coming Home" ~ 1991 LP | T.M. Records
16. WATSON BEASLEY - "Dimensions" ~ 1980 LP | Warner Bros. Records
*All 'original wax pressings' were used for this mix. No mp3's whatsoever were handled.
With supreme respect for ALL beliefs & with love, I humbly present 2 U: "Spiritual Flight" [the complete version, as it was intended for glidin' 2].