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Ok so heres the deal. I'm looking to expand my bass playing horizons and i was wondering if anyone could recommend any good funk albums. The closest i have is the chilli peppers so any advice would be welcome. Ta
"I am just an instrument cos the lord is playing this funk"-T.M Stevens
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Enter the keywords "funk". This topic has been discussed to death on here, so there's plenty of info you'll get by searching the forum.


You'll have more funk titles than you can shake yo' booty at.


Oh, and get "James Brown's Greatest Hits" to start with. Great stuff.

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The Chili Peppers are a fine band, but you asked about funk.



The Ohio Players


The Brothers Johnson

James Brown


Rick James

The Commodores

Bootsy's Rubber Band

The Barkays



just to name a few.


Listen to the vocals, that's where it all starts.

The groove is the bed that that vocals lay on.


Get down with your bad self, brother man.

Rock the house and tear the roof off the mother sucker.


Get up, get down, get funky, get loose.

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Level 42. Excellent band. Great bassplayer.


Their first few records were fusion. Then they became a pop band.


Not really funk.


The Average White Band could be called funk even though they are from Scotland.


Listen to:


Word Up by Cameo.

Hollywood Swinging by Kool and the Gang

Tear the Roof off the Sucker by Parliament

Sex Machine by James Brown


That's funk

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For merely $60 of your hard earned American dollars you can buy a boxed set called "Funk Box" from Amazon or your fav music retailer. This is a 4 disc set (55 tunes) representing many artists, a decade of music, and even a cool track by the famous Jermain Jackson.


I live in Tulsa, I must endorse The Gap Band.


Solid! :D

- Matt W.
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LOVE the bass distortion on "You Dropped A Bomb On Me."


Seriously raunchy.


And Roger... Oh man.. Love that vocoder thingy. Saw them on HBO last year or something. DAMN they're good. What a show.



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If you're gonna check out Jamiroquai, don't bother with the last two albums. Stuart Zender quit and the new guy is ok but doesn't have as much personality in his playing.


Try, "Emergency on Planet Earth", "Return of the Space Cowboy", "Traveling Without Moving" or "Synkronized" all of them good albums and full of funk.

Free your mind and your ass will follow.
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Originally posted by NickT:

[QB]If you're gonna check out Jamiroquai, don't bother with the last two albums.


Try. . . "Synkronized"QB]

"Synkronized" *is* one of their last two albums. I really dig both it and "A Funk Odyssey," moreso than their first two albums in fact. "Feels So Good," "Little L," "Stop Don't Panic," and "Love Foolosophy" are some tasty tracks. And "Black Capricorn Day" and "Where Do We Go From Here" off of "Synkronized" are killer.
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Jacos - (come on over) and some parts of (opus pocus) are funky to play.


Commodores - Brick House is the funkiest bass line ever..


Victors done some funky stuff when he had bootsy doin some samples.


Average White Men, Stevie Wonder, Sly and the Family Stone.....


Personally; i think any Disco compilation album has some amazin funky basslines (although occasionaly repetitive) - Gord

Derek Smalls: It's like fire and ice, basically. I feel my role in the band is to be somewhere in the middle of that, kind of like lukewarm water. http://www.myspace.com/gordonbache
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Hey gang!!


You want a real nasty cool FUNK album with a heaping healping of Jazz mixed in?


Bernard Wright- 'Nard


Very much some of Marcus Miller's finest work in the 80's but there are some other fine bassist's featured on there as well!! You guys who have the album.....dust it off and re-live!

TROLL . . . ish.
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