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Funk Tunes!

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Osama_Spears, Jun 20, 2003.

  1. Can Yah gimme some not-so-difficult basslines/tunes that are funkier then all hell?;)

    I would like to jam out to some of that stuff...please the people in the house,all that:)



    P.S- I already got down Play that Funky Music...so,dun add that;)
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    "what is hip" by tower of power.

    I guess...it's a little more groovy and less funky, but damn, it's hip.

    and there is a jaco song called amelia, the basic bassline is easy, and the structure leaves it open for loads of fun jamming.
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    The O'Jays - For The Love Of Money (AJ funkin' it up)

    Everything Bootsy played on

    Sly & The Family Stone
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    jungle boogie - kool and the gang
  5. Come On, Come Over - Jaco Pastorius
    Oakland Stroke - Tower of Power
    Squibcakes - Tower of Power (gotta love Rocco!)
  6. Dude, he said not so difficult lines..:D :D

    Brick House is always a crowd pleaser, and easy.

    Also, buy The Best of the Meters and learn every line on there.
  7. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    How about "Search" by the TB Posters? :p
  8. Uncle Fat

    Uncle Fat Guest

    Mar 14, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Yeah, anything by the meters is good.

    Flea is a pretty funky cat, and his lines are usually not too hard to do. "Walkabout", "Sir Psycho Sexy", and "Walkin' Down the Road" are good, funky Peppers tunes.
  9. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    James Brown.
  10. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...that's "Funk", huh?


    Anyway, that does remind me of what I was playing back in my high school 'garage' band...other tunes from our then-set list in a do-able vibe:

    "Fire"-The Ohio Players
    "Skin Tight"-The Ohio Players
    "Pick Up The Pieces"-AWB
    "Cut The Cake"-AWB
    "School Boy Crush"-AWB
    "Groovin' The Night Away"-AWB
    "Groove Me"-King Floyd
  11. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    There is a song called "the 3 sisters" on john scofields "bump" album.

    Chris wood on bass, Very very groovy line!

    I third that notion, anything by the meters.

    Victor wooten's "bro john" very simple line, and very groovy.

    and of course, a very easily funkified line "mario bros. underground theme"
  12. ihixulu

    ihixulu Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2000
    South Shore MA
    Good Times/Rapper's Delight
  13. lneal


    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    HAHAHA!! :D

  14. ahhhhhhh ahahahhahahahahahaha
  15. "Stomp" - The Brothers Johnson
    "Your Love Is On The One" - Lakeside
    "Take Me To The Next Phase" - The Isley Brothers
    "Love Rollercoaster" - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
    (originally done by the Ohio Players but I like the RHCP version better)
  16. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    "Thank you(falletin me be mice elf again)"

    -sly and the family stone.
  17. BigTed


    Jul 1, 2002
    San Diego
    Any Ohio Players. Check "Funky Worm" or "Fire."
    Also check out Rick James "Ghetto Life" or "Give it to Me baby."
  18. lneal


    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    Or "Call Me Up" from the same record.
  19. Wow...great replies,thank you!

  20. Cissy Strut by the Meters, no wait. ANYTHING by the meters, lol. If you love funk you will love the funky meters. Im quite fond of Sir Psycho Sexy and the short slap solo in "Aeroplane" by flea. I actually wrote it out.. (not in tab form though) but ill search for it if you want me to. its really funky and fun to play for if your drummer isn't able to play for a short period of time.... (grumbles a bit) Ill stop before i start flaming our drummer.. :rolleyes:

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