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I'm after something funky.

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Cambass, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. G'day

    I'm looking for some music thats a bit funky. I heard some Jamiroquai the other day and that had some funky elements in it. What other bands play music like that?
  2. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Jamiroquai is playin' some '70s retro-Funk/R&B/Soul(some call this Acid Jazz).
    Anyway, other similiar groups are-
    The Brand New Heavies
    Liquid Soul
    Groove Collective

    Some people have told me about Incognito; I haven't heard them...maybe you can check them out & clue me in! ;)
  3. how bout the Ohio Players?
  4. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    "Hyperactive" by Thomas Dolby
  5. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    earth wind and fire,
    sly and the family stone

    Look for the greatest hits, that should get you started
  6. Thanks for the replies.

    I have always wondered what acid jazz was like, a local store has a section for it so I might find out. I've only heard of Sly and the Family Stone out of those mentioned so I might dive into the deep end and see what it's like.
  7. Tuomas


    Mar 14, 2000
    Helsinki, Finland
    Anything by Larry Graham. And P-funk might get a bit funked up too. And looking to more acid jazz, I think Freak Power is the best.
  8. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    After something funky? Ask your sweetie not to bath or shower for a week and to play in the sun every day.

    ....er, tons of funk by James Brown. That's the roots of funk. Boostsy gets the most ink of all of his bassists but they all were excellent.

    Bill "the Buddah" Dickens - fantastic funk bassist
    Commodores - Brick House
    Average White Band - Pick Up the Pieces and others
    Rose Royce - Car Wash
    Ohio Players - Fire
    Rick James - Super Freak
    Parliament Funkadelic - just the name says it all. With leader George Clinton, they broke all the structural rules for funk songs
    Was Not Was - Walk the Dinosaur
    Taste of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie (technically disco, but the bass line is funk-slap city)

    Or, get one of the many funk compilations available.
  9. Phil Smith

    Phil Smith Mr Sumisu 2 U

    May 30, 2000
    Peoples Republic of Brooklyn
    Creator of: iGigBook for Android/iOS
    Check out the group Incognito they've got a versatile and funky bassist on board.
  10. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    yea.. Pariament Funcadelic, i saw them last year, :p. Mothership Connection is awesome.

    Maceo Parker has some cool stuff, he used to be with James Brown.

    James Brown.
  11. you got the funky feeling?

    do you feel it all the time?

    (nonpoint is a great band, not for funk though but that's some of there lyrics)
  12. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    I forgot to mention - Rocco Prestia is an excellent example of the fact that you don't have to slap and pop to have the funk.
  13. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    James Brown is the funkiest dude on the planet; he invented it.
  14. I was listening to The Psychotic Friends Nuttwerx by FishBone today. That disk is pretty funky.

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