Historical Catholic Funk
Honestly, who couldn't like this song. Funk has got to be the most infectious musical genre of all time, and Pt. Washington's Dirty Boys have created a funk song who's chorus declares "he's the Pope, he's the Pope, he's the funky Pope." The song is loosely about the life of Pope Saint John XXIII, born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, who reigned as Pope from 28 October 1958 to his death in 1963 and was known as "The Good Pope" or "Il Papa Buena." And in a week that (for me) has been characterized by terrifying news-- both national and global-- financial stress, and several other mild contributors to my anxiety, I couldn't have asked for anything better than to spend four minutes of my day rocking out to a bunch of cats happily singing a song about a long-dead, funkadelic Papal Seat.
You heard about when a smiling Pope
named John the 23
He is the only Pope
That was known as funky, cause
He's the Pope, he's the Pope, he's the funky Pope...
"funky pope" would be an excellent theme song for a formal papal visit
I would add "funky pope" to a playlist called monday funk
When listening to "funky pope" I am transported to a happy place