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Old 07-08-2004, 05:22 AM   #1
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Recommendations

Ok well in the Jazz/Funk forums - all we get is "What's some good Funk" or "Recommend me Jazz" all the time and it just feels like your repeating yourself everyday.

Well to make sure this doesn't happen again - I have made this thread so that everyone can post their favourite funk/Jazz artists followed by songs that you would recommend. Also feel free to put in as much extra info on the artist as you wish eg. recommended albums, bio, why you like the artist, if you like this artist you'll probably like.....etc etc. Also state what genre the artist fits into.

Ok i'll start -

James Brown
Soul/Funk

Recommended songs -
Sex Machine
Papa's got a brand new bag
Living in America
I feel Good
I'm a Soul Man
It's a Man's World
Soul Power
The Big Payback

Recommended album - Live at the Apollo

If you like this artist you will probably like- Curtis Mayfield and Isaac Hayes.

etc etc

Feel free to put in as many recommendations as you want.


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Old 07-08-2004, 11:32 AM   #2
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Odd . . . I think I've seen this thread before .
I agree with you, though, that's all I see any more in this forum.

Infectious Grooves
Thrash Funk

Recommended Songs
Cousin Randy
Violent & Funky
Fame

Recommended Album
Sarsippius's Ark

Similiar Artists
Primus
Freekbass
Kool & the Gang

Others
Victor Wooten
Jaco Pastorius
Commodores
Ohio State Players
Bootsy Collins

Here's my contribution, AfroMan II. Hope this stops the barrage of clone threads.
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Old 07-08-2004, 01:41 PM   #3
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Funkadelic
Funk/Groove

Recommended Songs
Freak of the Week
You Hit The Nail On The Head
Holly Wants to Go To California
Red Hot Mama

Recommended Album
Uncle Jam Wants You

Other Artists
Parliament
Defunk
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Old 07-09-2004, 02:28 AM   #4
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It's true, there have been loads of 'official' funk threads and jazz threads. Only the jazz ones ever get stickied though, so the funk ones keep on coming. Can we please have one stickied?
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Old 07-09-2004, 02:32 AM   #5
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just about to ask that
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Old 07-09-2004, 04:04 AM   #6
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Well if we had a mod this would get stickied straight away but the chances of the Jazz/Funk forums getting a mod are pretty slim.

I know this kind of thread has been done before but there just seems to be an excess of people looking for this kind of thread at the moment.

Try and keep it alive and available
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Old 07-09-2004, 10:05 AM   #7
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I posted in the site forum yesterday about this being pinned. It could be a really useful thread.
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Old 07-09-2004, 03:54 PM   #8
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I've not been here for months... does jazz/funk STILL need a mod? I thought at least one of the regulars could have the potential to be modded. It got way out of hand with constant request threads and not much else, and you really need one
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Old 07-09-2004, 05:56 PM   #9
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I don't mean to be mean or anything, but let's try and keep this thread to recommendations.
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Old 07-09-2004, 06:26 PM   #10
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Parliament
Funk

Recommended Songs
Give Up The Funk
Flashlight
Chocolate City
Up For the Down Stroke
What Comes Funky

Recommended Album
Chocolate City

Other Artists
Bootsy Collins
George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic
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Old 07-10-2004, 03:58 AM   #11
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The new wave of jazz/funk posters are seeing the problems now :-p


Hopefully this thread works out better than the last official ones. It would really help the forums.
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Old 07-10-2004, 03:59 AM   #12
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Bootsy Collins
Funk

Songs
Hollywood Squares
Ahh...The Name is Bootsy, Baby
Id Rather Be with You
Bootzilla
Play With Bootsy

Album
Back in the day:The Best of Bootsy

Similar Artists
George Clinton
Larry Graham

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Old 07-10-2004, 04:09 AM   #13
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Jaco Pastorius
Jazz/Fusion

Songs
Donna Lee
Come On, Come Over
Kuru/Speak like a Child
Portrait of Tracy
(Used to be a) Cha Cha
Amerika
The Chicken
Punk Jazz
Slang

Album
Jaco Pastorius

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Richard Bona
Stanley Clarke
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Old 07-10-2004, 04:06 PM   #14
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Commodores
Funk/Groove

Recommended Songs
Won't You Come Dance With Me
Funny Feelings
Funky Situation
Fancy Dancer
Machine Gun
Brick House

Recommended Album
The Commodores
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Old 07-11-2004, 06:14 AM   #15
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Jelly Roll Morton
New Orleans Jazz

Songs
Mushmouth Shuffle
Strokin' Away
West End Blues
Thought I heard Buddy Bolden Say
Climax Rag 1

Album
1923-1924

Similar artists
Fats Waller
Art Hodes
Eubie Blake

Rarely mentioned in the forums, which is a shame as he was a true Jazz legend.

RIP Jelly Roll Morton(1890-1941)
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Old 07-14-2004, 05:02 AM   #16
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Ok, so here it is for all you funk rockers out there.

This is the only funk rock post im going to put in here so if ive missed anyone significant please notify me.

Primus

Songs
Tommy the Cat
My Name is Mud
DMV
Jerry Was a Racecar driver

Album
Sailing the Seas of Cheese


Red Hot Chili Peppers

Songs
Funky Monks
Blackeyed Blonde
Give it Away
Mellowship slinky in B Major
Aeroplane
Stone Cold Bush
Can't Stop
Skinny Sweaty Man
By the Way

Please note these are some funk rock songs - don't complain about there being no Under the Bridge or Scar Tissue. Thank you

Rage Against the Machine

Songs
Take the Power Back
Renegades of Funk
Bullet in the Head
Guerilla Radio
Calm Like a Bomb
Killing in the Name
Know your enemy

Album
Rage Against the Machine

Fishbone

Songs
Party at Ground Zero
Ma and Pa
Freddie's Dead
Lyin *** bitch
Cholly

Album
Truth and Soul

Faith No More

Songs
Epic
Arabian Disco
Anne's Song
From out of Nowhere

Album
The Real Thing

Incubus

Songs
Speak Free
Redefine
Vitamin
Glass
You Will Be a Hot Dancer
Trouble in 421

Album
S.C.I.E.N.C.E


Ok that's enough for just now. Im sure there will be a few elitests who will complain about this but there is a large majority of mxers still looking for recommendations like this.
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Old 07-14-2004, 06:21 AM   #17
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MICKEY AND THE SOUL GENERATION

Tunes:

Ironleg
We Got to Make a Change
Give Everybody Some


Album:

Ironleg: The Complete Mickey and the Soul Generation (Cali-Tex)

Compiled by DJ Shadow from tracks recorded between 1969 and 1977. Lovingly researched, documented and remastered. A must for anyone interested in funk music, and a great study in how funk evolved over this period from groove-driven r'n'b to more progressive, fusion-esque styles.
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Old 07-15-2004, 07:03 PM   #18
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Earth, Wind & Fire
Popular Funk

Recommended Songs
Saturday Nite
Imagination
Boogie Wonderland
Let's Groove

Recommended Album
Spirit
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Old 07-21-2004, 08:26 PM   #19
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Post-Bop/Avant-Garde Jazz (Tenor/Soprano Sax)

Recommended Songs
India
Resolution
My Favorite Things
Giant Steps
Naima
Impressions

Recommended Albums
A Love Supreme
Impressions
My Favorite Things
Ascenscion
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And just for the record, RHCP - okay, not funk, but very funky. Incubus, funky as well. Rage Against The Machine? What? WHAT? I just don't get it.
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Old 07-22-2004, 02:35 AM   #21
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DESCO RECORDS

Funk

Breaking with tradition and featuring a label rather than a band....

This label was founded in the late 90's by Phillipe Lehman and Gabriel Roth, purely to record and release new funk records. 7" singles sold out almost the instant they were shipped, but LPs and CDs can still be found (if you search)....

Artists:

The Soul Providers
Sugarman 3
Lee Fields
The Daktaris
The Mighty Imperials


Singles:

Who's The King - Joseph Henry
Steam Train - Lee Fields
41st Street Breakdown - Naomi Watts
**** It's Hot - Sharon Jones
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - Sugarman 3

NB: All 7" singles were released on compilation CDs Spike's Choice and Spike's Choice vol 2

LPs:

Gimme The Paw - The Soul Providers
Sugar's Boogaloo - Sugarman 3
Soul Donkey - Sugarman 3
Let's Get A Groove On - Lee Fields


The Label shut down and Lehman and Roth went their seperate ways - Lehman went on to establish Soul Fire records (specialising in lo-fi, heavy, progressive funk and afro-beat), and Roth went on to form Daptone records (more of a retro r'n'b funk revue kind of sound).
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Rage Against The Machine? What? WHAT? I just don't get it.
They have a funk influence, particularly in the rhythms they used.
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Old 07-22-2004, 08:06 AM   #23
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Victor Wooten
Solo Bassist/Funk/Jazz

Songs
Me & My Bass Guitar
Classical Thump
When I want to get funky
You Can't Hold no Groove
A Show of Hands
Amazing Grace
Overjoyed

Album
A Show of Hands

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Stu Hamm
Marcus Miller
Avon Lucas
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Hard-Bop/Post-Bop

Recommended Songs (as a leader):
Straight Life
Marie Antoinette
Povo
The Outpost Blues

Recommended Songs (as a sideman):
"Witch Hunt" by Wayne Shorter
"Oliloqui Valley" by Herbie Hancock
"Hat And Beard" by Eric Dolphy

Recommended Albums (as a leader):
Straight Life
Hub-Tones
Ready For Freddie
Red Clay

Recommended Albums (as a sideman):
Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock
Out To Lunch by Eric Dolphy
Speak No Evil by Wayne Shorter
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John McLaughlin:
Jazz Fusion

Songs:
Acid Jazz
The life divine (Mahavishnu)
The Love Supreme (Mahavishnu)
Naima (Mahavishnu)
Birds of Fire (Mahavishnu)
India (Shakti)
Lotus Feet (Shakti)
Isis (Shakti)
The Wish (Shakti)

Albums:
Love, Devotion, Surrender (Mahavishnu)
Birds fo Fire (Mahavishnu)

Eggo will know some more.
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One song I would add to Incubus is Azwethinkweiz
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Old 07-25-2004, 01:47 PM   #27
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Hard Bop
Trumpeter

Recommended songs:
"Joy Spring"
"The Blues Walk"
"Jordu"
"Daahoud"
"Cherokee"

Recommended Albums:
Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Study In Brown
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Trumpeter

Recommended Songs (as a leader):
"Cornbread"
"Most Like Lee"
"Ceora"

Recommended songs (as a sideman):
"A Night In Tunisia" by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
"Moanin'" by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
"Locomotion" by John Coltrane

Recommended Albums (as a leader):
Cornbread

Recommended Albums (as a sideman):
A Night In Tunisia by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Moanin' by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Blue Train by John Coltrane
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Return To Forever
fusion

Recommended Songs:
"Captain Marvel"
"Spain"
"What Game Shall We Play Today?"
"Sometime Ago/La Fiesta"

Recommended Albums:
Light As a Feather
Return to Forever
Romantic Warrior

Feel free to add to this one, I'm only familiar with those 3 albums by this band.
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Louis Armstrong
Jazz/Swing/Dixie Land

songs
What a Wonderful World
That Old Feeling
Ain't Misbehavin'
Mack the Knife
Blueberry Hill
Hello Dolly

Feel free to add to this song list as he had a huge collection of songs and just naming so few doesn't do his full career justice.

Album
All Time Greatest Hits

Similar artists

Fats Waller
Bing Crosby
Jelly Roll Morton
Bessie Smith
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