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Trax FM Blog February 2017

February 20, 2017

February 2017 brought more sad news we are afraid. Clyde Stubblefield, (some may say – “who?”). Clyde Stubblefield was the drummer for James Brown on cuts like “ Cold Sweat”, “I Got The Feelin”, “Say It Loud”, “Get Up Get Into It” & The Sex Machine album. However it was his rhythmic drumming on “Funky Drummer” in which became the most sampled record of all time with Hip Hop artists in which he is most famous for. Clyde Stubblefield 18th April 1943 – 18th February 2017.

Another great artist, Junie Morrison passed away at the age of 62.

Morrison, the brainchild behind hits, “Pain,” “Pleasure,” “Ecstasy,” and the oft-sampled “Funky Worm,” was beloved by countless musicians in the industry, while bending genres to his creative whim. After leaving the band in 1974, he would release three solo albums (When We Do, Freeze and Suzie Supergroupie).

His impact as one of the structural fathers of funk is uncontested and undisputed. Morrison joined George Clinton‘s Parliament Funkadelic and played a key role in making the group bubble from 1978 through 1980. His contributions to One Nation Under a Groove (“Not Just Knee Deep”), Motor Booty Affair and Gloryhallastoopid made his legend grow even deeper.

Junie Morrison  1954 - January 21st 2017

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Soul legend,(yes...legend) Leone Ware Passed away on the 23rd February 2017.

Known for his work with Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Maxwell, and even Tyler, the Creator, passed away at 77 on Thursday (February 23), NPR reports. Although the cause of death has not been confirmed, Ware was diagnosed with prostate cancer in the mid-2000s, which could have contributed to his death.

Born in 1940, the Detroit native got his start with Motown Records while in his twenties, penning songs for the likes of The Isley Brothers, Ike and Tina Turner, and eventually the King of Pop. Later in his career, he would go on to work with Maxwell on the song “Sumthin’ Sumthin'” from his 1996 debut album, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite, and most recently, appeared on Tyler, the Creator’s 2015 Cherry Bomb project. His eleventh (and final) solo studio album, Moon Ride, was released in 2008.

His music has been sampled by countless Hip Hop artists ranging from 2 Pac and A Tribe Called Quest to Brandy and Jay Z. Artists including Thundercat, Tyler, the Creator, Dam-Funk, Theophilus London (who worked with Ware in 2014 on his Vibes project),

Leone Ware: February 16th 1940 - February 23rd 2017

David RB was covering for the Chas Summers Throwback Show on the when the news came through of the loss of Al Jarreau. The 7 times Grammy award winner was the subject of the Chas Summers Throwback show on the 19th February. What a loss.

Al Jarreau March 12th 1940 – 12th February 2017.

Speaking of the Grammy awards…A Tribe Called Quest absolutely killed it with their live performance

Beyoncé is pregnant. Who cares? There where major other events in the world but for some weird reason, the “famous” pregnancy news hit the headlines…. bonkers!

2017 brings us a new 45th president of the United States. Judge Jim covered off a lot of this, (Wednesdays from 7PM UK time). Lets see? Where do we start…. banning Muslim refugees from entering the USA was deemed unlawful…. so Mr. Trump sacked the acting attorney general. Our opinion on that was Mr. Trump knew he would be outlawed and can now say – “Hey! Look! I tried”, (and keeping with his slowly watered down manifesto promises). Michael Flynn resigning after “doing business” with Russia, (before Trump’s inauguration). There is more to that and as time moves on…. watch this space!

Great new show on Trax FM. Richie Pask’s Trax of House/Club Solution every Tuesday from 8PM UK Time. It is rather good if you like your dance/house. Brilliant in the mix/remixes from the talented Richie.

Any one know what our prime minister actually do/does? Good…we don’t know either. She was not elected either….

The Streetsounds Electro series has returned on www.traxfm.org every Friday from 10PM UK time…delicious!

Keep listening to Trax FM…Radical & Wicked Music for Wicked People!

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