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Thread started 07/26/06 3:16pm

heavy

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Minneapolis Funk?

Give me some groups who played "Minneapolis Funk"-kind of music or just funk bands from minneapolis.
I only know about the prince-related artists like The Time, Sheila or Apollonia 6. Give me more!
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Reply #1 posted 07/26/06 3:20pm

thesexofit

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jody watley
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Reply #2 posted 07/26/06 3:43pm

boriquateddy

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Reply #3 posted 07/26/06 4:01pm

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Let's see. There was... Alexander O Neil, The Family. T'Pau, Chaka (back then) maybe Jermaine J. Sheena Easton, Culture Club - It was a great few years oh yeah, MADHOUSE
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Reply #4 posted 07/26/06 4:46pm

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heavy said:

Give me some groups who played "Minneapolis Funk"-kind of music or just funk bands from minneapolis.
I only know about the prince-related artists like The Time, Sheila or Apollonia 6. Give me more!


Bromar (MPLS)
Lipps Inc (MPLS)
Le Klass
Ready for The World
Jak
Georgio
O'Bryan
Jody Watley
Janet Jackson (Control)

A newer act you need to get is Greazy meal(MPLS)
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Reply #5 posted 07/26/06 4:49pm

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Mazarati
CLayton Savage (bad)
Jakky Boy & The Bad Bunch (one good song)
Cinema
Andre Cymone
Da Krush (bad)
Jesse Johnson
Dale
Morris Day
Eddie M.
Exotic Storm (bad)
Sheila E.
Nona Hyndrix
Jak (bad)
Lo-Key
Tony LeMans
Eric Leeds
Mint Condition (GREAT band)
Tyka Nelson
Taja Sevelle
Stolen Kyss
Sue Ann
Ta Mara & the Seen
Tease
We all want the stuff that's found in our wildest dreams.

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Reply #6 posted 07/27/06 1:24am

funkpill

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The Deele


You know, Babyface and em'..


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Reply #7 posted 07/27/06 11:06am

mrwigglesdaw1r
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...that have not been listed

Ebonee Webb (sound)
Kwick (sound)
Klymaxx (connected)
....comes to mind.
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Reply #8 posted 07/27/06 3:43pm

PrettyMan72

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The Jets
Skyy
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Reply #9 posted 07/30/06 6:17am

100MPH

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nusouldownunder said:

heavy said:

Give me some groups who played "Minneapolis Funk"-kind of music or just funk bands from minneapolis.
I only know about the prince-related artists like The Time, Sheila or Apollonia 6. Give me more!


Bromar (MPLS)
Le Klass
Jak





Dang!
The first time i see them mentioned here .
i found Bromar 2 years ago on a record-fair .

Le Klass has been in my collection for many years .
Scored at a cd-bin once .

Jak's album is ok .
The stand-out track imo is Get Up Everybody which sounds a little like a mix of Prince & Jesse .
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Reply #10 posted 07/30/06 6:38am

100MPH

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bobsteezy said:


CLayton Savage (bad)

Awyeah , i remember buying a sealed cheap copy at a record-fair .
After one single listen , it got a steady parking place in the shelves .
Just wanted to keep it for a future-database i'm working on and for placing it at related-forums like these razz







bobsteezy said:


Jakky Boy & The Bad Bunch (one good song)

Got a few faves 4 myself :


1983 - Salsoul Records

- I Need Your Love
- Holdin On
- Angel Baby




1985 - Atlantic Records

- Rock Your Body
- Teaser





bobsteezy said:


Da Krush (bad)

I would have to take it a second listen , can't remember but it's that bad ?








bobsteezy said:


Exotic Storm (bad)



The track & album-opener , which is the strongest imo .
Visually & vocally , leadsinger Dezzrae could be family of Dez Dickerson who had also some input with that album .



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Reply #11 posted 07/30/06 6:55am

100MPH

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I believe they were from twincity .
Monte Moir produced some tracks .

The Party Rebels-track stands out .
Can easily be mixed into The System's Pleasure Seekers .
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Reply #12 posted 08/04/06 8:01am

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100MPH said:



I believe they were from twincity .
Monte Moir produced some tracks .

The Party Rebels-track stands out .
Can easily be mixed into The System's Pleasure Seekers .


Keni Towns actually changed his name to Akello (can't remeber his last name right now) but he worked (produced/wrote tracks) on one of the later Alexander O'neal records (the ones after Love Makes No Sense)
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Reply #13 posted 08/04/06 8:17am

diamondpearl1

ain't no way we can talk about "Minneapolis Funk" and not mention The S.O.S. Band. 'cause as we all kno,(or for those who don't know) it was with them that Jimmy and Terry found their spark and the phrase "Minneapolis Funk" was coined.....
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Reply #14 posted 08/04/06 9:43am

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heavy said:

Give me some groups who played "Minneapolis Funk"-kind of music or just funk bands from minneapolis.
I only know about the prince-related artists like The Time, Sheila or Apollonia 6. Give me more!



Check out the 1987 album "Hearsay" by Alexander O'Neal (recently reissued) produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (formerly of THE TIME).

One of my favourite albums - and the Minneapolis funk is all over that record - especially the track 'FAKE'.

I saw Alex in concert last year on Valentine's Day and he did a whole Minneapolis funk interlude in his set - complete with Morris Day-esque dance routines. He even yelled out "Who likes the Minneapolis Funk?!"

The man knows how to jam. He was originally lined up to be the lead singer of THE TIME, but due to a disagreement with Prince, Morris Day was picked instead.
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