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Funky Friday – Kung Funk Kapow

Posted in Funky Friday, kung fu, theme tune on February 8, 2008 by planetmondo


If you were around (read – growing up) in the seventies, you’ll remember the high flying, knuckle busting Kung Fu,Karate and Martial Arts explosion in the aftermath of Bruce Lee and ‘Enter The Dragon’. Board breaking, neck chopping imagery was everywhere – from the Karate girls in ‘The Man with the Golden Gun’, the ‘Kung Fu’ TV series, Marvel comics characters like ‘Iron Fist’, and ‘Karate Kid’ in Whizzer and Chips to Kung Fu Crisps and pyjamas styled like ‘Shang Chi Master of Kung Fu.’. So as it’s the start of the Chinese New Year why not tuck in to some treats from this funky buffet, straight from the chop socky seventies.

If you’re still hungry for more head over to Fu Fu Stu, where red hot Soul sizzlers and mixes are always on the menu.

‘Enter The Dragon’ Trailer

Fleamarket Funk has a super duper Dennis Coffey rework of the ‘Enter The Dragon’ theme for download

And Lalo Schifrin’s original score is a widescreen winner.
Enter The Dragon.mp3

Finally an early proto Acid Jazz track from 1974 that snapshots the Bruce Lee/Jim Lee period as perfectly as a Polaroid.

100% Pure Poison – Windy C.mp3