Can't Stop that Funk...

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by ChiefLongDong, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. ChiefLongDong

    ChiefLongDong Guest

    Nov 18, 2008
    I've recently discovered Funk, and holy afro i'm lovin it.

    I downloaded all the Tower of Power I could find, and its ridiculously cool. What is Hip, Squib Cakes, Soul Vaccination...

    What else am I missing out there, give me some Funk bands to try out.

    Also, I just taught myself to slap (at least audible notes from amp) learning "play that funky music"... I don't care if its lame, its so fun to play...

    Hit me with that Funk...
  2. Zombbg4


    Jul 15, 2008
    Maceo Parker, that man is funky.
  3. anonymous101511

    anonymous101511 Guest

    Mar 5, 2001
    Dean Markley Strings, Xotic Basses, Kubicki Basses
    better yet, try looking for the band from portland 'Pleasure' on fantasy records. 'Glide' has a great bass line that all should know.
  4. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    ToP does rock.

    For a different old school funk vibe, check out any of George Clinton's offerings: Parliment, Funkadelic, P-Funk, and Bootsy's Rubber Badn.
    Ohio Players and Commodores have some funkay stuff...
    Commercial funk - hard to beat Earth Wind and Fire.

    The Funk101 thread in Recordings has a lot to offer, as well.
  5. Mr_Sore_Fingerz

    Mr_Sore_Fingerz Guest

    Oct 10, 2007
    Houston, Texas
    Don't forget Larry Graham and Graham Central Station!!! :bassist:
  6. Average White Band.
  7. James Brown (his entire catalog!)
    The Brothers Johnson
    The Isley Brothers stuff from the 70s
    The Barkays
    The Average White Band (get their live album from the 70s, I forget the name)
    Sly and the Family Stone
    Graham Central Station
    Prince--he played bass on a lot of his hits!
    Chic -- Nile Rogers said Bernard Edwards played with his forefinger but formed his hand as if he was holding a pick. I guess that helped his timing.
    I'm not only showing my age, but this is the cable music channel I fall to sleep on each night :)
  8. elBandito

    elBandito Guest

    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    paul jackson's got that groove. :bassist:
  9. jamiroquai for sure. a lot more modern but the classic funk bass line is there. oh yah and
  10. Stumbo

    Stumbo Guest

    Feb 11, 2008
    Here's some links to some bass players that may interest you:
    From Funk to R&B and Blues, they are some of the best around at what they do:

    James Jamerson. Jr. - Motown/Funk Bros
    Cloud Nine: Temptations
  11. elBandito

    elBandito Guest

    Dec 3, 2008
    Rotten Apple
    some headhunters
  12. Amaru

    Amaru Guest

    Jun 16, 2007
    New Glarus, WI

    Maybe a bit modern, but they kick ass!
  13. Ezbass


    Apr 3, 2008
    Too much funk goodness, I may explode. GREAT POST:bassist:
  14. ChiefLongDong

    ChiefLongDong Guest

    Nov 18, 2008
    Wow, 12 hours after my post and I have enough material to keep my happy for a very long time.

    Thanks guys.