#1
Wat r some good funk songs and some good funk bands?
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#2
Not strictly funk, but Jamiroquai are definately brilliant for getting into funky bass playing. Prominent, easy to follow basslines, really catchy songs that anyone who is aware of the 90's can sing and/or dance along to. Tasteful use of the staple funk effects. A great introduction to the genre if you ask me.

And of course, the everpresent James Brown, Bootsy Collins, Sly and the Family Stone/Anything Larry Graham and Parliament/Funkadelic.

First person to recommend Flea gets a cricket bat to the knees for starting the eternal dead horse beating of "funk or not?" and no doubt dragging the thread way off topic.
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#4
Sex Machine by James Brown has a great bass line.
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just my 2 cents.


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#7
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Bela Fleck- Sinister Minister
" "- Sex in A Pan
Stanley Clarke- School Days (duh)



Ya right like i could play some victor wooten stuff....I can play school days alrdy.
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#8
I'm probably going to get crucified for this, but I'm finding Wooten gets less and less funky as time goes on. He's insanely skilled, but seems to want to make sure we know just how rapid that thumb of his is, more than really get groovy.
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#9
im not saying anythign about flea.... but i think 21st century is a pretty funky song... the verse at least......any one know what effect he uses in it?

and graham central station has good stuff

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#12
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Also, I forgot to mention the likes of The Meters, Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool and the Gang (before they went disco).

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#15
Learn some basslines by Bootsy Collins. He's got the grooves.
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#16
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jaco pastorious...... he is jazz for the most part i think

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#17
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#18
Howz about The Undisputed Truth? You+Me=Love is the funkiest song known to man.

Or try The Ohio Players, The Meters, The Fatback Band, Positive force, Jimmy Mcgriff, Curtis Mayfield or The Isley Brothers.

That should keep you busy for a while....
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#19
The meters are good, worth a listen
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#20
Thank god someone mentioned the Meters. They always seem to get left out of these threads.

Some other suggestions--check out Cameo, Kool and the Gang, Average White Band, and Zapp (their song "Freedom" has a decent funky bass line).

And a shout out to the person who mentioned the Isley Brothers. "Its your thing" is one of my favorite jam songs. Right funky all round.
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#21
Oh yes, the Isley Brothers got da funk....he he he.

Other funky freeks to try could include, Cymande - Brothers on the slide.
Ripple - Don't know what it is but it sure is funky
Aaron Neville - Hercules
Lakeside - Fantastic Journey
Dynasty - I don't want to be a freak,(but I can't help myself).
And Johnny Guitar Watson, anything of his has the funk in bucketloads.
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#25
the bone shakers r good but pretty unknown u wont find ne tabs but if your ears good which im assuming it is u should have fun
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Yes--putting Bootsy Collins on a song does automatically qualify it as funky.
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#29
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Might I also suggest tracking down Billy Paul's song 'Am I Black Enough For Ya', or Stanley Clarke's 'Funk Is It's Own Reward'. I'd still love to know who the bassist was on the Billy Paul song, if anyone knows.


That was the session bass player for Philadelphia International, Ron Baker. He's the credited bassist for the album 360 degrees of Billy Paul. For more listings of the records he played on see: http://www.discogs.com/artist/Ron+Baker