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FUNK

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by the_vza1, Dec 11, 2004.


  1. the_vza1

    the_vza1

    Jun 15, 2004
    im a new bassist and want to get into some funk

    can u guys suggest any good songs to learn?
     
  2. the_vza1

    the_vza1

    Jun 15, 2004
    anything?
     
  3. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    Jamiroquai is always good if you are looking for some funk. Check out 'A Funk Oddesy,' 'Syncronized,' or 'Return of The Space Cowboy.'
     
  4. Andy Cleaver

    Andy Cleaver A show of hands....

    Dec 16, 2004
    England, Midlands
    Definately check out Tower of Power! Rocco is one of the best fingerstyle funkers around. A lot of Chili Peppers, Incubus and RATM are very much influenced by funk as well so be sure to check out some of their stuff.

    You'll be better off starting out by learning some of the easier Chili's/Incubus/RATM stuff rather than diving straight into Tower of Power. Good luck mate ;)!
     
  5. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    The Meters
     
  6. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    All of the above are good starters. Also check out "Incognito". They are often considered to be of the acid jazz genre, but the bass is most certainly funky.
     
  7. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    Greyboy Allstars
    The Brand New Heavies
    PBR
    Karl Densons Tiny Universe
    Groove Collective
     
  8. I've said this before and I might just say it once more:
    Jaco.
    Jaco Pastorius that is. I'm not saying he is the key to funk, but check out some of his signature riffs! They are indeed funky. Check out live recordings of The Chicken, Dry Cleaner from des moines, come on come over and many more. ..
     
  9. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!

    ...or on Little Beaver's 'I can dig it baby!'... That is up there for funky.
     
  10. Yeah definately.
    It's quite interesting to hear recordings from before "jaco" and wr. He was perhaps more "funky" then, using his standard riffs more. If you catch my drift here....
     
  11. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    does this qualify?

    Beastie Boys, ...in sounds from the way out.
     
  12. Ace123

    Ace123

    Sep 25, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    Herbie Hancock tunes. The line from Chameleon is real easy and real funky.
     
  13. Bassic83

    Bassic83

    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    Level 42. Mark King is who got me started as a Funkateer...
     
  14. Bayou_Brawler

    Bayou_Brawler The most hurtful thing ever realized

    Oct 23, 2003
    Ann Arbor, MI
    whoah whoah whoah.......

    you guys are getting way off the mark.

    does this guy want funk or does he want stuff that has some funk elements in it?
     
  15. Juddium

    Juddium

    May 24, 2004
    ressurecting an old thread...
    I know I personally would like to hear the artists from the roots of the funk movement.
     
  16. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Re-read Joshua's "Classic Funk" list.
    Add The Meters and Tower Of Power.
     
  17. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!

    I have to agree with Jimk, tunes to learn that have cool funk in them from those groups:

    The Meters: Just Kissed my Baby, Looka py py, Cissy Strut

    Tower Of Power: Oakland Stroke, What is hip, Diggin on James Brown

    Both of which are relatively easy to play, PM anyone of us TB'er and we'll try our best to describe how to play them.
     
  18. +++!. :) :) :)

    Randy Hope Taylor and Julian Crampton both stellar (if lesser know) funk players IMHO.