Funky Movie Music
A Tribute to Our First Music Director
In 2010, I sent an email to Maestro George Duke regarding becoming the Music Director for “Starfunk and the Astral Pioneers”. I didn’t know George Duke, and after about a week, I figured that I would not hear from him. A few days later, the phone rang, and to my delight it was George Duke. I sent him a copy of the script to read on a flight from Los Angeles to Japan. A couple of days later, George Duke called me from Japan and told me that he loved the script for “Starfunk and the Astral Pioneers”. After which, he introduced me to Bootsy Collins to help with the project.
When George Duke returned, I met him at the Chandara Restaurant in Hollywood, one of Duke’s favorites. It was there that he agreed to serve as Music Director for “Starfunk and the Astral Pioneers”. I will never forget his kindness and enthusiasm as we talked excitedly about the music for the film. George Duke was a giant in the music industry who had a heart of gold. He will be sorely missed by me as we produce this project.
I hope we can find another Music Director for this project who has all of the elements that George Duke possessed. George Duke, the Funk Maestro, would have brought fun, professionalism, talent, dedication and funky music to this historic production.
“We’re Funk Power from Funkaura”
The Funkaurian Freedom Song – During the Great Galaxy Wars the inhabitants of the planet Funkaura, the Funkaurians, fought to free themselves and other planet inhabitants. They needed a way to defeat the evil that had set out to destroy and enslave them. They needed to find a way to defeat them without becoming evil themselves. They discovered how to use the power of Funk-enhanced music to defeat their enemies. After their victory, the Astral Pioneers wrote a song, an anthem, to commemorate their victory.
“WE’RE FUNK POWER, FROM FUNKAURA”
We’re Funkpower from Funkaura
“We Came to Play”
A Funky Party Song that pokes fun at the crowd and allows the Astral Pioneers to funk-out.
There will be at least twelve new Funky songs in “Starfunk and the Astral Pioneers” and “We Came to Play” may be one of them.
Both songs were written and arranged by GLENN TOWERY,
and arranged and played by JASON PITTMAN