5 April 2015, No. 68, The Soul Searchers, ‘Ashley’s Roachclip’

Man, really resting on my laurels lately. Not like anybody gave me new headgear, although I guess I’d get to borrow a cap and gown if I wanted to. But no more Mr. Lazy; I’ll try to bring the funk daily this week, starting today. Not every song with a good break is a funky tune, and not every funk tune with a flute can really pull it off, but “Ashley’s Roachclip” from The Soul Searchers is funky all the way through. The drum break was the soundtrack to the late ’80s and early ’90s in my mind, showing up everywhere, but I think I like it best in its original context. So here’s No. 68.