Instant Funk

Genres: Disco R&B / Soul
Tags: funk disco 70s soul Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in Philadelphia, USA, Instant Funk comprised James Carmichael (vocals), George Bell (guitar), Kim Miller (guitar), Scotty Miller (drums), Raymond Earl (bass), Dennis Richardson (keyboards), Charles Williams (percussion), Larry Davis (trumpet) and John Onderline (saxophone). They were ostensibly the musical vehicle for noted producer/writer Bunny Sigler, who used them for the instrumentation on his own albums and subsequently secured them a contract with T.S.O.P. Records. Their debut album, Get Down With The Philly Jump, received considerable attention, thanks to the success of the single, ‘It Ain’t Reggae (But It’s Funky)’. Their biggest breakthrough was achieved through ‘I Got My Mind Made Up’, a number 20 US hit and gold disc for Salsoul Records in 1979. They recorded further albums for that label without coming close to repeating this success, and eventually surfaced in 1985, recording ‘Tailspin’ for the Pop Art...

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