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Rhythm Machine – Part 1
June 25, 2023
For the next two weeks on Echoes of Indiana Avenue we’ll explore the history of Rhythm Machine, a legendary funk band that emerged from Indianapolis during the 1970s.
Rhythm Machine were formed during the early 1970s by former members of The Highlighters – including James Boone, and James Brantley. The band recorded an LP and multiple singles — but that music was largely ignored at the time of its initial release. Over the years, the band’s music has attracted an international cult following among funk fans. Original copies of Rhythm Machine’s releases sell for hundreds of dollars, and their songs have appeared on television and video game soundtracks.
On this week’s show we’ll be joined by Rhythm Machine’s guitarist, Maurice Puckett, who will share his memories of performing on the Avenue.