Funk Masters

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A collection of UK funk musicians (sometimes including members of Gonzalez), vocalists and rapper Bo Kool, masterminded by reggae radio disc jockey Tony Williams. Williams, who was then heard regularly…
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A collection of UK funk musicians (sometimes including members of Gonzalez), vocalists and rapper Bo Kool, masterminded by reggae radio disc jockey Tony Williams. Williams, who was then heard regularly on Radio London, produced several records under this name, including ‘Love Money’ in 1982, one of the earliest UK rap tracks. It came out on his own Tania label, and created some interest on the US dance scene. The act’s only chart success came in June 1983 with ‘It’s Over’, a Tony Williams song that made UK number 8 on his Master Funk label. The hit introduced the public to the voice of Juliet Roberts (b. 1962, London, England), who had started in reggae band Black Jade. Roberts was working in the US when the record charted and had to be substituted for all promotion work. She later recorded many singles for Bluebird Records and sang with Courtney Pine’s Jazz Warriors as well as Working Week. She also later helped to host the UK version of television’s Soul Train.