But seriously, if it’s funk, it’s good.
Thanks for all the suggestions. I will have to do some digging.
I find I prefer the earlier funk, and I’m not that much into pfunk. I think I prefer my funk to avoid synths, and stick with a good fat bass line and a decent horn section
Recently I’ve been enjoying a bit of New Orleans stuff, which seems to have its own upbeat flavour. The number of subgenres within funk is all a bit confusing.
Nice to see that there are still a few funk fans kicking around the dope.
That sound as if you may like Bra by Cymande and Scorpio by Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band.
Prince, Ripopgodazippa.Prince is funky to his bones - he can’t help but be funky!
One of my favourite Prince songs, The Everlasting Now.
Meet the one and only Eddie BO
May he rest in peace
And from a little later period. Chocolate Milk as mentioned in the list above
Cheers and enjoy
Am listening to Eddie Bo right this second as it happens
How about an obscure song by a well-known artist? James Brown’s Talking Loud and Saying Nothing is nine minutes of unapologetic funk:
Nice isn’t it?
ETA Do you know about Donny Hathaway?
Actually this version is superior IMHO
The Brothers Johnson Get the Funk Outta My Face
Never fails to cure what ails me.
Alright, I’ve stood by long enough! I had to make one of these videos, but I can pretty much guarantee that nearly everything on my list qualifies as both “obscure” and “good” (the funkiness goes without saying; I mean, it’s me posting this, after all)…
Anthony Burns - Doing What You Need To Do
Classic Funk - Hard Times
Communicators & Black Experience Band - The Road
Donnie Brown - Funky Mind
Dynamite Singletary - Super Good
Freddi Henchi & the Soulsetters - I Want to Dance, Dance, Dance
Freddi Henchi & the Soulsetters - Funky To The Bone
Freddi Henchi & the Soulsetters - I Like Funky Music
*** SRSLY, you can’t really go wrong with Freddi Henchi & the Soulsetters! ***
Funky Music Machine - Gotta Clean Up The World (NOTE: some people know this band as Tyrone Ashley’s Funky Music Machine)
Gamith - Darkness
Kalyanji Anadji - Somebody To Love
Mehrpooya - Ghabileh-ye Lily
St. Vincent’s Supersound Latinaires Orchestra - Roasted Or Fried
Sundia - Stand Up & Be A Man (Part 1)
Sundia - Stand Up & Be A Man (Part 2)
Thomas East - Sister Funk
Timothy McNealy - Funky Movement No. 2
Wally Coco - Message To Society
Lee Fields - She’s A Lovemaker
Lee Fields - The Bull Is Coming
*** With the exception of his album Treacherous, you cannot go wrong with Lee Fields ***
Lettuce - Madison Square
Lettuce - Lettsanity
Lettuce - The Last Suppit
*** It is impossible to waste your money by buying a Lettuce album! ***
Snowboarder Bo - once again, the breadth of your musical exposure adds to the Dope’s value. Now I gotta find time to give a few of these a listen…
Great post Bo!! That’s exactly the sort of “who the hell…?” level of obscurity I was after. Only listened to the first half so far, but looking forward to the rest.
I feel I need to contribute a few tracks of my own in gratitude, so here are a few that I’m really into at the moment…
Barbara howard - I don’t want your love