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Funk, Everybody's Got Some Dues to Pay
Alias Son House ^ | 7-23-2011 | Little Beaver

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.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: beaver; dues; funk; pay
I figured to post a couple more links to some of the music, and please feel free to add your favorites. This next singer is really raise the bar!
1 posted on 07/23/2011 6:50:31 PM PDT by Son House
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To: Son House

Carrie Riley And The Fascinations - Super Cool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_KJUhFtSSg&feature=related


2 posted on 07/23/2011 6:51:41 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

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?


3 posted on 07/23/2011 6:54:00 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House
My favorite funk:

Brick

4 posted on 07/23/2011 7:01:35 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Son House

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWKIXX_BzRM

This guy is great guaranteed to make your foot move


5 posted on 07/23/2011 7:20:58 PM PDT by weldAllday (Elections have Consequences)
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To: Son House

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


6 posted on 07/23/2011 7:22:07 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Son House

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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QI-1Su2V20


7 posted on 07/23/2011 7:23:45 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

my FAVORITE music to play on bass.


8 posted on 07/23/2011 7:26:39 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Son House

This is what got me going in the funk direction;

Baby Huey & The Babysitters
(YouTube Mix for Baby Huey)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh9v41hx5hs&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=AVGxdCwVVULXeyA9Wo9oxHriVW4LS-KRM7


9 posted on 07/23/2011 7:33:22 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: weldAllday

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.


10 posted on 07/23/2011 7:37:37 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

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...

http://soundcloud.com/groups/i-baile-funk-1


11 posted on 07/23/2011 7:39:53 PM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: left that other site

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?


12 posted on 07/23/2011 7:42:21 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: JerseyHighlander

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


13 posted on 07/23/2011 7:47:48 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House
I believe it's illegal in 37 states to have a thread about funk without mentioning Parliament/Funkadelic.

Here's one of the funkiest P-funk tracks ever recorded:

"The Freeze" Parliament

14 posted on 07/23/2011 7:53:38 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: bigbob

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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iyU2fvfTM8&feature=fvwrel


15 posted on 07/23/2011 7:57:47 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

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.
LOL


16 posted on 07/23/2011 7:58:20 PM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Son House

This one rocks on all levels!

the us - let’s do it today
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzASYT5uRNo


17 posted on 07/23/2011 8:02:04 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Windflier

Yes, it’s probably the same thing for the Meters and New Orleans,

The Meters
- Cissy Strut
- Live 1974 - Look-Ka Py Py / Jungle Man
- Just Kissed My Baby
36 videos playlist
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_iC0MyIykM&playnext=1&list=PL2137DDA0E6DB46A9


18 posted on 07/23/2011 8:21:39 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

10 Pioneering Funk Guitar Players
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/pioneering-funk-guitar-0125/


19 posted on 07/23/2011 8:25:05 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

Just went to that Gibson link and had to look ‘em up, wow

The Ohio Players - Fire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y47G-Wa4qfs

Larry “Sugarfoot” Bonner (Ohio Players)
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/pioneering-funk-guitar-0125/
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.”


20 posted on 07/23/2011 8:33:05 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

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.


21 posted on 07/23/2011 8:45:10 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Son House

The Florida Funk compilation is very good. But don’t forget the masters:

Bobby Byrd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ5mrc5dVtY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hb2061WsE40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8UJMvmRWQA&feature=related

Grant Green
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3entIVDG88&feature=related

Richard “Groove” Holmes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yLJU6j_YEc

and of course, the inimitable JB, who will always be the true “patron saint” of the GOP to me
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZkjo3mNmsA&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foRukX6mW2Y&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otF5XwyVy2M&feature=related

The Herbalizer mix of TL&SN is excellent, too
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4ZGy1qLS14&feature=related

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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbbCZaI313A&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRVvIovxPaA


22 posted on 07/23/2011 8:45:49 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: Son House

The Ohio Players had the best album covers, ever.


23 posted on 07/23/2011 8:50:41 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: left that other site

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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjuRhETwbI0&feature=related


24 posted on 07/23/2011 8:53:53 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

...and how could I have forgotten The Meters?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36ojJymYh40
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQud62EmZyo&feature=related


25 posted on 07/23/2011 9:08:32 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: oblomov

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


26 posted on 07/23/2011 9:10:19 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

Renegades of Funk: 10 of the Funkiest Guitar Songs
http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/renegades-of-funk-0811/


27 posted on 07/23/2011 9:14:59 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: oblomov

Thanks for throwing in the Miles Davis, having listened to his music in a Jazz context certainly limited the scope I’m getting here


28 posted on 07/23/2011 9:18:14 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Son House

I love that song, it’s been recently used as the opening theme for one of the Trump Apprentice shows.


29 posted on 07/23/2011 9:46:27 PM PDT by jocon307 (Irish grandmother rolls in grave yet again)
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To: oblomov; Son House

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.


30 posted on 07/23/2011 10:36:06 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito Ergo Conservitus.)
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To: Son House
Some of my favorites.

Sly and the Family Stone

THANK YOU FALETTINME BE MICE ELF AGIN

Sing A Simple Song

Buddy Miles Them Changes

Herbie Hancock Live, 2006 Chameleon

31 posted on 07/24/2011 1:11:28 AM PDT by Daaave ( "I'm still technically alive!")
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To: Son House

Wonderful funky bass! I love it...I am going to figure it out and practice that.


32 posted on 07/24/2011 5:45:41 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: Son House; oblomov

I.Live.In.America!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHqUipinDyw&feature=related

IFEELGOOD!


33 posted on 07/24/2011 10:28:39 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: BraveMan

James Brown was a conservative, and a true patriot. Check these two songs out, for example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYNJK5sHHeo&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9A25BLLXuM0


34 posted on 07/24/2011 2:46:00 PM PDT by oblomov
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