Con Funk Shun

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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Con Funk Shun Discography

Albums

Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun (Album) Mercury US 1976 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Secrets (Album) Mercury US 1977 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Loveshine (Album) Mercury UK 1978 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Organized Con Funk Shun (Album) Pickwick Canada 1978 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Candy (Album) Mercury, Mercury, Phonogram US 1979 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Touch (Album) Mercury US 1980 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Spirit Of Love (Album) Mercury US 1980 Sell This Version
Q16106, Q 16106 Con-Funk-Shun* The Memphis Sessions(LP, Album) 51 West, 51 West Q16106, Q 16106 US 1980 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Con Funk Shun 7 (Album) Mercury Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun To The Max (Album) Mercury, Mercury Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Fever (Album) Mercury Japan 1983 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Electric Lady (Album) Mercury, Mercury Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Burnin' Love (Album) Mercury US 1986 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Live For Ya A** (Album) Essential, Castle Communications Canada 1996 Sell This Version
SH 5823 Con Funk Shun More Than Love(CD, Album) Shanachie SH 5823 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Con-Funk-Shun* Mr. Tambourine Man / Bumpsumboody Fretone US 1974 Sell This Version
Confunkshun* Clique / Now And Forever (Single) Fretone US 1974 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Sho Feels Good To Me Mercury US 1976 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Another World Mercury US 1976 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Ffun / Confunkshunize Ya (Single) Mercury Barbados 1977 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Ffun / Indian Summer Love (Single) Mercury US 1977 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Ffun / I'll Set You Out O.K. (Single) Mercury New Zealand 1977 Sell This Version
73985 Con Funk Shun Who Has The Time / Confunkshunizeya(7", Single) Mercury 73985 US 1977 Sell This Version
DJ-547 Con Funk Shun Confunkshunizeya(7", Promo) Mercury DJ-547 US 1977 Sell This Version
Con Funk Shun Tears In My Eyes (Single) Mercury 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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