–by Quincy Tejani, Music Connoisseur–
When discussing 70’s funk, some names that are often mentioned include Sly & The Family Stone, George Clinton, Parliament and Curtis Mayfield. Often omitted from this group is Mandrill, a Brooklyn-based funk/soul group who found minor success with their self-titled LP and also with Mandrill Is, which peaked at no. 24 on the soul charts in 1972. If you’re into soul music and wish to extend your knowledge past the works of the groups mentioned above I would put forth this group as a fantastic stepping stone into slightly more obscure 70’s funk music. Below is one of my favourite tracks from Mandrill Is, “Lord of the Golden Baboon”:
Quincy Tejani is the co-founder of The Violet Wave and is also editor of music. When he’s not listening to or writing about music you can probably find him walking through the forests of Ontario or questioning the inner workings of the universe. He also never turns down a cold Pabst… never.
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