Soul, Funk fans......please help!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Mr.Nimrod, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. Mr.Nimrod


    Jul 23, 2000
    Syracuse, NY
    Hey guys-

    I'm putting together a band, and I kinda want it to be a blend of soul/funk/blues....all that good stuff. Any suggestions of some cool covers to work on at our first rehearsal? Just some fun stuff to play while we get the feel of the group.

  2. iplaybass

    iplaybass Guest

    Feb 13, 2000
    Germantown, TN
    Well, here's some songs we play in our Pep Band:

    Soul Man
    Peter Gunn
    Louie Louie
    Green Onions
    Low Rider

    And some other songs I like:
    Hold On, I'm Coming
    Pick Up the Pieces
    Let's Get it On
    Sexual Healing
    Brick House
    Take Me to the River
    That's a very short list, there are so many others. Hope you have a good horn section!

    PS: Almost forgot, you can't go wrong with any James Brown.
  3. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    * "Rock Steady" - Aretha Franklin
    * "Sing A Simple Song" - Sly & the Family Stone
    "Down On The Corner" - CCR
    "Papa Don't Take No Mess" - James Brown

    *-These are great audience songs as well. There are part that you can get the audience to sing along to.
  4. Mr.Nimrod


    Jul 23, 2000
    Syracuse, NY
    thanks guys! i'll check these out.

    yea, we have a very strong horn well as an AMAZING female vocalist.

    should be fun!