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After more than 30 years The Fabulous Counts coming to Motorcity! The city where it started. Get ready Detroit for the official Counts-Reunion!

Fri. feb 26th, FunkNight Detroit @ the Majestic Theatre hosted by DJ Frank Raines

12 new and unreleased songs
will be out by april on a limited edition vinyl !



checkout our mySpace - site !


european tour
stay tuned and watch out for the dates !

• B O O K I N G •


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is an american soul/funk group from detroit, michigan.

they won local acclaim as an instrumental group and as a backing ensemble for visiting solo
acts after their formation in 1968. working with producer richard wylie, they released the instrumental single "jan, jan" on detroit's moira records that year. their second single: "dirty red" the third single: "get down people. a full-length, jan, jan (produced by ollie mcLaughlin), was released in 1969 on cotillion records, but the group left the label in 1971. signing with westbound records that year, the group went through some lineup changes, moved to atlanta, georgia, and changed their name simply to THE COUNTS - and they released three funk LPs under this name in the 1970s !

we are just another jazz - group
mose davis and leroy emmanuel -
heads of the group always said.

it was more than a jazz-band...

when the term „ f u n k “ not even was created,
these cats took the tools from the jazz, creating a new, fresh, rhythmic, danceable mix of what was later called „funk“. outta detroit..s hood in the 60ies, like the hippies on the westcoast, these young black musicians spread their vibe, energy and philosophy around their area and became one of the most influencial groups in the scene. 4 albums for westbound and aware, chart-songs and uncountable high energy-shows made what the mythos „counts“ still reflects today.

the first funk-group who didn..t use an electric bass-guitar

„we had Mose, he played the bass with the hammond organ,
that gave us the specific sound“, leroy emmanuel says.