Friday, June 13, 2008
Funky Friday - Hanky Spanky
I'm a terror for a cover, and this selection taken from Spanky Wilson's 1968 album(or '69 - the date seems to switch from site to site) 'Doin It', are all high flying fatback funk-outs.
If you're not familiar with her name, you'll certainly know some of Spanky's musical chums and collaborators - Jazz and Soul heavy hitters like Duke Ellington, Lalo Schifrin, Marvin Gaye, Willie Bobo, Jimmy Smith and Sammy Davis, Jr - and more recently The Quantic Soul Orchestra for her 2006 album 'I'm Thankful'.
I first heard Spanky's re-fitted and re-funked verion of 'Sunshine' by way of Tom Middleton's impeccably eclectic and electrifyingly mixed The Trip (which has the strongest opening run of any comp' ever!)
'Sunshine Of Your Love'
'Light My Fire'
Three decades later and she's still 'Doin It' - with the same snap, spank and sparkle.
Spanky Wilson and The Quantic Soul Orchestra- 'You'
All the gubbins and good stuff you need to know about Spanky is right here..
Spanky Wilson's MySpace site
Spanky Wilson's Official site
If you're in the mood for more all girl action get your go go boots over to...
A fine and funky number at Cocktails and Records
A serving of sixties girl groups from Clair at the Urban Woo
Or couple of my fave Northern nuggets
Spanky's 'Light My Fire' is also featured as part of this guest mix I made for the The Right Side Of Funky blog..