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Topic: Funk! I need more!
Posted By: SaltyJon
Subject: Funk! I need more!
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 2:03pm
The title describes the topic well enough...I'm a fan of the gritty, dirty type of funk more than the clean, excessively polished brand.  Any suggestions for groups to check out?  I already know the following: Funkadelic, Parliament, Graham Central Station (they're kind of a mix, but that bass!), Sly and the Family Stone, The Meters, basically only the big groups.  Suggestions?

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Posted By: Abraxas
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 4:07pm
First of all, welcome Jon! I'm 'The Quiet One' just in case. Wink

As for the recs:

Check the early Earth, Wind & Fire stuff, especially The Need of Love:



Some funky Larry Young:



Not really sure how much you would like Stevie Wonder, but I was fascinated by Innervisions:


Some Pharoahs:


Fela Kuti? Not pure funk, but a lot of groove:


Billy Cobham, one of the funkiest fusion ever:



I think that'll do, hope you like some.



Posted By: andyman1125
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 4:41pm
Wet, thick, funky funk.


Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 4:49pm
Thanks for the recs so far, some new and some I already know (Fela Kuti and Attention Deficit especially), just what I'm looking for.  I'll listen to more later, gotta get ready for my chem lab now. Dead

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Posted By: Asmodean
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 6:05pm
Steely Dan have some funky tunes like Josie, and Deacon Blues, Home at Last, Bodishatwa,
 
 
 
stellar funk/prog/jazz song
 
 
 


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 6:06pm
Has no one mentioned James Brown in a funk thread?




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Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 7:02pm


Posted By: Abraxas
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 7:10pm
^That's sooo groovy! Like Earth, Wind & Fire meets the jazzier stuff of Parliament, or something. Thanks!


Posted By: Kazuhiro
Date Posted: 07 Apr 2011 at 7:18pm
Originally posted by Abraxas Abraxas wrote:

^That's sooo groovy! Like Earth, Wind & Fire meets the jazzier stuff of Parliament, or something. Thanks!
Thank you for liking it. Hug


Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: 09 Apr 2011 at 2:49am
You might want to check out the New Orleans Funk compilation released by Soul Jazz Records, I've gotten plenty of enjoyment out of it Thumbs Up

http://www.souljazzrecords.co.uk/releases/?id=181" rel="nofollow - http://www.souljazzrecords.co.uk/releases/?id=181


Posted By: The Truth
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 5:55pm
Can't say I know much funk other than Funkadelic.
 
Then again, nothing can be better than Maggot Brain. Heart


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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 7:55pm
Thanks everyone!  I'll keep keeping an eye on this thread, good suggestions so far. 

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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 10:43pm
I'm telling you, James Brown is the funkiest. Some get close, some get damn close, but no one had the tightest bands like James Brown did. Get Up Offa That Thing!!!

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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2011 at 11:41am
How about Lettuce, don't get much more funky than this



sorry it's for the Rock Band game, but it is the studio version from their album "Rage"




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Posted By: Tychovski
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2011 at 6:35pm


Posted By: Katje
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 2:32am
Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

I'm telling you, James Brown is the funkiest. Some get close, some get damn close, but no one had the tightest bands like James Brown did. Get Up Offa That Thing!!!


Word to this.

Also, check Betty Davis' first two albums: Self Titled & They Say I'm different.

Earlier someone linked to soul jazz records, shift through some of their comps, they're usually pretty solid. There's been countless reissue/unearthed comps come out in the last 5 -10 year many of which are well worth the listen; this one from last year I liked http://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/kon_and_amir/off_track_volume_iii__brooklyn/" rel="nofollow - http://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/kon_and_amir/off_track_volume_iii__brooklyn/ . I'm not near my collection at the moment so I'm struggling to think of stuff off the top of ma head (not to mention youtube is block in this country). http://www.dustygroove.com/" rel="nofollow - http://www.dustygroove.com/ is a great resource/shop dedicated to this type of stuff. Checked the front page then and was reminded of Tim Maia that Racional Vol. 2 is killer, Brazil's gotta slew of this type of stuff.  


Posted By: Pekka
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 10:42am
Originally posted by Katje Katje wrote:

Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

I'm telling you, James Brown is the funkiest. Some get close, some get damn close, but no one had the tightest bands like James Brown did. Get Up Offa That Thing!!!


Word to this.

Also, check Betty Davis' first two albums: Self Titled & They Say I'm different.

Earlier someone linked to soul jazz records, shift through some of their comps, they're usually pretty solid. There's been countless reissue/unearthed comps come out in the last 5 -10 year many of which are well worth the listen; this one from last year I liked http://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/kon_and_amir/off_track_volume_iii__brooklyn/" rel="nofollow - http://rateyourmusic.com/release/comp/kon_and_amir/off_track_volume_iii__brooklyn/ . I'm not near my collection at the moment so I'm struggling to think of stuff off the top of ma head (not to mention youtube is block in this country). http://www.dustygroove.com/" rel="nofollow - http://www.dustygroove.com/ is a great resource/shop dedicated to this type of stuff. Checked the front page then and was reminded of Tim Maia that Racional Vol. 2 is killer, Brazil's gotta slew of this type of stuff.  
Thanks for the Kon & Amir tip, I'll get the Queens volume from my library. Right now I'm listening to this fine Soul Jazz Records compilation:  http://www.souljazzrecords.co.uk/releases/?id=10295" rel="nofollow - http://www.souljazzrecords.co.uk/releases/?id=10295  As it's Jamaican it's very reggaeish, very good.


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Posted By: Prog Geo
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 10:49am
Do you agree that Eddie Henderson is the funkiest artist?


Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: 19 Apr 2011 at 1:12pm
Hey Salty..great question! I love funk to the max!!! A lot of great stuff already listed. I did not see the following (pardon if I am blind..)
 
The Ohio Players
Neville Brothers
Maze with Frankie Beverly
Slave
Rufus
Average White Band
Bootsy
Graham Central Station
War
 


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Posted By: The Manticore
Date Posted: 20 Apr 2011 at 5:49pm
Alphonse Mouzon is the funk meister IMO. Try "The Man Incognito".


Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2011 at 2:59am
Originally posted by SaltyJon SaltyJon wrote:

The title describes the topic well enough...I'm a fan of the gritty, dirty type of funk more than the clean, excessively polished brand.  Any suggestions for groups to check out?  I already know the following: Funkadelic, Parliament, Graham Central Station (they're kind of a mix, but that bass!), Sly and the Family Stone, The Meters, basically only the big groups.  Suggestions?
 
Well I suppose that you're also aware of the early Earth Wind & Fire albums (before they veered disco)
 
Kool & the Gang also made some wild early albums, before also veering disco
 
 
WAR of course


Posted By: Freddie Freeloader
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2011 at 2:23pm
My favorite Funk artist is Stanton Moore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAJtmDQBvF8" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAJtmDQBvF8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMKVlD_kufk&feature=related" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMKVlD_kufk&feature=related
 
One little known Jazz/Funk/Hip-hop band is the Heliocentrics their debut Out There is thier funkyest but they also have a great release with Mulatu Astake that is more on the jazz end of things.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMR7_-Qzsc8" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMR7_-Qzsc8  I cant find any live clips of their funkyer experimental side this will have to do
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B54bWq-QqOw&feature=related" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B54bWq-QqOw&feature=related  heres a live one thats pretty funky


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 22 Apr 2011 at 5:11pm
Stanton Moore is great, I have all 3 of his albums. On a related note, Galactic is one of the better; plus more popular, funk bands today

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Posted By: idlero
Date Posted: 23 Apr 2011 at 3:54am



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I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again ...
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Posted By: dwill123
Date Posted: 29 Apr 2011 at 9:44pm
Tower of Power
 
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
 
Mandrill
 
Twennynine


Posted By: innervisions
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 12:09pm
Don't know if it's been already mentioned, but Jamiroquai, especially the first three albums.


Posted By: Freddie Freeloader
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 4:14pm

^^

That reminds me, there is a really fun indie/hiphop/r&b-funk band called Honeycut that is pretty unique with alot of songs along the lines of Jamiroquai


Posted By: Freddie Freeloader
Date Posted: 30 Apr 2011 at 4:44pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqI4yMcsKGA" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqI4yMcsKGA
heres a video, awsome live preformance really different from the studio version... great improv


Posted By: dreadpirateroberts
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2011 at 8:42am
Skull Snaps - kind of a funk/hard soul band. Maybe a little polished,  and leaning toward soul, but has some funky stuff. Especially the heavily sampled 'It's a New Day'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0_uMSd4xOM" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0_uMSd4xOM



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Posted By: Dick Heath
Date Posted: 13 Jul 2011 at 3:00pm
Defunkt, Kelvinator and Tower Of Power. And Brit band Denis Rawlin's Bad Bones (Rawlins was JK's trombonist fora short while) and French band No Jazz (their second album attracted Stevie Wonder to contribute) .


Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: 13 Jul 2011 at 3:02pm
How about some Orgone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnxqCKPRvcg" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnxqCKPRvcg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRJafNobL9c&feature=related" rel="nofollow - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRJafNobL9c&feature=related





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Posted By: Asmodean
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2011 at 8:32am
this band is very funky and fresh, and modern




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Posted By: Asmodean
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2011 at 8:42am
this is also kinda cool as well




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Posted By: andyman1125
Date Posted: 08 Aug 2011 at 12:22am

Bombastic Meatbats! 


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Posted By: Sean Trane
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2011 at 3:03am

I'm currently on an early-Kool & The Gang spree

 
These guys were kind of killers in their own ways


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Posted By: dwill123
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2011 at 9:33pm
Originally posted by Sean Trane Sean Trane wrote:

I'm currently on an early-Kool & The Gang spree

 
These guys were kind of killers in their own ways
Give a serious listen to "Light of Worlds" one of my all time favorite albums.
 


Posted By: Dick Heath
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2011 at 4:35am
Recent discovery: Monsieur Dubois (and it seems BBC Radio 6's)

SLOW BOMBASTIK

cover_MONSIEUR DUBOIS-SLOW BOMBASTIK-300dpi

JAZZTHING: “Dubois takes off like a rocket”


FINANCIAL TIMES GERMANY: “The ideal partyvehicle … However the sextet has far more to offer than just a few uplifting grooves, these guys know how to blend intelligent rock with soul and manage to arrange the whole thing into an electro-acoustic dream crossover”   http://www.ftd.de/lifestyle/entertainment/:neue-musik-veroeffentlichungen-der-woche/60061397.html" rel="nofollow - [link ]

DIE KOPFHOERER:
“Slow Bombastik stands up against current trends in jazz. Monsieur Dubois is easily capable of appealing to a young public, while not for a moment getting simplified or vulgar. A remarkable album!”  [ http://diekopfhoerer.eu/2011/06/monsieur-dubois-%E2%80%93-slow-bombastik/" rel="nofollow - link ]



Posted By: Matt
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2011 at 4:14pm
I heard on the grapevine that this could be the last in the series. There are more singles still.Confused What about "Living In America". ( Rocky the movie 4) Oh well, I do have the 45. One of if not the last single I bought about 15 years back
 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B005HWUD94/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=5174&s=music" rel="nofollow">Singles 11: 1979-1981


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Posted By: Matt
Date Posted: 21 Oct 2011 at 4:26pm
Here are two dead ringers
 
Bobby Williams... Good stuff but very James
 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B000H6STV4/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=5174&s=music" rel="nofollow">Funky Super Fly (24bt) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B000H6STVE/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=5174&s=music" rel="nofollow">Anybody Can Be a Nobody
 
And this bloke must really love little Stevie  and yeah it is good all the same
 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B000J10L7W/ref=dp_image_0?ie=UTF8&n=5174&s=music" rel="nofollow">Anything You Want (Mlps)
 
 


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