Skip to comments.Funk, Everybody's Got Some Dues to Pay
Posted on 07/23/2011 6:50:27 PM PDT by Son House
Just got some great funk music in this series of 45's that came out around 1968-1975, Florida Funk, because the guitar stuff was amazing. Turns out the rest was truly amazing too, not only was it funk, it was jazz, soul, blues, rock, and a whole lot of artist that were in the groove. Drums, the horns, keyboards, I think I even heard some funky claive(sp?). Your going to love it, and mercifully may even forget all about the budgeting woes.
Carrie Riley And The Fascinations - Super Cool
Oh, for the guitar folks I wanted to ask about getting a good tone? Sounds to me like it’s echo and chorus that get used a lot, what do you think?
This guy is great guaranteed to make your foot move
I’ll take my funk straight from the tap, courtesy of James Jamerson, Uriel Jones, Pistol Allen, Earl Van Dyke, and all the rest of those fantastic guys who played on more #1 records than the Beatles, Beach Boys, Stones, and Elvis combined...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCTBUTd2-0w
This fella sounds like James Brown, and I couldn’t find the one from Florida Funk Bobby Williams and his Mar Kings; “All The Time” but here’s a new one for me;
Bobby Williams - Funky Superfly
my FAVORITE music to play on bass.
This is what got me going in the funk direction;
Baby Huey & The Babysitters
(YouTube Mix for Baby Huey)
That’s great, and yes, seems the music does something that makes you want to move, I think it has something to do with what I learned but forgotten from a drum class I once took, the teacher was way crazy about drum music.
Tens of millions of young Brasilians are absolutely fanatical about their Miami Funk as it’s the major library for sampling, Funk carioca is the only direct ‘descendant’ of the Miami funk sound other than the Deep South funk and ATL/Miami rap scene.
The sound and lyrics are not the cup of tea for most freepers, but growing up in a musical household that was big into the MIami funk sound, I love hearing someone under 40 remixing those bass lines...
Yes, I heard some great bass playing too, that link above for Brick really kicked in some bass midway through. Do you do anything special to get a preferred tone?
Yeah, that’s a great modern funk stuff going on, it’s funny how they never shy away from using keyboard stuff, whereas the rock world I grew up in tended to gravitate to guitar
Here's one of the funkiest P-funk tracks ever recorded:
Thank goodness I had just recently watched the Temptations and The Jackson’s movies on VH1 classic channel
How Funk Brothers, Berry Gordy & Motown’s Hitsville Operated
Well, I have two basses, and two cabinets. The best tone comes from my Warwick Blue Cabinet. The “passive” jack doesn’t work well, so I use the “active” jack even with the bass that doesn’t have active electronics. I turn the tone knob closer to the bass tones, so it sounds dark and woody.
My favorite songs to play are “Brick House”, “Boogie Oogie Oogie”, “Miss You”, and some other great oldies.
I don’t use any effects, other than the tone control on the bass, and the EQ on the cabinet.
The two octave Schecter makes an ideal weapon in a pinch.
This one rocks on all levels!
the us - let’s do it today
Yes, it’s probably the same thing for the Meters and New Orleans,
- Cissy Strut
- Live 1974 - Look-Ka Py Py / Jungle Man
- Just Kissed My Baby
36 videos playlist
10 Pioneering Funk Guitar Players
Just went to that Gibson link and had to look ‘em up, wow
The Ohio Players - Fire
Larry Sugarfoot Bonner (Ohio Players)
Ohio Players classics such as Love Rollercoaster, Fire and Skin Tight owe a heavy debt to the scratchy funk rhythms and single-note wah sounds of Sugarfoot Bonner. Bonner has spoken eloquently of the origins of funk music, saying, Funk was born the day after the blues to take away some of the sadness of the blues. Funk is a sort of happy blues, to me.
I remember The Meters from back in the dim mists of my boyhood. They never got as huge as Parliament/Funkadelic, but I seem to recall that they were a cool band.
I’ll check out your link to get a listen to them again.
The Florida Funk compilation is very good. But don’t forget the masters:
Richard “Groove” Holmes
and of course, the inimitable JB, who will always be the true “patron saint” of the GOP to me
The Herbalizer mix of TL&SN is excellent, too
In my view, some of the best funk of that era came from none other than Miles Davis. It is mind-blowingly beautiful, and intellectually challenging, music
The Ohio Players had the best album covers, ever.
Had the O’Jays confused with the Ohio Players think about the song Love Train, but here’s one with a good bass track I had forgotten about
For the love of money- The O’Jays
...and how could I have forgotten The Meters?
Just got a James Brown 20 all time greatest hits, $1.99 at the second hand store, and little did I realize just how good a singer he was, of coarse hearing ‘I feel good’ the only song being played all the time obscures all his other great music
Renegades of Funk: 10 of the Funkiest Guitar Songs
Thanks for throwing in the Miles Davis, having listened to his music in a Jazz context certainly limited the scope I’m getting here
I love that song, it’s been recently used as the opening theme for one of the Trump Apprentice shows.
ditto on the addition of Miles Davis...he often tossed in a ton of funk...try his 1974 “Red China Blues” cut for some imbedded funk.
Wonderful funky bass! I love it...I am going to figure it out and practice that.
James Brown was a conservative, and a true patriot. Check these two songs out, for example:
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