The Funky Boombox playlist of 2019 was dominated by international and Colorado artists. Almost half of the twenty-five songs are from international stars, including New Mastersounds from England, Soul Messin’ Allstars from Australia, and Alexis Evans from France. Colorado artists include The Burroughs, The Motet, The Jive Tribe, and Atomga. All in all, the artists represent the very best of modern soul and funk. Diverse musical sounds find their home on the Funky Boombox, from the retro stylings of Kelly Finnigan and Eli “Paperboy” Reed to the sleek soul of The Black Pumas and Michael Kiwanuka to the Big Funk sound of The Motet and Raphael Saddiq. It’s a sound that’s wide, deep, varied, and always, always funky. Follow the links to hear the songs and to learn more about the artists and their music labels. The Funky Boombox features their favorites from 2019, mixed with their favorites from 1969 over two shows, December 27, 2019 and January 3, 2020. Hear the show Friday nights from 10 to Midnight on KUVO Jazz.

New MastersoundsKings & Queens
Shake It, Color Red Records

Soul Messin’ AllstarsSoul A Go-Go (featuring Cara Robinson & The Wolfgramm Sisters)
Single, Soul Messin’ Records

Alexis EvansI Made a Deal with Myself
I’ve Come A Long Way, Record Kicks

Lee Fields & The ExpressionsWill I Get Off Easy
It Rains Love, Big Crown Records

Durand Jones & The IndicationsLong Way Home
American Love Call, Colemine Records

The Diplomats of Solid SoundMove On
A Higher Place, Pravda Records

The BurroughsForever in Love
Digital 45, Color Red

Eyrkah BaduTempted
Single, Yep Roc Records

Michael KiwanukaYou Ain’t the Problem

Raphael SaadiqSo Ready
Jimmy Lee, Columbia Records

Mayer HawthorneThe Game
Single, Stones Throw Records

The MotetHighly Compatible
Death or Devotion, Self Release

Ruby VelleNah, Nah, Please
Single, Sugaroo Records

LettuceEverybody Wants To Rule The World
Elevate, Self-Release

Kelly FinniganI Don’t Wanna Wait
The Tales People Tell, Colemine Records

Black PumasKnow You Better
Black Pumas, ATO Records

The Freedom AffairRise Up
Soul Slabs Vol. 2, Colemine Records

The Jive TribeFuture Looks Bright
Thankful, Self-Release

Marta RenWorth It
Single, Record Kicks

Single, Color Red

The DipSure Don’t Miss You
The Dip Delivers, Self-Release

Eli “Paperboy” ReedTryin’
99 Cent Dreams, Yep Rock Records

Tanika CharlesLove Overdue
The Gumption, Record Kicks

Orgone, feat. Adryeon DeLeonWe Can Make It
Reasons, Killion Sound

DoJo CutsI Don’t Want to Wait
Single, Record Kicks

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