Funk for a Friday, starting with this massive cover of the Ohio Players “Trespassin'”. Gone is the heavy Motown slant of the original, instead trading for some of the best bass and horn work your ever likely to hear. Simple lyrical composition means you’ll be singing along to it in no time, nodding your head and tapping your feet. As pure a Funk track as your ever likely to get, total classic.
If your interested, the Ohio Players version is also excellent! – The Ohio Players – Trespassin
Skull Snaps were a funk group that released one eponymous album on the small GSF label in 1973 before disappearing. It was, in fact, the group originally known as the Diplomats, which released numerous singles between 1963 and 1970 with some success.
The Skull Snaps’ album contains drum breaks that have been sampled numerous times on various hip hop records: The familiar opening drum pattern of It’s A New Day can be heard in songs by well-known acts such as Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Das EFX, Eric B. & Rakim, Digable Planets, DJ Shadow, Rob Dougan, and The Prodigy.