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What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Giba7 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:44 pm

Everybody's talking about what funk is.
So if we define it, what is it? Let's share :lol:

Hey -I think this is my favorite all-time funk song!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuyS9M8T03A
George Clinton -Atomic Dog (But the video is terrible! I think it was the mid-80's)

Total classic
"Bow-wow wow Yippee-Yo Yippee-Yeh
Bow wow Yippee Yo Yippee Yeh"!
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Giba7 on Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:54 pm

Hey -what about the Chili Peppers?

Listen to Blood/Sugar/Sex/Majik (can't post too many explicit lyrics)

"If you have to Ask" -One funky lead by Frusciante (my fav), and of course Flea Rocks Bass.
"Mellowship Slinky"
"Sir Psycho Sexy"
"Give it Away"

However "They're Red Hot" is definitely Blues on speed!
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby FunkEducation on Fri Jul 09, 2010 10:42 pm

this is funk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mfKtAftmE4
Incognito playing "EXPRESSO MADUREIRA" live in london 2010!
with Pete Ray Biggin (from Mark Ronson's band) in drums! :D
that is what some bands must be playing these days...! haha xD
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby R I T A on Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:02 pm

wow :shock: that's amazing, they're brilliant. that IS funk :D
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby ophone on Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:21 pm

It is, it is!
And I had the pleasure to attend that gig! 8)
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Giba7 on Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:51 am

Very Funky.
So Incognito is a UK band, been around a long time?
Bluey is from this? Is that his pic on the cover (looking like Samuel L.Jackson?)
Does the singer sound like Chaka Khan, or did she guest sing?

Love this type of music. :D
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby ophone on Tue Aug 10, 2010 11:05 am

Giba7 wrote:Very Funky.
So Incognito is a UK band, been around a long time?
Bluey is from this? Is that his pic on the cover (looking like Samuel L.Jackson?)
Does the singer sound like Chaka Khan, or did she guest sing?

Love this type of music. :D


Incognito celebrated their 30th anniversary last year.
Bluey is the band leader. Yes he's the guy on the cover (but I don't think he looks like Samuel L. Jackson).
Chaka had two guest appearances on the new album, but she's not in the "staff" that makes the tours.

I love this music too! :D
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Giba7 on Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:56 am

Okay, this is more old skool rap, but has funk! Just something I came across!

Step Off Mega Mix
Melle Mel (from Furious 5, Chaka Khan's "I feel for you")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDkxxLOgen4
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Giba7 on Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:23 pm

Gotta put down some Black Eyed Peas. 8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6BstRf38Lw
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Giba7 on Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:14 am

"Tell Me Something Good" Rufus ft. Chaka Kahn.

Funky ass Bass! I don't think I could sit still if I wanted. Nobody like them.
Lucky me saw Chaka sing at this club I worked! Amazing singer!
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Jameerica on Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:41 pm

David Bowie - Fascination

Fav funky (or not, but I see it as funky) song ever. Even if I ignore the fact that I find everything he ever made brilliant, and regard it only for its musical value, it's still my fav.

Also Sikter - Time & Space, domestic band. They're one of the bands that made me sad that I neglected the music scene in my country, and the region, for such a long, long time.
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby BlackCapricornDay on Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:48 am

I don't know if it's funk ..

Everybody by Martin Solveig ..

Is Martin Solveig funky?
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Giba7 on Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:40 am

Wow, all elements of Funk!

Incognito, Bowie (never heard fascination), Sikter, and Solveig.

Thanks for adding!
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Giba7 on Mon Sep 06, 2010 2:23 am

Don't mean to dominate this thread!

Maybe not true funk, but elements. Great song BEP "Hey Mama" with Carribean overtones.
If you are alive, you won't be able to sit still! 8) I just love Willi! He does the milkshake dance!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtczBseiAac
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Jameerica on Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:17 am

Not funk at all, but I was impressed.High Tone - Mevlana in dub

Somehow perfectly captures Ramadhan in Sarajevo. And pretty much any larger city in the world with a Muslim majority that isn't ethnically "clean" of any other nationalities. I've described my country as the ass of the world, but to be honest, Ramadhan here made me fall in love with it. It's just ... incredible how everything seems to come together - the modern and the traditional, the East and the West, the adhan resounding in the midst of Austro-Hungarian architecture, skyscrapers protruding behind traditional quarters filled with nargilla smoke, how the city comes alive after iftar and everything seems that much more colourful and striking.

Well, that was long. Any longer and I would start writing poetry, haha. My point is though, it's incredible how it can turn from a cold concrete jungle to something so breathtaking for that month of the year.

EDIT: To top it off, I leave you with a picture of miniature mosques. Miniature CHOCOLATE mosques. :lol:
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby BlackCapricornDay on Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:00 am

Jameericaaa .. what a nice poetry!!

it's an amazing month, isn't it? even i feel that i become this calm only in Ramadhan atmosphere :D ..
We're in a most difficult economics too but everybody seems join together, i hope that this ambient happen every months ..
i saw in a mall some days ago a big (i don't know what do you call it) bedug (y know the big drum for adzan) made from chocholate!

Happy Ramadhan to you,, a few days left :wink:
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Shaolin325 on Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:50 pm

Some of my favorites include:

• Marvin Gaye – “Got To Give It Up”

• Prince – “I Wanna Be Your Lover”

• Rick James - “Mary Jane” and “You and I”

• Invisible Man’s Band – “All Night Thing”

• Ohio Players – “Fire” and “Sweet, Sticky Thing”

• Rufus and Chaka Khan – “Any Love”, “Do You Love What You Feel” and “Tell Me Something Good”

• Cameo – “I Just Want To Be”

• Kool and the Gang – “Jungle Boogie”

• Slave – “Sizzlin’ Hot”, “Dreamin’”, “Slide” and “Just A Touch Of Love”

• Gap Band - “Burn Rubber”

• BT Express - “Express”, “Do It ‘Til You’re Satisfied” and “Peace Pipe”

Only one of these songs is actually entitled “Fire”, but that’s just what they all are..... FIYA!!!
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Giba7 on Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:52 pm

Whoaa -too much to comprehend!

@-->Jameerica -Happy Ramadan. The dark-chocolate Mosque looks delicious!
Also the month for many Jewish holidays this September.
And Ramadan has fasting -similar to Lent for Catholic Christians.
And each has some sort of headcovering -Hijab for Muslim, Yarmulkes for Jews, and head veils for Catholics.
We are similar in different ways.

@--> Shaolin325 - Love your list! Marvin Gaye, Prince, Rufus & Chaka (favorites) Gap Band, Kool & the Gang, Ohio Players (classics)!
Never heard Invisible Man's Band, Slave, BT Express Thanks!

I remember Cameo's Word up!
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Shaolin325 on Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:08 pm

Just thought of a couple more:

1. Faze O - "Riding High"....I'm not a weed smoker, but If I were this is def the record I would blaze to.

2. Parliament/Funkadelic - Anything by these guys. I can't believe I left them off my first list. I specifically like "Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Of the Sucka), "Mothership Connection" and "Flashlight"

3. Bootsy Collins - "I'd Rather Be With You"

4. Heatwave - "Boogie Nights" and "Groove Line" - these actually may be considered disco.
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Ninochka on Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:36 pm

Jameerica wrote:Not funk at all, but I was impressed.High Tone - Mevlana in dub

Somehow perfectly captures Ramadhan in Sarajevo. And pretty much any larger city in the world with a Muslim majority that isn't ethnically "clean" of any other nationalities. I've described my country as the ass of the world, but to be honest, Ramadhan here made me fall in love with it. It's just ... incredible how everything seems to come together - the modern and the traditional, the East and the West, the adhan resounding in the midst of Austro-Hungarian architecture, skyscrapers protruding behind traditional quarters filled with nargilla smoke, how the city comes alive after iftar and everything seems that much more colourful and striking.

Well, that was long. Any longer and I would start writing poetry, haha. My point is though, it's incredible how it can turn from a cold concrete jungle to something so breathtaking for that month of the year.

EDIT: To top it off, I leave you with a picture of miniature mosques. Miniature CHOCOLATE mosques. :lol:
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Oh I love Ramadhan...Happy Ramadhan Everyone! :mrgreen:
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Jameerica on Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:55 am

BlackCapricornDay wrote:Jameericaaa .. what a nice poetry!!

it's an amazing month, isn't it? even i feel that i become this calm only in Ramadhan atmosphere :D ..
We're in a most difficult economics too but everybody seems join together, i hope that this ambient happen every months ..
i saw in a mall some days ago a big (i don't know what do you call it) bedug (y know the big drum for adzan) made from chocholate!

Happy Ramadhan to you,, a few days left :wink:


It is indeed. I never felt it quite as strong as this year, though. And the big drum out of chocolate sounds... amazing haha. Although, I never heard of a drum for Adhan, we have a cannon to announce breaking the fast, it's a Turkish tradition.

Giba7 wrote:Also the month for many Jewish holidays this September.
And Ramadan has fasting -similar to Lent for Catholic Christians.
And each has some sort of headcovering -Hijab for Muslim, Yarmulkes for Jews, and head veils for Catholics.
We are similar in different ways.


We are indeed. About the headcovering, you only need to take into account the area in which all three religions developed. It was pretty much a necessity, I think.

About fasting, the difference is that Muslims abstain completely from food and drink till sunrise, but yea, I get yer point :) This year it was quite hard for people with obligations considering it's summer, and it was a hot one. But people like me on summer vacation were all right :lol: I did damage my sleeping pattern somewhat but I guess it'll fall back into routine, since I can't exactly go to sleep at 5 in the morning and wake up at 3 anymore. :lol:
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Giba7 on Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:05 pm

@ Jameerica -interesting to learn of religions. Great film "The Holy Land" narr by Peter Berger (Columbia Univ.)

Summer is over and so is sleeping in! My kids are off to school! Enjoy Ramadhan.
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Giba7 on Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:06 pm

@ -Shaolin325

Parliament Funkadelic & Bootsy Collins are pure, deep, dirty funk!
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby BlackCapricornDay on Wed Sep 08, 2010 1:17 am

Jameerica :

a cannon ?? wow .. what a diverse culture we have .. amazing.. in here (Indonesia) we hit the bedug to announce adzan 5 times a day to go to mosque,
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imagine that made from chocholate ..

Giba7 :
Sorry for being off topic again ..
but as for the topic that matter here's if consider funky ..
Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman is a bit dancey, groovy (probably there's an original version) but hey i think funk has no limitation :wink:

Daftpunk - Something About Us i know .. Daftpunk? but have a listen to this song, it's sounds jazzy yet very calm simple lyrics and has a very light drum and bassline .. love this song (i thought it's sounds similar to JMQ's downbeat songs)

And if you like Beck, try to listen his 2 biggest hits such as The New Pollution,Devil's Haircut or from the good old days Beck .. it is not funk but it's quite funky ..
Beck - The New Pollutions
Beck - Devil's Haircut

Enjoy :wink:
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Re: What's your favorite funky song?

Postby Giba7 on Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:55 am

BlackCapricornDay wrote:Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman is a bit dancey, groovy (probably there's an original version) but hey i think funk has no limitation :wink:


OMG -I know this song, Love it! But more like background music. It must be music from the clubs. But the video looks really early -80's?

And I loved Beck -Loser -great song!
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