'Soul Finger' the Bar-Kays


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#2

One of my favorite songs off of the "What It Is!" album. Wicked good.


#3

Every minute you dont tell us why you're here, I cut off a finger!
Mine or yours?


#4

awesome! O(≧∇≦)O
here's a later tune of theirs that I love, it's more of a funk bomb


#5

Forever associated in my mind with 'Spies Like Us'.


#6

I second that emotion for the "What It Is!" collection and this song - hands-down, one of the funkiest guitar solos you will ever hear. Dasm!


#7

I forgot about them! Thanks for the great clip.


#8

A BDSM funk band. Very progressive for its time.


#9

That intro was totally stolen for Ghostbusters!


#10

Both great bands, but essentially different bands. Most of the guys in the Soul Finger video were killed in the same plane crash that killed Otis Redding.


#11

Why don't you boys have yourselves a Pepsi?


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I think this video is much newer, i.e. it's the newer (post-Redding) band pantomiming to the '67 recording; at the end you can hear vinyl noise.

A couple of members survived, but I don't know how many different line-ups there have been. Isaac Haye's backing group circa 'Hot Buttered Soul' was The Bar-Kays, which would've been between "Soul Finger" and "Holy Ghost". In 1996 in Austin, I saw one incarnation of the Bar-Kays (with a surviving member from the original group) with The Gap Band, SOS Band, and Lakeside. (This was in the arena where the Ice Bats played hockey -- they put some flooring over the ice, but it was still dang cold in there.)


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Ah yes, that makes sense. I realized that they were pantomiming to the recording, but it didn't occur to me that it would be a different group of guys.


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