fucnk songs

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  1. slapnpop

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    anyone know any good funk songs with good bass?
  2. steve66

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    Here are a few:

    1. Get Up (I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine) Part I - James Brown
    2. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown & The Famous Flames
    3. Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly & The Family Stone
    4. Tear the Roof Off the Sucker/Give Up the Funk - Parliament
    5. Theme from "Shaft" - Isaac Hayes
    6. Superfly - Curtis Mayfield
    7. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
    8. Cissy Strut - The Meters
    9. One Nation Under a Groove - Funkadelic
    10. Think (About It) - Lyn Collins (The Female Preacher)
    11. Papa Was a Rollin' Stone - The Temptations
    12. War - Edwin Starr
    13. I'll Take You There - The Staple Singers
    14. More Bounce to the Ounce Part I - Zapp & Roger
    15. It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
    16. Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
    17. Mr. Big Stuff - Jean Knight
    18. When Doves Cry - Prince
    19. Tell Me Something Good - Rufus (with vocals by Chaka Khan)
    20. Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone
    21. Cold Sweat - James Brown & The Famous Flames
    22. Out of Sight - James Brown & The Famous Flames
    23. Backstabbers - The O'Jays
    24. Fire - The Ohio Players
    25. Rock Creek Park - The Blackbyrds
    26. Give It to Me Baby - Rick James
    27. Brick House - The Commodores
    28. Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
    29. Shining Star - Earth, Wind, & Fire
    30. Got To Give It Up Part I - Marvin Gaye
    31. Keep on Truckin' Part I - Eddie Kendricks
    32. Dazz - Brick
    33. Pick Up the Pieces - Average White Band
    34. Hollywood Singing - Kool & The Gang
    35. Do It ('Til You're Satisfied) - B.T. Express
    36. Super Freak Part I - Rick James
    37. You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate
    38. Say It Loud-I'm Black and I'm Proud, Part I - James Brown
    39. For the Love of Money - The O'Jays
    40. Express Yourself - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
    41. Bootzilla - Bootsy's Rubber Band
    42. Flash Light - Parliament
    43. Car Wash - Rose Royce
    44. Play That Funky Music (White Boy) - Wild Cherry
    45. Living for the City - Stevie Wonder
    46. Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder
    47. Funky Broadway - Dyke & The Blazers/Wilson Pickett
    48. God Made Me Funky - The Headhunters (a.k.a. Herbie Hancock et al.)
    49. Expensive **** - Fela Anikulapo Kuti
    50. Right Off - Miles Davis
    51. Running Away - Roy Ayers
    52. Pass the Peas - The JBs
    53. Bustin' Loose - Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers
    54. Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me?) - The Gap Band
    55. Trouble Man - Marvin Gaye
    56. Ain't Nobody - Chaka Khan with Rufus
    57. Groove Me - King Floyd
    58. Do It, Fluid - The Blackbyrds
    59. What is Hip? - Tower of Power
    60. Soul Power '74 - Maceo Parker & The Macks
    61. I Know You Got Soul - Bobby Byrd
    62. The Payback - James Brown
    63. In the Bottle - Gil Scott-Heron
    64. Little Red Corvette - Prince
    65. Expansions - Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes
    66. Doing it to Death - Fred Wesley & The JBs
    67. (Who's) That Lady Part I? - The Isley Brothers
    68. Cloud Nine - The Temptations
    69. Freddie's Dead (Theme from "Superfly") - Curtis Mayfield
    70. (Not Just) Knee Deep Part I - Funkadelic
    71. N.T. Parts I and II - Kool & The Gang
    72. Fight the Power, Parts I and II - The Isley Brothers
    73. Serpentine Fire - Earth, Wind, & Fire
    74. Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
    75. Heartbeat - Taana Gardner
    76. Clean Up Woman - Betty Wright
    77. I Can't Stand the Rain - Ann Peebles
    78. The Message - Cymande
    79. Kung Fu Fighting - Carl Douglas
    80. Sign O' the Times - Prince
    81. You Dropped a Bomb on Me - The Gap Band
    82. Low Rider - War
    83. Love Rollercoaster - The Ohio Players
    84. Slide - Slave
    85. Ffun - Con Funk Shun
    86. Word Up - Cameo
    87. Too Hot to Stop - The Bar-Kays
    88. Movin' - Brass Construction
    89. I Found Lovin' - The Fatback Band
    90. Cutie Pie - One Way
    91. Funky Sensation - Gwen McCrae
    92. Fencewalk - Mandrill
    93. Be Thankful for What You've Got - William DeVaughn
    94. Bring Down the Birds - Herbie Hancock
    95. Fantastic Voyage - Lakeside
    96. I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl) - Instant Funk
    97. (Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again - LTD
    98. Get the Funk Out Ma Face - The Brothers Johnson
    99. Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady) - Natalie Cole
    100. If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up - Betty Davis
    101. Sing a Simple Song - Sly & The Family Stone
    102. Drop the Bomb - Trouble Funk
    103. The Jam - Graham Central Station
    104. Just Kissed My Baby - The Meters
    105. Lovely Day - Bill Withers
    106. Computer Love - Zapp & Roger
    107. I Can Understand It - New Birth
    108. Shine On - George Duke
    109. I Gotcha - Joe Tex
    110. I Get Lifted - George McCrae
    111. Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further? - Lee Dorsey
    112. Slippin' Into Darkness - War
    113. She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked) - Carl Carlton
    114. Funkin' for Jamaica - Tom Browne
    115. Juicy Fruit - Mtume
    116. All Night Long - Mary Jane Girls
    117. We Got the Funk - Positive Force
    118. Behind the Groove - Teena Marie
    119. It's Just Begun - Jimmy Castor
    120. (Fallin' Like) Dominoes - Donald Byrd
    121. Last Night a DJ Saved My Life - Indeep
    122. Breakdown Part I - Rufus Thomas
    123. Let it Whip - The Dazz Band
    124. Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club
    125. No Parking (On the Dancefloor) - Midnight Star
    126. Jungle Love - The Time
    127. Meeting in the Ladies Room - Klymaxx
    128. Nasty Girl - Vanity 6
    129. The Ghetto - Donny Hathaway
    130. It's My Thing - Marva Whitney
    131. Apache - Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band
    132. Stretchin' Out (In a Rubber Band) - Bootsy's Rubber Band
    133. Let a Woman Be a Woman/Let a Man Be a Man - Dyke & The Blazers
    134. Early in the Morning - The Gap Band
    135. Kiss - Prince
    136. Up for the Down Stroke - Parliament
    137. Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) - Funkadelic
    138. Get Down on It - Kool & The Gang
    139. Upside Down (Inside Out) - Diana Ross
    140. Why Can't We Be Friends? - War
    141. White Horse - Laid Back
    142. Disco to Go - The Brides of Funkenstein
    143. Strawberry Letter 23 - Shuggie Otis/The Brothers Johnson
    144. Hangin' on a String (Contemplating) - Loose Ends
    145. Backstrokin' - The Fatback Band
    146. Hit N Run - The Bar-Kays
    147. Too Tight - Con Funk Shun
    148. Just a Touch of Love - Slave
    149. Candy - Cameo
    150. Zoom - Fat Larry's Band
    151. Rise - Herb Alpert & Tijuana Brass Band
    152. I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little Bit, Baby - Barry White
    153. Tramp - Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
    154. The Horse - Cliff Nobles & Co.
    155. Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis & The Kingpins
    156. Glamorous Life - Sheila E.
    157. Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson
    158. Joy and Pain - Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
    159. Machine Gun - The Commodores
    160. Actions Speak Louder Than Words - Hot Chocolate
    161. Pusherman - Curtis Mayfield
    162. Nights Over Egypt - The Jones Girls
    163. Don't Stop the Music - Yarbrough & Peoples
    164. Brother's Gonna Work It Out - Willie Hutch
    165. A Night to Remember - Shalamar
    166. A Love Bizarre - Sheila E. & Prince
    167. Outa-Space - Billy Preston
    168. Superman Lover - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
    169. Mama Feel Good - Lyn Collins
    170. Take Me to the Mardi Gras - Bob James
    171. Rockin' Chair - Gwen McCrae
    172. Blame it on the Boogie - The Jacksons
    173. Can You Help Me? - Jesse Johnson
    174. Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd
    175. Is it All Over My Face? - Loose Joint
    176. Across 110th Street - Bobby Womack and Peace
    177. Woman of the Ghetto - Marlena Shaw
    178. Supernatural Thing - Ben E. King
    179. I Can't Get Next to You - Al Green
    180. Crosstown Traffic - Jimi Hendrix/Phil Upchurch
    181. Could Heaven Ever Be Like This? - Idris Muhammad
    182. Get Up Off of That Thang - James Brown
    183. The Funky Worm - The Ohio Players
    184. Chicken - The Weather Report
    185. Beatmaker - Doris
    186. I Don't Know What It Is, But It Sure Is Funky - Ripple
    187. Atomic Dog - George Clinton & The P-Funk Allstars
    188. Funky Drummer, Parts I and II - James Brown
    189. Weekend - Class Action
    190. Burning Spear - S.O.U.L.
    191. Sun is Here - Sun
    192. Another Man - Barbara Mason
    193. Moody - ESG
    194. A Lover's Holiday - Change
    195. Don't Look Any Further - Dennis Edwards and Siedah Garrett
    196. The Message from the Soul Sisters, Parts I and II - Vicki Anderson
    197. Who is He and What is He to You? - Creative Source
    198. Some Skunk Funk - The Brecker Brothers
    199. Get Ready - Rare Earth
    200. Just An Illusion - Imagination
  3. Depth_Charge

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    Wow! Great list.

    As Finch from American Pie once said, "God bless the Internet".
  4. slapnpop

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    dude thanks alot for the list!!!
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  6. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

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    Anything by Motown.

    Possibly the funkiest song I ever heard was James Brown's "Funky President."
  7. Billy Low

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    Pretty good list! One song that I always liked was "Boys" by the Mary Jane Girls. Two other early "funky soul" entries would be "I've got work to do" by the Isleys and "School Boy Crush" by AWB.

    Please, do yourself a favor and visit this thread. It is arguably the best thread in TB history!

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=314342
  8. cmmcm

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    Any motown, or The Meters...or James Brown...If you are looking for a good book..."Standing in the Shadows of Motown"...
  9. clicheband

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    #18 when doves cry doesn't have a bassline
  10. mellowinman

    mellowinman Fun at Really Naughty Parties Supporting Member

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    Doves cry out for a funky bassline. PLAY ONE!!!
  11. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration Supporting Member

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    Don't all Funk songs have good bass?
  12. clicheband

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    Prince is a badass bass player, if it needed one, he would of put one in
  13. mellowinman

    mellowinman Fun at Really Naughty Parties Supporting Member

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    It's all right.
  14. fonka

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    pleasure with spread that feelin'
  15. obimark

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    There is a live version of Doves Cry from one of these acoustic alternative chicks (forget the one because they are interchangeable) that has a cool bass part.
  16. Dana R Gregory

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    Anything from Graham Central Station is good funk bass. My favorite is Ain't No Fun To Me. Also, What is Hip by The Tower of Power. That has a driving bass line that never quits. Listen to old Grand Funk Railroad. Mel Schacher plays a mean bass in all of their tunes.
  17. Alex J

    Alex J Supporting Member

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    +1 for Graham Central Station. If your slap chops are up to scratch, check out 'POW'. Two great riffs, some awesome fills, and a nice bit of double thumbed country style in the middle.

    'Release Yourself' by the same is double thumbed funk bass heaven!
  18. KingKrabb

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    Man! What a list.

    If I learn half of these by heart, I'm gonna be a happy camper.
  19. ericg203

    ericg203 Supporting Member

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    Wow great list! My two cents/songs To be real Cheryl Lynn, and Hair graham Central Station.
    I looked and I know just about all these tunes. Really good memories. Thanks for the posts.
  20. nashman

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    Freudian slip in the tread title? :laugh:
  21. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    Neither does "The Glamorous Life". Prince being Prince again.

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