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Introduction to Funk - What CD would you reccomend?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by pmaraziti, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. pmaraziti


    Feb 12, 2006
    Madrid, Spain

    I'm looking for suggestion about a couple of CDs that could introduce me well to the world of Funk/Jazz-Funk.

    What I'd like to start with is something "easy listening" , possibly including some good vocalist, but otherwise I?d be also ok with instrumental only. Clearly....something wiht a good bass :)

    Any suggestion ?

    Thanks in advance, Paolo
  2. flatwoundfender


    Feb 24, 2005
    The Meters - Look-Ka Py Py
    Groovy laid back funk. Should be a good introduction and definition.
  3. John Scofield - 'Up All Night' and 'uberjam' CDs.
  4. Herbie Hancock - Thrust and Headhunters are as funky as could be, but i don't know about easy listening
  5. I'd start with James Brown. Not necessarily easy-listening, but has great basslines, and I'd say he qualifies as a good vocalist. :smug:
  6. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    the crusaders in the 70's, ohio players are great too
  7. Funkzfly


    Jun 15, 2005
    James Brown, definately! The Crusaders, The Meters, Parliament/Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield, Herbie Hancock, Lakeside, all come second.

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