Request: Recommend me tunes for my band

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  1. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Supporting Member

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    I need ideas for instrumental funky/dance tunes for a three piece band, ideally with a jazz foundation. We figure to add a keyboard player once we establish at least on set's worth of music.

    Current tunes include:

    Caravan (miles)
    Hottentot (Schofield)
    Chank (Schofield)
    All Blues (miles)
    So What (miles)
    The Sidewinder (lee morgan)

    Band members are all over 40 (I guess the music kinda gives that away) so any suggestions in the genre would be great.

    thanks!
  2. chungweishan

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  3. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Supporting Member

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    Watermelon man.
  4. SanDiegoHarry

    SanDiegoHarry Supporting Member

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    Good... good... Keep 'em coming!
  5. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

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    Your guitarist(?) has his inner Grant Green going?

    Anyway:
    Ramsey Lewis, The In Crowd
    Horace Silver, Song For My Father
    Jr. Walker, Way Back Home
    More Than Yesterday, covered by Charles Earland
    Joe Sample, Carmel
  6. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Supporting Member

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    Eddie Harris and Les McCaann "compared to what"
  7. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

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    Grover Washington Jr, Mr Magic
  8. dalkowski

    dalkowski

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    The Chicken
    Sissy Strut, or anything by the Meters.
    Back At the Chicken Shack, Jimmy Smith
    Sukie Sukie, Grant Green
    Chitlins Con Carne, Kenny Burrell
    The Jody Grind, Horace Silver
    Tough Talk, The Jazz Crusaders

    All the songs mentioned in this thread are in the vibe of my own trio.
  9. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Supporting Member

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    Mercy, mercy, mercy
  10. Jhengsman

    Jhengsman

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    Comin' Home Baby, Herbie Mann among others

    I remember Jeff Golub made a pass at the Ohio Players', Skin Tight
  11. Fabian_Aryo

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    How about Arctic Monkeys - No.1 party anthem I think the instrumental of this song is really great

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