The Genius of Funk


The Genius of Funk

Selection of some of funk's best artists from the BBC archives and beyond, beginning in the 1970s. With Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang, Average White Band and Herbie Hancock.


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# There's a dance... #

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INTRODUCTION IN FRENCH

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Soul brother number one, James Brown.

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# Papa's got a brand-new bag

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# Dig that crazy scene

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# With you baby

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# And the beat

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# Ain't no drag

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# Papa's got a brand-new bag

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# Drag

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# No mistake

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# We'll jive

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# I taste it

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# I taste it

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# I taste it

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# I taste it

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# I taste it

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-# I can taste it

-Oh, man

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-# A little bit of mass

-A little bit of mass

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-# Eenie-weenie mass

-Eenie-weenie mass

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-# Small mass

-Small mass

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-# Itty bitty mass

-Itty bitty mass

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-# Eenie-weenie mass

-Eenie-weenie mass

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-# Small mass

-Small mass

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-# Small mass

-Small mass

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-# A little bitty mass

-A little bitty mass

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-# A little bitty mass

-A little bitty mass

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-# Eenie-weenie mass

-Eenie-weenie mass

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-# Eenie-weenie mass

-Eenie-weenie mass

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-# Eenie-weenie mass

-Eenie-weenie mass

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-# Itty bitty mass

-Itty bitty mass

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-# A little bit of mass

-A little bit of mass. #

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Oh, yeah!

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James Brown!

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Gotta get down.

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Get down.

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Get down.

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Get down.

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Hey-hey, hey-hey.

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Aha.

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The last time.

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Ha.

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Aha.

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Get down.

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Get down.

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All my shining stars, make some noise out there.

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Hey, hey.

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# When you wish upon a star

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# Your dreams will take you very far

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# When you wish upon a dream

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# Life ain't always what it seems Oh, yeah

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# Once you see your light so clear

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# In the sky so very dear Oh, yeah

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# You're a shining star No matter who you are

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# Shining bright to see What you can truly be

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# What you can truly be

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# Shining star come into view

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# Shine its watchful light on you Yeah

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# Gives you strength to carry on Yeah

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# Make your body big and strong Don't you hear me now?

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# On an adventure of the sun Yeah

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# It's all awake and just begun Oh, yeah

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# Thought I had to stir the mood Yeah

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# That's it now I got my own Oh, yeah, oh, yeah

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# So if you find yourself in need

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# Why don't you listen to these words of heed

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# Be a child free of sin

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# Be some place... #

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Everybody - over here. Let me hear you sing.

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# You're a shining star No matter who you are

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# Shining bright to see What you can truly be... #

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Over here, come on.

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# You're a shining star No matter who you are

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# Shining bright to see... #

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The BBC Concert Orchestra.

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# Shining star for you to see what your life can truly be

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# Shining star for you to see what your life can truly be

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# Shining star for you to see what your life can truly be

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# Shining star for you to see what your life can truly be

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# Shining star... #

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Everybody clap your hands.

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# Shining star... #

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# What your life... #

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-Come on, come on!

-# Shining star... #

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Come on, come on, come on

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-# What your life... #

-All the people in the place

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# Shining star... #

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-Everybody in the house!

-# What your life... #

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# Space people

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# Universal lovers

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# Space people

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# Universal lovers

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# Space people

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# Universal lovers

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# Space people

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# Universal lovers

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# Do you wanna dance

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# Do you wanna dance

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# She was well known through the ghetto

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# Tricks would come and then they'd go

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# The neighbours would talk and call her Jezebel

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# I can hear my mother call

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# I can hear my mother call

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# Late at night I hear her call

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# She says, Father Father, it's for the kids

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# Any and everything I did

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# Please, please don't judge me too strong

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# Lord knows I meant no wrong

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# Lord knows I meant no wrong. #

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One...three, four, one,

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two, three, four...and you hit on the one.

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One, you know?

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One, you know? Mm.

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And then you would try to fit your different notes,

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what you felt, in between that, like...

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..you know? And that's the funk, you know?

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And you can change that.

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You know? And you know, it's however you feel but you have to fit it

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between that space, that little space that you've got, which is...

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one, two, three, four...

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one, two, you know? Four,

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one, two, three, four, one...

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And then you go back to your funk, here you go.

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One...

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And then you want to break it down, break down.

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One, three, four, you know? And there you go, you've

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got your basic funk formula there.

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You know, you can do anything you want to do with it.

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HE SPEAKS RHYTHMICALLY: "Funk is dead," is what they said

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While sitting around cheating at pool

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The bags were bagging and they were bragging

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To tell the truth, they were looking real cool

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Now, they were choked up tight in their white on white

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Their cocoa brown fronts were down

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They wore candy-striped ties that hung down to their flies

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And they sported gold-dust crowns

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It was the fifteenth frame of a nine-ball game

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They all stood digging the play

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With an idle shrug

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They suddenly dug a strange cat moving their way

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He was a medium-built cat with a funny-time hat

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That looked about five years old.

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He wore a messed-up vibe and he needed a shine

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And he shivered as if he was cold

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Now, to all the other guys They surmised

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This dude was an ordinary flunky

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But to the well-trained eyes of how the mother ship flies

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You could tell the sucker was funky

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And we wants to funk.

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Yeah!

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# Everybody funking and don't know how

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# Should've seen the bull when he funked the cow

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# He funked her so hard they saw some smoke

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# Said, let's go to London and funk with the folk

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# People! Yeah!

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# Don't you?

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# There once was a member of a group

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# Who went to sleep in his canoe

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# He was dreaming of Venus

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# Took out his penis and woke up with a handful of goo

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# Put your foot on the rock

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# Look for the downstroke

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# Look for the downstroke

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# Get up

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# Get up

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# Get up

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# Look for the downstroke

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# Everybody, get up

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# Everybody, get up

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# We be funking over here

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# Over there ain't shit

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# We be funking over here

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# Over there ain't shit

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# We be funking over here

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# Over there ain't shit

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# We be funking over here

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# Over there ain't shit

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# Free your mind Your ass will follow

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# Nothing is good unless you play with it

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# And all that is good is nasty

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# Come along W-E-F-U-N-K

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# We funk, the home of the extraterrestrial brothers

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# We're playing funky music

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# Hit me

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# Blame it on you

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# Blame it on you

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# Blame it on you

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# Stupid dog, you out

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# Stupid dog, you out

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# Spud dog Marmaduke dog, you out

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# Goofy dog, you out

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# Snoopy dog, you out

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# Spud dog Marmaduke dog, you out

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# Get a little funk then you sell out

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# Shake a few rumps then you sold out

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# We did all of that without selling out

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# Blame it on you

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# Blame it on you

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# Yeah, I got your funk

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# I call my baby Pussy

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# P-U-S-S-Y

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# I call my baby Pussy

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# P-U-S-S-Y

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# Yo! Yo! Yo!

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# Joe! Joe! Joe! #

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# Let's do something funky! #

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You know what?

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Your jungle boogie!

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Glastonbury!

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-# Give me some of that!

-Where the boogie at?

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-# Give me some of that!

-Where the boogie at?

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-# Give me some of that!

-Where the boogie at?

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-# Give me some of that!

-Where the boogie at?

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-# Give me some of that!

-Where the boogie at?

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-# Give me some of that!

-Where the boogie at?

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-# Give me some of that!

-Where the boogie at?

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# Give me some of that! Give me some of that!

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# I say who? Come on!

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# I say who?

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# Who?!

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# I say who?

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# Get up on the good time Get up on the good time

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# Get up on the good time Get up on the good time. #

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Glastonbury!

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# Clap your hands like this

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# Come on, clap your hands

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# Everybody, clap your hands like this

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# Come on, clap your hands

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# Get down, get down

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# Get down, get down

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# Get down, get down

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# Get down, get down

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# Get down, get down

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# Get down, get down

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# Get down, get down

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# Get down, get down. #

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CHEERING

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# I just got home from Vietnam

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# I come home and find my brother gone

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# Whoa

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# Yeah

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# Whoa-whoa-oa

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# You want some of them

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# The bus is comin'

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# The funky system's gotta fall

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# Or it's gotta be changed to include us all

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# Hey, y'all

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# The Constitution The Bill of Rights, yeah

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# Hey, the bus is comin'

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# Now is the time for you to understand

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# You can't keep a good man down

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# Why don't you try to lend a helping hand?

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# We can work it out together

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# Live in harmony forever, Lord

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# Got drunk one night and I went to jail

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# The nasty pigs wouldn't set my bail

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# Oh, Lord

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# I don't know why they did that

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# I had the money

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# Why are things so funky?

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# The bus is comin'

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# Now is the time for you to understand

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# You can't keep a good man down

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# Why don't you try to lend a helping hand?

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# We can work it out together

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# Live in harmony for ever, Lord

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# Got drunk one night and I went to jail

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# The nasty pigs wouldn't set my bail

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# Oh, Lord

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# I don't know why they did that

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# I had the money

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# Why are things so funky?

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# The bus is comin'

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# Yeah

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# The bus is comin'

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# The bus is comin'

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# The bus is comin'

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# Yeah, yeah

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# The bus is comin'

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# The bus is comin'

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# Hey, yeah Yeah, yeah...

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CROWD CLAPS

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Keep it right there, y'all.

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Feels good, right there.

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# Yeah-eah

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# Yeah, yeah

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# Yeah

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# Yeah

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# Yeah, yeah

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# Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

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# Yeah! #

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# Very superstitious

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# Writing's on the wall

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# Very superstitious

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# Ladders' about to fall

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# 13-month-old baby

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# Broke the lookin' glass

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# Seven years of bad luck

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# The good things in your past

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# When you believe in things that you don't understand

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# Then you suffer

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# Superstition ain't the way

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# Hey, hey, hey, hey

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# Ooh, very superstitious

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# Wash your face and hands

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# Rid me of the problem

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# Do all that you can

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# Keep me in a daydream

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# Keep me goin' strong

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# You don't wanna save me

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# Sad is my song

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# When you believe in things that you don't understand

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# Then you suffer

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# Superstition ain't the way

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# Hey, hey, hey, yeah

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# Everybody scream!

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THEY SCREAM

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# Very superstitious

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# Nothin' more to say

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# Very superstitious

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# The devil's on his way

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# 13-month-old baby

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# Broke the lookin' glass

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# Seven years of bad luck

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# Good things in your past

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# When you believe in things that you don't understand

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# Then you suffer

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# Superstition ain't the way

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# Uh-uh, no, no, no. #

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CHEERING

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So, how do you slap?

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Well, this is the secret.

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It comes from the thumb bone - the magical thumb bone.

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And what you do is you strike the string against the fingerboard

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and then move away, allowing the string to vibrate.

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One, two, there, four.

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And notice how the drum kind of complements the bass lick.

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Three, four.

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-# Whoa, huh

-# Do your dance

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-# Whoa, huh, hey

-# To the rhythm

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# Whoa, huh

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-# Whoa, huh, hey

-# We just havin' fun

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# Well, do your dance to the rhythm

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# On the floor We're just havin' fun, hey

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# Well, we gon' start at midnight

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# Get down, get down

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# Party till the mornin' light

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# Get down, get down

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# We ain't ever gonna stop

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# Until we get it right

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# Ain't that right?

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# Ain't that right? Whoo

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# Do your dance to the rhythm

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# Roll the drum We're just havin' fun

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# Come on, people Do your dance to the rhythm

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# Roll the drums We're just havin' fun, hey

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# Good music makes you feel like dancing

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# Don't it make you feel good?

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# Don't it make you wanna get down?

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# Good music

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# Do that

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# Do that dance

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# Do your dance

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# To the rhythm

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# On the floor

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# We're just havin' fun

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# Do your dance

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# To the rhythm

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# On the floor

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# We're just havin' fun

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# Do your dance

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# To the rhythm

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# On the floor

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# We're just havin' fun

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# Do your dance

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# To the rhythm

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# On the floor

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# We're just havin' fun... #

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# Wanting someone to feel

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# Feel

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-# Sat upon the hill

-Hill

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# And waited all day for Jill

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-# Jill

-Jill

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-# Always away from home

-Home

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-# Never bothering to phone

-Phone

0:32:110:32:15

# Always leaving poor Jack alone

0:32:150:32:19

# Now, why do you think

0:32:210:32:24

# Jack snuck down the hill?

0:32:240:32:27

# He snuck down the hill

0:32:270:32:30

-# Cos he needed love

-He needed love

0:32:300:32:34

-# Love he couldn't get from Jill

-Oh, yes, he did

0:32:340:32:39

# Why do you think

0:32:390:32:42

# Jack snuck down the hill?

0:32:420:32:45

# He snuck down the hill

0:32:450:32:48

-# Cos he needed love

-Oh, yes, he did

0:32:480:32:51

# Love he couldn't get from Jill

0:32:510:32:55

-# Jack

-Jack

0:32:590:33:00

-# Like Little Red Riding Hood

-Hood

0:33:000:33:05

-# Always trying to do good

-Good

0:33:050:33:09

# Waited as long as he could

0:33:090:33:13

-# Jill

-Jill

0:33:160:33:18

-# Is it right or wrong

-Wrong

0:33:180:33:23

# For Jack to carry on

0:33:230:33:26

# On

0:33:260:33:27

# If you leave him home too long?

0:33:270:33:31

# Now, why do you think

0:33:330:33:36

# Jack snuck down the hill?

0:33:360:33:39

# He snuck down, he snuck down Broke his crown

0:33:390:33:43

-# Cos he needed love

-Sweet love

0:33:430:33:45

# Love he couldn't get from Jill

0:33:450:33:49

# Oh, sweet, sweet love

0:33:490:33:52

# Why do you think

0:33:520:33:54

# Jack snuck down the hill?

0:33:540:33:58

# He snuck down the hill

0:33:580:34:00

-# He needed love

-Oh, yes, he did

0:34:000:34:03

# Love he couldn't get from Jill, yeah.

0:34:030:34:09

# Jack

0:34:110:34:13

# Jill

0:34:160:34:17

# Jack

0:34:200:34:21

# Jill

0:34:250:34:26

# Now, why do you think

0:34:270:34:30

# Jack snuck down the hill?

0:34:300:34:33

# Why do you think he snuck down the hill?

0:34:330:34:37

-# Cos he needed love

-He needed love... #

0:34:370:34:40

# I'm the one

0:35:020:35:03

# I'm the one that wants you

0:35:050:35:07

# I'm the one

0:35:070:35:08

# I'm the one that wants you, hmm

0:35:100:35:12

# I'm the one

0:35:120:35:13

# I'm the one that wants you Yes, I am

0:35:150:35:17

# I'm the one

0:35:170:35:19

# I'm the one that wants you

0:35:200:35:23

# Baby, what I see

0:35:230:35:25

# I like a lot

0:35:250:35:27

# Nothing's going to change my mind

0:35:270:35:30

# That you're the one

0:35:300:35:31

# Now, I want to find what else

0:35:330:35:35

# You got, sugar

0:35:350:35:38

-# Come on, cos I know

-You're the one

0:35:380:35:41

# I'm the one - whoo!

0:35:530:35:56

# I'm the one that wants you

0:35:560:35:59

# I'm the one

0:35:590:36:00

# I'm the one that wants you

0:36:010:36:04

# No moonshake No shuffling

0:36:040:36:06

# Gonna get me your loving

0:36:060:36:09

# That easy

0:36:090:36:10

# The slower I go

0:36:140:36:16

# There's a chance that you might slip away

0:36:160:36:20

# Got to say

0:36:200:36:22

# I'm the one

0:36:250:36:26

# I'm the one that wants you

0:36:270:36:29

# I'm the one

0:36:290:36:31

# I'm the one that wants you

0:36:320:36:35

# I've been watching you from day to day

0:36:350:36:39

-# Thinking to myself

-She's the one

0:36:400:36:42

# I don't need nobody else

0:36:450:36:48

# To say to me, no

0:36:480:36:50

# And I need that love

0:36:500:36:52

# She's the one

0:36:520:36:53

# You got to know it

0:36:540:36:56

# I'm the one

0:36:560:36:57

# I'm the one that wants you

0:36:580:37:00

# I'm the one

0:37:000:37:02

# I'm the one that wants you

0:37:030:37:05

# I've seen some of the dance steps

0:37:050:37:08

# There has been no resistance to my eye, no

0:37:080:37:12

# Oh, no

0:37:140:37:15

# Your smile kind of tells me

0:37:150:37:19

# That I might just be the one for you

0:37:190:37:22

# What I do?

0:37:220:37:24

# I'm the one

0:37:260:37:29

# I'm the one that wants you

0:37:290:37:31

# I'm the one

0:37:310:37:33

# I'm the one that wants you, yeah

0:37:340:37:36

MOUTH MUSIC

0:37:360:37:41

# Whoo!

0:38:160:38:17

# I'm the one

0:38:170:38:18

# I'm the one that wants you

0:38:180:38:22

# I'm the one

0:38:220:38:23

# I'm the one that wants you

0:38:240:38:27

# I'm the one

0:38:270:38:28

# I'm the one that wants you

0:38:290:38:32

# I'm the one

0:38:320:38:33

# I'm the one that wants you

0:38:340:38:37

# A-a-a-a-a-a-h

0:38:370:38:42

# I'm the one

0:38:420:38:43

# I'm the one I'm the one

0:38:430:38:46

# That wants you

0:38:460:38:47

# I'm the one

0:38:470:38:48

# I'm the one I'm the one

0:38:480:38:51

# That wants you

0:38:510:38:52

# I'm the one

0:38:520:38:53

# I'm the one I'm the one

0:38:530:38:56

# That wants you

0:38:560:38:57

# I'm the one

0:38:570:38:58

# I'm the one I'm the one

0:38:580:39:01

# That wants you

0:39:010:39:03

# I'm the one I'm the one

0:39:030:39:05

# I'm the one that wants you

0:39:050:39:08

# Hey, hey, hey, hey

0:39:080:39:11

# Hey, hey. #

0:39:110:39:12

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:39:210:39:24

I'd like to say that this song...

0:39:330:39:36

from my Sunlight album...

0:39:360:39:38

is the song that really started me

0:39:380:39:41

thinking about singing,

0:39:410:39:43

thanks to the help of a device called vocoder.

0:39:430:39:47

With this device,

0:39:500:39:52

even a keyboard player like Herbie Hancock can sing.

0:39:520:39:55

It's a song called I Thought It Was You.

0:39:560:39:59

APPLAUSE

0:39:590:40:02

# Just a glance

0:40:040:40:07

# From behind

0:40:080:40:11

# Happened by chance

0:40:110:40:14

# Or design

0:40:160:40:19

# The perfume

0:40:200:40:24

# She wore

0:40:240:40:27

# Took me back

0:40:270:40:30

# Took me back through a door

0:40:300:40:34

# I had closed

0:40:350:40:39

# Long ago

0:40:400:40:42

# Suddenly

0:40:450:40:48

# I thought it was you

0:40:480:40:52

# Thought it was you

0:40:520:40:56

# Thought it was you

0:40:560:41:00

# Thought it was you

0:41:000:41:03

# Remember what we knew

0:41:030:41:07

# I thought it was you

0:41:090:41:13

# Thought it was you

0:41:130:41:16

# Thought it was you

0:41:170:41:20

# Remember when I thought it was you

0:41:200:41:25

# We were young

0:42:440:42:46

# Love was new

0:42:460:42:50

# Warm as the sun

0:42:520:42:55

# Shining through

0:42:550:42:58

# In your arms

0:42:590:43:02

# In your arms, it seemed

0:43:020:43:06

# It seemed

0:43:060:43:07

# I went back

0:43:070:43:11

# To a dream

0:43:110:43:13

# I had seen

0:43:150:43:18

# Yeah, I had seen so long ago

0:43:180:43:23

# Suddenly, suddenly, suddenly

0:43:250:43:29

-# I thought it was you

-Thought it was you

0:43:290:43:33

-# I thought it was you

-Thought it was you

0:43:330:43:37

# I thought it was you

0:43:370:43:40

# I thought it was you

0:43:400:43:43

-# I thought it was you

-Thought it was you

0:43:470:43:54

-# I thought it was you

-Thought it was you

0:43:540:43:58

# I thought it was

0:43:580:44:00

# I thought that it was you... #

0:44:000:44:05

Now, Brecon, I'm going to ask everybody in this hall -

0:46:540:46:57

every single one of you - to put your hands above your head,

0:46:570:46:59

like this. Everybody! Come on!

0:46:590:47:01

Put them together, like this.

0:47:010:47:03

Now, let me see you jump in the air.

0:47:060:47:08

# Oh, yeah, yeah

0:48:160:48:17

# Come on now, come on now

0:48:170:48:19

# Hey, let me tell

0:48:190:48:21

# I used to buy my faith in worship

0:48:210:48:23

# But then, my chance to get to Heaven slimmed

0:48:240:48:28

# I used to worry about the future

0:48:280:48:31

# But then I threw my caution to the wind

0:48:320:48:36

# I had no reason to be carefree

0:48:360:48:38

# No, no, no

0:48:380:48:39

# Till I took a trip to the other side of town

0:48:390:48:42

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

0:48:420:48:43

# You know I heard that boogie rhythm

0:48:430:48:46

# Come on, I had no choice but to get down, down, down, down

0:48:460:48:51

# And dance

0:48:510:48:52

# Nothing left for me to do but dance

0:48:520:48:56

# Off these bad times I'm going through

0:48:560:48:58

# Just dance

0:48:580:49:00

# I got canned heat in my heels tonight, baby

0:49:000:49:04

# You know I got canned heat in my heels

0:49:040:49:06

# I feel the thunder See the lightning

0:49:060:49:09

# I know this anger's Heaven-sent

0:49:100:49:13

# So I've got to hang out all my hang-ups

0:49:130:49:16

# Because of the boogie I feel so hellbent, hey, hey

0:49:160:49:20

# It's just an instant gut reaction that I get

0:49:200:49:24

# I know I've never ever felt like this before

0:49:240:49:27

# I don't know what to do

0:49:270:49:30

# But then, that's nothing new

0:49:300:49:31

# Stuck between hell and high water I need a cure, to make it through

0:49:310:49:36

# Dance!

0:49:360:49:37

# Nothing left for me to do but dance

0:49:370:49:41

# Off these bad times I'm going through, just dance

0:49:410:49:45

# Got canned heat in my heels tonight, baby

0:49:450:49:49

# You know I got canned heat in my heels

0:49:490:49:51

# Whoo!

0:49:510:49:53

# Ooh, hah

0:49:570:49:58

# Only the wind can know the answers

0:49:580:50:01

# And she cries to me when I'm asleep

0:50:020:50:05

# She says, you know that you can go much faster

0:50:050:50:09

# I know that people's talk can be so cheap

0:50:090:50:13

Come on!

0:50:130:50:14

# I got this voodoo child ingrained on me

0:50:140:50:17

# I'm gonna use my power to ascend now

0:50:170:50:20

# You know I got these running heels to use

0:50:200:50:22

# Such a mess No way I lose

0:50:220:50:25

# I was born to run and built to last

0:50:250:50:26

# You've never seen my feet cos they move so fast

0:50:260:50:28

# I'm dancing

0:50:280:50:30

# Nothing left for me to do but dance

0:50:300:50:32

# Off these bad times I'm going through, just dance

0:50:340:50:36

# I got canned heat in my heels tonight, baby

0:50:370:50:42

# You know I got canned heat in my heels

0:50:420:50:43

# Dance, yeah

0:50:430:50:45

# All the nasty things that people say

0:50:450:50:47

# Just dance, hey

0:50:470:50:48

# But I'm gonna make it anyway

0:50:480:50:51

# Dance, dance, yeah

0:50:510:50:53

# Got canned heat in my heels tonight, baby

0:50:530:50:56

# All right! Whoo!

0:50:570:50:59

# You know that this boogie is for real

0:51:000:51:04

# Got so much canned heat in my heels, yeah

0:51:040:51:07

# Gonna dance Gonna dance my blues away tonight

0:51:070:51:10

# You know I've got to dance my blues away

0:51:100:51:13

# You know, you know, this boogie This boogie is for real

0:51:130:51:18

# I got so much canned heat Got canned heat in my heels, baby

0:51:180:51:22

# I'm gonna dance Gonna dance my blues away tonight

0:51:220:51:26

# Got to dance my blues away... #

0:51:260:51:28

Can you shake it, party people?

0:51:370:51:39

# There's a fight, come on!

0:51:560:51:58

# Hey, DJ, let the music play

0:52:050:52:09

# I'm gonna live this party life

0:52:090:52:12

# Hey, DJ, throw my cares away

0:52:130:52:16

# I wanna live this party life

0:52:160:52:20

# Got to live this party life

0:52:200:52:22

# Got to live this party life, yeah

0:52:240:52:26

# You know I want to live this party life

0:52:270:52:30

# Got to live it Got to live it

0:52:300:52:31

# Want to live this party life

0:52:310:52:33

# Got to live it Got to live it

0:52:330:52:35

# Got to live this party life

0:52:350:52:37

# Got to live it Got to live it

0:52:370:52:39

# Got to live this party life

0:52:390:52:41

# Got to live it Got to live it

0:52:410:52:43

# Hey!

0:52:430:52:44

# Got to dance

0:52:440:52:46

# You know you want to dance, yeah

0:52:460:52:48

# You've got to dance

0:52:480:52:49

# You know you want to dance, yeah

0:52:490:52:52

# You've got to dance

0:52:520:52:54

# You know you want to dance, yeah. #

0:52:540:52:55

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

0:53:010:53:02

# I'm mixing business with leather

0:53:170:53:20

# Christmas with Heather

0:53:210:53:24

# Freaks flock together

0:53:250:53:27

# And make all the beat boys scream

0:53:270:53:30

# All right All right

0:53:310:53:34

# Turn it up now Turn it up now

0:53:340:53:38

# All right

0:53:380:53:39

# All right

0:53:400:53:41

# Turn it up now

0:53:410:53:43

# Oh, oh, oh

0:53:440:53:45

# Word up to the man thing

0:53:450:53:49

# She's always cold-lamping

0:53:490:53:53

# Advising at the canteen

0:53:530:53:56

# I just wanna watch you dance

0:53:560:53:58

# All right All right

0:53:590:54:03

-# Turn it up now

-Turn it up now

0:54:030:54:07

# All right

0:54:070:54:08

# All right

0:54:080:54:10

# Turn it up now

0:54:100:54:12

# Ooh, ooh, ooh

0:54:120:54:14

# Do you wanna ride on the Baltic Sea?

0:54:140:54:18

# I'll be your mistress C-O-D

0:54:180:54:21

# I'll comb your hair Rewrite your diary

0:54:210:54:25

# Pour champagne on a honey bee

0:54:250:54:28

# She can really do me

0:54:280:54:31

# She can really do me

0:54:320:54:35

# She can look right through me

0:54:350:54:38

# And make all the beat boys scream

0:54:380:54:42

# All right

0:54:420:54:43

# All right

0:54:450:54:47

# All right

0:54:500:54:51

# All right

0:54:530:54:54

# I'm mixing fitness with leather

0:54:560:54:59

# Christmas with Heather

0:55:000:55:03

# Freaks flock together

0:55:040:55:06

# And make all the lesbians scream

0:55:060:55:10

# All right

0:55:110:55:12

# All right

0:55:120:55:14

-# Turn it up now

-Turn it up now

0:55:140:55:18

-# All right

-All right

0:55:180:55:21

# Turn it up now

0:55:210:55:23

# Ooh, ooh, ooh

0:55:230:55:25

# Do you wanna ride on the Baltic Sea?

0:55:250:55:29

# I'll be your mistress C-O-D

0:55:290:55:32

# I'll comb your hair Rewrite your diary

0:55:320:55:36

# Pour champagne on a honey bee

0:55:360:55:39

# She can really do me

0:55:400:55:42

# She can really do me

0:55:430:55:46

# She can look right through me

0:55:470:55:50

# And make all the beat boys scream

0:55:500:55:52

# All right

0:55:530:55:54

# All right

0:55:570:55:58

# All right

0:56:000:56:01

# All right... #

0:56:040:56:05

For my days, Sly & The Family Stone, come on!

0:56:480:56:51

Everybody, get up!

0:56:530:56:55

And dance to the music!

0:56:550:56:58

Come on!

0:56:580:57:00

Come on down!

0:57:010:57:03

And dance to the funky music!

0:57:030:57:05

Come on!

0:57:050:57:07

# Dance to the music

0:57:150:57:17

# Dance to the music

0:57:190:57:22

# Dance to the music

0:57:220:57:25

# Dance to the music

0:57:260:57:29

# All we need is a drummer

0:57:300:57:34

# The people only need a beat, yeah!

0:57:340:57:38

# I'm gonna add a little guitar

0:57:450:57:49

# To make it easy to move your feet

0:57:490:57:51

# I'm gonna add some bottom

0:57:570:58:00

# So that the dancers just won't hide, ha-ha!

0:58:000:58:04

# You might like to hear my organ

0:58:120:58:16

# I said ride, Sally, ride

0:58:160:58:19

Come on, keep it going!

0:58:310:58:33

# Dance to the music

0:58:350:58:38

# Oh, yeaaah!

0:58:380:58:39

# Dance to the music

0:58:390:58:42

# Yeah, yeah, yeah

0:58:420:58:43

# Dance to the music

0:58:430:58:46

# Dance to the music... #

0:58:470:58:50

Thank you for letting us be ourselves again. Oh!

0:59:010:59:04

CHEERING

0:59:040:59:08

Thank you! We love all y'all!

0:59:100:59:13

A selection of some of funk's best artists from the BBC archives and beyond, beginning in the 1970s. Includes performances from acts such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang, Average White Band and Herbie Hancock.


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