May 18, 2015

The Headhunters


The legendary jazz-funk group The Headhunters releasing a new album shortly will be some pleasant news indeed.


The group's story begins with their work with Herbie Hancock.  The group members played on a number of  Hancock's classic albums. The 1973 album Head Hunters bearing the group name is essential listening.



I was fortunate to find a copy of Survival of the Fittest with one of my personal favorite 70s jazz-funk cuts called If You Got It, You'll Get It.

God Made Me Funky is quite surely the group's signature song but is epic in proportion. Thankfully Paul Walter's Under The Influence compilation gives a 7" edit that allows me to drop other funk bombs during my Suite Delight show.

There is another Headhunters album called Straight From The Gate that I only know by its cover. Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, I can post this song that is on that album.



The Suite Delight new time slot is Tuesday morning 1-2am EST on CKUT 90.3 FM.


If you haven't already, please make yourself familiar with the link below for more of your favorite show and mine.

Below is a playlist from one of my last guest DJ fill-ins for CKUT's The Goods.  

Click here to download other archived episodes.
DJ Solespin - The Goods (April 2014) Playlist:
 
1. Aries: Planetary Motivations 
2. Black Heat - Love The Life You Live
3. The Ohio Players - Walt's First Trip
4. African Music Machine - Black Water Gold
5. Dyke & The Blazers - Let A Woman Be A Woman
6. All The People - Cramp Your Style
7. Roy Ayers Ubiquity - Fire Weaver
8. The Blackbyrds - Blackbyrds Theme
9. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Try Me
10. Paul Simon - Mother & Child Reunion
11. Greyhound - Black & White
12. Jackie Mittoo - Toronto Express
13. Ken Boothe - Look What You've Done To Me
14. Delroy Wilson - Ain't That Peculiar
15. Eric Donaldson - Cherry Oh Baby
16. Desmond Dekker & The Aces - Israelites
17. Tomorrow's Children - Sister Big Stuff
18. The Bar-Kays - In The Hole
19. Wilson Pickett - Hey Jude
20. The 5 Stairsteps - Dear Prudence
21. The Band - Up On Cripple Creek
22. Al Green - I'm Glad You're Mine
23. Gene Chandler - Groovy Situation 
24. Q65 - Get Out of My Life Woman
25. Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm - Gettin' Nasty
26. Clarence Reid - Masterpiece (Kenny Dope Edit)
27. Bo Diddley - Hit Or Miss
28. The Headhunters - God Made Me Funky
29. Richie Havens - Handouts In The Rain
30. Bill Withers - Kissing My Love
31. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - I Second That Emotion 

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