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post #271 of 431

Marva is still my favorite of the JB's female singers, and the youtube video where she's singing and you can see JB leading the band in the back is just an instant classic 


I hope you got the "It's My Thing" album from Marva, coz it's a true masterpiece..good god!


PS: BTW, "Marva Whitney - Things Got To Get Better (Get Together) - Remix With Lyn Collins + James Brown" on the Funky Divas....OMG \o/


It's as amazing as the unreleased vocal cut of "hot pants road": http://www.amazon.com/Singles-8-1972-1973-James-Brown/dp/B002TIWQM6/

Edited by leeperry - 7/3/10 at 4:51am
post #272 of 431

"Comin' Home" from "The Peddlers" is also one amazing piece of jazzy funky madness: http://www.amazon.com/How-Cool-Peddlers/dp/samples/B00006L403/

post #273 of 431

You want to know how good the 70's were?


Check the opening sequence to 110th street driving around NYC.



Did you see one section of Metered Parking?

The great Bobby Womack


Edited by Shark_Jump - 7/6/10 at 6:14am
post #274 of 431

Yjere is some good stuff here ..



Check this out - Baby Huey -  Listen to me.




'James Thomas Ramsey, aka Baby Huey, introduced himself on stage better than anyone else could have dared: "I'm Big Baby Huey, and I'm 400 pounds of soul." In the 1960s, he and his band, the Babysitters, played everywhere from the clubs of New York to private parties in Paris, but Chicago was where they were best known-- and where they called home. The band would play any gig that would have them during that time, from tiny blues clubs to cruise ships. As a frontman, Baby Huey was talented, flamboyant, and enormous-- anywhere from 350-400 pounds, topped off by a giant afro. Unfortunately, Huey died of a heart attack at 26 in 1970, and never saw his debut album released the following year. Since then, Living Legend has remained an obscurity, though its songs have long been embraced by hip-hop, having been sampled by everyone from Kool Herc to Eric B and Rakim to Ghostface'


post #275 of 431

instant classic from Johnny Watson: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbo=p&tbs=vid:1&&q=Johnny+Guitar+Watson-Superman+Lover




a far cry from his first blues albums on King/Cadet Records!


Also still got a lot of love for Cymande: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbo=p&tbs=vid%3A1&q=Cymande+-+Genevieve


reggae never got funkier

Edited by leeperry - 7/6/10 at 1:21pm
post #276 of 431

Baby Huey, interesting. 


Now for some groovy funk I like very much, check out Bill Doggett's "Honky Tonk Popcorn":



Hank Ballard's "Butter You Popcorn" also makes me move:



Yes, if you listen closely to todays music the old artists and entertainers were way ahead of their time. Every time I hear an electro/dance like track which is referred to as funky I can only think: you are stupid to call something 'funky' if you cannot explain what makes Funk funky, especially if you think synthesizers and bass fuzziness are groovy. 


There is a lot of timeless music from the sixties and seventies made by the old school entertainers from the early R&B tradition. Time to save up for more music. 

post #277 of 431

some most excellent brazilian funk from 1977, I'm always a sucker for 70's brazilian music...and this one is ecstatic sounding: http://www.amazon.com/Maria-Fumaca-Banda-Black-Rio/dp/B00006LVSS

the Fender Rhones is really wicked on this one


and the funky beat's amazing on this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOO8X70Amq8


it comes from this killer comp: http://www.dustygroove.com/item.php?id=9288fnj5qg

Edited by leeperry - 7/9/10 at 3:49pm
post #278 of 431

we also had our own David Axelrod in France: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2Jm2igz64Q


Francois De Roubaix has made a hell lot of arrangments/soundtracks w/ that ubiquitous funky sound....the beat is simply eye popping on this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFHAk7zfAHo


Portishead prolly heard that one ^^


more bangers from him: http://www.google.com/search?q=Fran%C3%A7ois%20de%20Roubaix%20Dernier%20domicile%20connu%20Les%20maniaques&tbs=vid%25,vid:1


the italian singer Christophe also did that killer soundtrack, that's been used in Kill Bill 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtbnQAqXjaE

Edited by leeperry - 7/13/10 at 10:11am
post #279 of 431

Francois De Roubaix got me thinking, do the French have a thing for Funk and infectiously good and groovy music? I once thought of digging deeper in the French Funk scene because from what I have read and shortly listened to they just knew how to get in the minimal groove without losing the Funk à la Clyde Stubblefield in the long version of "Funky Drummer". I should stop now before I cannot control myself any longer and hunt for albums...

post #280 of 431

well, we got many sites that are dedicated to phunk: www.wegofunk.com


and we had ppl like Nino Nardini and Roger Roger, who made a lot of funky-*ss library music...like this one: http://www.amazon.com/Jungle-Obsession-Nino-Roger-Nardini/dp/B00005ASJH


This CD has been very hard to find, but I'm so glad I did find it after all...it's exotica, like Martin Denny/Les Baxter were doing in the 50's. Totally amazing and timeless music style!


It's been reedited on Dare-Dare(that means "speedy" in french slang) Recordings, and they've also released many compilations of old rare french library music: "La Guêpe - Deep Inside The French Library Music": http://www.discogs.com/label/Dare-Dare


And well, Gainsbourg's funky masterpiece(sampled by many ppl including Portishead):




Serge could make reggae just as well as the Jamaicans(he recorded 2 albums in Jamaica w/ Sly & Robbie and left them out of speech as all the scores/arrangments were already written), and funk on the same level as the americans...a true genius.


BTW, that's funny coz I watched this movie this afternoon..at some point there's a big house party and they were playing "Cargo Culte" from this very "Melody Nelson" sountrack: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1234654/

Edited by leeperry - 7/13/10 at 2:16pm
post #281 of 431

here's a killer funky tune from Nino Nardini, obviously from the same session as "jungle obsession": http://www.google.com/search?tbs=vid%3A1&q=Nino+Nardini+Poltergeist

post #282 of 431

Cool piece. 


You know the Beastie Boys right? They made an album with just instrumentals which emphasize the breaks, groove, bass lines and guitar vamps with tracks that sound like tightened up jams. It is not the funkiest or grooviest record I can think of but it has its charm. It is called "The Mix-Up". It is pretty good I do not know what to listen to music and ideal if you have to wait a while. 



The Rat Cage

post #283 of 431

yeah well..the BB were initially a punk rock band, not enough funkiness to my ears.

there's a lot of killer polish funky library music too:

  it's a clear rip off Lalo Schifrin's Inspector Harry stuff...but I love that blaxploitation sound 

Lalo Schifrin is as much of a genius as Ennio Morricone or David Axelrod....funkiness is always around the corner.

Schifrin did all the "Starsky & Hutch" soundtracks, and you can find bootlegs of those...the track he did for the "Omaha Tiger" episode is real Schifrin "film noir" funkiness

post #284 of 431

You have just enriched me with knowledge, thanks.

post #285 of 431

no worries, we're all here to learn


BTW, french funky cheesiness: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbs=vid%3A1&q=Claude+Denjean+Kiss+This


and I can't stop listening to that Japanese reissue of "Melody Nelson" hah, this record is simply fantastic...I've never heard Gainsbourg so clearly, mesmerizing!

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