I've really gotten into funky dance tunes recently, so here's one I jumped at when it came up on eBay. Got it for practically squat too. All the better for me.
I got my introduction to (Richard) Popcorn Wylie via his 1973 tribute to Hank Aaron, "Move Over Babe (Here Comes Henry)", a record that's been in my collection for several years. It was co-written by sports broadcasting legend Ernie Harwell and Wylie gives a straightforward soul performance. Not so on "Funky Rubber Band", a 1971 release. It's every bit as funky as its title would imply.
I'd never heard "Funky Rubber Band" before getting this record in the mail several weeks ago but it's one of those things that's worth the risk for the title alone. And, like I said before, it was dirt cheap. It has a heavy beat and some funky guitar. Popcorn shares vocal duties with female backing singers on each verse but it's almost all him on the chorus. And he's as funky as Mr. J.B. himself on this one. I got my money's worth and then some.