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The Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign

The Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign

Originally known as the Ebony Rhythm Band, The Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign created some of the first 70's "funk" music ever played. This Indianapolis group developed a unique sound and style. Borrowing electric techniques from the time of Jimi Hendrix and the Who, this R&B group uses a combination of vocals and horns to deliver a solid driving Mid Western hybrid of blues, jazz and soul. Translated, that means original and exciting funky music using "old school" musicians who can really play their instruments. These folks are the real item featuring some of the originators of the art form.

Sighin' and Groanin' Cover
  • Sighin' and Groanin'
  • R&B/Soul, Blues
  • The Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign
  • 03/22/2008
  • Sighin' and Groanin'
Liner Notes: Indianapolis in the 1970's was home to an eclectic group of original funk musicians known as The Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign. Today collectors the world over continue to bid up the price of the groups first two vinyl releases from 1972 and 1976. Sighin' and Groanin' is the first release from the group in 32 years! Here we get a chance to hear the unvarnished live sound of the group from 1974. For Funk Campaign fans this should be a real treat. Boobie Townsend (guitar) is in rare form, the horns (Henry Miles, Carl Haefeli and Michael Woods) are pushing hard. Lester Johnson (bass) plays rock hard counterpoint and Ricky Jackson (organ)and Matthew Watson (drums) are Funk personified! Top this off with the signature vocal duo of Pam Tanner and Tony Roberts and you have the fresh original sounds of the Funk Campaign. This is a rare, never before released live track recorded at the Bluebird in Bloomingon, Indiana. Check out the groups current info at: myspace.com/ebonyfunk
  1. Sighin' and Groanin'