If you enjoy funk then Parliaments own brand of the genre has to be explored. A distinct sound of its own (although often copied by inferiors), the thing that stands out from this bands output is the organised chaos built around funky grooves. To really hear this in action check out the live albums. (The [...]
A bass playalong of the Tower of Power song “You got to groove”. The play along is excellent, the mixing allows the listener to clearly hear the bass above the main tune, and thus pick out the bass notes. No tutorial (slow down) is provided with this track, but the main bass line is one [...]
A free funk backing track featuring Guitar, drums and bass for you to solo over. It’s in a Minor, and features a long jam in A minor with a little break up sequence for you to follow until its back into the main riff again. The tune even has a pro ending so you efforts [...]
I almost put this in the Electronic music category, but it is unmistakeably funk. This track “future shock” is from the album of the same name released by columbia in 1983. It features a clavinet – played “correctly” – i.e. a jangly two handed rhythm.
The BB&Q Band – (Brooklyn Bronx and Queens Band) were created in 1981. This particular track was released in 1982 under Capitol Records. You can tell its from 1982 because the live drums are replaced by a drum machine. I wonder if it was a Lynn? Very tight arrangement which is great because it gives [...]
Perhaps the most well known tune from Funk Deluxe. One of my favs as it features that dry slap back guitar so famous around 1982 to 1984.