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    • #32
      Originally posted by craigk View Post

      There is absolutely nothing weird about a big brown bea ver. Take it back. Primus is very different, really well recorded music though.

      really PE, you can't type b e a v e r as a word. Pretty ridiculous.
      The video is awesome for Wynona. I read recently George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic) is retiring from touring. How about Rick James "Superfreak"
      I bought a 2 cd set from Walmart Funk 1&2 a couple years ago and it is a Funk collection for sure.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Squidspeak View Post

        The video is awesome for Wynona. I read recently George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic) is retiring from touring. How about Rick James "Superfreak"
        I bought a 2 cd set from Walmart Funk 1&2 a couple years ago and it is a Funk collection for sure.
        George Clinton will make you like funk.
        craigk

        " Voicing is often the term used for band aids to cover for initial design/planning errors " - Pallas

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        • #34
          Nice thread, thank you!

          Like many musical labels, funk can mean different things for different listeners: for me, 'funk' can be as varied as:

          Mister Magic by Grover Washington Junior;
          Superstition by Stevie Wonder (esp. the live version on Sesame Street)
          Stuff Like That, by Quincy Jones;
          Dolly Dagger, Jimi Hendrix
          Rag Mama Rag, The Band
          Drive My Car and Got to Get You Into My Life, The Beatles

          These tracks share a real groove or swing, particularly in the bass lines; they really make me want to get out of the chair and 'dance like nobody's watching'


          Geoff

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          • #35
            Originally posted by Geoff Millar View Post
            ... they really make me want to get out of the chair and 'dance like nobody's watching'
            Ultimately you dance the "Reckless Abandon", when you don't care who is watchin'
            "Not a Speaker Designer - Not even on the Internet"
            “Pride is your greatest enemy, humility is your greatest friend.”
            "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

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            • #36
              If funk had 'standards', then I think "Flashlight" would be there.

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              • #37
                I'm a little late to the game on this (the album debuted over a year ago), but Thundercat's Drunk has been in my rotation a lot lately.

                Also Yusef Lateef's The Doctor is Inand Out.

                George Duke and Stanley Clarke's solo stuff (excluding the inexplicable Clarke/Duke Project, which is a guilty pleasure but nowhere near the best of either's catalogue)
                Isaac Hayes (has he been mentioned?)
                Ronnie Foster
                Some of Donald Byrd's stuff from the '70s
                Roy Ayers during the Ubiquity/RAMP era
                Roy Hargrove/The RH Factor

                In a more contemporary/hip-hop/acid jazz vein:
                Amp Fiddler
                Dm-Funk
                J. Rawls
                Flying Lotus

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by wogg View Post
                  Nice! As a bass player by night my core is all funk. Everything from the jazz side like MM&W to the rock side like Infectious Grooves and weirdos like Primus. It's all about that rhythm section. I think the above has covered a lot of my selections, I'll add if I think of more later. Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
                  About Primus, they don't fit into one genre but Les Claypool is one of the best bass players of his generation. I highly recommend watching the YouTube video for
                  Wynnona got a big brown bevr, it is hilarious but gives you a sampling of the bands talent* especially Les on bass. I mentioned a 2cd funk compilation I bought from
                  Walmart, that is a great Funk disc to throw at a party; disc 1 by song: Play that funky music, Get down on it, You sexy thing, Fire, Pick up the pieces, Give it to me baby,
                  Boogie ogie, Car wash,
                  Get up sex machine, Give up the funk, Funkytown. disc 2 by song:Brick house,* Super freak, Word up, Low rider, Lady marmalade, Let it whip, Tell me something good
                  For the love of money, Love rollercoaster, You dropped a bomb on me, Jungle boogie, Dazz. I loved all this stuff along with Sly and Stevie W. Back to Wes Claypool I
                  saw an interview where after Metallica's original bass player was killed in Europe while on tour. So Les auditioned and they basically said you are too good for what we
                  need!
                  Last edited by Squidspeak; 05-02-2018, 10:15 PM.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Sydney View Post
                    re: Jungle Love - The late Steve Ferguson did an outstanding cover of that song with & the Midwest Creole Ensemble. Ferguson brought that Louisiana Gumbo element to funk; along with guys like Dr. John.
                    George Duke got a mention early ( post #9), a LOT of solo work, along with many collaborations ( F.Z, The Brecker Brothers,etc,etc, and including The Billy Cobham & George Duke Band.


                    And the late great Bernie Worrell
                    Billy Cobham? Yeah, I have a few of his albums, but I've never listened to that one. I would have never though he did anything even remotely resembling funk. Anyway, thank you for the link, I listened to it.

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                    • #40
                      I worked with George for a bit, it got weird.*
                      Guess xmax's age.

                      My guess: 15. His grammar is passable. His trolling is good.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by View Post
                        Billy Cobham? Yeah, I have a few of his albums, but I've never listened to that one. I would have never though he did anything even remotely resembling funk. Anyway, thank you for the link, I listened to it.
                        haha, maybe everyone is a little Funky at times.
                        I followed BC during the early 70s and saw him live at a festival at the Louisville Baseball Stadium. The festival had an unusual lineup that include Alphonse Mouzon (RIP). Both extraordinary drummers.
                        * from 1976 - The Billy Cobham-George Duke Band ( RIP George):
                        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBM...9YrUQdUv8a0BkA
                        "Not a Speaker Designer - Not even on the Internet"
                        “Pride is your greatest enemy, humility is your greatest friend.”
                        "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Sydney View Post
                          haha, maybe everyone is a little Funky at times.
                          I followed BC during the early 70s and saw him live at a festival at the Louisville Baseball Stadium. The festival had an unusual lineup that include Alphonse Mouzon (RIP). Both extraordinary drummers.
                          * from 1976 - The Billy Cobham-George Duke Band ( RIP George):
                          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBM...9YrUQdUv8a0BkA
                          I caught Billy once, at California State University Northridge. He was playing there along with the Louis Bellson Orchestra. I briefly spoke to Billy during intermission, asked him about his work with Tommy Bolin.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by View Post

                            I caught Billy once, at California State University Northridge. He was playing there along with the Louis Bellson Orchestra. I briefly spoke to Billy during intermission, asked him about his work with Tommy Bolin.

                            Tommy played some great stuff on Billy Cobham's "Spectrum" album, sounding almost like a cross between Hendrix and Clapton.* Another under-rated player; also played on**'Come Taste the Band' by *Deep Purple and did a solo album which I haven't heard but which is supposed to be worth a listen.

                            Geoff

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by View Post
                              I caught Billy once, at California State University Northridge. ..
                              I was lucky enough to attend a Drum Seminar featuring Bill Cobham; unforgettable display of his skill
                              "Not a Speaker Designer - Not even on the Internet"
                              “Pride is your greatest enemy, humility is your greatest friend.”
                              "If the freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."

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