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    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010 edited
    Truly stoked to see so many founding fathers of the funk already in the thread. Looks like Ima have to represent brother Curtis, and you'll kindly excuse me if I go to excess:

    Kung Fu

    Super Fly

    Doo Doo Wop is Strong in Here

    Billy Jack

    and last but not least,
    Freddie's Dead

    Somebody light a match...
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    I was digging through my school radio station's trash bin and I came across a delightful group of funky upstarts by the name of Uprise. Perplexingly, however, Google doesn't seem to acknowledge their existence. This is incredibly confusing.
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    i'm shocked!
    no Baby Huey yet, so here you go:

    Baby Huey and The Babysitters

    [let's hope that worked]
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    oh, and i saw some Betty Davis earlier, but this has got to be one of my fav's of hers:

    Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2010 edited

    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2010
    Screaming Headless Torsos are insanely good. Love the Fuze.
    • CommentTimeSep 26th 2010 edited
    ups! sorry nigredo, i´ve been listening the thread backwards & i´ve just read later the non actual funky thing, so... sorry for this: )

    • CommentAuthorjdaysy
    • CommentTimeSep 27th 2010
    I think this thread really finally made me decide to de-lurk. (Funk thread = Warren dislike; Funk thread = Jen de-lurk; probably not a good sign. But I will not over-analyze it)

    I was going to wait to post until I watched every single video, but I fear the thread will die if I wait too long. So before then, I must share this that I heard for the first time a few weeks ago on our local indie station. You know how sometimes you discover an artist you never heard of before, and you pull that one thread and realize there's like a whole sweater of things you've missed out on? This was that for me. Hope you dig it:

    • CommentTimeOct 5th 2010
    wow , what a varied selection and as usual some of music i've
    not heard before from because that's the sort of the wide
    variety of people we got on this board.

    someone posted a jamaican funk related tune.Well we'll
    use that tenous link to highlight the new yorker
    tom browne...

    tom browne - "funkin for jamiaca"

    tom browne - "thighs high"

    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2010
    return to the classics...

    Aretha Franklin - "Rock Steady"

    JBs- "Make it funky"

    • CommentAuthorbumnote
    • CommentTimeOct 17th 2010
    well funk me!!
    didn't realise we had so many fellow funk lovers here. thought i'd git in there with some more of the queen of funk, betty davis. damn shes got a sexy voice, sounds to me like she'd sex you into hospital with stoat-like-ruttery...

    and something a lot newer by the thievery corporation - the numbers game...

    • CommentTimeOct 18th 2010
    How is it that this thread made it this far without any Jimmy Castor?

    Funkiest. Song. Everrrr
      CommentAuthorHEY APATHY!
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2010 edited

    Saw one Miles amongst the grooves but this concert is way out there, also AGHARTA is the FUNKIEST THING EVER but isn't up on youtube right now ( ps makes sure your cat is out of the room at 3:24 or else the GAry Bartz solo will instigate a feral feline attack I've got bloody scratches all over my legs to prove it!)
    • CommentAuthorrobb
    • CommentTimeOct 19th 2010 edited
    Ill Mondo
    Worth it to the end, or at least skip about, it speeds up beautifully. Be Bad

    Sa Ra Creative Partners
    Love Stomp
    • CommentTimeNov 5th 2010
    The lush sweetness of phillidelphia soul and Funk team up..

    Teddy Pendegrass and Harold Melvin and Blue notes- "bad luck"

    Upping the tempo! sampled by to death by 80s rappers.
    But this is the original funk tune...

    Sir Joe Quarterman and Free Soul- "(I got) So Much Trouble in My Mind"

    Heri Mkocha
    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2010
    Because I love you.

    • CommentTimeDec 17th 2010
    The breakdown at ~2:12 is where a lot of that love resides...
    • CommentTimeDec 23rd 2010

    you are right..nice rare find!

    I've tried to stay away from the modern stuff . I
    wanted to expose the roots of this stuff. The roots of the grooves
    we all take for granted today.but then i heard this
    a modern funk track...

    NERD -"Hot and Fun"

    That's a funk bassline driving that song. Pharrell has always said
    NERD were a Funk Rock Hip Hop band. If you don't believe that's
    funk just ask Bootsy Collins...

    Bootsy Collins Basic Funk Formula-

    Heri Mkocha