Cultures of Soul presents: World’s Funkiest Covers

I got a message from the good people over at Cultures of Soul yesterday. These guys really have it going on. Not only are they a fully functioning record label, but DJ’s, heavy diggers, and huge supporters of DJ culture. I’ve featured their releases on my mixes, and am really excited to hear about this upcoming release. There have been tons of mixes with cover songs: all Beatles Funk and Soul covers, Jazz covers, Rock covers, and the like. This one is really special. From Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Wonder to The Temptations to the Doors to modern bands like Spoon and the White Stripes, World’s Funkiest Covers is on point. The funky ass release is available on October 25th. My fave is Johnny Jones and the King Casuals doing “Purple Haze” (although T.Swift and the Electric Bag do a bang up job of the side as well, just not as funky), but from the preview, this compilation looks to be smoking. Keep your ears out for this one folks. Keep Diggin’!

World’s Funkiest Covers Tracklist

1. Johnny Jones and the King Casuals – Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix)
2. Mighty Mo and the Winchester Seven – The Next Message (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five)
3. Afrosound – Jungle Fever (chakachas)
4. Fruko y sus Tesos – Bang Bang (New Swing Sextet)
5. Nostalgia 77 – Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes)
6. Ray Barretto – Pastime Paradise (Stevie Wonder)
7. Mongo Santamaria – Cloud Nine (The Temptations)
8. Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra – I Turn My Camera On (Spoon)
9. Ebony Rhythm Band – Light My Fire (The Doors)
10. The Johnny Frigo Sextet – Scorpio (Dennis Coffey)
11. Antibalas – Rat Race (Bob Marley)

Check out the preview below:

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  1. Pingback: FMF x COS: World’s Funkiest Covers Contest | Flea Market Funk·

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