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Great review of CFM Volume 2 on SoulandJazzandFunk.com 

Back in February French-born, Los Angeles-based soul and jazz guitar man U-NAM (Emmanuel Abiteboul) unleashed THE CALIFORNIA FUNK MACHINE, a soul collective that includes players like bassist Freddie Washington, drummer Michael White, keyboardist Wayne Linsey (both ex-Maze) and vocalists  Marva King (ex-Stevie Wonder band), Frank Burke (ex-Heatwave) , Tony Tatum and Tom Owens. Those stellar players/artist were augmented by a full brass and string sections. The big, big band delivered a collection of…

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U-Nam's new Smooth Jazz single "Make a Wish" on Soul&Jazz&Funk.com 

Latest offering from soul-jazz guitar man U-NAM is a lovely 90s- flavoured, groove heavy instrumental ‘Make A Wish’. It’s smooth and sophisticated and is sure to set feet tapping and heads nodding – a proper summery vibe! 

Clever old Emmanuel; he handles  lead & rhythm guitars, bass, keyboards, horns and programming on the track. On top of that he wrote, produced, arranged, mixed and mastered the whole package. He had a little help from Raymond Gimenes who concocted  the string arrangement that is played…

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"Rockit Man!" - Brand new single review on Soul, Jazz and Funk.com! 

Back in February we were delighted to report on THE CALIFORNIA FUNK MACHINE, a soul collective that was marshalled by French-born, Los Angeles-based soul and jazz guitar man U-NAM. Other members of the “machine” included  bassist Freddie Washington, drummer Michael White, keyboardist Wayne Linsey (both ex-Maze) and vocalists  Marva King (ex-Stevie Wonder band), Frank Burke (ex-Heatwave) , Tony Tatum and Tom Owens… oh, and a full brass and string section! 

Their eponymous first album –  energized covers of…

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California Funk Machine featured on Soultracks.com! First Listen: Stomp! 

https://www.soultracks.com/first-listen-unam-california-funk-machine-stomp

 

(February 28, 2022) SoulTrackers are certainly familiar with multi-instrumentalist Emmanuel “U-Nam” Abiteboul, who has been lighting up the R&B charts for over a decade. U-Nam has made a reputation as a powerful player who has a love for the funk, dance and soul heydays of the 1970s and 80. 

All those loves come together on his new project and band, California Funk Machine. CFM is a collection of top tier artists who have come…

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Another great review on Smooth-Jazz.de! 

http://www.smooth-jazz.de/InFokus/CFM/Volume1.htm

 

Paris born guitar virtuoso Emmanuel “U-Nam” Abiteboul always had a great affinity for funk. This passion runs through his entire life's work and reaches its peak with the California Funk Machine. Volume I is a collection of selected pieces of funk history that brought it the greatest success and had a decisive impact on it. 

Ain't No Stopping Us Now is a song by American R&B duo McFadden & Whitehead and keyboardist Jerry Cohen from 1979. This super smash…

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New great review on Sonicsoulreviews.com in Germany! 

SUNSHINE ON A STORMY MONDAY with U-NAM & CALIFORNIA FUNK MACHINE "Volume 1"

Non Stop Dancing with Emmanuel Abiteboul and his friends. The guitarist from Paris, who has been regularly providing well-off smooth jazz fans from California as U-Nam for some time, is shooting for his current projecton all soul funk wheels of art. The Funk is On! That's the motto. Appropriately motivated, Wayne Linsey, "Ready" Freddie Washington and Michael White get down to business, to which Tim Owens, Marva King, Tony Tatum and…

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First Amazing Review on Soulandjazzandfunk.com! 

https://www.soulandjazzandfunk.com/news/california-souland-funk/

French-born, Los Angeles-based soul and jazz guitar man U-NAM (Emmanuel Abiteboul to his nearest and dearest) has just launched an exciting new project – THE CALIFORNIA FUNK MACHINE, a soul collective that includes players like bassist Freddie Washington, drummer Michael White, keyboardist Wayne Linsey (both ex-Maze) and vocalists  Marva King (ex-Stevie Wonder band), Frank Burke (ex-Heatwave) , Tony Tatum and Tom Owens. The team also includes…

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