Those who were fortunate enough on July 3rd, 2014 to attend soundcheck at Tipitina’s, witnessed the magical, once in a lifetime electric fusion of some of New Orlean’s finest musicians together with Doug Wimbish performing the classic “Funkanova”, by Doug’s former band, Wood, Brass & Steel. It was the
precursor of the great vibes and grooves that would surround that evening’s celebration of old school funk, soul and hiphop.
In town that evening after their performance at the New Orleans Essence Festival, the legendary Sugarhill Gang – Wonder Mike and Master Gee – made an unannounced stop, performing their famed hit, “Rapper’s Delight”, New Orleans style, much to the delight and surprise of the audience.
Presented by the New Orleans Backbeat Foundation, the WimBash line-up included:
The Sugarhill Gang – Master Gee & Wonder Mike w/ Henn Dogg
Big Sam (Big Sam’s Funky Nation)
Khris Royal & Dark Matter