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Old 11-20-2011, 04:32 AM
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Default Good funk bands

Looking for more stuff to improve my funk ideas. List some bands like Tower of Power, The Meters, etc...
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:42 AM
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Looking for more stuff to improve my funk ideas. List some bands like Tower of Power, The Meters, etc...
What about Peter Muller?

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Old 11-21-2011, 09:54 PM
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Default 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
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:38 PM
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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
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:18 PM
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Nice list, ?uesto! Add these two gems:

The Bamboos
The New Mastersounds
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Old 11-21-2011, 11:27 PM
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Dirty Dozen Brass Band
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:10 AM
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Um...I assume James Brown goes without saying?
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:11 AM
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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
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:31 AM
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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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