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Old 06-19-2008, 11:28 PM
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I was wondering...wich are the MUST HAVE funk records?
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Old 06-19-2008, 11:44 PM
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Steve Ferrone..."More Head"
Steve Ferrone..."It Up"
Average White Band..."Cut the Cake"
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:07 AM
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I really dont listen to much funk but i would say alot of Tower of Power is good. Dave Garibaldi is the man.
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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
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:27 AM
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anything James Brown
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Old 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 ;)
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Old 06-20-2008, 03:01 AM
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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...
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:39 AM
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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.
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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.
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Old 06-20-2008, 05:23 AM
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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.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:21 AM
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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.
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:59 AM
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The Meters......that's the only thing you'll ever need in your life.
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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.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:11 AM
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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.
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Old 06-20-2008, 01:11 PM
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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
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Old 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!

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Old 06-20-2008, 11:03 PM
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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.
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Old 06-21-2008, 01:52 AM
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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!

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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!

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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...

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Old 08-16-2008, 01:36 PM
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Don't forget "2 Ton Shoe". Dave Di Censo's drumming is awesome.
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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..
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I've just downloaded about a dozen TTS songs. I love funk style music.
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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?
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I went to their website. Navigate your way around there and you you find some downloads.
http://www.twotonshoe.com/music.html
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Don't forget "Thrust" with Mike Clark.
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:25 PM
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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.
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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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