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“Copycat’s Heavy Hitting Remix” of The JB’s draws admitted inspiration from Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad, but with enough filter and tweaks to let you know this is 2014, not 1989. Get at it.

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Fred Wesley and the New J.B.’s “Breakin’ Bread” is perhaps my favorite holiday/family-related funk jam. This song is all about family and food and James Brown’s rhythm section just does not let up the groove.