I was given the opportunity to create a podcast for The Why Radio (thewhyradio.com) based out of Porto, Portugal, where I was asked to pick some songs that inspire me. The records I selected give me life and help keep me steady on the path of the gospeldelic funkbox legends who sang and played with all of their soul. Their music continues to inspired me as I start almost everyday with headphones on listening to all types of music. The music I create is influenced by so many different artist and genres but there's something about funk music that my father instilled inside of me from his record player that I'll never be able to shake.

I'm proud to present to you....

TREATS FOR THE GOSPELDELIC FUNK CHILDREN

1.) Treats In The Streets - Wagon Christ 2.) If I'm In Luck I Just Might Get Picked Up - Betty Davis 3.) It's A Man's World - James Brown 4.) Every Time He Comes Around - Minnie Ripperton 5.) Mother/Son Theme - Donald Byrd feat. The Blackbyrds 6.) Baby You're Gonna Miss Me Pt. 2 - The Montclairs 7.) Tell Me What Do You See - Unknown 8.) Harlem River Drive - Bobbi Humphries 9.) Close To Me - Bill Withers 10.) If You Want Me, Say It - Love Unlimited 11.) Cookie Jar - Parlet 12.) Frisky - Sly & The Family Stone 13.) Luv N' Haight - Sly & The Family Stone 14.) Let Me Have It All (Alt. Version) - Sly & The Family Stone 15.) Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone 16.) If It Were Left Up To Me - Sly & The Family Stone 17.) Jane Is Groupie - Sly & The Family Stone 18.) Babies Makin' Babies - Sly & The Family Stone 19.) Thankful N' Thoughtful - Sly & The Family Stone 20.) Never Seen The Righteous Forsaken - Unknown 21.) Thank You Master (For My Soul) - Donny Hathaway 22.) Spirit In The Dark - Aretha Franklin feat. Ray charles 23.) Thighs High - Tom Browne 24.) Tight Rope - Junie 25.) Sideways - Rufus & Chaka Khan

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