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AfroMan 07-08-2004 04:22 AM

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 -

[SIZE=4][U][B]James Brown[/B][/U][/SIZE]

[B]Recommended songs -[/B]
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

[B]Recommended album[/B] - Live at the Apollo

[B]If you like this artist you will probably like-[/B] Curtis Mayfield and Isaac Hayes.

etc etc

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


Nociceptor 07-08-2004 10:32 AM

Odd . . . I think I've seen this thread before :p .
I agree with you, though, that's all I see any more in this forum.

[U][B]Infectious Grooves[/B][/U]
Thrash Funk

[B]Recommended Songs[/B]
Cousin Randy
Violent & Funky

[B]Recommended Album[/B]
Sarsippius's Ark

[B]Similiar Artists[/B]
Kool & the Gang

Victor Wooten
Jaco Pastorius
Ohio State Players
Bootsy Collins

Here's my contribution, AfroMan II. Hope this stops the barrage of clone threads. :D

UncleJam 07-08-2004 12:41 PM


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

[B]Recommended Album[/B]
Uncle Jam Wants You

[B]Other Artists[/B]

the_almighty_face 07-09-2004 01:28 AM

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?

RunawayAmbulance 07-09-2004 01:32 AM

just about to ask that

AfroMan 07-09-2004 03:04 AM

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:thumb:

UncleJam 07-09-2004 09:05 AM

I posted in the site forum yesterday about this being pinned. It could be a really useful thread.

the_almighty_face 07-09-2004 02:54 PM

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

UncleJam 07-09-2004 04:56 PM

I don't mean to be mean or anything, but let's try and keep this thread to recommendations. :thumb:

UncleJam 07-09-2004 05:26 PM


[B]Recommended Songs[/B]
Give Up The Funk
Chocolate City
Up For the Down Stroke
What Comes Funky

[B]Recommended Album[/B]
Chocolate City

[B]Other Artists[/B]
Bootsy Collins
George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic

spastic 07-10-2004 02:58 AM

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.

AfroMan 07-10-2004 02:59 AM

[U][B][SIZE=4]Bootsy Collins[/SIZE][/B][/U]

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

Back in the day:The Best of Bootsy

[B]Similar Artists[/B]
George Clinton
Larry Graham

AfroMan 07-10-2004 03:09 AM

[U][B][SIZE=4]Jaco Pastorius[/SIZE][/B][/U]

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

Jaco Pastorius
Similar Artists[/B]
Weather Report
Richard Bona
Stanley Clarke

UncleJam 07-10-2004 03:06 PM


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

[B]Recommended Album[/B]
The Commodores

AfroMan 07-11-2004 05:14 AM

[SIZE=4][U][B]Jelly Roll Morton[/B][/U][/SIZE]
[B]New Orleans Jazz[/B]

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


[B]Similar artists[/B]
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)

AfroMan 07-14-2004 04:02 AM

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.


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

Sailing the Seas of Cheese

[COLOR=Red][SIZE=4][B]Red Hot Chili Peppers[/B][/SIZE][/COLOR]

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

[SIZE=1]Please note these are some funk rock songs - don't complain about there being no Under the Bridge or Scar Tissue. Thank you[/SIZE]

[COLOR=Red][B][SIZE=4]Rage Against the Machine[/SIZE][/B][/COLOR]

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

Rage Against the Machine


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

Truth and Soul

[SIZE=4][COLOR=Red][B]Faith No More[/B][/COLOR][/SIZE]

Arabian Disco
Anne's Song
From out of Nowhere

The Real Thing


Speak Free
You Will Be a Hot Dancer
Trouble in 421


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.

elconguero 07-14-2004 05:21 AM



We Got to Make a Change
Give Everybody Some


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.

UncleJam 07-15-2004 06:03 PM

[SIZE=4][COLOR=DeepSkyBlue][U][B]Earth, Wind & Fire[/B][/U][/COLOR][/SIZE]
Popular Funk

[B]Recommended Songs[/B]
Saturday Nite
Boogie Wonderland
Let's Groove

[B]Recommended Album[/B]

BirdsOfFires 07-21-2004 07:26 PM

[b]John Coltrane[/b]
Post-Bop/Avant-Garde Jazz (Tenor/Soprano Sax)

[b]Recommended Songs[/b]
My Favorite Things
Giant Steps

[b]Recommended Albums[/b]
A Love Supreme
My Favorite Things

BirdsOfFires 07-21-2004 07:27 PM

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.

elconguero 07-22-2004 01:35 AM



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)....


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


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


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).

AfroMan 07-22-2004 07:02 AM

[QUOTE=BirdsOfFires]Rage Against The Machine? What? WHAT? I just don't get it.[/QUOTE]

They have a funk influence, particularly in the rhythms they used.

AfroMan 07-22-2004 07:06 AM

[B][SIZE=4]Victor Wooten[/SIZE][/B]
[B]Solo Bassist/Funk/Jazz[/B]

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

A Show of Hands

[B]Similar Artists[/B]
Stu Hamm
Marcus Miller
Avon Lucas

Zappa 07-22-2004 08:19 PM

[SIZE=5]Freddie Hubbard[/SIZE]

Recommended Songs (as a leader):
Straight Life
Marie Antoinette
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):
[i]Straight Life[/i]
[i]Ready For Freddie[/i]
[i]Red Clay[/i]

Recommended Albums (as a sideman):
[i]Empyrean Isles[/i] by Herbie Hancock
[i]Out To Lunch[/i] by Eric Dolphy
[i]Speak No Evil[/i] by Wayne Shorter

JohnFooFoo 07-22-2004 08:57 PM

[I][U][B]John McLaughlin:[/B][/U][/I]
[I]Jazz Fusion[/I]

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)

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

Eggo will know some more.

RunawayAmbulance 07-23-2004 02:53 AM

One song I would add to Incubus is Azwethinkweiz

Zappa 07-25-2004 12:47 PM

[SIZE=5]Clifford Brown[/SIZE]
Hard Bop

Recommended songs:
"Joy Spring"
"The Blues Walk"

Recommended Albums:
[i]Clifford Brown & Max Roach[/i]
[i]Study In Brown[/i]

Zappa 07-25-2004 12:54 PM

[SIZE=5]Lee Morgan[/SIZE]
Hard bop

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

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):

Recommended Albums (as a sideman):
[i]A Night In Tunisia[/i] by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
[i]Moanin'[/i] by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
[i]Blue Train[/i] by John Coltrane

Zappa 07-25-2004 12:58 PM

[SIZE=5]Return To Forever[/SIZE]

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

Recommended Albums:
[i]Light As a Feather[/i]
[i]Return to Forever[/i]
[i]Romantic Warrior[/i]

Feel free to add to this one, I'm only familiar with those 3 albums by this band.

AfroMan 07-26-2004 05:41 AM

[SIZE=4][B]Louis Armstrong[/B][/SIZE]
[B]Jazz/Swing/Dixie Land[/B]

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.

All Time Greatest Hits
Similar artists[/B]
Fats Waller
Bing Crosby
Jelly Roll Morton
Bessie Smith

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