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BRINGING BACK THE FUNK

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Released on April 29, 2008, this was a landmark recording for Brian Culbertson and a turning point from just the smooth jazz arena. Produced by Brian and Executive Produced by Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire, Bringing Back The Funk features Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, Ledisi, Musiq Soulchild, Greg Adams from Tower of Power, Tony Maiden from Rufus, members of Prince's bands, David T. Walker, Ray Parker Jr., Sheldon Reynolds and Larry Dunn from Earth, Wind & Fire, Paul Jackson Jr., Ronnie Laws, The Perri Sisters, Eddie Miller, Chance Howard and many more funksters!! Most of this album was recorded live in the studio like the way they used to do it over 4 days, Nov 4-7, 2007 at Glenwood Studios, Burbank, CA.

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1. Funkin' Like My Father feat. Bootsy Collins

2. Always Remember

3. Hollywood Swinging feat. Musiq Soulchild

4. The House of Music feat. Larry Graham & Ronnie Laws

5. You Got To Funkifize feat. Chance Howard

6. The Groove

7. The World Keeps Going Around feat. Ledisi

8. Excuse Me...What's Your Name? 

9. Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything) feat. Eddie Miller & David T. Walker

10. Let's Stay In Tonight

11. Ruckus Room (iTunes Bonus Track) 

*Full album credits below

 

Brian & Maurice White at Glenwood Place Studios, Burbank, CA

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1. Funkin’ Like My Father

featuring Bootsy Collins

(written by Brian Culbertson, Sheldon Reynolds, Bootsy Collins, Pete Roberts, Zion Roberts, Donald Moore, Candice Cheatham & Keith Cheatham)

Brian Culbertson (piano, clavinet, Minimoog, & trombone solo), Bootsy Collins (vocals & space bass), Zion Planet 10 (lead vocals), Ice Candi (vocals), DJizzle (rap), Ron Jennings (guitar solo), Bernie Worrell and Eddie Miller (keyboards), Ricky Peterson (Hammond B3 organ), Sheldon Reynolds and Phelps “Catfish” Collins (guitar), Kush and Rick Gardner (trumpet), Fred Wesley (trombone), Maceo Parker (alto sax), Chance Howard (synth bass), Bobby Watson [bass), Michael Bland (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion), Maurice White, Michael Bland, Thomas Dawson, Sheldon Reynolds, Ricky Peterson, Bobby Watson, and Brian Culbertson (Party) 

 

2.  Always Remember 

 (written by Brian Culbertson & Sheldon Reynolds)

Brian Culbertson (piano, keyboards, clavinet and trombone), Sheldon Reynolds (vocals & guitar), Ray Parker, Jr., Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar), Larry Dunn (Fender Rhodes), Ricky Peterson (Hammond B3 organ), Maurice Fitzgerald (bass), Greg Adams and Lee Thornberg (trumpet & flugelhorn), Eric Marienthal (alto & tenor sax), Tom Scott (tenor & bari sax), Chris Miskel (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion) Horns arranged by Greg Adams

 

3.  Hollywood Swinging

featuring Musiq Soulchild & Gerald Albright

(written by Robert Earl Bell, Ronald Bell, George Melvin Brown, Robert Spike Mickens, Claydes Eugene)

Brian Culbertson (piano, distorted bass, Wurlitzer, keyboards and trombone), Musiq Soulchild (lead and background vocals), Gerald Albright (alto sax solo), Ray Parker, Jr., Sheldon Reynolds, and Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar), Eddie Miller (keyboards), Ricky Peterson (Hammond B3 organ), Chance Howard (synth bass), Sam Sims (slap bass), Dan Fornero (trumpet), Eric Marienthal (alto & tenor sax), Oscar Seaton, Jr. (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion), Maurice White, Musiq Soulchild, Tony Maiden, Chance Howard, Ricky Peterson, Eddie Miller, Paul Jackson, Jr., Sam Sims, Sheldon Reynolds, and Brian Culbertson (Claps and gang vocals) Horns arranged by Eric Marienthal

 

4. The House of Music

featuring Larry Graham & Ronnie Laws

(written by Brian Culbertson & Larry Graham)

Brian Culbertson (piano, Fender Rhodes, keyboards, trombone & percussion), Larry Graham (bass), Ronnie Laws (tenor sax solo), Ray Parker, Jr. (guitar & vocals), Sonny Thompson (guitar), Chance Howard (clavinet), Ricky Peterson (Hammond B3 organ), Dan Fornero (trumpet), Eric Marienthal (tenor sax), Michael Bland (drums), Maurice White, Larry Dunn, and Brian Culbertson (claps) Horns arranged by Bill Meyers

 

5.  You Got To Funkifize

featuring Chance Howard

(written by Emilio Castillo and Stephen M. Kupka)

Brian Culbertson (piano & trombone), Chance Howard (lead vocals & clavinet), Tony Maiden (guitar solo & rhythm guitar), Sheldon Reynolds (guitar), Eddie Miller (Wurlitzer), Monty Neuble (talk box), Ricky Peterson (Hammond B3 organ), Derrick “D.O.A.” Allen (bass), Greg Adams and Lee Thornberg (trumpet), Eric Marienthal (alto & tenor sax), Tom Scott (tenor & bari sax), Oscar Seaton, Jr. (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion), David Pack, Bleu, Eddie Miller, Chance Howard, and Sheldon Reynolds (background vocals), The Perri Sisters - Lori, Sharron, Darlene, and Carolyn (Gospel vocals & tambourines) Horns arranged by Greg Adams

 

6. The Groove 

(written by Brian Culbertson & Larry Dunn)

Brian Culbertson (piano, keyboards, Minimoog, muted trumpet & trombone), Larry Dunn (Fender Rhodes & Minimoog), Ray Parker, Jr. and Sheldon Reynolds (guitar), Ricky Peterson (Hammond B3 organ), Morris Pleasure (bass & synth bass), Dan Fornero (trumpet), Eric Marienthal (tenor sax), Sonny Emory (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion) Horns arranged by Bill Meyers

 

7.  The World Keeps Going Around

featuring Ledisi

(written by Bill Withers)

Brian Culbertson (piano, keyboards & trombone), Ledisi (lead & background vocals), Eddie Miller (Wurlitzer), Monty Neuble (wah synth), Ricky Peterson (Hammond B3 organ), Ray Parker, Jr. (guitar), Sheldon Reynolds (guitar), Rhonda Smith (bass), Dan Fornero (trumpet & flugelhorn), Eric Marienthal (alto, tenor & bari sax, flute, clarinet & bass clarinet), Cora Dunham (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion), Maurice White, Sheldon Reynolds, Eddie Miller, Monty Neuble, Rhonda Smith, Cora Dunham, Ricky Peterson, Scott Steiner, and Brian Culbertson (Claps) Horns arranged by Michael Stever

 

8. Excuse me…what’s your name?

(written by Brian Culbertson, Maurice Fitzgerald and Chris Miskel)

Brian Culbertson (trombone, trumpet, Fender Rhodes & keyboards), Ray Parker, Jr. (electric & acoustic guitars), Maurice Fitzgerald (bass), Chris Miskel (drums), a whole lot of people! (Party)

 

9.  Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)

featuring Eddie Miller & David T. Walker

(written by Richard L. Evans, Richard V. Powell, and Philip R. Upchurch)

Brian Culbertson (piano & trombone), Eddie Miller (lead vocals & Fender Rhodes), David T. Walker (guitar solo & rhythm guitar), Sheldon Reynolds (guitar), Chance Howard (clavinet), Ricky Peterson (Hammond B3 organ), Bobby Watson (bass), Greg Adams and Lee Thornberg (trumpet & flugelhorn), Eric Marienthal (alto & tenor sax), Tom Scott (tenor & bari sax), Michael Bland (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion), The Perri Sisters - Lori, Sharron, Darlene, and Carolyn (background vocals) Horns arranged by Greg Adams

 

10.  Let’s Stay In Tonight

(written by Brian Culbertson, Sheldon Reynolds & Maurice White)

Brian Culbertson (piano, keyboards & trombone), Sheldon Reynolds (vocals & guitar), Larry Dunn (Fender Rhodes), Paul Jackson, Jr. and Ray Parker, Jr. (guitar), Ricky Peterson (Hammond B3 organ), Morris Pleasure (synth bass), Maurice Fitzgerald (bass), Dan Fornero (trumpet), Eric Marienthal (alto sax), Sonny Emory (drums), Lenny Castro (percussion) Horns arranged by Bill Meyers

 

Produced by Brian Culbertson for BCM Entertainment, Inc.

Executive Producer: Maurice White

Co-Executive Producers: Brian Culbertson and David Britz 

All piano tracks co-produced by Scott Steiner. “Funkin’ Like My Father” co-produced by Bootsy Collins. Additional production by Sheldon Reynolds on “Funkin’ Like My Father,” “Always Remember,” “The House Of Music,” and “Let’s Stay in Tonight.” All arrangements by Brian Culbertson except where noted.

Mixed by Bob Horn with Brian Culbertson and Maurice White at BCM Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

Basic tracks recorded by Ed Cherney at Glenwood Place Studios, Burbank, CA, assisted by Anthony Caruso and Rob Brill; Additional recording by Brian Culbertson, Eddie King, Bob Horn & Scott Steiner at BCM Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Tom Tucker, Sr. at Master Mix, Minneapolis, MN, assisted by Adam Krinsky; Eddie King at Megatrax, North Hollywood, CA, assisted by Hiroko Ito; Brian Culbertson at Big Kahuna Studios, St. Paul, MN; Jim Ryberg at Workhouse Studios, Minneapolis, MN; Sheldon Reynolds at Angel Sound, Inglewood, CA; Bootsy Collins & Tobe Donohue at Bootzilla Re-hab P-Form School Studios, Cincinnati, OH.  Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA.

 

At the Bringing Back The Funk record release party. L-R: Sheldon Reynolds, Verdine White, Paul Jackson, Jr., BC, Maurice White, Larry Dunn & Sinbad

At the Bringing Back The Funk record release party. L-R: Sheldon Reynolds, Verdine White, Paul Jackson, Jr., BC, Maurice White, Larry Dunn & Sinbad


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