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Dennis Coffey: Dennis Coffey
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This legendary guitarist/producer was a member of Motown’s renowned house band The Funk Brothers in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, playing on countless hits for Motown and other record labels while also generating a few hits of his own like the classic, often-sampled instrumental “Scorpio.” His first album in over 20 years is a scorching set of raw, psych-tinged funk-rock, with Coffey’s fuzzed-out guitar work sounding as fiery and funky as ever on a mix of new Coffey instrumentals and some remakes of songs that he also played on back in his heyday, re-interpreted with help from a stellar lineup of guest vocalists including Orgone’s Fanny Franklin, the Bellrays’ Lisa Kekaula and the duo of Mick Collins of the Dirtbombs and Rachel Nagy of the Detroit Cobras. 4/19/2011 - Don Yates