“I love all of you out there that made my dreams come true. When I come back, I’ll come back strong”.
Winnie Churchill AKA Irwin has been a fixture in the live setting of St. John’s, NL hip hop over the last number of years. After a healthy stint of collaborative and supportive roles, Winnie C kicked off 2017 with a long-awaited look into the creative space he has been carving for himself.
What does Sly & The Family Stone, Mama Cass, Kenny Rogers, Rick James, and The Viletones have in common? No, not a drug problem: this 1971 underground dance club hit written by Nova Scotia songwriter Bruce Wheaton, and performed by his funk rock ensemble Everyday People.
The Sidewinders were a seven piece deep funk n’ soul outfit from Halifax, NS who released a 1977 self-produced LP entitled Flatfoot Hustlin’. Collectors consider the release the holy grail of Canadian funk, with the original pressing selling upwards from $1-2,000 CAD, but little information is available on the group beyond the eight song LP.