FUNK
#1

So... what do funk fans on here REALLY like about original 60s/70s funk? I've asked Dev Paradox about this before too and I was never really happy with the answer, to be honest!

Is it simply the few seconds of raw break?

Cos let's face it, the rest of it is no more than happy-clappy, non-cerebral, shake-yer-ass, music-made-for-dancing. Isn't it?

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PS Macc, you're barred from answering..
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#2

I can answer if I like, pissface Grin Wink

EDIT: Go and check my response in the other thread.
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#3

An open break is the bit that really gets me going, but it's just the raw, unashamed in your faceness that really gets me going. Not a fan of the more rhythmically conservative later stuff, I'm more about the late 60s / early 70s stuff, just soooooooo much rawer than all that P Funk / Bootsy Collins esque stuff.........
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#4

Do us a CD, Pez Wink

Funk has always remained a mystery to me.... maybe I just don't know enough about it though!
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#5

The raw energy for the most part. Nothing to do with a few seconds of clear break at all.
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#6

my favourite stuff is anything by the Meters. blues, funk and a dash of madness.

but my knowledge of 60s 70s funk isnt great. Baffled
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#7

sir loris of crowthorne Wrote:do us a cd, pez Wink


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i'm working on another one too! Xyxthumbs
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Macc Wrote:I can answer if I like, pissface Grin Wink

EDIT: Go and check my response in the other thread.

Hahaha Sorry, posted this just before you came back over there!

I'LL FIGHT YA ON 2 FRONTS YA BASTARD!
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#9

The pure badassmofo-ness in the grooves. Not true of all of it though - it isn't the happy clappy stuff I really go for, apart from Gimme Some More Lovesmilie.

Examples of BAD TO THE BONE funk:

JB - Can't Stand It 76 - so dirty - nothing happy clappy about it at all.
JB - Stone To The Bone
Sharon Jones - Got To Be The Way It Is
Sharon Jones - Got A Thing On My Mind
Sharon Jones - Ain't It Hard
(okay Sharon Jones is very recent but it is in the same vein)

The Meters - Tippi Toes Lovesmilie
The Meters - Same Old Thing (TUNE! Check the change ups and different sections)

+ Soooooo many more that aren't 'happy clappy good time music'.
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#10

Has anyone heard 'Unhooked Generation' by Freda Payne?

A bit happy Oops but it is sing-a-long badness! Cool
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#11

Macc Wrote:JB - Can't Stand It 76 - so dirty - nothing happy clappy about it at all.

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#12

I think there is a difference between intentionally making music that makes people dance and just expressing your self through the medium of music...


... whether something is or isn't funk (you/vous fucking decide).. it does not necessarsesarily mean that the intention to make people dance was part of it's conception.

:P
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#13

What Champion Of Funk will knock me up a quick compo of some of these golden funk moments? C'mon y'all muthafukkaz - help me Get Down!!!!! Cool
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#14

dgoHn Wrote:I think there is a difference between intentionally making music that makes people dance and just expressing your self through the medium of music...


... whether something is or isn't funk (you/vous fucking decide).. it does not necessarsesarily mean that the intention to make people dance was part of it's conception.

:P

*confused*

I don't understand - are you suggesting that making music in order to make people dance... is somehow inferior to making music for any other reason?
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#15

Logos Wrote:Has anyone heard 'Unhooked Generation' by Freda Payne?

A bit happy Oops but it is sing-a-long badness! Cool

i love unhooked generation..

i actually also buy funk and soul 45s without breakbeats in them..SHOCKING!!!

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#16

Naphta Wrote:*confused*

I don't understand - are you suggesting that making music in order to make people dance... is somehow inferior to making music for any other reason?

... no.. I suggested that I think there is a difference.
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Naphta Wrote:What Champion Of Funk will knock me up a quick compo of some of these golden funk moments? C'mon y'all muthafukkaz - help me Get Down!!!!! Cool

i have to connect my turntables but i can help you get your groove on..

if you want you can check the sets here for some funny 45s...

http://bustede.com/nature

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#18

dgoHn Wrote:
Naphta Wrote:*confused*

I don't understand - are you suggesting that making music in order to make people dance... is somehow inferior to making music for any other reason?

... no.. I suggested that I think there is a difference.

OK! And... can you suggest what that difference might be..?
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Naphta Wrote:What Champion Of Funk will knock me up a quick compo of some of these golden funk moments? C'mon y'all muthafukkaz - help me Get Down!!!!! Cool

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pez Wrote:

Kisskiss
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#20

Naphta Wrote:
dgoHn Wrote:
Naphta Wrote:*confused*

I don't understand - are you suggesting that making music in order to make people dance... is somehow inferior to making music for any other reason?

... no.. I suggested that I think there is a difference.

OK! And... can you suggest what that difference might be..?

He's saying the same thing as I am Naphta.



If it isn't what is IN YOUR HEART AND SOUL, it's inferior.
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#21

pez Wrote:

Kisskiss

Ahh, fair play to ya Pez! And if I can ever listen to music at work, I'll check it out!
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#22

the rawness.

the mixdowns are so fucking rugged. the recordings have so much character, you can almost smell the grits and gravey.
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#23

Sir Loris Of Crowthorne Wrote:Do us a CD, Pez Wink

Funk has always remained a mystery to me.... maybe I just don't know enough about it though!

search for posts by bluewater, he's posted up funk mixes before
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#24

i like the sounds and the breaks are a big element but most of all its the FEELING

which is where words end!
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#25

i think the keb darge comps are a great way to start checking it out
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