24th September, 2010
The music scene is witnessing a rebirth of a kind of funk music pioneered by the likes ofÂ James Brown in the 70s and it is starting in the United States.
Texas is one of the states where you have this regeneration of funk music.
Sam Aghoghobvia is a Nigerian who grew up in the US in the 70s. Over the course of 20Â years, the singer, song writer and producer, has mastered the sound of the new age funkÂ infusing it with jazz, rock and reggae.
Known in music circles in Houston, Texas as Sammy A, the music genius has come out with aÂ CD tagged A New Sound of Funk. The 14-track CD include the instrumental of I Do Love YouÂ and the extended versions of Donâ€™t Stop Hugging and Lady.
Other songs include Jam Session, Rock On, Come To Houston and Move To The Top.
Instrumentalists who played in the recording are Karl Johnson on guitar, Gleen Piper onÂ bass, Shola on sax and Von Frederick on backup. Sammy A did the vocals and backup vocals.
He is planning a visit home soon to spread the new funk and grace the NigerianÂ entertainment stage.
According to him, â€œthe new age funk will garner to a new generation who will get downÂ with the get down.â€