Funk This. Funk That. What A Beautiful Genre.

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  1. Jarvius

    Jarvius Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Man, I'm sure you guys know that I'm a funk head. This genre is just what I love about music. It's dark, groovy, cold & ruthless. Prince really opened me up to this great thing. I just want everyone to share their views on the music that is funk.

    The funkiest album I've heard to date.
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    The darkest funk album I've heard to date.
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    The coldest funk album I've heard to date.
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  2. CybrKhatru

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    I love 2 of those 3.. and I suspect I'll love the 3rd one when I finally hear it (the Marvin)

    Fresh is my fave Sly. I know that Riot is amazing and important (and it is wonderful) but Fresh is my go-to.
     
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  3. drasil

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    according to an interview in Steve Pond's headhunters book, Sly's 'thank you (fallettinme be mice elf again)' is the funkiest thing Herbie Hancock's ever heard in his life.

    that's a serious endorsement.
     
  4. notesofachord

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    For some chilled-out funk and laid-back California soul, why not try:

    Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
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    It'll get you "Aht Uh Yo Hed".
     
  5. Guitarded

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    Not the darkest of Funk. But Funky enough.
     
  6. CybrKhatru

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    I realize that this is more on the spacey side, or the fusion/funk side, but Herbie Hancock's Head Hunters (and live Flood album) are waaaaay up there for me. :love:
     
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  7. Jarvius

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    I remember hearing this for the first time, back in 2012 after hearing Fresh and wanting to find something like it. I listened to this at 7am.
     
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  8. DVEric

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    I'm so funkin happy you stared this thread!

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  9. zebop

    zebop Well Known Stranger




    Here's a few more favorites

    Gwen McRae-Funky Sensation
    Undisputed Truth-Help Yourself
    Rose Royce-Do Your Dance
    Fred Wesley and the JB's-Damn Right, I'm Somebody
    Lyn Collins-Think
    Bootsy's Rubber Band-The Pinocchio Theory
    Herbie Hancock-Doin' It
    Funkadelic-(Not Just Knee Deep)
    Zapp-More Bounce to the Ounce
    Parliament-Rumplestilskin

    For albums, there's a lot but I really like Roger Troutman's The Many Facets of Roger, especially for "Maxx Axe" and "Do It Roger."
     
  10. Guitarded

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    Probably should have added "Kool and the Gang : Live at Pj's" to that post, too.
    Have always loved that one.
     
  11. sacredoatmeal

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    I still remember the first time I was exposed to Funkadelic. Dang. It turns out that Parliament is actually the funkier of the two bands (imo) but Funkadelic was where I started. Eddie Hazel is definitely up there on my underrated guitarists list.

    Has anyone here caught a recent P-Funk show? My roommate and I saw them last year and it was a really good show. If I recall correctly, Hampton was one of the only members besides George that actually had a long P-Funk history. It was still a really fun time and they played all the hits. The crowd was a really nice mix too and everyone was really chill.
     
  12. Guitarded

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    Saw them a couple nights ago. Not the strongest PFunk set I have seen, but the crowd was into it.
     
  13. JohnnyQuest

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    The dreamiest and most ethereal Funk I've ever heard. :love: GOOD GOD!
     
  14. DVEric

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    A semi-obscure funk/funky singer: Jamie Lidell

    Multiply
     
  15. Tommy SB

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    Some Funk Rock...

    Mandrill "Fencewalk" 1972

     
  16. notesofachord

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    This thread is an excuse to post this classic (featuring a guest appearance by The Lockers):

    Ohio Players - "Love Rollercoaster" Live on The Midnight Special
     
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  17. notesofachord

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    More live funk, this time from L.A.'s finest:

    War - Me and Baby Brother
     
  18. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident

    along those lines

    Ohio Player - Sweet Sticky Thing (Live) ยป
     
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  19. notesofachord

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    Mandatory viewing for any funk fan - Stevie Wonder at Musikladen in '74:

    Wonderlove (the three lovely gals on stage left) knock me out on that opening jam. Dayum!


    ...and then to segue into "Contusion" - Whew!
     
  20. SirNoseDVoid

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    Can't have a funky thread without the Meters... or the JB's.

     
  21. Jarvius

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    Can someone post "Happy Feelin'" by Earth Wind & Fire?
     
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  24. the pope ondine

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    damn. he was at his peak then. outstanding
     
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