Any good funk bassists and their bands?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by scrunks11, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. scrunks11


    Aug 1, 2009
    Basicly I have started to learn some funk basslines and i am really enjoying it so can anyone recomend some funk bassists so i can listen to more funk music and learn more awesome lines :D
  2. gingerbeer


    Jan 9, 2005
    tony hall with dumpstaphunk :bassist:
  3. Grizzly700


    Mar 18, 2008
    Maryville, TN
    Larry Graham - Graham Central Station
    Louis Johnson - Brothers Johnson
    and another you might like, but not really old school funk Stuart Zender with Jamiroquai.
  4. bassplayertom77


    Sep 24, 2008
    George Porter Jr.- The Meters
    Rocco Prestia- Tower of Power
    Get yourself a James Brown anthology and lock yourself in your room for a week.
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    James Brown

    Gap Band
    Earth, Wind and Fire
    Ohio Players
    Sly and the Family Stone
    Kool And The Gang
  6. Ezbass


    Apr 3, 2008
    +1 Yep there you go. A word of warning though Rocco Prestia = RSI (at least when you're starting out)
  7. Stuart Zender - Jamiroquai? Absolute beast of a bassist.
  8. Liberty


    Jun 1, 2008
    Dig up some ConFunkSHun.

    Cedric Martin on bass.
  9. Akshat


    Dec 7, 2007
    New Delhi,India
    Keeping the Groove staying out of Treble
  10. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    nick daniels IMO is the funkier of the two.

    but regardless- dumpstaphunk is the funkiest band, from the funkiest city. youd be crazy not to see them if they come near your town. the nastiest funk, hands down.
  11. Lichtaffen


    Sep 29, 2008
    Rhode Island
    Funk would not even exist without James Jamerson.
  12. Jedd


    Sep 14, 2006
    Paris - France
    +1... CFS is an incredible band !

    I would also mention the great Leon Sylvers III, Mark Adams (Slave) and Orlando Phillips (Starpoint).
  13. standupright


    Jul 7, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Brownchicken Browncow
    absolutely. the guy is insane.
  14. standupright


    Jul 7, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    Brownchicken Browncow
  15. I'd recommend Anthony Vitti's books. He's got a couple on Funk basslines. They come with complete transcribed basslines and a cd so you can check your reading/feel. He's a teacher at Berklee. I have Vol 1 and it's enough to keep me busy for quite a while.

    As for players, I'd add to the list....
    New Mastersounds
    Greyboy Allstars
    Oteil Burbridge on just about anything 'cause damn he's funky!
    Jaco (of course) Come On, Come Over comes to mind
    I'll 2nd or 3rd Jamiriquai... tight rhythm section
    George Porter Jr WITH Stanton Moore... great bass + great drums= badass

    those are some of my favs
  16. the chilis just came back,so theyre back in the game...hopefully
  17. dave2


    Feb 10, 2007
    I have to vote first for the Godfather of Soul - James Brown and his band. I saw him live once in the early 1980s at the Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.

    And any George Clinton/Parliament/Funkadelic/P-Funk Allstars music. Bootsy Collins is in there too. I've seen all of them live too :)