Funky (Chambers Brothers)

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Song details
Performer: New Power Generation
Writer(s): The Chambers Brothers
Producer(s): Prince (assumed)
Live Appearances
First and last live appearance:
Performed regularly on tour:
  • none
Performed occasionally in shows:

Funky by the New Power Generation is an unreleased cover version of the track by The Chambers Brothers (from the 1970 album New Generation) recorded in late 1994 at Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota (during the same set of sessions as New Power Generation versions of Acknowledge Me, Super Hero, Outa-Space, Love... Thy Will Be Done, Proud Mary and Somebody’s Somebody).

The track was included as the twelfth track (ninth song) on the 2 December 1994 configuration of Exodus, ending with crowd noise and shouting by Sonny T. that leads directly into Proud Mary, but the track was removed from later configurations, and remains unreleased.

Prince had already used a sample of Funky by The Chambers Brothers on the 1989 song Funky (see Funky for details of that track).

Recording Information
Recording Sessions
Date Studio Additional info
Late 1994 Paisley Park Studios,
Chanhassen, MN, USA
Recording Personnel

Unreleased Versions
Title Version Additional Info
Funky Studio Recorded late 1994
Broadcasts/streaming (only)
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Funky T.B.C. Live performance TV broadcast Live 24 November 1994, MTV European Music Awards, Brandenburger Tor, Berlin, Germany; instrumental intro only prior to Peach
Sampled, Referred to, Quoted in...
Title Length Released Version Additional info
Nikka sings with Prince & Larry Graham 2:41 Nikka’s Box YouTube Channel Live Live performance video of Thank You For Talkin’ To Me Africa with lyrics from Funky; 7 August 2011, 10-øren (Amager Strandpark), Storkøbenhavn (Copenhagen), Denmark
Additional Information

See also Trivia

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