Stream: Free mix of funk tracks featuring guitar legend Dennis Coffey
The name may only mean something to beat diggers and soul & funk fans, but Dennis Coffey is a bonafide legend. Check out this mix of classic material from fellow Detroit legend DJ House Shoes.
Coffey was a member of the legendary Motown house band The Funk Brothers and brought the fuzz to tracks by The Temptations & Funkadelic and dozens more. And if that wasn’t enough, he produced Rodriguez’s huge selling ‘Cold Fact’ album. On top of that his own tracks like “Scorpio” were top ten hits and were sampled heavily by hip-hop producers.
Now Dennis Coffey is back with a new album on Strut with guests like Mayer Hawthorne, Paolo Nutini, Lisa Kekula (The Bellrays), Mick Collins (The Dirtbombs) and many more.
Check out this mix of some of the ‘60s & ‘70s tracks he played on and listen for the tributes from the likes of Q-Tip & Jazzy Jeff.
Constellations – The A to Z of Dennis Coffey: A Mix By House Shoes
RECORDED AT SOUNDMATIC BY RHETTMATIC
1. Scorpio Intro- (feat Dennis Coffey, Jazzy Jeff, Jake One, and Q-Tip)
2. LL Cool J- Jinglin’ Baby
3. Dennis Coffey- Main Theme (Black Belt Jones OST)
4. Dennis Coffey- 7th Galaxy*
5. Dennis Coffey- Ride Sally Ride
6. The Temptations- Cloud Nine
7. Rodriguez- Sugar Man
8. Marvin Gaye- I Want You
9. Dennis Coffey- Garden Of The Moon
10. The Spinners- It’s A Shame
11. Dennis Coffey- Never Can Say Goodbye
12. Dennis Coffey- Whole Lotta Love
13. Diamond D- No Wonduh
14. Isley Brothers / Dennis Coffey & Lyman Woodward- It’s Your Thing
15. The Floaters- Float On
16. The Dramatics- In The Rain
17. The Dramatics- Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
18. Dennis Coffey feat. Mick Collins (Dirtbombs) & Rachel Nagy (Detroit Cobras)- I Bet You*
19. Edwin Starr- Easin’ In (Hell Up In Harlem) / Digable Planets (Nickle Bags)
20. The Temptations- I Can’t Get Next To You
21. The Undisputed Truth- Smiling Faces Sometimes
22. Dennis Coffey feat. Mayer Hawthorne- All Your Goodies Are Gone*
* denotes material from the upcoming Dennis Coffey album
Dennis Coffey’s self-titled album will be out 22nd April on Strut Records