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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Funky fun & a great Rose

June is kind of a rough month for my family. A lot of deaths seem to have happened during this period and we commemorate them in a number of ways. So, I think we need some “happy music” tonight. It’s all about funky fun. Part of the reason I like this type of music is funk and disco is heavily dependent on a solid bass line, and being a bassist, I love it and used to play it. Lots of classics and good stuff like Rocco Prestia with Tower of Power as well as his solo effort. What ever you do, if you like bass, don’t stop before you get to the selection with Larry Graham, the former bassist for Sly and the Family Stone and, in my opinion, the one who first introduced the music world to slap bass. So, get your groove on and dance!


Tower of Power:

Rocco Prestia

Wild Cherry:

Kool and the gang:

Sister Sledge:

Michael Jackson:
Don’t stop till you get enough:

Earth Wind, & Fire:

Patty LaBelle:

Taste of Honey:

Peaches & Herb:

Stevie Wonder:

KC and the Sunshine Gang:

Ohio Players:

Parliment Funkadelic:


Isley Brothers:

Larry Graham:

The funk/disco era was an unpretentious time, so let’s go with an unpretentious wine and a great one for summer. It’s Trader Joe’s Petite Reserve Napa Valley Rose ($7.00), a great wine for summer sipping. It has nice strawberry and rhubarb aromas that follow on the palate. Not too dry, not too sweet, but just right. Although I review some fancy wines, I’m not ashamed to say this is one of my summer favs. Grab a bottle or six and boogie oogie oogie til you just can’t boogie no more.


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