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19drum94 11-20-2011 04:32 AM

Good funk bands
 
Looking for more stuff to improve my funk ideas. List some bands like Tower of Power, The Meters, etc...

Mad About Drums 11-20-2011 04:42 AM

Re: Good funk bands
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 19drum94 (Post 916339)
Looking for more stuff to improve my funk ideas. List some bands like Tower of Power, The Meters, etc...

What about Peter Muller?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRZ1r69edx0

?uesto 11-21-2011 09:54 PM

Re: Good funk bands
 
Galactic (Stanton Moore)
Garage A Trois (Stanton Moore)
James Taylor Quartet
Rudder (Keith Carlock)
Groove Collective
Funk Filharmonik (Lee Finkelstein)
Average White Band (Steve Ferrone)
Booker T & The MG's
The Blues Brothers
Dumpstaphunk
Lettuce (Adam Deitch)
Soulive
Alan Tew Orchestra
Medeski Martin & Wood
Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats (Chad Smith)
Earth Wind & Fire
Stevie Wonder
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
TJ Kirk
Charlie Hunter Trio
The Neville Brothers
Rebirth Brass Band

Doctor Dirt 11-21-2011 10:38 PM

Re: Good funk bands
 
You need to be more specific here, Stevie Wonder doesn't fall into a Funk catagory. He can be funky but he's not a funk performer say like Parliment/Funkadellics. The Meters are a funky band not a funk band, if you play or played either type of music you'd know exactly what I mean. They are two forms of Soul Music and can be joined but the differences are mainly in the grooves and basslines. No different than Disco it was a form of Soul and Latin to a minimal degree but a part of Soul non the less.
Funk................to..............Funky are two different things. Doc

zambizzi 11-21-2011 11:18 PM

Re: Good funk bands
 
Nice list, ?uesto! Add these two gems:

The Bamboos
The New Mastersounds

Fuo 11-21-2011 11:27 PM

Re: Good funk bands
 
Dirty Dozen Brass Band

iamjohn 11-22-2011 12:10 AM

Re: Good funk bands
 
Um...I assume James Brown goes without saying?

drumfreak1987 11-24-2011 01:11 AM

Re: Good funk bands
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ?uesto (Post 916946)
Galactic (Stanton Moore)
Garage A Trois (Stanton Moore)
James Taylor Quartet
Rudder (Keith Carlock)
Groove Collective
Funk Filharmonik (Lee Finkelstein)
Average White Band (Steve Ferrone)
Booker T & The MG's
The Blues Brothers
Dumpstaphunk
Lettuce (Adam Deitch)
Soulive
Alan Tew Orchestra
Medeski Martin & Wood
Chad Smith's Bombastic Meatbats (Chad Smith)
Earth Wind & Fire
Stevie Wonder
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
TJ Kirk
Charlie Hunter Trio
The Neville Brothers
Rebirth Brass Band

LOVE your post, man...i listen to them religiously!! Also check out:

THE METERS
George Benson
The Greyboy Allstars
Maceo Parker
George Clinton/P-Funk
Tower of Power
Curtis Mayfield
New Birth
The Brecker Bros.
The Isely Bros
War
Prince
Marvin Gaye
Barry White (started listening to him at age 12, he taught me how to treat a lady)
Ohio Players
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band
Al Green
Ottis Redding
Lyn Collins
Rufus & Chaka Khan
Jonny "Guitar" Watson
O'Jays
Jamiroquai
The Brand New Heavies
Trombone Shorty


Funk-based Fusion (and jazz cats who broke out with some funk) and Rock:

Miles Davis ("Bitches Brew" era)
Tony Williams Lifetime
Me'Shell Ndegeochello (oon-day-gay-o-chell-o)
Headhunters (Herbie Hancock funk fusion project)
Return to Forever
Mahavishnu Orchectra
Roy Ayers
Carl Denson's Tiny Universe
Steely Dan
Lotus
Primus
Oysterhead
Keller Williams (check out the album "Breathe", by Williams w/String Cheese Incident)
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

drumfreak1987 11-24-2011 01:31 AM

Re: Good funk bands
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Doctor Dirt (Post 916961)
You need to be more specific here, Stevie Wonder doesn't fall into a Funk catagory. He can be funky but he's not a funk performer say like Parliment/Funkadellics. The Meters are a funky band not a funk band, if you play or played either type of music you'd know exactly what I mean. They are two forms of Soul Music and can be joined but the differences are mainly in the grooves and basslines. No different than Disco it was a form of Soul and Latin to a minimal degree but a part of Soul non the less.
Funk................to..............Funky are two different things. Doc


Stevie Wonder and The Meters not funk artists????? "Higher Ground" is a full on funk song, as is "Reggae Woman", "Signed, Sealed, Delivered", and tons more in his repertoire. The Meters are the quintessential funk group. I play funk and rock, and can't say I know what you mean. Every time I talk to other funk musicians and aficionados, they ask my influences, I tell them, and they say, "yup, kiddo, you got the funk in your life" (or something along those lines....and the meters and stevie wonder are two of the artists I mention). Never have they said that they aren't funk, and they have no problem telling me that the music i think is funk is the wrong stuff.


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