Wow, vote of confidence indeed. Thanks for your high opinion. Looking back at the ronprog posts, I figured I just wasn't in tun with your aesthetic 100%. I listened to many of those records and felt that Maggot Brain
would make an excellent follow up without any jarring change in tone. Not an argument, just a reflection.
Anyhow, some recommendations-I'll keep it low, 'cos I can talk about this stuff for hours. This is all stuff I feel works well with some of the stuff you've been posting-I'm avoiding stuff that's pure deep funk, for instance, thematically appropriate or not, in favor of triumphant genre-bending with some version of radical thought either implicit or explicit. Also avoiding the big names, though if you don't know early 70s Funkadelic, you really owe that to yourself.
Black Merda: This is a comp, but that just illustrates some of the marketing difficulties specific to music aimed at a black audience at the time. Log story short, the "you experienced it as albums" thing is, if I can be permitted crude racial reductionism, a white thing. http://youtu.be/LHSFsWZM1Gk
Eugene McDaniels: Couldn't find a full album link, so 1 song, and advice to follow sidebar links-Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse & Outlaw
are both great. http://youtu.be/x5VBzoeM80E
Shuggie Otis: Another no full album link. Very West Coast. Inspiration Information & Freedom Flight
are personal favorites. http://youtu.be/avw50zY4fxc
Demon Fuzz: British afrobeat funky stuff. Still no full album link, but the album is called Afreaka
. 'Nuff said. http://youtu.be/1V0syqbMxbI
Have to go-I long for the days when "one-handed typing" did not mean "I am furiously jostling a baby with the other." I hope these are helpful, and I have more if you like.