MEMBERS of Baby Funk and Children of Truth are Bruno Angelico “Baby Funk” on Bass, Synthesizers, Keyboards, Piano, Rhythmic Guitar also created Violins, Strings, Horns, Drums and Beats partitions.
Troy Johnson: Acoustic Guitar - Electric Guitar.
Vocals on all songs Bruno “Baby Funk” Angelico and T Johnson, with “Message” from Reverend Jeremiah Wright on “Just the Way I Feel”.
All songs & every instrument tracks are written, composed & arranged by Bruno Angelico except Horns Section on “Wake Up Open Your Eyes” played by “Horny Horns” with Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker, Larry Hatcher & Kush Griffith from George Clinton / Funkadelic & Parliament.
First album released by Bruno Angelico "Baby Funk & Children of Truth" called "Too Funk For Yoo". This album doesn't really resemble to any actual or past bands but in some songs you will find here and there some sound influences from the bands below. Bruno's father Jo, was a Jazz Band Leader. He was also the first guitar player for French Blues Singer Edith Piaf. He later on turned toward Mambo, Samba and Cha-Cha. He was the first one to introduce it in Europe with songs like "Che Mambo Che" "Mambo Blanco" "Que Merengue" or the afro-beat "Bombay Juhu" played later on by many other American and Cuban bands such as "The Ramblers / Perry Como" or "Oscar Calle and his Cuban Boys" etc. Bruno's mother Graziella was a stunning beautiful singer who also became part of the band. Jo and The Latin Boys performed all over the world, US, Cuba, Mexico, Tokyo, Singapore, Western Europe even on the "Normandie" cruise or at the Taj Mahal in India to play for the Princess... They performed with artist such as Dizzy Gillespie, Yma Sumac, Josephine Baker, Cab Calloway etc. Bruno Angelico at a very young age probably influenced by percussion played by his father instantly fell in love with Funk and Soul music first time he heard it. His parents started to teach him piano but after hearing an album called "Mirror" from Graham Central Station... The choice was made. Bruno only wanted to play Bass and nothing else. Bruno Angelico "Baby Funk" played music since a teen but never really put a band together before. Even if he is strongly driven by Funk music, Bruno Angelico's music is also versatile and unexpected not following any rules...As he is in real life... But that also made him an amazing creator and master in the world of stunts and acrobatics check that out too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dd19yxhi_cM ----- If you ask Bruno "Baby Funk" Angelico why is writing music now? "Because music is the language of God... To speak the truth to who wants to hear it"
"Too Funk For Yoo" is an album with 13 tracks - 2 are vocals. Most of them are essentially Funk with a strong bottom end."
1 - "Wake Up Open Your Eyes" Low Down Funk
2 - "Children of Truth" Low Down Funk
3 - "Just the Way I Feel" Vocals Baby Funk & Rev J. Wright Soul / Funk / Rap vocals / Political
4 - "Cosmic Coolness" Jazz / Funk
5 - "I don't care What you Say just Let Me Play" Funk
6 - "Running out of Lost Time" Fusion / Acoustic / House
7 - "Laughing & Crying" Classical / Jazz / Pop
8 - "God said Play That Groove" New Jazz / Funk
9 - "What Up Bubba" - Vocals: Baby Funk & Troy Johnson - Hip Hop / Funk
10 - "Nuclear Funk' Rock / Funk
11 - "Remembering Back Home" Cosmic Funk / Classical
12 - "Too Funk For Yoo" Funk with slight Rock Tone
13 - "Just The Way I Feel" Soul / Funk / PFunk
Very special thanks to Bobby Womack, Paris Escovedo and Herbie Hancock's Bass Player Ray Gilliard.
Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, The Chambers Brothers, Eddie HazeI, Osiris Marsh, Sly Stone, Mandrill, Isley Brothers, Defunkt, George Clinton's Clique, Bootsy Collins, Bernie Worrell, Horny Horns, Parlet etc, James Brown, George Duke, Pleasure, Prince, Stanley Clarke, Mutiny & Jerome Brailey, James Jamerson, Commodores, Chuck Brown, George Porter, MFSB, Walter Junie Morisson, Meters, Bill Laswell, Jesse Johnson, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Mingus, Cameo, Quincy Jones, Brothers Johnson, Marcus Miller, Alphonso Johnson, Earth Wind & Fire, Jackson 5, Rose Royce, Side Effect, La Boppers, Bunny Sigler, Instant Funk, Ohio Players, Pieces of Dream. The Reddings, Pleasure, Lonnie Smith, Temptations, Lynn Collins, Marva Whitney, Undisputed Truth, Norman Whitfield, Victor Wooten, T Connection, Johnny Guitar Watson, Miles Davis, Cab Calloway and more.