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The Funk is Back

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Brian Culbertson (left) and executive producer Maurice White

Hitting the stores today (and already climbing up the charts) is Brian Culbertson's Bringing Back The Funk on GRP Records. Culbertson and executive producer Maurice White (of Earth, Wind & Fire fame) lined up a literal "who's who" of world-class players to perform on the CD, done as a historic revisit to '70s-style funk.

The all-star list of players includes Greg Adams, Gerald Albright, Michael Bland, Bootsy Collins, Phelps "Catfish" Collins, Cora Dunham, Larry Dunn, Larry Graham, Chance Howard, Paul Jackson Jr., Ronnie Laws, Ledisi, Tony Maiden, Eddie Miller, Maceo Parker, Ray Parker Jr., Perri, Sheldon Reynolds, Tom Scott, Rhonda Smith, Musiq Soulchild, David T. Walker, Bobby Watson and Fred Wesley.

Tracks were recorded live—old-school-style—at Burbank's Glenwood Place Studios by Ed Cherney, with additional recording at Master Mix and Workhouse Studios in Minneapolis; Big Kahuna Studios, in St. Paul; Angel Sound, Inglewood, Calif.; the Bootzilla Re-hab P-form School in Cincinnati; Megatrax in North Hollywood and BCM Studios in Los Angeles, where the project was mixed by Bob Horn. Mastering is by Bernie Grundman.

For an inside look at the production, including interviews with Culbertson and Ed Cherney, click here.