The Suffers song, Take Me To The Good Times, was prophetic in capturing the desires of the quarantined world of 2020.
“I just gotta get out most days you see.
I like walking around, it’s good for me.
Could ya tell where we could go eat?
Take me to the good times.”
Written and recorded prior to the outbreak of Covid 19, and released in June, Take Me To The Good Times is an upbeat romp that celebrates the joys of travel and exploring new places, activities that were becoming distant memories as the year progressed. Take Me To The Good Times and nineteen other songs are included in the Funky Boombox list of The Top 20 of 2020.
While live shows and tours were paused, musicians continue to produce outstanding music. This year’s list included new music from artists included on previous lists, like The Bamboos, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, and The James Hunter Six. 2020 also marked the debut for several outstanding new artists including The Devonns, The Freedom Affair, and Colorado’s own, The Burroughs.
Listen to the Funky Boombox Top 20 of 2020 mixed with the best funk and soul of 1970 on Friday, January 1, from 10 pm to midnight.
The Funky Boombox is a program that mixes the best of retro soul and funk with vintage soul and funk from the 1960s and 1970s.
The Funky Boombox Top 20 of 2020
Listed alphabetically by artist name.
Follow the links to hear the songs and learn more about the artists.
Artist — Song — Album/Single
The Bamboos — Hard Up — Single
Beat Bronco Organ Trio — Hey Hey (feat. Albert Palacious) — Road Trip
The Burroughs — We Got To Stand — Single
Crushed Velvet & The Velveteers — Good Thang (feat. Kim Dawson) — Single
Napoleon Demps — Norma Jean — Single
The Devonns — Come Back — The Devonns
Neil Francis — Don’t Call Me No More — Single
Freedom Affair — Out of My Mind — Freedom Is Love
The Haggis Horns — Suzi Traffic — Stand Up For Love
Josh Hoyer & The Macy Sounds — Your Love Is Like Water (feat. Eddie Roberts) — Single
James Hunter Six — Til I Hear It From You — Nick of Time
LaRose Jackson — How Did I Get Here — Single
Durand Jones & The Indications — Young Americans — Single
King Kahn & The Shrines — I Love To Boogie — Angelheaded Hipsters: The Songs of Marc Bolen & T Rex
Lettuce — Checker Wrecker (feat. Jungle Boogie & Big Tony) — Resonate
The Monophonics — It’s Only Us — Its Only Us
Eli “Paperboy” Reed — Let’s Straighten It Out — Single
Speedometer — We Gave Up Too Soon (feat. Vanessa Jamie) — Our Kind of Movement
The Suffers — Take Me To The Good Times — Single
Tomar & The FC’s — Enough Is Enough — Rise Above
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