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The Funktipus - All The Best Funk - Get Da Funk In

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23 hours ago, spectre07 said:

 

That track is great. It reminded me of some Cosmic Boogie, Afro Funk or a band named Kassav.

 

Since I mentioned that band, here's one track from their first album that was released in 1979.

 

 

Kassav's Biography



The adventure began when Pierre-Edouard Décimus, an old pioneer of West Indian music and member of a band called Les Vickings, who decided to create a new musical approach with Freddy Marshall. They contacted Georges Décimus, who's Pierre-Edouard's brother, and Jacob Desvarieux who at the time is a guitarist and arranger, who's rather interested in Rock and R’n’B. Very attached to the popular music of Guadeloupe, Pierre-Edouard seeks to adapt it to modern musical techniques. For the recordings, they decided to work with many session musicians, who will have to achieve what they had in mind. At first it's all experimental. The original rhythm, coming mainly from Gwo ka (a French creole term for big drum. Alongside Gwotanbou, simply Ka or Banboula, refers to both a family of hand drums) will serve as the basics for the music they had in mind. KASSAV is therefore a concept before becoming a band. It's still a reflection, a desire for progression and a return to the sources. The basic trio returned to the studio in November of 1978 and released their first studio album in early 1979 entitled "Love and Ka Dance". The band will be formed progressively, in different forms such as "Soukwé kò'w" or Kassav, with comings and goings of musicians and singers until 1984. At the time, West Indian musicians are rarely professionals. Music is a pastime rather than a profession - "it doesn't pay". Kassav is going to start the habit of performing mainly in concerts, by recording albums after albums, fifteen so far (not counting "live" recordings) under the band's generic name, and more than thirty solo albums by its members. By conquering a increasingly large and loyal number of followers, the band gives pride and consideration to their music and West Indian musicians in the Caribbean as in France where many young people, far from their parents island, can finally identify themselves with a group and a culture. The first albums of the band, are considered at the time by the majority of French people as being too "ethnic" which are produced by various producers of Caribbean music, and generally distributed by Sonodisc. From 1984 to 1987, Kassav is under the label GD Productions by Georges Debs, record store in Martinique, and distributed by Sonodisc. This association provides better financial comfort for the production of quality albums in the best studios in Paris. Kassav's strategy was to install the new trend by offering one album per year under the band's name, but up to three other solo albums by its members. Everyone could, at their ease, develop their style along the lines proposed by the starting trio. All the members invested and worked on the current album as for those of the group. The biggest hits of the group are from solo albums. All the members of the group would meet in the studio with new recordings. Kassav achieved international success in December 1984 with the single entitled "Zouk-la sé sel médikaman nou ni", from the album by Georges and Jacob, simply named "Jacob F. Desvarieux / Georges Decimus". The musical style definitely had a name: Zouk. It’s the public that had given it, first by calling it "zouk music" and finally recognizing its style. The term "zouk" has been used since the 60s to refer to prom, surprise parties and other dancing evens. Kassav's music was becoming the most heard at the time in zouks and on the radio. Since 1985 Kassav has been crossing Africa and filling stadiums with up to 90,000 people in Luanda (capital of Angola, a port city on the west coast of Southern Africa). During the first West Indian carnival in Paris, more than 250,000 people were in front of the stage which welcomed Kassav on the Esplanade de Vincennes in France. Jocelyne recorded her first solo album in December 1986 which will also be the first female gold record in the West Indies. One of its titles Kolé séré is taken up in a duet with Philippe Lavil and remains for a long time in second place in the French Top 50, after "Joe le Taxi" by Vanessa Paradis. The French public can no longer ignore Kassav which advances with the means at hand, and three of them courts them. CBS, which became Sony Music, "wins" the signature with the band because it's the only company to accept not to touch the music of the band which had already proved its talent. They released in 1987 the album "Vini Pou" and in 1989 "Majestik Zouk" at CBS. These two albums would become platinum. All the other albums that would follow, became gold. In 1988 the group received an Award at Victoires de la Musique, for the Best French band and would fill the Zenith (a multi-purpose indoor arena in Paris) 8 evenings in a row by doing 9 concerts and 10 the following year. The band left Sony Music in 2002, and Patrick Saint Eloi left that same year to pursue a solo career. Georges who left the group in 1991, would be replaced by Frédéric Caracas, Guy N'Sangué and Stephane Castry who returned in 2004. The members of the Kassav are now producers and owners of their music. The group has traveled the world such as the Caribbean and Pacific islands, Africa, USSR, Japan, North and South America. Music distribution remains difficult and does not follow the popularity of the band. The titles are taken up in various countries and Zouk still inspires. The Brazilians invented a Brasazouk dance, and many others have created zouk music by claiming it to be the authorship of their style. In fact, it started decades ago in two small islands of the Caribbean. First in Guadalupe, then in Martinique.

 

P.Funk inspired pre-Electro Funk with some sticky bass licks out of Illinois.

 

 

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Anyone remember Faze-O?

 

 

 

Some hot-buttered funk from Black Moses

 

 

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Black Blood - Shaba (1977) from their fourth studio album Blood Brother, Blood Sister

 

 

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More overseas inspired funk.

 

Acayouman was a band formed in Martinique (an insular region of France located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea), in the early 80’s by musician/composer Dominique Durepaire. They recorded this never commercially released 12” in 1984 with the help of their friends, the sound engineer/musician Jean-Pierre Bulot and Joël Heloise (from Frégate Orchestra / Syn-Ka) with no other ambition than playing the music they felt in love with and discovered during their many trip to Miami, U.S.A. Far from the zouk scene that was overwhelming the music industry in the French West Indies, they created their own sound strongly influenced by American soul, the boogie and electro productions from the East Coast and even Jamaican reggae.

 

 

Moving To The Beat: The Rise And Fall of The Funkees

 

 

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Bootsy's Rubber Band - Psychoticbumpschool (1976) from their debut studio album Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band

 

 

James Brown - The Spank (1978) from his forty-sixth studio album Jam 1980's

 

 

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The Z-Funk was born and they released a 12'' record and an EP in 1983 entitled "Traffic (Cheek To Cheek Bumper To Bumper)" which included "This Groove Is On The Loose" on the flip side. An EP was also released the same year with the same track list and an additional song entitled  "Get Up, Get Down, Let Your Body Pop". They were actively performing until the early 80's and seemed to have vanished from Planet Earth.

 

 

 

 

The Z-Funk is here with some heavy Traffic (Cheek To Cheek Bumper To Bumper) by Greyship Daviz.

 

 

Biography



Greyship Daviz, the powerhouse funk-rock band of the 1970’s was a very popular self contained act from Columbus, Ohio who performed locally and toured nationally, laying down hard driving funk and R&B grooves topped off with silky smooth and powerful vocals. During the life of the band (1975-1982), Greyship Daviz was the opening act for such headliners as Parliament Funkadelic, Bootsy Collins, Sister Sledge and the Fatback Band. Influenced by such diverse groups as Mothers Finest, Earth, Wind and Fire, and the O’jays, the band recognized the emergence of their own sound and began writing and recording original material. Never realizing their own recording contract, a few of their songs have been played extensively on the internet and in DJ booths around the world. Oh! And by the way. Just in case you don't know by now, and for those who think they do. Greyship Daviz has never had a member with the name Davis. Whenever Greyship Daviz performed their unique style of funk raising the roof, as they were known to do, the word quickly spread making that venue the place to be. Traveling with their own sound and lighting engineers, and wearing face paint and stylish flamboyant outfits, the band was able to provide their fans and partygoers with a funky original sound and exciting stage performances that became and still remain the talk of myth and legend.

 

 

http://greyshipdaviz.com/

 

Sonya, a nice funky song from the Golden State. Performed by Tierra.

 

 

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Tierra were an early 70's group comprised of some band members of the group El Chicano. Guitarist Rudy and trombonist / percussionist Steve Salas had both been with that group. They teamed with keyboardist Joey Guerra, bassist Steve Falomir, drummer Philip Madayag, percussionist Andre Baeza, and Bobby Navarrete on reeds. Their cover of the Intruders tune "Together" reached the R&B Top Ten in 1980 and reached number 18 on the U.S. pop charts. It was their lone big hit, although their remake of the Delfonics tune "La La Means I Love You" did make the R&B Top 40 in 1981. The group recorded the album Bad City Boys in 1982, again, for the Boardwalk label. The album included the ballads "Are We In Love" and "Lovely Lady". Following this album release Tierra relocated to the independent Susie Q Records label. One 12 inch was released there in 1986 entitled "Mind Games" with the flip side being a track entitled "You're In Love", a tune highly popular among U.K. soul fans. The group returned in the early '90's with "Tonight" in 1993 and "A New Beginning" two years later.

 

Webpage of the band.

https://tierramusic.com/about-us/

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Would this qualify as funk? Bernie Worrell on keyboard!

[LIVE] Band: Talking Heads / Track: Girlfriend is Better / Album: Stop Making Sense / Year: 1984

 

 

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Musician: James Brown / Track: Eyesight / Album: Jam 1980's / Year: 1978

 

 

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Would this qualify as funk? Bernie Worrell on keyboard!

[LIVE] Band: Talking Heads / Track: Girlfriend is Better / Album: Stop Making Sense / Year: 1984

 

 

Definitely hear elements of funk

This jam too;

 

 

 

 

 

Definitely influenced by Isaac Hayes...I think he actually played piano on this;

 

 

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I don't know about you but I dig this track. I stumbled on this compilation while I was listening to Lolli Pop by Kick. Two songs of them are in it. I discovered some very good songs I hadn't heard before.

 

The track above has attracted my attention the most. It is really smooth with that early 80's Bar Kays and Cameo sound. It's now available on this vinyl and CD compilation. The whole thing is perfectly compiled with some quality modern soul and boogie steppers. Keep your ears peeled.

 

 

 


Stone Crush: Memphis Modern Soul 1977-1987.


Memphis has always been a studio town, where making hit records looked easy. An unknown Elvis could walk into Sun Studios and cut a side, while Willie Mitchell worked his magic around the corner at the Hi Records studio. This vast studio ecosystem meant that even when Stax Records folded in 1975, everybody still knew somebody who could get them into a real recording facility. The city’s largest player in the business was gone, but the possibilities that it introduced were not.

Stone Crush is the definitive overview of Memphis’ modern soul scene of the post-Stax years. It’s a collection of funky tracks of hope—from dentist O.T. Sykes, who traded dental work for studio time, to the ad-man who moonlighted as the visionary mastermind behind Captain Fantastic & Starfleet, few of them ever had anything to do with a hit, but across the board, each believed. Like Cato Walker, whose father’s gig as B.B. King’s driver got him an in, and The Bar-Kays’ former costume maker Libra, some had tangential connections to the city’s deep-rooted music scene that gave them a head start on their hopeful path to fame. Over a decade in the making, Stone Crush is an expertly curated compilation of these home-grown slices of Memphis stylings, from roller skate boogie to private press soul to bedroom funk—rare sides whose original copies are considered holy grails by DJs and collectors all over. This collection does more than transport us to a time gone by. It helps us hear what couldn’t be heard then.

Source : https://lightintheattic.net/releases/6199-stone-crush-memphis-modern-soul-1977-1987

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The above track reminded me of the Average White Band from Scotland.

 

 

Let's not burn the speakers with this track from the Ohio Players.

 

 

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Sad news that is. I've first heard about him 10 years ago while listening to an old cassette tape recording of The Ferry Maat Soul Show dating November 1983 and it was the song Rock Your Body from The Bohannon Drive LP which I later purchased. Some of his earlier late 70's LP's were bought by my girlfriend at the time. May he rest easy and peacefully.

 

 

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OK, this is a little left-field but Zeppelin did some nice Funk fused with rock. Bonhams syncopated drumming was always very Funk. But Jimmy Page went and made some Funky riffs as I'm sure he was just a huge fan. 

 

This one is clearly homage to the whole genre. 

 

 

 

 

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Here's a track by Minnie Riperton's former band before she left and went solo. You can kinda tell that the sound influenced her first album (especially Les Fleurs) a lot.

 

 

 

Here's some modern tracks as well. I've been shilling Hiatus Kaiyote a lot lately, but I think they're a genuinely great band. Their track Atari was actually sampled by Kendrick I think, and their lead singer Nai Palm recently released an acoustic album that was also really good.

 

KNOWER is also really good, and they're an electronic jazz-funk band from LA. You might know them from FlyLo FM on V, where their track F*ck The Makeup, Skip The Shower was featured (which honestly isn't a great represenation of their music). Their sound is basically what happens when you cross Frank Zappa and Thundercat with the Jet Set Radio Soundtrack.

 

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More old Funk...

 

 

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Funk Freak is a funk boogie track released on Spanish label Neon Finger earlier this year. It is an international collaboration with various freelance and studio musicians such as the American music producer Sebastian Lopez aka Throwbakk, the British vocalist Roxy and the Finnish guitarist Artur Uronen from Beverly Girl.

 

 

 

 

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Some obscure funk.

 

 

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