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Victor_se 06-19-2008 11:28 PM

Funk
 
Hey Everybody

I was wondering...wich are the MUST HAVE funk records?

GRUNTERSDAD 06-19-2008 11:44 PM

Re: Funk
 
Steve Ferrone..."More Head"
Steve Ferrone..."It Up"
Average White Band..."Cut the Cake"

Class A Drummer 06-20-2008 01:07 AM

Re: Funk
 
I really dont listen to much funk but i would say alot of Tower of Power is good. Dave Garibaldi is the man.

slingerland755 06-20-2008 01:15 AM

Re: Funk
 
If funk is your game...you have to pick up anything by Mother's Finest. Funk rock at it's finest! As many of the other drummers here on DW can attest. I am a bit obnoxious when it comes to Barry Borden and Mother's Finest. Their live album had a huge impact on me (as well as Another Mother Further). Check it out and let me know what you think. Here's a tired sounding (but great) YouTube vid from back in 1978.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51xgB...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMlA-IdLD-I

rmandelbaum 06-20-2008 01:27 AM

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anything James Brown

Pat Petrillo 06-20-2008 01:57 AM

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James Brown is considered more R&B/Soul...Not really funk..Although he did say "Make it Funky" !

Funk would be more like 70's groups like Parliament, Funkadelic (they put out separate records), Ohio Players, Cameo, Earth, Wind, & Fire (Pop/Funk), Chic, Rufus w/Chaka Khan.

Straight up "pocket", no flash, just nasty grooves..

Get any CD with "The Very Best of" each group!

Here's a small sample list of classic Funk songs I give the my Classes at The Collective

Parliament: "Tear the Roof of the Sucker" (Give Up the Funk), Flashlight, Up for the Downstroke,
Funkadelic: "(Not Just) Knee Deep" this is my all time favorite.."One Nation Under a Groove",
Tom Browne: "Funkin' for Jamaica"
Chic: "Good Times"
Ohio Players: "Love Rolleroaster"
Cheryl Lynn: "Got to Be Real"
Brothers Johnson: "Get the Funk outta my Face"
Commodores: "Brickhouse"
The Meters: "Cissy Strut"
Slave: "Slide"
Jocelyn Brown: "Somebody Else's Guy"

Of course, there is NEWER stuff as well..SO maybe we can do that in another post

Better still, let's all try to add to it, and compile one big, nasty, FUNK LIST!

Remember..Funk Only...and James Brown is a given....even though it's Soul ;)

Derek 06-20-2008 03:01 AM

Re: Funk
 
Kool & th Gang - "Jungle Boogie"

Sly & the Family Stone

And to break away from the norm when we think of funk. A jazz genius did an album with as great of great funk groove as any...

Herbie Hancock - "Headhunters". Harvey Mason takes a back seat to no one...

Michael G 06-20-2008 04:39 AM

Re: Funk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pat Petrillo (Post 450453)
James Brown is considered more R&B/Soul...Not really funk

But his drummers, Clyde and Jabo, are undoubtedly considered funk drummers. So it really is important to listen to James Brown anyway because some of his numbers contains the funkiest drumming ever recorded.

KLittle123 06-20-2008 04:50 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek (Post 450461)
Kool & th Gang - "Jungle Boogie"

Sly & the Family Stone

And to break away from the norm when we think of funk. A jazz genius did an album with as great of great funk groove as any...

Herbie Hancock - "Headhunters". Harvey Mason takes a back seat to no one...


Herbie Hancock isn't just a jazz genius, he's a musical genius. You can't limit that guy to one simple genre of jazz, if you want to call it that.

You guys are listing all the cliche funk bands, but funk has sort of become diluted as it's started to mix with other genres. If you want I can list a bunch of funk fusion, if you wanna call them that, bands. Just ask.

Derek 06-20-2008 05:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by KLittle123 (Post 450487)
Herbie Hancock isn't just a jazz genius, he's a musical genius. You can't limit that guy to one simple genre of jazz, if you want to call it that.

You guys are listing all the cliche funk bands, but funk has sort of become diluted as it's started to mix with other genres. If you want I can list a bunch of funk fusion, if you wanna call them that, bands. Just ask.

No one here is limiting Herbie, least of all me. I was merely alluding to the time when Headhunters came out, he was known by most mainly as a jazz man.

KLittle123 06-20-2008 06:21 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek (Post 450493)
No one here is limiting Herbie, least of all me. I was merely alluding to the time when Headhunters came out, he was known by most mainly as a jazz man.


Ah, I see. This is true. I was thinking about Hancock the other day, and seriously--that man is amazing, so much amazing music put out by one man.

rendezvous_drummer 06-20-2008 07:59 AM

Re: Funk
 
The Meters......that's the only thing you'll ever need in your life.

Styx 06-20-2008 08:16 AM

Re: Funk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by slingerland755 (Post 450445)
If funk is your game...you have to pick up anything by Mother's Finest. Funk rock at it's finest! As many of the other drummers here on DW can attest. I am a bit obnoxious when it comes to Barry Borden and Mother's Finest. Their live album had a huge impact on me (as well as Another Mother Further). Check it out and let me know what you think. Here's a tired sounding (but great) YouTube vid from back in 1978.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51xgB...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMlA-IdLD-I

WOW!!! Never heard of these cats before but they really do jam. Awesome dude, thanks for enlightning me to some excellent rock/funk.

abe 06-20-2008 09:11 AM

Re: Funk
 
Well, there is some arguing over some of these guys whether they are funk musicians or just funk influenced...
Anyway...

Cameo:

''Shake Your Pants''
"Don't Be So Cool"
"Be Yourself"

Curtis Mayfield:

"Superfly"

Larry Graham:

''Release Yourself''
''Pow''
''Hair''

James Brown:

''Funky Drummer''
''Cold Sweat''
''Sex Machine''
''I Got The Feelin' ''

Ohio Players:

''Funky Worm''

Lakeside:

''Fantastic Voyage''

Kool & the Gang:

''Hollywood Swinging''

Prince:

''Let's Work''
''777-9311'' (Morris Day)

Zapp:

"I Can Make You Dance"

Rick James

''Cold Blooded''
''Give It To Me Baby''

Sly And The Family Stone:

''Thank You''
''Dance To The Music''

These are just few of my favourite funk songs, but they are worth checking out!
I'll add more later.

Pat Petrillo 06-20-2008 01:11 PM

Re: Funk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SmoothJazz (Post 450485)
But his drummers, Clyde and Jabo, are undoubtedly considered funk drummers. So it really is important to listen to James Brown anyway because some of his numbers contains the funkiest drumming ever recorded.

No Doubt! and leaders in the field..I was more speaking of "pocket funk" MUSIC, not just the drummers..

Clyde's "Funky Drummer", "Mother Popcorn" "Since You Been Gone", Jab's "Sex Machine".."Super Bad"...the best

Paul Quin 06-20-2008 02:58 PM

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And add Maceo Parker into the mix! One funky dude. Couldn't agree more with pat's suggestions. Rufus, The Brothers Johnson, Parliament, Funkadelic, AWB and of course the Meters. Some seriously phat pocket!

Paul

slingerland755 06-20-2008 11:03 PM

Re: Funk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Styx (Post 450528)
WOW!!! Never heard of these cats before but they really do jam. Awesome dude, thanks for enlightning me to some excellent rock/funk.

Great! I'm glad you liked them. MF had a huge influence on me. I don't know if I would have conitinued my drumming career if it wasn't for BB and Mother's Finest.

rootheart 06-21-2008 01:52 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Quin (Post 450570)
And add Maceo Parker into the mix! One funky dude. Couldn't agree more with pat's suggestions. Rufus, The Brothers Johnson, Parliament, Funkadelic, AWB and of course the Meters. Some seriously phat pocket!

Paul

Yes, Maceo rulez, and so do the others you named

aydee 08-16-2008 12:26 PM

Re: Funk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Quin (Post 450570)
And add Maceo Parker into the mix! One funky dude. Couldn't agree more with pat's suggestions. Rufus, The Brothers Johnson, Parliament, Funkadelic, AWB and of course the Meters. Some seriously phat pocket!

Paul

Maceo Parker's badass. Screaming Headless Torsos, and anything that Harvey Mason & Mike Clark played on, Young Turk Adam Dietch is funky as hell ( And in many different styles of funk too..check Lettuce ), not very- well- known -but -killer sessions player Oscar Seaton can funk hard...

Late Bloomer 08-16-2008 01:36 PM

Re: Funk
 
Don't forget "2 Ton Shoe". Dave Di Censo's drumming is awesome.

aydee 08-16-2008 01:39 PM

Re: Funk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Late Bloomer (Post 470294)
Don't forget "2 Ton Shoe". Dave Di Censo's drumming is awesome.

I'm a huge TTS fan. I think that is some of the coolest stuff out there. What a shame it's a band that didn't record too much and put much stuff out there.. Killer paying by DiCenso.

Check out Troopy's Blues, Medicine, Another Man..

Late Bloomer 08-16-2008 01:48 PM

Re: Funk
 
I've just downloaded about a dozen TTS songs. I love funk style music.

aydee 08-16-2008 01:52 PM

Re: Funk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Late Bloomer (Post 470297)
I've just downloaded about a dozen TTS songs. I love funk style music.

Where go you get their music? Is their website up? Itunes?

Late Bloomer 08-16-2008 02:57 PM

Re: Funk
 
I went to their website. Navigate your way around there and you you find some downloads.
http://www.twotonshoe.com/music.html

drumtechdad 08-16-2008 04:23 PM

Re: Funk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek (Post 450461)
Herbie Hancock - "Headhunters". Harvey Mason takes a back seat to no one...

Don't forget "Thrust" with Mike Clark.

drumtechdad 08-16-2008 04:25 PM

Re: Funk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aydee (Post 470289)
anything that Harvey Mason & Mike Clark played on

Mason has done a lot of smooth jazz records, so "anything" is too broad, you have to pick and choose.

Victor_se 08-17-2008 10:15 AM

Re: Funk
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pat Petrillo (Post 450453)
Parliament: "Tear the Roof of the Sucker" (Give Up the Funk), Flashlight, Up for the Downstroke,
Funkadelic: "(Not Just) Knee Deep" this is my all time favorite.."One Nation Under a Groove",
Tom Browne: "Funkin' for Jamaica"
Chic: "Good Times"
Ohio Players: "Love Rolleroaster"
Cheryl Lynn: "Got to Be Real"
Brothers Johnson: "Get the Funk outta my Face"
Commodores: "Brickhouse"
The Meters: "Cissy Strut"
Slave: "Slide"
Jocelyn Brown: "Somebody Else's Guy"


Awesome stuff man, I checked the out a while ago, and all of the are great!, thnx

but what about the newer stuff any group/song/album ??


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