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Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Forrest Thump, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. Forrest Thump

    Forrest Thump

    Jun 5, 2017
    I was hoping you kind folks here at the ol TB would help me compile a comprehensive list of funk, r&b, and Motown bassists/bands. I don't know all that much about the genres. I'm well exposed to them at best. I'd appreciate some help. Aaaaannd GO!
  2. woodyng2

    woodyng2 Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Oregon Coast
    Just listen to any James Brown you can find for a start.
  3. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    a little soap and water will take that nasty ol' funk away
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  4. Gully Foyle

    Gully Foyle Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2014
    Near Boston
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  5. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Old school nasty funk?

    Graham Central Station
    Brothers Johnson
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  6. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Motown - James Jamerson, Bob Babbit.
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  7. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    DW started a couple threads years back that covers this:Funk 101
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  8. James Brown will always be the funkiest, Try also:

    The Bar-Kays
    The Isley Bros

    Many more, but those will keep you funkin' busy for a bit...:roflmao:
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  9. omie

    omie Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    The Meters
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  10. Forrest Thump

    Forrest Thump

    Jun 5, 2017
    This was very helpful. Thank you
  11. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    Chaka Khan and Rufus with Bobby Watson, (and Anthony Jackson sometimes) on bass.
  12. Badwater


    Jan 12, 2017
    All of the Above. And, check out Stax and Chess Records. They too had some of the greatest headliners in R&B.
    Duck Dunn of Stax, David Hood of Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, Willie Dixon of Chess.
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  13. Chicory Blue

    Chicory Blue Secretly Queen of the Moon Supporting Member

    Make my funk the P-Funk.

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  14. My "Desert Island" FUNK! track, if say North Korea acts out, and I'm forced into a shelter with limited digital music:

    It's all I'd need.:roflmao:
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  15. Boristhespyder

    Boristhespyder Guest

    Feb 12, 2016
    Most people do not associate James Gang or Joe Walsh with Funk but Funk 49 and Funk 50 have great bass lines.
  16. Try Francis Rocco Prestia III for soul and funk, living legend with unmistakable style.

    Living legend.
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  17. biguglyman


    Jul 27, 2017
    Rochester, NY
    Stretch out in Bootsy's Rubber Band... Bootsy Collins... funk monster.
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  18. ROCCO!!
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  19. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...there's "Funk #48" & "Funk #49". "Funk #50"?
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  20. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Anthony Jackson with Chaka is a match made in Heaven.

    Louis Johnson played on a couple of post-Chaka Rufus tracks as well.
    ("Tonight We Love" is one of them)
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