; Tangled Up In Blue: For the funk of it..

Monday, September 12, 2005

For the funk of it..


So far, not much mention of funk in TUIB. In honor of N'awleans and the funk that we need, listen to THIS from the Meters.

Best funk song ever???
Atomic Dog - Georgia Clinton?
One Nation Under a Groove - G. Clinton
You Dropped the Bomb on Me - Gap Band
Roller Coaster - Ohio Players

Any other nominations?

11 Comments:

Blogger Glen Dean said...

How about "Super Freak" by Rick James?

4:36 PM  
Blogger Glen Dean said...

Sorry to double dip, but what about "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder?

4:39 PM  
Blogger Rex L. Camino said...

You have to have something backed up by Motown's Funk Brothers, maybe "Poppa Was A Rolling Stone".

4:50 PM  
Blogger HUCK said...

What about "Funky Town", performed by Pseudo Echo and written by Lips Inc.?

4:58 PM  
Blogger Sharon Cobb said...

Rex...Amen to the Funk Brothers! Do you know Bob Babbitt? He is the bass player for them and lives here and is a long time friend of mine. He had the dubious task of replacing the all tiem great funk bass player, James Jameson.
There is sooooooo much good funk, I couldn't possibly come up with just one song. "Let's Groove Tonight" by EWF was always a great funk song, and of course, anything by George Clinton and Bootsie Collins.

Glen...a sidebar on "Super Freak." Rick James said he wanted to create a funk song that white people could dance to. I don't know if white people got up any more than usual and danced to it, but I LOVE that song. Of course, I'm a Super freak.

Interesting that no one is mentioning any current artists. Are there any current artists who are really funky? Naaaaaaaa

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Sarcastro said...

Talking about current funk, is like talking about current big band music. It is a lame echo of the heyday.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Kat Coble said...

Well, John. You already named every single "funk" song I know.

Plus 3 others.

So I'm out of this conversation...

*hangs head in shame*

5:51 PM  
Blogger HUCK said...

2 words: Sun Ra

6:03 PM  
Blogger Glen Dean said...

"Sharon's a very freaky girl. The kind you don't bring home to mama."

Just kidding girl. Love ya.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Rex L. Camino said...

Sharon, Bob Babbitt lives in Nashville? I was not aware of that. I am a bass player myself, and I always put on my Motown collections and listen in amazement. Jamerson (and Babbitt) had a way of coming up with bass lines that made the song without standing out.

6:53 PM  
Blogger Sharon Cobb said...

Glen--I'm totally a Super Freak, and proud of it. :)

Rex--Check your email--sent you a present.

9:35 PM  

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