Con Funk Shun

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American soul funk disco band, active mainly between 1976 and 1986. They have produced several hit records, including "Ffun", a Billboard magazine "#1 With A Bullet" Top R&B Single. The group recorded a total of 11 albums with Mercury Records. Con Funk Shun was formed in Vallejo, California in 1969 by high-school classmates Louis A. McCall and Michael Cooper. With Louis on drums and percussion and Michael providing lead vocals and lead guitar, the group went on to include Karl Fuller (trumpet), Paul Harrell (saxophone/flute), Cedric Martin (bass guitar), Danny Thomas (keyboards), and Felton C. Pilate II (trombone/lead vocals). They moved to Memphis in 1973 and got a major record deal with Mercury Records in 1976. Their first albums were produced by Skip Scarborough and in the '80s they collaborated with such producers as Eumir Deodato, Maurice Starr, Attala Zane Giles, Billy Osborne, Leon Ware, Billy Valentine and Bryan Loren. During their 10 years with Mercury, the band received four RIAA gold album awards and other industry accolades, while performing on major national tours and overseas. The group disbanded in 1986 after lead singers Michael Cooper and Felton C. Pilate II left for solo careers. Cooper had a few moderate hits while signed to Warner Bros. Records, and Pilate went on to be the musical director and producer for rap superstar MC Hammer. In 1994, they started appearing together as Con Funk Shun again with sidemen in the place of the original members. The new band appears at old school festivals and nostalgia shows throughout the country. Co-founder Louis A. McCall was murdered in 1997 in a home invasion robbery in Stone Mountain, GA.
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MCR-4-1-1120 Con Funk Shun — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun (Album) Mercury MCR-4-1-1120 US 1976 Sell This Version
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SRM-1-1180 Secrets — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Secrets (Album) Mercury SRM-1-1180 US 1977 Sell This Version
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BAN-90081 Organized Con Funk Shun — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Organized Con Funk Shun (Album) Pickwick BAN-90081 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
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MC8-1-3725 Loveshine — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Loveshine (Album) Mercury MC8-1-3725 US 1978 Sell This Version
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9111 023 Candy — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Candy (Album) Mercury, Mercury, Phonogram 9111 023 Norway 1979 Sell This Version
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Q16106, Q 16106 The Memphis Sessions — Con Funk Shun Con-Funk-Shun* The Memphis Sessions (Album) 51 West Records & Tapes, 51 West Records & Tapes Q16106, Q 16106 US 1980 Sell This Version
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SRM-1-3806 Spirit Of Love — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Spirit Of Love (Album) Mercury SRM-1-3806 US 1980 Sell This Version
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SRM-1-4002, 6337 154 Touch — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Touch (Album) Mercury, Mercury SRM-1-4002, 6337 154 US 1980 Sell This Version
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6337 209 7 — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun 7 (Album) Mercury 6337 209 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
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25PP-76, SRM-1-4067BS To The Max — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun To The Max (Album) Mercury, Mercury 25PP-76, SRM-1-4067BS Japan 1982 Sell This Version
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STAR 5342 Fever — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Fever (Album) Mercury STAR 5342 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
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824 345-2 M-1 Electric Lady — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Electric Lady (Album) Mercury, Mercury 824 345-2 M-1 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
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422-826 963-1 M-1 Burnin' Love — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Burnin' Love (Album) Mercury 422-826 963-1 M-1 US 1986 Sell This Version
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BC 86-03 Budweiser Concert Hour — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Budweiser Concert Hour(LP, Transcription) Budweiser Concert Hour BC 86-03 US 1986 Sell This Version
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9220 Live For Ya A** — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Live For Ya A** (Album) Essential! Records, Castle Communications 9220 Canada 1996 Sell This Version
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SH 5823 More Than Love — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun More Than Love(CD, Album) Shanachie SH 5823 US 2015 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

FR-017 Mr. Tambourine Man — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Mr. Tambourine Man (Single) Fretone FR-017 US 1974 Sell This Version
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FR-009 Now And Forever — Con Funk Shun Confunkshun* Now And Forever (Single) Fretone FR-009 US 1974 Sell This Version
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73916 Another World — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Another World Mercury 73916 US 1976 Sell This Version
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73883 Sho Feels Good To Me — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Sho Feels Good To Me (Single) Mercury 73883 US 1976 Sell This Version
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6167 597 Ffun / I'll Set You Out O.K. — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Ffun / I'll Set You Out O.K. (Single) Mercury 6167 597 New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
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73985 Confunkshunizeya / Who Has The Time — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Confunkshunizeya / Who Has The Time (Single) Mercury 73985 US 1977 Sell This Version
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SFL-2242 Ffun / Indian Summer Love  — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Ffun / Indian Summer Love (Single) Mercury SFL-2242 Japan 1977 Sell This Version
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6167604 SP Ffun / Confunkshunize Ya — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun Ffun / Confunkshunize Ya (Single) Mercury 6167604 SP Barbados 1977 Sell This Version
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74024 So Easy (Edited Version) — Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun So Easy (Edited Version) Mercury 74024 US 1978 Sell This Version

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djsoje

djsoje

December 22, 2010
Con funk shun........I particularly like the tracks "baby am hooked", "i'm leaving baby" and "loves train".Great band, though i think they were underrated.

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