Featured Album: Marlon McClain returns with a funk fest

Photo courtesy of Marlon McClain

He is a music legend who has worked with a range of artists such as Charlie Wilson, The Dazz Band, En Vogue, Toni Braxton, George Clinton, George Benson, Brandy, Maurice White and Tower of Power. He is Marlon “The Magician” McClain, a guitarist, producer and arranger with a history as one of R&B’s best. Marlon was first known as part of the 1970s R&B band Pleasure (remember “Glide”?) and he has been making great music with others ever since.

Marlon has been keeping busy over the past few years, and he has now released the new EP, Funky Fridays, Vol. 1 – and it is all that! He’s already scored a hit with the fun and funky single, “Nuthin’ But The Funk,” and the rest of the album will have classic funk fans grinning ear to ear.

He is a music legend who has worked with a range of artists such as Charlie Wilson, The Dazz Band, En Vogue, Toni Braxton, George Clinton, George Benson, Brandy, Maurice White and Tower of Power. He is Marlon “The Magician” McClain, a guitarist, producer and arranger with a history as one of R&B’s best. Marlon was first known as part of the 1970s R&B band Pleasure (remember “Glide”?) and he has been making great music with others ever since.

Marlon has been keeping busy over the past few years, and he has now released the new EP, Funky Fridays, Vol. 1 – and it is all that! He’s already scored a hit with the fun and funky single, “Nuthin’ But The Funk,” and the rest of the album will have classic funk fans grinning ear to ear.

Says Marlon of the Funky Fridays concept, “I’ve been posting guitar jam videos on Facebook for the past four years—mostly on Fridays. I call them ‘Funky Friday’ videos. It’s a way for me to have fun and let the funk out naturally while playing guitar in my home studio. A lot of friends started asking me to make an album, so I decided to create a series of EP’s based on ‘Funky Fridays,’ using the fan responses as inspiration.”

We’re proud present Funky Fridays, Vol. 1 as our newest SoulTracks Featured Album. Check it out below and listen to an all-time master doing his thing.

Marlon McClain
Funky Fridays, Vol. 1

 

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