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So lately I've been getting interest in funk. Its a genre you just don't hear enough of these days. Unfortunately I know precious little about it and don't really know of any artists to listen to. Can anyone recommend some good artists/albums to listen too (besides Parliament/George Clinton)?
Joined: 5/13/2007
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Posted: 9/13/2008 11:29:44 PM
check out Atlanta Institute of Music's My space page.ummm alot of people that i graduated with are making funk music.
Joined: 7/27/2007
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Posted: 9/14/2008 5:42:00 PM
Sly and the Family Stone, Graham Central Station, Fishbone, 24-7 Spyz (early stuff),
Black Merda, KC and the Sunshine Band (serious!), Miles Davis (Jack Johnson album) ,Ohio Players, Red Hot Chili Peppers (pre making- it big first 4 albums), Rubicon.... to name what comes to mind right away.
Joined: 8/14/2008
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Posted: 9/14/2008 6:21:09 PM
The title to this thread now has that song stuck in my head!

We want the funk, gotta have that funk.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh WE WANT THE FUNK, gotta have that funk.
Joined: 8/14/2008
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Posted: 9/14/2008 6:22:49 PM
Scus y! Do North Mississippi Allstars fit in here somewhere? Even if they don't, I recommend Hill Country Review album because it kicks some serious rear. You'll be driving along the highway thumping your thumbs on the steering wheel while you listen. Good stuff.
Joined: 9/20/2006
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Posted: 9/15/2008 7:13:31 AM
I guess Rick James is another one we can mention.

 Mr Marcus
Joined: 3/19/2005
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Posted: 9/15/2008 10:10:39 PM
Prince, keepin' the funk alive!
Joined: 10/26/2009
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Posted: 12/24/2009 3:16:05 PM
War , Fatback Band [ early stuff] , Charles Wright 103rd St band [express yourself] , Gil Scott Heron [ Forefather of rap], Last Poets [ditto] , Stax records [early 70s] , Bobby Byrd - Lynn Collins and [of course] JAMES BROWN ....

that small selection should set you on a grand old groove !!

Joined: 5/10/2009
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Posted: 12/24/2009 6:08:43 PM
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
Joined: 10/19/2009
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Posted: 12/24/2009 6:23:18 PM
chili peppers - one hot minute esp w/ dave navarro, and the also blood sugar sex magic, primus, Ike & Tina. There's more - and whether you like it a little country or a little rnr - RAGE. muddy waters, taj mahal. They are known mostly as bluesmen tho Isleys - most of the more obvious have been mention. stevie ray vaughn
Joined: 12/27/2008
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Posted: 12/25/2009 9:32:31 AM
The Undiputed Truth, Bootsy Collins, Man if you cand find O'mar "grand Master lover" get it! super dope song.
Joined: 5/18/2008
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Posted: 12/27/2009 7:23:00 AM
Kool and the Gang!

Don't forget the Chili Peppers and even Primus.
Joined: 10/3/2009
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Posted: 12/27/2009 6:53:03 PM
Tower of Power. And, go to pandora or imeem and type in "funk".
Joined: 9/23/2008
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Posted: 1/1/2010 8:49:26 AM
Depends on what you're looking for and a lot of the bigger names have been all over the map. I like the rawer early stuff more associated with late 60s early 70s James Brown.

James Brown - In The Jungle Groove
Curtais Mayfield - Superfly
Pleasure - Dust Yourself Off
VA - Keb Darge's Legendary Deep Funk
Eugene Blackwell - You Can't Take Life for Granted
The Meters - Struttin'
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - Naturally
The Village Callers - Live
Spanky Wilson and the Quantic Soul Orchestra - I'm Thankful
Joined: 10/26/2004
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Posted: 1/1/2010 5:24:55 PM
Rick James (She's a very sexy girl, the kind you can't take home to momma")

Average White Band

P Funk
"Never gonna tell It"

Lee McBee (local)

Finnegan and Wood (also Local, also wood is deceased)
"I got A Letter"

BR549 (Local) any

I dunno, I am very intimidated by this list...but I'd like to see it grow

takes me back to the 80's and that whole decade is foggy. At least it was sucking in the 70's. I do love funk, but it's got to be real tacky to really love it. Tell me more! Stop, don't!

Gregory Isaacs does he count? Um, wracking my brain, be back later
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Posted: 1/3/2010 4:31:26 AM
"Smile"...7 white dudes in 70 something outa Spanaway. Best I've heard.
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Posted: 1/3/2010 4:25:25 PM
Earth Wind and Fire, Chic, Morris Day. Only ones I can think of that haven't been covered yet.
Joined: 10/26/2009
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Posted: 1/3/2010 5:39:14 PM
mate you've inspired quite a debate on a musicforum over here in the UK [ a reggae forum] !!! ....
Funk, like most musical styles follows a time line starting somewhere in 40s jazz & continueing to the present day ....
George clinton/parliment/funkadelic/ brides of funkenstien etc lie roughly in the middle of this timeline, ...... try putting 'funk' into wikidedia .....
Sooo, which way 'tickles your fancy' - back to a more stripped down [ james brown ] or more recent stuff [sort of discofunk]??
thats about all i can say with the info you have given us!! lol

until then how about trying The Jimmy Castor Bunch - trogledyte [sp] or The Bertha Butt Boogie - they should raise a smile !!

some cd's of earlier stuff - Funk Drops vols 1 to4 atlantic records [warner bro's ?]
The other style you can check out is [in the UK] called Rare Groove ..
Its proving an enjoyable challenge, so please feel free to respond !!

Ps - We have been checking out some of the other posters recommendations - Thanks
Joined: 12/30/2009
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Posted: 1/4/2010 10:00:44 AM
Ah, wow. This makes me reminisce over the 70's and 80's. Nothing like good Soul, Funk, and Jazz music.
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Posted: 1/4/2010 10:02:36 AM
Hmm, I recommend music by Isaac Hayes, Sister Sledge, or Gil Scott Heron.
Joined: 12/28/2009
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Posted: 1/4/2010 11:12:44 AM
Victor Wooten's "Soul Circus" is a great one (among others by Mr. Wooten)
Bootsy Collins is another guy to look out for
Marcus Miller is phenomenal
Jaco Pastorius, although more a jazz player, has some pretty funky stuff. See "Come On Come Over".
Sly and the Family Stone
The Commodores
The Gap Band
The list goes on and on... :-)
Joined: 9/22/2008
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Posted: 1/4/2010 4:18:18 PM
Oh yeah, the Gap Band! I forgot about them. "You dropped a bomb on me", one of my favorite tunes.
Joined: 11/26/2009
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Posted: 1/4/2010 6:56:27 PM
I recommend a band called Doctor Funk (the word doctor is spelled out, Not abbreviated dr.) They have a Russian sax player who is totally amazing.
Joined: 10/10/2009
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Posted: 1/5/2010 12:35:00 AM
Average White Band
Anything Bootsy Collins has touched
Earth, Wind, and Fire
Ohio Players
Pretty much anything George Clinton has touched
Chili Peppers
Some Mr. Bungle(I own Mr. Bungle, Mr. Bungle and it rules)
Jamiorqui(I can't spell it but they have some funked out tunes)
Try checking out Rhymesayers in MPLS, a label with rap artists but some have crazy funkadelic sounds
KC and The Sunshine Band
Rick James(Maryjane is one of my faves)

A cool coverband of funk I know of is Boogie Wonderland(I am sure is a tribute to Earth, Wind, and Fire)

I should go bust out all of my 70's stuff out of the garage for you. Tons of funk in there.
Joined: 11/17/2008
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Posted: 1/5/2010 10:19:40 AM
wow, I read what everyone wrote...nice list...i love funk music, I breakdance i can say that ha ha ha and we dance to alot of funk ...I'm goign to make my list of funk Music artists:

James brown
Lynn collin
nina Simon
Bobby Bird - "Hot Pants I'm Coming" one of my favorite song to break too...
Alice Russel
Ramona Brooks
The Jimmy Castor Bunch
Rick james
Soul Searchers
Earth, Wind & Fire
The Ohio Players
George Clinton & Parliament
Prince (new age funk)
Zapp and Roger
and more....

Hope this helps....


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