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Hello All,

I wonder if anyone can recommend some nice funky albums to check out please?  As a reference I really love listening to Willie Weeks, earlier Herbie Hancock (Spiralling Prisms etc) Abe Laboriel, Nathan East,Marcus,Meshell, Motown, Chuck Rainey, etc  basically I listen and have listened to a lot of funk,fusion, jazz and popular music over the years. I am looking for something new and unusual that I haven’t already come across. I would welcome any suggestions so I can use this music to listen to on my daily walks.

Many thanks in advance.

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If you like the jazzier side of funky you won't go far wrong with just about anything by the Nils Landgren Funk Unit.

Or just trawl through this thread:

 

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Check out anything by Poogie Bell Band for a start. Your welcome. 😁 

 

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46 minutes ago, Leonard Smalls said:

 

Or just trawl through this thread:

 

My thoughts exactly.

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anything by The motet. surely the funkiest band in the world ight now?

 

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1 hour ago, bubinga5 said:

Check out anything by Poogie Bell Band for a start. Your welcome. 😁 

 

Thanks, I know these albums I used to play along to them as practice when drumming. Great grooves. Thanks !

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Not sure if it’s what you’re looking for but ESG have some pretty funky grooves 

 

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For my funky fix I usually check out some of the following people:

Marcus Miller
Victor Wooten

Stanley Clarke

Jaco Pastorius (more jazzy)

Earth wind and fire 

Sly and the family stone

Average white band

Jamiroquai

Graham central station

I only recently got introduced to a band called Vulfpeck they’re pretty funky

theres loads of others but I can’t think at the moment.. need more coffee maybe 

 

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There  are many fine funk bands from the 70s-80s which have generally been overlooked; The Rhythm Makers, Sound Experience, The KayGees, Black Heat, Graham Central Station, Mandrill, Slave, Chocolate Milk... 

This a fave track of mine by The Rhythm Makers to get you funking

 

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35 minutes ago, Barking Spiders said:

There  are many fine funk bands from the 70s-80s which have generally been overlooked; The Rhythm Makers, Sound Experience, The KayGees, Black Heat, Graham Central Station, Mandrill, Slave, Chocolate Milk... 

This a fave track of mine by The Rhythm Makers to get you funking

 

Offfft that's f u n k y. . .

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45 minutes ago, Barking Spiders said:

There  are many fine funk bands from the 70s-80s which have generally been overlooked; The Rhythm Makers, Sound Experience, The KayGees, Black Heat, Graham Central Station, Mandrill, Slave, Chocolate Milk... 

This a fave track of mine by The Rhythm Makers to get you funking

 

That’s Proper funky ☝️

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10 hours ago, Barking Spiders said:

There  are many fine funk bands from the 70s-80s which have generally been overlooked; The Rhythm Makers, Sound Experience, The KayGees, Black Heat, Graham Central Station, Mandrill, Slave, Chocolate Milk... 

This a fave track of mine by The Rhythm Makers to get you funking

 

Flares and big  collar's GROOOOVY  love it. Thanks for turning me on dude. Gonna learn that bass groove tomorrow.

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Good to see the Rhythm Makers going down well. You can find it on this cracker 

Essential Funk Classics Volume 1 (CD, Compilation) album cover

And this gem too

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, SteveH said:

Flares and big  collar's GROOOOVY  love it. Thanks for turning me on dude. Gonna learn that bass groove tomorrow.

Strangely this has a hint a Mick Karn.

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On 08/07/2020 at 09:31, Coilte said:

Any early Crusaders album should fit the bill. Wilton Felder, one of the greats on bass is on most of these early albums. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqNo204GK8w

I’m with you, been checking them our recently, thank you.

 

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On 08/07/2020 at 09:03, Swaffle88 said:

For my funky fix I usually check out some of the following people:

Marcus Miller
Victor Wooten

Stanley Clarke

Jaco Pastorius (more jazzy)

Earth wind and fire 

Sly and the family stone

Average white band

Jamiroquai

Graham central station

I only recently got introduced to a band called Vulfpeck they’re pretty funky

theres loads of others but I can’t think at the moment.. need more coffee maybe 

 

If you like Vulfpeck, try Scary Pockets, Pomplamoose and Knower. (Sam Wilkes is just as monstrous as Joe Dart).

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+1 on the Motet and Lettuce

French outfit Electro Deluxe are great

I also quite like Analog Son

 

Anything Cory Wong is involved in, Vulfpeck has been mentioned previously but he has some great solo albums and a side project with the Fearless flyers

Snarky Puppy a mix of Jazz Funk and Rock

 

 

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