#1
i dont listen to much funk. i like cool beats and i rock out to like backing tracks i have that are very mellow and sometimes behind some rap songs. here is a cool example that i jam to. if you like Auqa teen hunger force check it out. http://youtube.com/watch?v=zR2BboZeLEw (dangerdoom aka mf doom) can someone recommend some cool funk songs i need to check out. like i said i dont listen to any funk so if there is essential funk i need to check out let me kno!
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#4
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yea flea is very very funky. check out earlier stuff like the uplift mofo party plan and mothers milk
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#5
i should have said the only funk i listen to is oldschool chilli peppers lol. and im interested in figerstyle but some slap would be cool.
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#6
You can't beat a bit of Tower of Power for finger funk. Also check out this guy for different funk songs to learn.
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#7
Tower of Power and Jamiroquai are my favorites.
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#8
As everyone knows, the "godfather of soul" is james brown, who practically invented funk. i suggest you get some stuff by him.

RHCP isn't really funk, but the basslines are kind of funky, so yeah that's worth learning, especially if you're into slap.
#10
Bootsy Collins, Larry Graham, Roccio Prestia. A review of their bass output should keep you busy for some months.
#11
And here is the ubiquitous plug for the one, the only, the Funk Machine, the James Jamerson!

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Also check out this guy for different funk songs to learn.


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#12
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And here is the ubiquitous plug for the one, the only, the Funk Machine, the James Jamerson!
Word to the Brothers Johnson cover!


I love James Jamerson and he's a huge influence on my playing style, but I don't think of him as falling into what most people consider funk. I do think when you are talking R & B and Soul, then yes he's the man.
#13
Definitely. I should have added that, although he isn't necessarily a funk player, his influence on the bass is felt very heavily in that genre.

Stuart Zendor maybe?
#14
brothers johnson is pretty kick ass
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#15
Danyel Morgan from Robert Randolph and the Family band
Larry Graham solo and Sly and the Family Stone
Alex Katunich from Incubus