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Morning Song – Foots

May 30, 2017

First, some definition of terms:

  • Stuff – a jazz/funk/soul band from the 1970s-80s comprised of some of NYC’s finest session musicians; also, the house band at Mikell’s, a popular Upper West Side jazz club.
  • Foots – the first song off Stuff’s 1976 debut album.

Okay, with bit of business out of the way, it seems safe to say that coming up with catchy, marketable names just wasn’t the top priority for bassist Gordon Edwards, guitarist Cornell Dupree and the rest of the band. (I guess that’s what happens when you put session musicians in charge.)

Coming up with some of the most soulful, danceable R & B and funk around, on the other hand, was very much Stuff’s top priority. Exhibit A: try listening to “Foots” without moving to the music.

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