True Funk?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Dec 14, 2001.

  1. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    The guy that played bass on "Groove Me", also played on "Mr. Bigstuff".
  2. malthumb


    Mar 25, 2001
    The Motor City
    Verdine White and Bernard Edwards.

    I can (and occasionally do) listen to their stuff all day long.


  3. Bassdadto2


    Dec 3, 2001
    How 'bout these favorites:

    Pockets- come go with me
    Take it on up
    Ozone- Giggolette
    Dazz band- Let it Whip
    On the one
    Lakeside- Your love is on the one
    Heatwave- Ain't no half steppin
    Bill Summers and Summers Heat- Call it what you want
    Invisible man's Band- all night thang
    TS Monk- Bon Bon Vie
    Loose Ends- Watching you

    Oh, Yall gon make me lose my mind, up in here!
  4. Chad Michael

    Chad Michael Suspended Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2001
    Pacific Northwest USA
    ok ok ok...
    please don't hate me for stating the obvious
    a song can be FUNKY whether the bass is fingered, picked, slapped, or tapped, or (?)

    a slapped bass can fit into many styles of music...
    funk, progressive, punk, punk-metal, jazz, reggae, or (?)

    i do dig the topic of converstion here, but i'm sure i'm not alone in my viewpoint of "funk and slap"

  5. beermonkey


    Sep 26, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I remember saying something along those lines once... that's just a general rule of mine though. If the funk ain't so thick that go gotta take a shower afterwards... well, it probably wasn't quite funky enough.

  6. mchildree

    mchildree Supporting Member

    Sep 4, 2000
    Wizzard from Mother's Finest told me one time that when it gets that nasty, it's FONK with an "o"... he oughta know.
  7. MikeyD


    Sep 9, 2000
    According to the stellar funk group, Slave, it is "fungk"! :)
    - Mike
  8. Bassdadto2


    Dec 3, 2001
    That's funny!

    Guys, Keep on Fungking the Fonk! If it ain't phunkee don't Funque it!:D
  9. ColonelZulu

    ColonelZulu Not Impressed By Those Who Flaunt “Authority” Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Phat-azz Phunque
  10. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Kim Clarke sez, "It's Defunkt".

    ...ya gotta love a band that's outta The Art Ensemble Of Chicago/Sun Ra & P-Funk/JB school! ;)

    On a tangent, Lester Bowie's American Gumbo(a 2-cd set that includes both Last Fast! & Rope A Dope)is a happenin' excursion into '70s Acid Funk/Jazz. ;)
  11. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Speaking of Ozone, they also had another song called "Lil Suzy", which was their hit so to speak. How about "Super Chick" and "Rhyme Time People" by Kool and the Gang, "Nursury Rhymes" by People's Choice? Oh and "Skip to My Lou" by Finis Henderson. He's a stand up comedian now!
  12. Incubus (especially new incubus) in by no means a funk band, but listen to Battlestar Scralatchtica, of of Make Yourself. The song isnt even funk, but the bassline is funky.
  13. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Hey, Old Skool Funkateers-
    ...what's the scoop on Gonzalez, a '70s R&B/Funk band outta London?
    Gonzalez' personnel included Carl Douglas(yeah, I know), Phil Chen, & Richard Bailey.
    That's Phil Chen AND Richard Bailey of Blow By Blow fame! I don't know about you, but IMO, those guys smoked on that album. Anyway, the Gonzalez debut record is from pretty much the same time frame('74).
    Personally, I missed out on these's that damn Funk book hipping me to some more s***!
    BTW, the capsule review sez "...gritty, defiantely funky & higher on substance than the contemporary AWB".
    WOW! ;)
  14. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    "Higher on substance"? I guess that could be a good thing;)
  15. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    I like the part about being "defiantely funky".
    Anyway, I found it @Tower & ordered it...should be here in a couple weeks.
  16. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Who does funk have to defy... Yanni?

    3-2-1 *

    Ever hear Ric's solo on "Live at the Acropolis?

    *I'll do it for the Yannites
  17. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    No, I haven't heard Ric's solo with Yanni...I imagine it's pretty good(one bass solo, no matter how *great*, isn't enough for me to sit through 2 hours of Yawni). ;)
  18. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    Same here... I just left the smiley out.
  19. Bassdadto2


    Dec 3, 2001
    I don't remember who said Mark wasn't funky in this thread, but i dug out "World Machine" this weekend, and Damn! Were there some Badazz grooves on there. Mark King gets a bad rap for being a slapmeister, but listen to that recording again. His line on :good man in a storm" is Rocco-Funky, and no pops anywhere till the end.

    Also, the title track, which id Key Bass, till the vamp. Then MK does this groove solo that rocks!!!

    If you don't think Level 42 is funky, i suggest you listen again!:cool:
  20. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    damn that pretty funky, i love his style myself and think he's the master of 16th note fingerstyle. I havent really heard too many others play it tho. Its still somewhat a new style of music for me.
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