Funkatopia Live

Funkatopia Live

Podcast by Funkatopia

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May 23, 2022 51 min
The very first episode of Funkatopia Soundtsage where we bring you new music we think you should hear from all genres. In this episode, Ed Sheeran, new music from Lettuce, and Sidibe. Note: This audio was pulled from a video source, so ignore a couple of visual references. We are still working through all the kinks.
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Liv Warfield sits down to discuss her new album Live at Cafe Wha?, a European tour, lessons from Prince, looking back on The Unexpected, how she handles stress and depression, and so much more.
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January 20, 2022 137 min
An intense discussion on depression, loss, and grief with special guests Morris Hayes & Tony Mosley from New Power Generation, Garrett Shider from Parliament-Funkadelic, Jellybean Johnson from The Time, DuJuan Elliott of the Blackshires, Michael Dean of Podcast Juice & 2 licensed counselors. An episode of discovery, motivation, and inspiration.
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Funkatopia interviews Parliament Funkadelic's keyboardist Danny Bedrosian to talk about his 20 years with George Clinton. Plenty of stories from 5 minutes shows, playing for Putin in Russia, performances with Sly Stone, supporting Armenians in Syria, and so much more. Another action packed show.
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Funkatopia Live sits down with producer, drummer, vocalist and creator of the iconic group Klymaxx and Madame X for an incredibly revealing discussion about the drama of Klymaxx, the evolution of Madame X, and insane stories about Ike Turner, Teena Marie, George Clinton, and more.
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December 17, 2021 154 min
Funkatopia Live sits down with the legendary Alan Leeds who has managed everyone from Prince, James Brown, Maxwell, D'Angelo, Raphael Saadiq and many others. The man has some great stories!
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Saxophonist Eric Leeds returns (post World Series) to discuss baseball, more details of his work with Prince, JamBrown, and his favorite artists and inspirations. He is also joined by St. Paul Peterson to discuss new work with LP, a 2021 release, memories of The Family (aka FDeluxe) and so much more.
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November 24, 2021 94 min
Soul Sisters Patti Henley and Brenda Lee Eager join Funkatopia Live to discuss the work with MLK, Jesse Jackson and Operation Breadbasket. Then we dig deep into their musical journey performing with legends like Stevie Wonder, Roberta Flack, Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Prince, and many more.
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October 21, 2021 60 min
Funkatopia Live sits down with Martin Kember from AZ-1 and Color Me Badd. Stories of being on the charts in the 90's, BET awards, the influence of Prince, the challenges of Color Me Badd, and so much more.
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October 21, 2021 87 min
Hundelisiliah. Souliacolia. Soda fizzin' on the lawn. The Funkatopia Live crew looks at some of Prince's strangest lyrics to figure out the meaning and we arrive at some answers! A show full of fun.
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October 13, 2021 90 min
Saxophonist Eric Leeds shares amazing stories about his brother Alan Leeds (road manager for James Brown & Prince), his own stories with James Brown, and of course more stories about Prince!
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October 6, 2021 85 min
We welcome trombonist extraordinaire Greg Boyer as he tells stories about George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Prince and the New Power Generation (NPG), James Brown & Maceo Parker, and tons of personal stories including liquid chicken.
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Funkatopia interviews Robert "Kool" Bell on 57 years of Kool and the Gang including Prince stories, opening for Van Halen, a new album, a movie(?), and much more!
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Funkatopia Live sits down with New Power Generation (NPG) members Morris Hayes, Tony M, Levi Seacer Jr., and Mike Scott. Our goal is to analyze why Prince chose the band he did, the music he chose for the 90's era of NPG, his management style, and all of the amazing stories the band members can share.
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February 1, 2021 28 min
Throwback interview with Third Eye Girl's Donna Grantis. Previously unreleased with the 3EG guitarist extraordinaire sharing her memories of her time with Prince, being discovered, and her amazing album Diamonds and Dynamite.
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February 1, 2021 34 min
Throwback interview with Third Eye Girl's Ida Nielsen talking about her time with Prince, her album, ad much more.
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July 29, 2020 148 min
Mr. Christopher tackles the super-tough topic of Prince's death along with some of the conspiracy theories. Did Prince commit suicide? Was Prince murdered? What are the strange strange coincidences surrounding his death? It's all covered here on Funkatopia Live.
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June 10, 2020 65 min
Mr. Christopher sits down with Prince's Revolution bassist Brownmark to talk about the craziness of his tenure with a mad genius, racism, Mazarati, his new book and so much more. Pre-order his book here: https://amzn.to/2yCFssJ
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May 6, 2020 16 min
Mr. Christopher sits down with one of the original founding members of Lettuce Adam Deitch to discuss the band's new album Resonate including what's changed over the years and how he remembers all of those instrumental tracks.
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Mr. Christopher sits down with Marshall Charloff, well known for his lead vocalist for the Prince tribute band The Purple Xperience, to talk about his work with Prince, the rules of covering Prince, having Dr. Fink in the band, the band name, sharing new music, and so much more.
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