#1
Bow-Chicka-Wow-Wow, UG!

As we all know, there's not enough appreciation for this genre nowadays. Once the pinnacle of creations and innovation in all ways groovy, funk is now one of those Novelty Genres white kids like to pretend to like when it's played at High School proms (well, I take that joke back, I'm white).

So here's a place to share, and discuss one of my favorite pastimes... Funk!


Bands you should check out (If you haven't already):
Breakestra
Medeski, Martin, & Wood
The Meters
Graham Central Station
James Brown (Duh!)
Santana
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#2
Quote by rooster456
Bow-Chicka-Wow-Wow, UG!

As we all know, there's not enough appreciation for this genre nowadays. Once the pinnacle of creations and innovation in all ways groovy, funk is now one of those Novelty Genres white kids like to pretend to like when it's played at High School proms (well, I take that joke back, I'm white).

So here's a place to share, and discuss one of my favorite pastimes... Funk!


Bands you should check out (If you haven't already):
Breakestra
Medeski, Martin, & Wood
The Meters
Graham Central Station
James Brown (Duh!)
Santana


what about the red hot chili peppers? brought funk a bit more modern
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#3
How could you forget P-Funk?

Good thread, but not jazz or blues at all.

Oh and Headhunters is the greatest funk album ever.
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#4
I just put up a few! I wasn't chronicalling Funk in any form, haha.

And there's no funk section. What other forum would you have me post this in? Funk sprang from jazz and blues.
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#5
Funk sprank for R&B. And this should probably go in the "Other" section. But it's all good, funk is great no matter what it's categorized as.
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#6
Check out The Isley Brothers. For some easily recognisable and great records;
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-DLnUwUpnb8&feature=related (Ice Cube's It Was a Good Day)
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=glhdcJ7K3XM&feature=related (Biggie's Big Poppa)

Sly of course needs to be mentioned in anything relating to funk.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=U3t9htxbIAc and also the Chili's cover - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=6ATiORZ4tfU&feature=related

If you're interested in a different and more uhhhh intense funk then try out the Minutemen and the Gang of Four.
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=tzyzVZZfUfM - This Ain't No Picnic
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=PdEzY4keA2I - Damaged Goods
By the way, can anyone tell me how you link a site within a word for example I would write 'here' and you'd be able to click on it to go to the link so I could tidy up this mess of a post...
#7
well for albums i'd have to say
herbie hancock's head hunters and thrust.
funkadelic's one nation under groove(eddie is amazing on this album)
funkadelic's uncle jam wants you
medeski martin and wood's uninvisible


but i am pretty sure there is a funk thread in blues and jazz some where...i'll look.

EDIT: here it is!!!
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=606943&highlight=funk+thread