Saxofunk Girl - Candy Dulfer

MusicLoad presents the music of saxophonist Candy Dulfer

Candy Dulfer is the international funk and contemporary jazz artist from Amsterdam, Netherlands. She is a very independent minded artist. Sure, she's collaborated with greats like Prince, Dave Stewart, Van Morrison and many many others, but she is not a puppet or a side musician. If it isn't funky or it doesn't have soul, she probably won't be there. Hope you enjoy these handpicked clips below. GC

This track is from her 1993 record, Sax A Go Go (audio/video sync is off - sorry)

Here are some live videos :)

Candy Dulfer - My Funk (live)

Candy Dulfer - Life Of The Party

Candy's father, Hans Dulfer, is a particularly badass edgy tenor sax man with his own unique sound. This next track is a song written by Hans.

Candy Dulfer Funky Stuff - Our House Is Not A Home (Live)

Candy Dulfer & Funky Stuff - Saxuality - Live 1990

And, last but not least, here is a song that is a staple song for the smooth jazz radio circuit in the U.S.A, over 20 years after it was first released in 1989 as the soundtrack for the Dutch movie De Kassière. I hate "smooth jazz" with a passion, but this song is great!

Candy Dulfer - Lily was here (Live)

And finally, a track of her latest 2011 release. It's not my favorite compared to everything she has done, but it isn't bad at all.

Candy Dulfer - Crazy

Connect direct with Candy Dulfer at CandyDulfer.NL,, and


Priceless Video of Chaka Khan with Rufus

Stevie Wonder wrote this song which was released by Rufus & Chaka Khan in 1974. It's the voice of Bob Hope introducing the act for this Live concert which was broadcast on TV. Enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Rufus & Chaka Khan - Tell Me Something Good

Connect direct with Chaka Khan at ChakaKhan.Com

Connect direct with Rufus at Rufus.Org


Femi Kuti - Truth Don't Die (Live Takes)

One of the great artists from Lagos, Nigeria! Fema Kuti uses music, his mind, body and soul as a tool for speaking truth to power and making people think and unite to bring down corrupt power. Think! Be True. Peace Love Groove, GC

Femi Kuti -- Truth Don't Die (Bonnaroo 2004)

Femi Kuti- Live at the Africa Shrine (In Tribute to Fela Kuti)

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Lance Lopez - Smoking Hot Texas Guitar

When in need of some hard edged blues/rock/soul in the vein of Stevie Ray Vaughn, tune into Lance Lopez.

Lance Lopez - Didja (Studio Version)

The above recording features: Lance Lopez - Guitars/Vox, John Garvin - Drums, Daniel Williams - Bass. Recorded at the Dallas Sound Lab in August 2003
Engineered by Don Moore - Produced by Lance Lopez and Eric Gales

Lance Lopez - Skank (Studio Recording)

Above recording features Lance Lopez - Guitars***Jamil Byrom - Drums***Wes Stevenson - Bass. Produced by Lance Lopez ***Engineered by Don Moore. Recorded at Bass Propulsion Laboratories - Dallas,Tx additional overdubs and Mixing at Soundcrafter Ranch - Wylie,Tx. August-October 2005


Mixed by PETE MATTHEWS & JIM GAINES - Mastered by BRAD BLACKWELL - Euphonics Masters, Memphis

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Bonnie Raitt is back :)

My friend Mike Finnigan, the legendary Hammond B3 player and super soul/blues/gospel vocalist, posted to FB that Bonnie Raitt is back in action. They just performed on Ellen yesterday and Bonnie and the band sound as fantastic as ever.

Bonnie Raitt - Right Down The Line

Had the pleasure of meeting Bonnie Raitt once, in the back of a beer pub on the Santa Monica Pier as the fantastic Teresa James performed with her band The Rhythm Tramps. Turned out Bonnie is a big fan of Teresa James. Teresa has that intangible elusive thing, a sound and a twang that is undeniable. That's why Bonnie was there. Connect with Bonnie Raitt at BonnieRaitt.Com

Here is a nice taste of Teresa James that is a live performance of my favorite song from one of Teresa's albums titled The Whole Enchilada, which I highly recommend buying. It's fantastic! When I close my eyes and listen to this song, especially the studio version, it just takes me away. This live take took place at Delbert McClinton's Sandy Beaches Cruise #12. Turn it up, click play, close your eyes and enjoy! Peace Love Groove, GC

Teresa James - Love Is For All Time

Connect direct with Teresa James at TeresaJames.Com

And... BTW.... Speaking of Mike Finnigan, never ever get tired of hearing this recording that Mike made decades ago. The song is Hard Times, which was written by Ray Charles. It sure has a place in the right here, right now, for so many impoverished people in the world who are down on their luck. This is another song to just close your eyes to, however, the subtitled story at the end is a nice story about how Ray Charles reacted to hearing Mike cover Ray's song. Apparently, Ray Charles thought Mike Finnigan had put more heart and soul into playing and singing Hard Times than Ray himself had put into it. That says a lot right there.

Mike Finnigan - Hard Times

and just found this great rare unreleased recording of Mike singing one of the greatest classics from the heart of the civil rights movement in the United States, if not one of the greatest classics of all time. Mike once told me, in a Facebook thread, about how he was playing with black artists during that era when this song was written. He spoke of the hatred that some had... the racism. Mike feels this music, for he was there. It's not just a pretty song.

Mike Finnigan w/ Bill Lynch - A Change Is Gonna Come

And, this is amazing! Shows what a blues prince Mike Finnigan really is.

Mike Finnigan and The Serfs - Evil Days

Connect direct with Mike Finnigan at PhantomBluesBand.Com


Remembering Earl Scruggs and Flatt & Scruggs

R.I.P. Earl Scruggs. As one poster said it best on YouTube, "Look up Bluegrass in the dictionary, and you oughta find Lester, Earl and this song."

Flatt & Scruggs - Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Flatt and Scruggs - Mountain Dew (live at Carnegie Hall)

As a kid who grew up in the 60's & 70's, my first exposure to the Flatt & Scruggs was via television on The Beverly Hillbillies. Not only did they write the theme music for the show, they appeared in several episodes.

Beverly Hillbillies with Flatt & Scruggs Pearl Pearl Pearl

But they were so much more than real life characters on The Beverly Hillbillies. A website, The Flatt and Scruggs Preservation Society, is devoted to the legacy of both Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs.

Connect direct with the official Earl Scruggs site at EarlScruggs.Com


Ayo with M and Sly Johnson

MusicLoad has featured Ayo here many times, and she is most worthy of yet another post of these wonderful recordings just found. Enjoy! GC

Ayo with M and Sly Johnson - How Many People

Ayo with M and Sly Johnson - It Hurts

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SHEL, a band of four sisters named Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza, is one of my absolute favorite rising bands out there. If you are in New York tonight, Monday April 2, 2012, please go see a free SHEL concert at Rockwood Music Hall at 7:30PM. It's sure to be a lovely show for all! And, if you want to get backstage, you can probably get there if you bring Sarah some ginger chews.

If you don't know about SHEL, here is a little bit about them. Enjoy!
This is SHEL (They have grown a lot since this video was made, but you'll get the idea)

SHEL - Toyland

I first learned about SHEL via Eva Holbrook after I had already fallen deeply in love with her music. She is a gifted songwriter, arranger, instrumentalist, and angelic vocalist. Eventually I learned of the group with her sisters who all share the same giftedness. Once I heard their whole band together, I knew I had landed in music heaven.

Eva Holbrook during the songwriting process on a song titled Heaven's Gate that was inspired by a Classic 30 Peavey amp she was borrowing.

SHEL - The Latest and Greatest Blueberry Rubber Band

The Rockwood Music Hall is located at 196 Allen Street New York, NY 10002
Phone (212) 477-4155 Website: RockwoodMusicHall.Com

Connect direct with SHEL at SHELmusic.Com, Facebook.Com/ILoveSHELMusic, and