This might be too obvious a choice for a morning groove, considering the fact that it is a Wednesday, aka “hump day” to many. And the song does contain the lyric “I got to get over the hump.”
Which, to me, makes it a perfect choice.
With James Brown on the wane, the funk mantle was taken up (or owned, depending on your perspective) by George Clinton and his Parliament-Funkadelic crew. As a child, I had no idea what the lyrics were about (and to be frank, I still don’t really), but the music was awesome.
And it still is. From the album that gave us “Flashight,” I chose “Bop Gun (Endangered Species)” this morning, because I’m sure somebody, somewhere, has got to get over the hump. I know I do.
And to answer the question in the title of the post—I got it from Parliament, that horn-driven band Clinton fronted that gave him a slew of R&B hits throughout the 70s. You feeling funky today? Tell me all about it (with a song, if you like) in the comments.
Have a great day, and thanks for reading.