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The Brooklyn Funk Essentials

Acid-jazz collective Brooklyn Funk Essentials was first conceived in 1993 by producer Arthur Baker and bassist/musical director Lati Kronlund; by the following year, the group was a staple of the New York City club scene, with early lineups also including singers Joi Cardwell, Sha-Key, and Papa Dee, poets Everton Sylvester and David Allen, DJ Jazzy Nice, keyboardist Yuka Honda, (soon to co-found Cibo Matto), trumpeter Bob Brachmann, trombonist Joshua Roseman, saxophonist Paul Shapiro, drummer Yancy Drew, and percussionist E.J. Rodriguez. Brooklyn Funk Essentials' debut album Cool and Steady and Easy followed in the summer of 1994, scoring an underground hit with its rendition of Pharoah Sanders' "The Creator Has a Master Plan"; when Caldwell exited to mount a solo career, she was replaced by vocalist Stephanie McKay. In the Buzz Bag followed in 1998, and two years later, the group returned with Make 'Em Like It. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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schmittrich8 3
just flat out inspirationa l thank you so much
popparthur
Who doesn't like the funk. BFE!
saucepan
Dont forget keyboardist extraordinai r e A.T.N. Stadwijk
Cool and Steady and Easy is an unequivocal masterpiece. Everything that followed pales in comparison.
I love it....
I got cash
Diddy diddy...
will be listening to more....
I love these guys and just saw a "new" album dated 2008 called Watchya Playin.
Not sure if it's old stuff repacked or what
BFE is MF Badass!

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