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Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by the_vza1, Dec 11, 2004.
im a new bassist and want to get into some funk
can u guys suggest any good songs to learn?
Jamiroquai is always good if you are looking for some funk. Check out 'A Funk Oddesy,' 'Syncronized,' or 'Return of The Space Cowboy.'
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 !
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.
The Brand New Heavies
Karl Densons Tiny Universe
I've said this before and I might just say it once more:
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. ..
...or on Little Beaver's 'I can dig it baby!'... That is up there for funky.
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....
does this qualify?
Beastie Boys, ...in sounds from the way out.
Herbie Hancock tunes. The line from Chameleon is real easy and real funky.
Level 42. Mark King is who got me started as a Funkateer...
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?
ressurecting an old thread...
I know I personally would like to hear the artists from the roots of the funk movement.
Re-read Joshua's "Classic Funk" list.
Add The Meters and Tower Of Power.
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.
Randy Hope Taylor and Julian Crampton both stellar (if lesser know) funk players IMHO.