Serious Funk

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by bassduder, Sep 23, 2001.

  1. bassduder

    bassduder Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Canada, GF-W

    I've found that I really need some serious funk to learn, because, im a big metal-funk fan, and I know too much metal, less can you funkers out there give me some cool finger-style or slap funk that I could learn.


    BTW, no Chili Peppers, i know tons of that, same with Primus, i'm looking for some old funk possibly (ie. stanley clarke or something?):)
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Tower of Power

    Herbie Hancock's Headhunters album

    All Incognito albums

    Level 42

    Everything that has Marcus Miller or Victor Wooten on it

    the list go on...
  4. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    Buy the Meter's "Funkify Your Life" 2-cd set. That's ALL you'd ever need. It don't get any funkier...

    George Porter was already funky when those '70s cats were still makin' doody in their diapers.

    Also check out James Brown's "20 Greatest Hits".
  5. try sum mudvayne, i think ull like it
  6. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    The Mighty Ryeders
    Early Parliament/Funkadelic ('80 & earlier)
    Early Bar-Kays ('78 & earlier)
    Fatback Band
    Brass Construction
    Early Prince (before the Revolution)
    Trust me, as a child of the '70's, this thread ain't big enough to list ALL of the essentials. The groups everyone mentioned in this thread should point you in the right direction. If you don't get there after all of the suggestions in this thread, we may have to rethink our plans! :D
  7. Are mudvayne really funk? I thought they were a pure metal band. Anyway, I would recommend Sly & The Family Stone, or Jamaroquai, especially the albums that Stu Zender played bass on.
  8. Turock


    Apr 30, 2000
    You can't get any funkier than James Brown.
  9. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    Surely you jest.... :rolleyes:
  10. Hey! Clowns can be funky! Remember Bozo? That guy was way funkier than James Brown! ;)
  11. bassduder

    bassduder Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
    Canada, GF-W
    thanks alot ppl's, im looking into alot of it now

    if there isn't any trouble...can some ppl give me specific songs

  12. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Yeah, try:
    "Evil Vibrations" - Mighty Ryeders
    "Fence Walking" - Mandrill
    "Sing A Simple Song" - Sly & The Family Stone
    "Holy Ghost" - Bar Kays
    "Rumpofsteelskin" - Parliament
    "Red Clay" - Freddie Hubbard
    The reason why I picked those songs, is because NONE of them are slapped. I want younger players to learn that funky doesn't necessarily mean slapped. Fingers can be VERY funky! :)
  13. Cat

    Cat Guest

    Apr 5, 2000
    Penn State
    INCUBUS! They are just what you need. FunkMetal!
  14. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Their first 2 albums are pretty good examples.
  15. Starrchild


    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
    i agree with warwicknut,also
    boosty rubber band
    dazz band
    eatrh wind & fire
    weapons of choice ( flea will be the 1st to tell ya
    about bassist lonnie marshall.)
    bernard edwards of chic (you want finger funk nard
    was the MAN,may he r.i.p.)

    that outta get you goin,don't overwhelm yourself
    with all this.
  16. gweimer

    gweimer Guest

    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    I can't top the list already up there, but here's a couple of other suggestions:
    "If You Want Me to Stay" - Sly & The Family Stone
    "Hyperactive" - Thomas Dolby
  17. Parliment/Funkadelic (Bootsy Collins)
  18. melvin

    melvin Guest

    Apr 28, 2001
    ThE fIrSt TiMe I hEaRd ThEm I tHoUgHt I cOuNdNt TaKe AnYmOrE fUnK. :rolleyes:

    Try anything James Brown, especially "Sex Machine"
  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    We're talking different Funks here;)

    One of the things that might hit you if you go back to 60's/70's Funk is the fact that the bassline did not have to be frenetic or slapped, "Fencewalk" by Mandrill is a great example. A later tune by them would be "Peck Ya Neck" replete with a kazoo hornline(no joke). Check out early Kool & the Gang, too.

    James Brown, back when I was growing up, seemed to put out one song badder than the other, every month;)

    If what you seek is the lots of jumping around and a truckload of notes kind of Funk, you can still learn something from the masters;)
  20. POD has some pretty "funky" stuff in their songs. Incubus is real good too.