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 the The T.N.J.'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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Albums

PZA 34358 Instant Funk - Get Down With The Philly Jump album art Instant Funk Get Down With The Philly Jump (Album) TSOP, TSOP PZA 34358 US 1976 Sell This Version
2-47.109 Instant Funk - Witch Doctor album art Instant Funk Witch Doctor (Album) Salsoul Records 2-47.109 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
XL-14112 Instant Funk - Instant Funk album art Instant Funk Instant Funk (Album) Salsoul Records XL-14112 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
SA 8536 Instant Funk - The Funk Is On album art 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 art Instant Funk Looks So Fine (Album) Salsoul Records 2-47.198 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
5403 Instant Funk - Instant Funk V album art Instant Funk Instant Funk V (Album) Salsoul Records 5403 Venezuela 1983 Sell This Version
817 096-1 Instant Funk - Kinky album art Instant Funk Kinky (Album) Salsoul Records 817 096-1 France 1983 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ZS8 4772 Instant Funk - Float Like A Butterfly, Part I album art Instant Funk Float Like A Butterfly, Part I (Single) TSOP ZS8 4772 US 1975 Sell This Version
ASD 281 Instant Funk - Philly Jump album art Instant Funk Philly Jump (Single) TSOP, Columbia ASD 281 US 1976 Sell This Version
ZS8 4785 Instant Funk - It Ain't Reggae (But It's Funky) album art Instant Funk It Ain't Reggae (But It's Funky) (Single) TSOP ZS8 4785 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
XB-2305 Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up / Wide World Of Sports album art Instant Funk I Got My Mind Made Up / Wide World Of Sports (Single, Maxi) Salsoul Records XB-2305 US 1978 Sell This Version
ZB 8384 Instant Funk - Crying / Never Let It Go Away album art Instant Funk Crying / Never Let It Go Away (Single) Salsoul Records ZB 8384 France 1979 Sell This Version
S7-2119 Instant Funk - Slap, Slap, Lickedy Lap album art Instant Funk Slap, Slap, Lickedy Lap (Single) Salsoul Records S7-2119 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
S7 2108 (DJ) Instant Funk - Witch Doctor / I Want To Love You album art Instant Funk Witch Doctor / I Want To Love You (Single) Salsoul Records S7 2108 (DJ) US 1979 Sell This Version
100.8043 Instant Funk - Bodyshine album art Instant Funk Bodyshine (Single) Salsoul Records 100.8043 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
12 SSOL 118 Instant Funk - Crying / Dark Vader album art Instant Funk Crying / Dark Vader (Single) Salsoul Records 12 SSOL 118 UK 1979 Sell This Version
PSLP 273 Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up / Catch Me On The Rebound album art Instant Funk / Loleatta Holloway Instant Funk / Loleatta Holloway - I Got My Mind Made Up / Catch Me On The Rebound(12", W/Lbl) EMI, Salsoul PSLP 273 UK 1979 Sell This Version
none Instant Funk - That's What You Said /  	I'll Be Doggone album art 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 2141 Instant Funk - What Can I Do For You / You Want My Love album art Instant Funk What Can I Do For You / You Want My Love (Single) Salsoul Records S7 2141 US 1980 Sell This Version
S7 2131 Instant Funk - The Funk Is On album art Instant Funk The Funk Is On (Single) Salsoul Records S7 2131 US 1980 Sell This Version
SG 338 DJ Instant Funk - Everybody album art Instant Funk Everybody (Single) Salsoul Records SG 338 DJ US 1980 Sell This Version
SALT 8 Instant Funk - Everybody / You Want My Love album art Instant Funk Everybody / You Want My Love (Single) Salsoul Records SALT 8 UK 1980 Sell This Version
XB 9632 Instant Funk - Funk 'n'  Roll album art Instant Funk Funk 'n' Roll Salsoul Records XB 9632 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
SA-2112 Instant Funk - Bodyshine / Scream And Shout album art Instant Funk Bodyshine / Scream And Shout(7", Single) Salsoul Records SA-2112 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
DJ 102 Instant Funk - Every Body / You're Too Late album art 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