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FUNKtional Family

by Unified Tribe

Unified Tribe is back with their third and most soulful album to date, “FUNKtional Family.” From smooth mid tempos like “Back And Forth” that deal with the trials of relationships, to upbeat mood transforming cuts like Keep On Keepin' On.
Genre: Urban/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Back and Forth
3:51 $0.99
2. Don't Wanna Be
3:58 $0.99
3. Friendship Turned Failure
3:39 $0.99
4. Happy Go Lucky
4:28 $0.99
5. That Beat
4:04 $0.99
6. Keep On Keepin' On
4:34 $0.99
7. Get The Funk
3:58 $0.99
8. I'll Do Anything
4:44 $0.99
9. Love's On My Mind
4:43 $0.99
10. Back In Love
4:35 $0.99
11. If We Were Invaided
4:27 $0.99
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Album Notes
Unified Tribe’s Funktional Family CD continues to capture listeners all over the globe. The Bold and the Beautiful will air their second single Happy Go Lucky on Friday November 16, 2007. Happy Go Lucky is the follow-up to their chart topping single Back n’ Forth. Both jocks and listeners are digging the upbeat, mood transforming sounds of the track.

FUNKtional Family, the third release from mega-band Unified Tribe is making noise in both radio and retail. The first single “Back and Forth,” broke onto the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs charts at number 77 and entered the Sound Scan US top selling singles charts at number 17. On the heels of the single, FUNKtional Family has followed with a break onto Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, and is now at iTunes. Both jocks and listeners are jumping on the undeniably sultry “Back And Forth” and its illustrious b-side “Don’t Wanna Be.” At radio, early believers included Kiss 106.9 FM (Alexandria, LA), Hot 107.7 (Birmingham, AL), and The Beat 92.7 (Jacksonville, FL).

More than 350 retail outlets have picked up the album FUNKtional Family, with coverage growing weekly. Retail support includes in-store play, listening booths, and prominent placement. "Every member of this group is talented to the point of perfection. The vocals & instruments were so tight and yet smooth, my attention was captured throughout the CD," states Selekto Steve of Select-O-Hits Distribution.

Becoming one of UK’s mega soul bands Unified Tribe’s FUNKtional Family has made a major stir abroad. The album is receiving airplay on BBC Radio1 and that station’s Trevor Nelson says it all with, “This album is mental!” The Album has hit number one on the three largest independent charts in the UK - the Blues & Soul Hiplist, Street Soul Chart, and Solar Radio Sweet Rhythms Chart - the only record of 2006, of any genre, to top all three charts. Blues & Soul Magazine says it is "arguably the hottest soul/R&B album around, with heavy airplay from the UK’s leading soul DJs. A must for lovers of the soulful groove." Additionally, FUNKtional Family has outsold all other import soul releases of the season.

FUNKtional Family is Unified Tribe’s most soulful album to date. From smooth mid tempos that deal with the trials of relationships, to upbeat mood transforming cuts like “Happy Go Lucky”; the album takes you on a rich emotional journey.

Putting the funk in “FUNKtional” is what Unified Tribe does best. Heavy hitting bass and brass driven tracks like “That Beat” and “Get the Funk” clearly pay tribute to the Tribe’s funk ancestry. With its current momentum, FUNKtional Family is sure to be Unified Tribe’s biggest release yet, as it helps to usher in the return of real music to radio and mainstream venues…the new old school.

About Unified Tribe

Unified Tribe is a classy, Funk/ R&B band with New York and L.A. roots. The band is a throwback, in both size and sound, to the days of Earth, Wind & Fire and Sly & The Family Stone.

The Tribe is anything but industry-formulated, and it’s their true musicality that first hooks fans. With a core that’s been together for over twenty years, their strong relationships form the perfect foundation for the potent sound in their music. Newcomers and industry veterans show an appreciation for what they have to offer. "Unified Tribe is the badest band on the planet. If history repeats itself, then Unified Tribe is the next Earth, Wind and Fire," states R&B group The Whispers. Howard Hewett, formerly with Shalamar, adds to that sentiment. "I went to their studio and left with my mouth wide open...These cats are bad!"

Their production company, Magic Muzik Productions, Inc., comprised entirely of band members, has produced and worked with such R&B and jazz veterans as Earth, Wind & Fire, The Whispers, The Manhattans, Phil Perry, The Rippingtons, George Duke, and Nia Peeples.

At home, both in the studio and on stage, the Tribe’s originality comes across in any setting. Fans and industry aficionados alike often comment on the live show far surpassing any expectations.
Unified Tribe, a micro-cosm of what the world could be.



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Charles J. Talley

A must have for your CD Player
This CD is simple OUTSTANDING. There are no skip songs on this CD. I road tested this CD on a 300 miles trip, what a ride!!

Dan Mullins

Class and Instantly Classic
Class and instantly classic my friend. The entire new album – FUNKtional Family – is a wonderful movement that takes you on a soulful, grooving, and heartfelt journey. Rarely am I swept up in an entire album in one sitting. So infectious is it, you can’t wait to hear what the next tract offers. The Tribe continues to keep quality, original music alive in a landscape of ever diminishing soul. My ears, my mind, my heart thank you all. I wish you all the continued success you so richly deserve.

Frank van Milaan

The album has been put in the Non Stop / Random play
The album has been put in the Non Stop / random play from our station The station manager was really knocked of his feet after hearing Back and Forth ..... he replied just the way i did....those backing vocals...hmmmmmmmmmmmm they remind us so much of the "golden" Luther songs...!!! and if that ain't a feather in your cap....??

JOHN DEAN (Solar radio, Caister, Jazz cafe, Bustin Loose, SoulC

It's quite possibly the album of the decade.....
You may remember as a child the sheer breathless excitement of buying something you really wanted and then taking it home and enjoying it. Funktional Family, the new album by Unified Tribe did all that and more for me. And the really cool thing...everybody I play it to, loves it too. Its quite possibly the album of the decade.....

Blues & Soul Magazine

Arguably the hottest soul/R&Balbum around!
Arguably the hottest soul/R&Balbum around with heavy support airplay from the UK’s leading soul DJs. A must for lovers of the soulful groove.
- Blues & Soul Magazine

dave w - starpoint radio

unified tribe should have a health warning on it, its so good!
awesome! , its as cool as the cover

do yourself a favour and buy it before it goes out of stock , a future cd on everybodys wants list who missed out on it the first time around

play it cool, get it now

Debra Moore

Their music takes me into a calm and peaceful realm.
I've never heard of this group until stumbling across the CD Baby website. Their style is simply phenomenal.

Paul Spagnolia

Absolutely Unbelieveable
These guys are all kinds of cool! I found the song back and forth on my Sonar 6 installation CD from Cakewalk and had to find out more about this band. They are absolutely awesome!

Draean D. Nash

Simply amazing!!!
This is a must have for anyone's collection. This cd makes me believe that there is still real music and real artists out there. Keep up the outstanding work and I look forward to more great music.

Draean D. Nash

Simply amazing!!!
This is a must have for anyone's collection. This cd makes me believe that there is still real music and real artists out there. Keep up the outstanding work and I look forward to more great music.
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