Some funk for me to listen to.....

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by bassis_fiendus, Feb 3, 2003.

  1. I've just started out in a new band and they told me they really want to funk things up, kind of early incubus style, so i was wondering if some people on here could give me some idea on what to listen to, both old school and new school.

  2. Grygore


    Oct 25, 2002
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Check the thread "Help Frizzle Get Funky" a little down the page. Some good suggestions there :D


    Oct 16, 2002
    New Orleans
    Funk originated here in New Orleans (IMHO) and the old school place to start would be "The Funky Meters". George Porter Jr. is the man when it comes to the complicated simplicity and push/pull of Funk. There is an anthology that is pretty good reference.
    suggested listening:
    -Just kissed my baby (start here) Look for Jon Cleary's version too!

    -Cissy Strut

    -Sophisticated Sissy :so far back behind the beat, he makes holes big enough to drive a bus through


    -People Say
    I have lots to turn you on too, fell free to give me an email, I'll help you out a little.;)

    link to all things NOLA:
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
  5. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    I agree with nolabass, definately check out The Meters. Look for Tower of Power, too.


    Oct 16, 2002
    New Orleans
    Very cool sight, thanks!

    No, I think James Brown invented rap.
    Or was that Frank Zappa?:D
  7. that was bob dylan. subterranean homesick blues. sucka.