Instant Funk

Instant Funk

Profile:
Philadelphia based Funk & Disco band.

Instant Funk formed in the early 70s by Raymond Earl, Scotty Miller and guitarist Kim Miller originally called The Music Machine. Music Machine started out backing local Philladelphia act, The TJN's. In 1971 their manager Jackie Ellis decided to rename the band Instant Funk because of their ability to, "find a groove and lock in to it instantly."

Bunny Sigler discovered the band and they became his backing band before becoming a feature band in their own right. They released their first independent album, "Get Down With the Philly Jump," in 1976.

Members:
Raymond Earl (bass)
Scotty Miller (drums)
Kim Miller (guitar)
Dennis Richardson (keyboards)
James Carmichael (lead vocals)
Larry Davis (horns)
Eric Huff (horns)
Johnny Onderlinde (horns)
George Bell
Charles Williams (percussion)
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Instant Funk Discography

Albums

PZ 34358 Instant Funk Get Down With The Philly Jump (Album) TSOP, TSOP PZ 34358 US 1976 Sell This Version
SA 8513 Instant Funk Instant Funk (Album) Salsoul Records SA 8513 US 1979 Sell This Version
2-47.109 Instant Funk Witch Doctor (Album) Salsoul Records 2-47.109 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
SA 8536 Instant Funk The Funk Is On (Album) Salsoul Records SA 8536 France 1980 Sell This Version
2-47.198 Instant Funk Looks So Fine (Album) Salsoul Records, RCA 2-47.198 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
XL 13227 Instant Funk Instant Funk V (Album) Salsoul Records XL 13227 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
817 096-1 Instant Funk Kinky (Album) Salsoul Records 817 096-1 France 1983 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

S PIR 4291 Instant Funk Float Like A Butterfly, Part I (Single) TSOP S PIR 4291 UK 1975 Sell This Version
ZS8 4785 Instant Funk It Ain't Reggae (But It's Funky) (Single) TSOP ZS8 4785 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
ASD 281 Instant Funk Philly Jump (Single) TSOP, Columbia ASD 281 US 1976 Sell This Version
S PIR 4291 Instant Funk Float Like A Butterfly, Round 1(7", Single, Pus) Philadelphia International Records S PIR 4291 UK 1976 Sell This Version
XB-2305 Instant Funk I Got My Mind Made Up / Wide World Of Sports (Single, Maxi) Salsoul Records XB-2305 US 1978 Sell This Version
SG 318 Instant Funk Bodyshine (Single) Salsoul Records SG 318 US 1979 Sell This Version
S7 2108 (DJ) Instant Funk Witch Doctor / I Want To Love You (Single) Salsoul Records S7 2108 (DJ) US 1979 Sell This Version
S7 2119 Instant Funk Slap, Slap, Lickedy Lap Salsoul Records S7 2119 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
12 SSOL 118 Instant Funk Crying / Dark Vader (Single) Salsoul Records 12 SSOL 118 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ZB 8384 Instant Funk Crying / Never Let It Go Away(7", Single) Salsoul Records ZB 8384 France 1979 Sell This Version
100.8043 Instant Funk Bodyshine / Witch Doctor(12", Single, Blu) RCA Victor 100.8043 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
0234 Instant Funk I Got My Mind Made Up(7", Single) Salsoul Records 0234 Colombia 1979 Sell This Version
S7 2088 Instant Funk Crying / Never Let It Go Away(7") Salsoul Records S7 2088 US 1979 Sell This Version
none Loleatta Holloway / Instant Funk Loleatta Holloway / Instant Funk - That's What You Said / I'll Be Doggone(Acetate, 12") Trutone Records none US 1979 Sell This Version
S7 2131 Instant Funk The Funk Is On (Single) Salsoul Records S7 2131 US 1980 Sell This Version
DJ 102 Instant Funk / Fantasy (2) Instant Funk / Fantasy (2) - Every Body / You're Too Late(7", Promo) Salsoul Records, F1 Team DJ 102 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
XB 9632 Instant Funk Funk 'n' Roll Salsoul Records XB 9632 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
SG 338 DJ Instant Funk Everybody Salsoul Records SG 338 DJ US 1980 Sell This Version