We've got a guest blog-spot today! So grab your boarding passes, pack your dancing trousers and prepare to be both shaken and stirred as Cocktails from Cocktails and Records takes us on a world tour of pan-continental funk and groovy global warmers….
Hello folks and thanks to Mr Mondo for letting me take over his fabulously Funky Friday! spot this week.
Winter may be seeping through the doors and windows, and summer holidays a distant memory, but not this Funky Friday!. For today, I'm taking you on a trip around the dance floors of some of the worlds sunnier climes. And as an added twist, we've got a time machine and we’re going back to the 70s. So come on, climb aboard - lets go!
First up we're in India. It's 1971 and Bollywood's favourite playback singer, Asha Bhosle, is belting out 'Dum Maro Dum', a classic track about er... pot-smoking (and if you don’t believe me check out this link..
'Dum Maro Dum' - Asha Bhosle (from the movie Hare Rama Hare Krishna)
Next we're off over to Thailand for some groovy and distinctly Thai flavoured dance floor funk by Bualuang OST.
'Singto' (Thai for 'Lion') - Bualuang OST]
And finally, after a trip across the Indian Ocean, we're in Nigeria in 1978 where William Onyeabor is putting the worlds to rights in this 8-minute long Afro-funk wig-out.
'Better Change Your Mind' - William Onyeabor