House Shoes Does Dennis Coffey’s Music

03.09.11 7 years ago 2 Comments

Google provides far more specific information on Dennis Coffey than this space would allow for me. Do know that the guitarist was an instrumental, original member of the original Motown Funk Brothers backing band. And while my own personal knowledge of the man is limited, PE sampling Coffey’s hit “Scorpio” for their track “Night Of The Living Baseheads” warrants bringing his music up for discussion today. And for all my shortcomings in lauding Coffey’s contributions to music in general, our far more astute friend House Shoes has curated a mix, Constellations: The A to Z of Dennis Coffey, that should help fill in the gaps. And if you can’t trust Shoes, who can you trust?

“Leading up to the foundational Motor City guitarist’s new self-titled solo album, Detroit’s own House Shoes takes us on a journey through Dennis Coffey’s history of funk. Including the psychedelic b-boy soul of Coffey’s 70’s solo material, classic recordings on which he recorded as a sessions musician, hip-hop cuts which have sampled his material, and even a couple of sneak peaks at the new album’s music, Constellations is 45 minutes of straight heat, mixed by a master DJ intimately acquainted with Coffey’s legacy, and his future.”

The self-titled album, Dennis Coffey, will be out on 4.26 on Strut. Click here for additional album info or visit the official site,, for the particulars.

1. Scorpio Intro- (feat Dennis Coffey, Jazzy Jeff, Jake One, and Q-Tip)
2. LL Cool J- Jinglin’ Baby
3. Dennis Coffey- Main Theme (Black Belt Jones OST)
4. Dennis Coffey- 7th Galaxy*
5. Dennis Coffey- Ride Sally Ride
6. The Temptations- Cloud Nine
7. Rodriguez- Sugar Man
8. Marvin Gaye- I Want You
9. Dennis Coffey- Garden Of The Moon
10. The Spinners- It’s A Shame
11. Dennis Coffey- Never Can Say Goodbye
12. Dennis Coffey- Whole Lotta Love
13. Diamond D- No Wonduh
14. Isley Brothers / Dennis Coffey & Lyman Woodward- It’s Your Thing
15. The Floaters- Float On
16. The Dramatics- In The Rain
17. The Dramatics- Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
18. Dennis Coffey feat. Mick Collins (Dirtbombs) & Rachel Nagy (Detroit Cobras)- I Bet You*
19. Edwin Starr- Easin’ In (Hell Up In Harlem) / Digable Planets (Nickle Bags)
20. The Temptations- I Can’t Get Next To You
21. The Undisputed Truth- Smiling Faces Sometimes
22. Dennis Coffey feat. Mayer Hawthorne- All Your Goodies Are Gone*
23. Outro

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