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Thread started 01/06/17 4:14pm

Shawy89

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Best funk album of all time ?

In your opinion cool cool

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Reply #1 posted 01/06/17 4:50pm

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Can't. Pick. Just. One. eek So, I'll close my eyes and pull one out of my hat. The Mothership Connection! biggrin

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Reply #2 posted 01/07/17 2:14am

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purplethunder3121 said:

Can't. Pick. Just. One. eek So, I'll close my eyes and pull one out of my hat. The Mothership Connection! biggrin



I should give it another listen then

Always preferred Funkentelechy Vs The Placebo Syndrome because it sounded messier I guess.

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Reply #3 posted 01/07/17 2:58am

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Shawy89 said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Can't. Pick. Just. One. eek So, I'll close my eyes and pull one out of my hat. The Mothership Connection! biggrin

I should give it another listen then Always preferred Funkentelechy Vs The Placebo Syndrome because it sounded messier I guess. Cheers.


Funkentelechy has sturdier beats too. Mothership has the beats mixed a bit too low for modern ears.

The greatest funk album of all time, however, is Composite Truth.

Do I get any hipster points? Would someone here consider it "not a funk album", because it's got some latin and rock stuff on it too? Any objections?

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Reply #4 posted 01/07/17 3:20pm

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Tough call as I have not nor will not ever hear all the funk albums out there. But from what I've heard thus far I'd have to go with James' Payback LP. Just Funk personified with a capital F. Bootsy has always said funk is making something out of nothing, and that is what this albums concept and music is all about. Just gut bucket groove from start to finish. A loose, sprawling affair that just squeezes and oozes forth with rhythms leaking all off the sides of it like a juicy gourmet cheeseburger.
P-Funk's Mothership Connection chimes in at a close second for me. This one a much "tighter" collection of songs and a slicker musical and conceptual statement.
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Reply #5 posted 01/08/17 7:01pm

woogiebear

James Brown "Love Power Peace" & Rick James "Street Songs"

cool

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Reply #6 posted 01/08/17 11:26pm

Superstition

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For me, Innervisions by Stevie based solely on three songs; Living For The City, Higher Ground, and Jesus Children of America.
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Reply #7 posted 01/09/17 4:34am

MD431Madcat

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Oh Lord! 2017 - Starting off Devoid of funk..

Larry-Heckstall.jpg

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Reply #8 posted 01/09/17 9:04am

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novabrkr said:



Shawy89 said:


purplethunder3121 said:

Can't. Pick. Just. One. eek So, I'll close my eyes and pull one out of my hat. The Mothership Connection! biggrin



I should give it another listen then Always preferred Funkentelechy Vs The Placebo Syndrome because it sounded messier I guess. Cheers.


Funkentelechy has sturdier beats too. Mothership has the beats mixed a bit too low for modern ears.

The greatest funk album of all time, however, is Composite Truth.

Do I get any hipster points? Would someone here consider it "not a funk album", because it's got some latin and rock stuff on it too? Any objections?



Gotta give that whole album a listen. Fencewalk is a jam that stays on my
playlist.
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Reply #9 posted 01/09/17 9:55am

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Too damn hard to choose but definitely one of the Rick James albums, either "Street Songs" or "Throwin' Down".

Andy is a four letter word.
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Reply #10 posted 01/09/17 11:26am

TonyVanDam

Sly & The Family Stone -- Stand!

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Reply #11 posted 01/09/17 12:10pm

novabrkr

phunkdaddy said:

novabrkr said:


Funkentelechy has sturdier beats too. Mothership has the beats mixed a bit too low for modern ears.

The greatest funk album of all time, however, is Composite Truth.

Do I get any hipster points? Would someone here consider it "not a funk album", because it's got some latin and rock stuff on it too? Any objections?

Gotta give that whole album a listen. Fencewalk is a jam that stays on my playlist.


To be honest, it doesn't have enough funk on it to qualify as "a funk album" - too many different styles on it. But "Fencewalk" is probably my favourite funk track of all time and the tracks in other styles are pretty damn good too (for example, "Hagalo" must be their best latin-style track and "Golden Stone" sounds like something Paul McCartney could have written).

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Reply #12 posted 01/09/17 12:36pm

Abdul

Hard to pick just one, damn biggrin I'll put a Jazz Fusion joint in the mix and say Herbie Hancock's "Headhunters"

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Reply #13 posted 01/09/17 2:24pm

SoulAlive

Image result for funkentelechy vs. the placebo syndrome

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Reply #14 posted 01/09/17 3:11pm

214

TonyVanDam said:

Sly & The Family Stone -- Stand!

Perhaps this one.

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Reply #15 posted 01/09/17 4:39pm

MD431Madcat

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any funk 'Best' list starts with the dude all the other dudes wish they were!





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Reply #16 posted 01/09/17 4:48pm

Graycap23

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Impossible question.....

The eyes are useless when the mind is blind.
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Reply #17 posted 01/09/17 5:11pm

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Shawy89 said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Can't. Pick. Just. One. eek So, I'll close my eyes and pull one out of my hat. The Mothership Connection! biggrin

I should give it another listen then Always preferred Funkentelechy Vs The Placebo Syndrome because it sounded messier I guess. Cheers.

Can't go wrong with Funkentelechy either. Listening to it now... cool

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Reply #18 posted 01/09/17 5:54pm

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I agree with all of the above. I have to add Weapon of Choice too although they are not well known:

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Reply #19 posted 01/09/17 6:09pm

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Graycap23 said:

Impossible question.....

And that's the real answer! lol

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Reply #20 posted 01/09/17 7:44pm

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vainandy said:

Too damn hard to choose but definitely one of the Rick James albums, either "Street Songs" or "Throwin' Down".

Hard to disagree but there are several others I would put among my top 20 including these

2 albums. I'd actually put Bustin Out of L Seven in there too as it is my favorite Rick album.

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Reply #21 posted 01/09/17 10:58pm

JamiroFan2000

here are a couple of mine:

Earth Wind And Fire | All N' All

Stevie Wonder | Songs In The Key Of Life

Parliament Funkadelic | Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome

Red Hot Chili Peppers | Blood Sugar Sex Magik

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Reply #22 posted 01/10/17 3:08am

MD431Madcat

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"holding grudges and anger is a waste of energy, We are all going to die. We are all evolving, trying to become better people, so let it go.”
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Reply #23 posted 01/10/17 8:16am

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Haven't heard every funk album but Id take a guess it's gotta be something by George Clinton/Parliament

That's not a dis to any of the other funksters but when I hear a Parliament song it's that true stank funk.
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Reply #24 posted 01/10/17 10:25am

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Haven't heard every funk album but Id take a guess it's gotta be something by George Clinton/Parliament That's not a dis to any of the other funksters but when I hear a Parliament song it's that true stank funk.

nod This is true.Their music is bold,unapologetic,100% pure funk.

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Reply #25 posted 01/10/17 12:58pm

214

No Prince?

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Reply #26 posted 01/10/17 1:06pm

MD431Madcat

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NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

214 said:

No Prince?

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Reply #27 posted 01/10/17 1:58pm

214

MD431Madcat said:

Beautiful cover. wink

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Reply #28 posted 01/10/17 1:58pm

214

MD431Madcat said:

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

214 said:

No Prince?

none?

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Reply #29 posted 01/10/17 2:11pm

RJOrion

Parliament - "Funkentelechy vs The Placebo Syndrome"
Slave - "Stone Jam"
Ohio Players - "Ecstasy"
Bootsy Collins - "Bootsy? Player Of The Year"
The J.B.s - "Doin It To Death"


cant pick just one
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