Wrapping up their Good Foot Revue show in February, Brisbane jazz, funk and rare groove merchants Kerbside Collection have taken a break from live shows to focus on writing and recording their third studio album.
Before they battened down the hatches to enter their musical cave of creativity, we caught up with the band to pick their brains about the best songs to listen to ensure 2017 keeps rolling forward on the right foot. Here’s their top picks…
NINE SONGS TO KEEP 2017 ON THE GOOD FOOT BY KERBSIDE COLLECTION
- The Good Foot – James Brown. The Godfather or funk n soul!
- Funky Miracle – The Meters. An all-time funk classic that everyone digs. Tends to get bastardised a lot, but the original can’t be beat.
- Sunshine Of Your Love – Spanky Wilson. Legendary soul singer Spanky Wilson’s classic cover of the Cream song. The ensemble loves playing this.
- Am I The Same Girl – Barbara Acklin. All-time classic soul, rhythm & blues track that’s great to sing-along to.
- Tequila – (Wes Montgomery version). Maybe a bit of a curve ball in the funk n soul mix – but this jazzy boogaloo version is always well received by even the ‘whitest’ of feet.
- Right On – Clarence Wheeler and The Enforcers. Another funk n soul classic with plenty of screechy organ, funky bass line, brass parts and message.
- Bring It Home – The Bamboos. A slice of Aussie funk and soul history! Classic homegrown funk from their first record.
- Feeling Free – Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators. Another modern, contemporary classic on the Northern Soul side of the funk spectrum.
- Got To Get You Into My Life – The Beatles (Ben from Corduroy version). Closing out the list with this funky version of a Fab 4 classic. Pretty self-explanatory.
With a new album underway, 2017 is looking groovy for this four-piece. Follow Kerbside Collection on Facebook to make sure you don’t miss a beat!