Timmy Thomas

"Funky Me" (Glades) 1972


In February of 1973, Timmy Thomas’s sociopolitical ballad, “Why Can’t We Live Together?,” reached number one on the R&B charts. A veritable one-man band, Thomas played bass lines and lead lines simultaneously on the organ while the Maestro Rhythm King kept the beat. The instrumental B-side, “Funky Me,” is a guilt-free frolic, driven by Thomas’s gospel chops, which clock in at over 200 beats per minute.


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