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by Funky Bizness Gang

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Find that funky feeling deep inside your soul That’s the beat you can’t deny — release it after all Catch that funky rhythm pumping thru your vein When the groove is on the move, you cannot stay the same Chorus: That’s the beat inside my soul That’s the groove I can’t control That’s the beat inside my soul That’s the groove I can’t control That’s the beat inside my soul That’s the groove I can’t control That’s FUNK! That’s a kind of fever coming from inside You can feel it in your chest when bass and drums collide Throw back all your worries, float down with the beat Nothing can embarrass you while funky breaks repeat
James Brown Sly Stone Longhair, the King of New Orleans Davis Hancock Quincy Reverend Al Green Ooh… C’mon and hit me! Ooh… C’mon and hit me twice! Ooh… C’mon and hit me! Ooh… I'll tell you what to do Chorus: We gotta know the roots We gotta make ‘em all reunited At first you have to learn the past before you go ahead Know the roots Make ‘em all reunited ‘Cause knowledge is the only way to free your head Meters Clinton Bootsy Mr. Bobby Bland Booker Winstons Blackbyrds Average White Band Satchmo Parker Coltrane Dizzy Sam Cooke Aretha Minnie Jacksons Stevie Marvin Curtis Preston Isleys Marley Malcolm Martin Luther King
Soul System 06:36
Build up something genuine and daring It’s so easy to begin Build up something extraordinary Just to show the things unseen Free your soul now just to be connected To the rhythm of your life There’s no chance to stay unaffected When the system gets overdrive Chorus: It’s like a soul system You give me yours I give you mine Changin’ all the time Let your heart be kinda power station Generating love around Let it move in permanent rotation Breaking every single bound Let’s get started — there’s no time to wallow On the laurels of the past Free your mind and your ass will follow Don’t you worry ‘bout the rest
It’s so strange to feel your absence When I need you most of all You have left to find the answers I am here to bear my fault I’ve got so much time for waiting But we got to ask ourselves What’s the use of contemplating As for me, it makes no sense Chorus: In my mind I cut the distance Time accelerates its flow That excuses my existence But my feelings got too slow So I put the lights down low I put the lights down low There’s no chance to win a battle Seeing things we’ve said and done There’re two sides to every medal Got to see the other one.
You don't know what is trouble every day You don't know what it means to lose your way You're among your first world problems That you could easily delay You don't know how to manage on your own You don't know how to live your life alone You've been spoiled and pampered baby Since the day that you were born Chorus: But when your joy depends On pain of someone else You just don’t get it right You just can’t get it right Because my freedom ends When someone ties my hands It’s time to get it right It’s time to get it… get it on Let me know when your games come to an end Let me know when you try to understand That the real size of your ego Is smaller than a grain of sand


released June 29, 2016

The album was recorded by Funky Bizness Gang:

Alexander Ashbel (guitar, lead vocals, handclaps)
Ruslan Tagirov (keyboards, backing vocals, handclaps)
Konstantin Ovchinnikov (drums, percussion, handclaps)
Alexander Nikolayev (bass guitar, handclaps)
Dmitry Zyryanov (trumpet)
Stanislav Shushkevich (alto sax)
Pavel Lashuk (tenor sax)
Andrew Mills (percussion)

With guest appearance of:
Berenice van Leer — vocals on ‘Put the Lights Down Low’.
Yulia Dyachkovskaya and Elizaveta Rybalko — backing vocals on 'Beat Inside My Soul', 'Soul System', 'You Don't Know'

Music by Funky Bizness Gang
Lyrics by Alexander Ashbel
Remix and additional production on tracks 6 and 7 by Ruslan Tagirov.

Recorded at Octopus Lab

Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Ruslan Tagirov

Recording technician: Sergey Filipov

Package design by Anna Nikolayeva
Photos by Alexander Nikolayev

The Band would like to thank the following persons:
Our families and friends for the immeasurable support; Berenice van Leer for sharing her immaculate performance; Andrey Yasyukovich for his patented live sound; Vadim Chikurov for his funky business; Roman Chernikov for his high quality language supervising.

Ruslan Tagirov would like to thank Dasha, Timur, the Octopus team and Mr. Bill Murray.
Alexander Ashbel would like to thank Dianita, Pavel Vorontsov and also every person mentioned in ‘The Roots Reunited’ plus the unmentioned genius of Ray Charles.

With love & groove, Funky Bizness Gang

(A Black Music Promotion release)

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Funky Bizness Gang Yekaterinburg, Russia

Funk band from Yekaterinburg (Russia). Since 2006. We take the classic funk to compose our own music. James Brown to Lenny Kravilz, The Meters to Vulpeck – everyone will find something familiar in it.

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