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Thumpasorous People's FUNK appreciation thread!

post #1 of 431
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the name says it all...

Pimp the pleasure principal....

Where'd you get your funk from?

Too funky in here!

If you got somethin to add... make it funky!
post #2 of 431
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I love discovering new funk.. its always been one of my favorite genres

Some of the funkiest songs ive ever heard that I cant get enough of are as follows, what about ya'll:


Sly and the Family Stone:
Song - The Same thing
Album - three cream crackers and a dog biscuit
The tone of Larry Graham's bass on this track is EPIC! not to mention the sound on the whole album... love those old 70's analogue recordings!

Headhunters:
Song - God make me funky
i couldnt justify this song with words, its one of the funkiest ever

Parliment:
everything!, but more specifically
Song - Unfunky UFO
Album - Mothership Connection - this entire album is a funk milestone..

ill stop here lest i stay up all night groovin!
post #3 of 431
there's an obscure british label called Goldmine Soul Supply that has made +15 volumes of some of the most amazing heavy funk money could buy: http://www.tower.com/surf/explore/na...ply%20(IMPORT)

it took me a while to hoard them all, but that was well worth the trouble!

otherwise, I'm an hardcore JB fan...and these 2 compilations are as good as it gets:

Good God! -- Heavy Funk Covers Of James Brown From All Over The World 1968 to 1974

Amazon.com: Jump Back: Imitations, Interpolations & The Inspiration Of James Brown

and this one is nowhere near as good but still nice: Amazon.com: Super Bad @ 65: A Tribute To James Brown

funk tastes better when it's super super heavy
post #4 of 431
of course this video also needs to be mentioned: YouTube - James Brown gives you dancing lessons
post #5 of 431
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
there's an obscure british label called Goldmine Soul Supply that has made +15 volumes of some of the most amazing heavy funk money could buy: http://www.tower.com/surf/explore/nav_exp/nav_2_browse.cfm?div_id=2&cat101=87&cat102=4504&la bel_facet=Goldmine%20Soul%20Supply%20(IMPORT)

it took me a while to hoard them all, but that was well worth the trouble!

otherwise, I'm an hardcore JB fan...and these 2 compilations are as good as it gets:

Good God! -- Heavy Funk Covers Of James Brown From All Over The World 1968 to 1974

Amazon.com: Jump Back: Imitations, Interpolations & The Inspiration Of James Brown

and this one is nowhere near as good but still nice: Amazon.com: Super Bad @ 65: A Tribute To James Brown

funk tastes better when it's super super heavy

gimme a few minutes to bump...
post #6 of 431
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well youve certainly given me a lot to look at... too bad i cant find any samples...

james brown dance lessons - FTW!!!! awesome!

you ever heard any of the tracks i listed?
post #7 of 431
p-funk's not really my thang, I like it raw..and rare, possibly from a 45rpm that was only sold to 100 copies only...that's the funk I like

soul jazz records has a lot of these: https://www.jazzmanrecords.co.uk/sho...sp?prodtype=55

their "midwest funk" compilation is beyond words..been one of my fav. compilations for a while.

and then you can get into the super heavy funk library music:
Amazon.com: Vroommm: Funk Cinematique
Colours Of Funk: Amazon (some amazing tracks there! track #11 is just )
Amazon.com: Music for Dancefloors: The Cream of the KPM Music Green Label Sessions (there's been 3 volumes in that serie, and they all kick ***)

these days, I'm blown away by the "Enter the Dragon" remastered longer edition...Lalo Schiffrin overtopped himself on this one! chinese influences and deep funk mixed together

and let's not forget the little JB, now that the godfather's dead...that's as good as it gets: Amazon.com: My World: Lee Fields & The Expressions (too bad they clipped the CD to death, god**** loudness war)

I'm quite obsessed w/ funk yes, just like w/ roots/dub reggae
post #8 of 431
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every time you post, you use words i dont understand...
Im actually not familiar with the term "deep funk" -

Yes, I've been a JB fan for a loooooong time. Saw him live once.. he was a bit to old to really turn it out, but it was still awesome.

Too funky in here is one of my favorite JB songs... and of course sex machine is legendary..

i suppose youre a gladiators fan?

ok im checkin out your jazzman link... you GOTTA hear headhunters - especially god make me funky - ever heard that one?
post #9 of 431
oh yes, that Headhunters "God Make Me Funky" is good stuff...I've heard it on many breakbeat compilations, it's been sampled to death hehe

deep funk is what JB called "super heavy funk"...it's just raw funk, dirty sound, whining wah wah guitars, phat bass, syncopated hard drums and a singer w/ a shredded voice: Deep Funk - Wikipedia

if you listen to the latest compilations from Otis Redding before he died, he was starting to manage to shred his larynx like JB...he even made a cover of "Papa's got a brand new bag", if only he didn't die so young he sure would have blown us all away.

this one for instance: Otis Redding Remember Me CD

yes, Black Uhuru, Culture, Lee Scratch Perry, Israel Vibration, I roy, Max Romeo, etc etc

lucky you to have seen JB live!!! I never get bored of watching his bootlegs on a big projection screen w/ my DLP projector...his Olympia 1971 concert is just eye popping.

and if you can take it, there's 2 compilations called "thai funk"....now this, my friend, is just really really deep funk up to the top! many US standards sung in thai, totally priceless

Dusty Groove - Thai Funk
post #10 of 431
Geez, Head-fiers never cease to amaze me; I don't think I've ever heard anyone profess allegiance to funk and in the same breath imply that P-Funk's not raw enough. Didn't think it could be done, but alas…ahhh, the permutations…
post #11 of 431
yes indeed, most deep funk lovers cannot stand p-funk...which sounds like commercial garbage, with all those unbearable whiny synthetizers and guys w/ orange dyed hair looking high as hell.

there's also the Funkaphonix serie, I've got the 6 volumes on CD...it's good stuff!

Amazon.com: Funkaphonix, Vol. 5: Raw & Uncut Funk
post #12 of 431
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Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
yes indeed, most deep funk lovers cannot stand p-funk...which sounds like commercial garbage, with all those unbearable whiny synthetizers and guys w/ orange dyed hair looking high as hell.

there's also the Funkaphonix serie, I've got the 6 volumes on CD...it's good stuff!

Amazon.com: Funkaphonix, Vol. 5: Raw & Uncut Funk
It's funny…most deep funk lovers I know luvvvv themselves some P-Funk, but then, my guess is that they're defining "deep funk" differently than the market sliver/niche in question. It's also interesting that the name of the suggested compilation employs a usage popularized by George Clinton: uncut funk…(the bomb!). I guess George was right about something else: "Everybody's got a little light…under the sun." It's all good, as the saying goes…
post #13 of 431
p-funk is commercial garbage to many ppl, dying your hair in yellow and orange and playing dumb lines on a whiny synthesizer doesn't make you any funkier...it only makes you look like a crack head

anyway, there's also electro-funk: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boogie_(genre)

this funk school is *really* not my thang...or roger troutman and his talkbox, but it's a free world! I also only enjoy roots/dub reggae from the 70's more or less.

OTOH, Johnny 'Guitar' Watson did some cool stuff!
post #14 of 431
Quote:
Originally Posted by leeperry View Post
p-funk is commercial garbage to many ppl, dying your hair in yellow and orange and playing dumb lines on a whiny synthesizer doesn't make you any funkier...it only makes you look like a crack head
Spoken like someone who is clearly not, to quote the thread title, one of the "Thumpasorous Peoples". That term also comes from George…
post #15 of 431
haha, I have to admit that I was really wondering wth "Thumpasorous" could mean.

I'd be more of a heavy funk addict, JB being the godfather.

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