This week, for the start of the year, I am starting a new weekly post which will be called, Funky Knutts!
See what I’ve done there?!
Always Knutts with me isn’t it. Knutts on the brain.
Each Friday I will post a song that gives me that Friday feeling and by the end of the year, we should end up with a playlist of 52 songs to keep you grooving!
I LOVE my music. Funk, Soul, Rock, 80’s Power Ballads, Chilled out tunes, Club classics…you name it, I probably love it. I think years of dancing made me really appreciate different music genres and I love finding new music to tickle my musical taste buds too.
Luckily for me, my parents also have great taste in music and I was bought up listening to some amazing songs.
So, here is this weeks song!
Song: I know you got Soul
Artist: Bobby Byrd
Year of release: 1971
I absolutely love this song. Bobby Byrd was an underrated singer I think, and somewhat overshadowed by his Funk soul brother and musical companion, James Brown. They sound pretty similar don’t you think? And you can’t beat a funky guitar riff!
Bobby Byrd began his career in 1952 as member of the gospel group the Gospel Starlighters, who later changed their name to the Avons in 1953 and the Five Royals in 1954, before settling with the name the Flames in 1955 prior to James Brown joining the group. Byrd was the actual founder of The Flames and is credited with the discovery of James Brown. As group founder, and one of the longest-serving members of the group, Byrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame posthumously in 2012. Byrd helped to inspire the musical aspirations of James Brown, who launched his career with Byrd.
I defy anyone to not want to get their groove on whilst cleaning the house with this playing!