A funk legend survives James Brown's mania and hip-hop's uncredited samples
Pay Marva Whitney what you owe her. Photo courtesy of Marva Whitney/Soulpower Inc.In this week's Village Voice, Tom Hull's new Jazz Consumer Guide salutes bassists of all stripes, while Phillip Mlynar profiles funk legend and former James Brown protégé Marva Whitney.
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Yeah, it was Philly, but so what--SOTC special correspondent Christopher R. Weingarten reports. viaThe Roots, mid-jam The Roots, Public Enemy, Asher Roth, Kid Cudi, TV on the Radio, and More Festival Pier, Philadelphia June 6, 2009 The second annual Roots Picnic, an eclectic fete held on the Illa ... More >>
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