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Con Funk Shun

Con Funk Shun was formed by high-school classmates Michael Cooper and Louis "Tony" McCall, along with Karl Fuller, Paul "Maceo" Harrell, Dennis Johnson, Cedric Martin, and Danny "Sweet Man" Thomas. All of them had been playing together since their high-school days in Vallejo, CA. Felton Pilate, also from Vallejo, joined the group after his band, a local rival, disbanded.

In the early '70s, the group was a backup band for the Soul Children with the name Project Soul. And when they weren't on the road with the Soul Children, they were creatively working with various Stax staff writers. In the mid-'70s, Project Soul made an effort to become a headliner, but they met dead-ends and little success. However, they found good fortune at Audio Dimensions, a Memphis recording studio owned by producer Ted Sturges. Around this time, he group named itself after the title of one of their instrumentals, "Con Funk Shun." During their three-year stint at Audio Dimensions, Sturges, besides owning the studio, was also Con Funk Shun's producer. Their association resulted in the group's first album, Organized Con Funk Shun.

As their sound developed, Pilate and Cooper emerged as the primary lead vocalists. Around the time their first album for Crankshaft Productions, Inc. was being recorded, the eighth member, MC and technician Dennis Johnson, left the group to attend seminary in California. By 1976, the group signed to Mercury, where they remained for ten years. Their first hit for Mercury was "Ffun," written by Michael Cooper as a tribute to the R&B/funk band Brick. One of the premiere party funk bands of its time, they also began recording ballads and instrumental tracks by the early '80s. Aside from being the primary musicians on all their albums, Con Funk Shun also contributed to each of their albums as writers, arrangers, and/or producers.

Burnin' Love, the septet's last album with Mercury, was recorded without their longtime musical center, Felton Pilate, who left the group in 1986 to become a successful producer. (Pilate eventually became the musical force behind MC Hammer.) Melvin Carter, a frequent collaborator of Con Funk Shun, joined the group upon Pilate's exit, and that same year Michael Cooper left for a solo career. Con Funk Shun disbanded after their last album with Mercury, but reunited in the '90s, and began performing at festivals and concerts around the world. ~ Craig Lytle, Rovi
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See that what you love me finally love you too.Thank you Con Funk Shun!!!!!Too k forever I Love YOU! :-)
Yep do that
wink1120
Perfection!
Miss that kind of music one of the greatest bands of that time my hats off much love
A great group back in the day!
Get your ticket babe
You plunge a arrow through my heart.
Best music ever made.......b a c k in the day!!
This muzik iz shytn on muzik of today....lis t e n 2 this "thats the way it goes on loves train"....wa t . . . . . " u dont need no ticket 2 ride"
Love This love
One of my favorite band group's, "The Best Sounds Ever" May God continue to bless!
jashislj
************ * * * * * * * * * * T H E BEST MUSIC EVER******** * * * * * * * * * * * *
Yes! !!!! Con Funk Shun SANG IT
Looooooove this! One of my favs!��
Where did this music go
Love this group
Con Funk Shun bring us some old school back. love your music.
Love love love Con Funk Shun
Con Funk Shun Baby! Old Skool Chillin Music
Old Skool....... . . . d i g it!!
Great
reminds of when times were simplier laid back
Can listen to this all night
Love confunshun my brother told me about them. I love them
19sandy62
Shake and dance. ............ . .
Make it last is one of the greatest song sung and con funk shun top 5 favorite bands in my catalog
I love that song so much were are you now
Yeah Baby
Yes
LOVE ME SOME CON FUNK SHUN MUSIC HELP ME THROUGHT HIGH SCHOOL DAYS.... STRAIGHT FROM YOUR HEART..... I HAVE YOU ALL IN MY CD COLLECTION YOU GO MICHEAL COOPER WITH YOUR FINE SELF.. AND THE REST OF THE GROUP SMILE....... .
msimmons-war d
Takes me back!
heynow that's what moves me
Find music like this now days.
Ole skool music .....love it
My song:)
Everyone of Con Funk Shun SONG IS TIGHT
Said what I couldn't 2 the ladies... I'm hooooked... Baby...
So many good memories
My Jam Live ol Skool
Diamond D love some Con Funk Shun. Make me think about how sweet love is.
Real music Love it
I used to drive a cadi and pimp off this sound.everyb o d y need some old school in there life,sing DAT s**t
Love this
I love this song
Real music...n I'm dancing wit ya!
SHAKE AND DANCE WIT ME HELLL YEAH DATS WHAT IM DOIN NOW!! BRING DAT OL SCHL FUNK BAK!!!
come back! ol skool!
Love this song it takes me somewhere.
This song is one of my all time favorites
This is my stuff so many memories. Hanging with my friends growing up
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