Friday Funk – Don Blackman – Heart’s Desire

20 08 2010

Following a sterling p-funky performance from rare groove hero Don Blackman at London’s Indig02 last night, today’s Friday Funk just had to be his all-time classic, Heart’s Desire. Undoubtedly one of the greatest tracks on his infamous 1982 GRP album, this tune has a fat chocolate cake bass line, jazzy vibes and a nice old fonky vocal. It’s kind of like a jazzier, tighter, more soulful Parliament cut.

I almost snapped my neck head-nodding to the big man’s brand of funk last night. Nearly 30 years on, Don Blackman has still got the funk and we like it! Turn it up!