Funk Archaeology archive
Read Iran: An Unlikely Treasure Chest Of Funk
September 17, 2009 – These five vinyl treasures of 1970s Iranian funk span pop, fusion, garage-rock and much more.
Read Arthur Verocai: Return Of A Brazilian Secret
August 10, 2009 – A look at composer, arranger and producer Arthur Verocai, whose influence extends beyond Brazil.
Read Layover Loot: A Stop In Dallas For Local Gems
March 31, 2009 – Egon sifts through heaps of obscure Dallas funk, jazz and soul, and chooses these five treasures.
Read The Sun Sets On Record Discovery In Tokyo
March 20, 2009 – Japan has long been a cratedigger's paradise with an inexhaustible supply of esoteric treasures.
Read West African Finds At The WFMU Record Fair
January 8, 2009 – Listen to five obscure West African funk, highlife, Juju and psychedelia tracks from the 1970s.
Read Carolina Funk: Atlantic Coast Underground
November 11, 2008 – Listen to five rare funk tracks, each recorded and released in the land of bluegrass.
Read Funk From Way South Of The Border
October 29, 2008 – Listen to some of the best and most raucous Mexican funk tracks of the '60s and '70s.
Read Fast Rap: Tongue-Twisting Bangers
October 21, 2008 – Hear five classic songs that exemplify the nearly extinct style of hyperactive, multisyllabic rap.
Read The Soul Of James Brown
October 16, 2008 – Fans of the Godfather of Soul have generated loads of tributes to the man; hear some of the best.
Read Lost Funk Masterpieces Of Ethiopia
September 16, 2008 – Recordings of '60s and '70s Ethiopian funk and jazz are rare, but transfixing in their beauty.