Michael Cooper on the resurgence of Con Funk Shun
Sunday, August 14
Coming up on Soulsations, we have music and conversation with Michael Cooper, founding member of the funk band Con Funk Shun. The legendary lead singer/songwriter and guitarist talks about the resurgence of the band's popularity after more than 50 years in the music industry.
Powerhouse duo Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak — together known as the Grammy-winning Silk Sonic — released a cover of the Con Funk Shun song "Love's Train" on Valentine's Day. Cooper talks about the band's elation regarding that number #1 hit, 40 years after the Con Funk Shun version.
Plus, Cooper shares stories behind their hits, new music on the horizon and one of his favorite DoubleTakes: the 1972 gem "Looking For a Pure Love" by Stevie Wonder and his very own version from his release This Heart of Mine.