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Reply #60 posted 10/30/20 11:28pm

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ReddBlitz said:


The baseline is actually influenced by Chic's "Good Times."

It might be influenced by that, the same could be said for Kurtis' song. But Another One Bites The Dust bass sounds identical to Christmas Rappin' like Rappers Delight sounds identical to Good Times. although it was replayed by the Sugarhill Records house band. Christmas Rappin' was later sampled on the 1990s song Too Close by Next.



That'd be something in itself but "Another One Bites the Dust" came out way before Blow's "Christmas Rap. However though, Queen's hit and Chic's "Good Times" were out around the same time, with the latter first debuting and becoming an instant hit.

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Reply #61 posted 10/31/20 9:28am

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ReddBlitz said:

That'd be something in itself but "Another One Bites the Dust" came out way before Blow's "Christmas Rap. However though, Queen's hit and Chic's "Good Times" were out around the same time, with the latter first debuting and becoming an instant hit. [Edited 10/30/20 23:32pm]

No it did not. Christmas Rappin came out in 1979 and Another One Bites the dust came out in 1980.

You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #62 posted 10/31/20 9:39am

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You can take a black guy to Nashville from right out of the cotton fields with bib overalls, and they will call him R&B. You can take a white guy in a pin-stripe suit who’s never seen a cotton field, and they will call him country. ~ O. B. McClinton
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Reply #63 posted 10/31/20 10:40am

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Reply #64 posted 11/01/20 10:40am

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ReddBlitz said:

That'd be something in itself but "Another One Bites the Dust" came out way before Blow's "Christmas Rap. However though, Queen's hit and Chic's "Good Times" were out around the same time, with the latter first debuting and becoming an instant hit.


Not true.

"Good Times" - June 1979 (recorded 1978) Hit #1 August 1979

"Christmas Rap" - 1979 (Christmas)

"Another One Bites The Dust" - 1980 (charted October that year)


It's clearly noted in history that bassist John Deacon was fully inspired by "Good Times" to write "Another One Bites The Dust," ergo the similarities. Bernard Edwards later noted that Deacon had hung out w/ Chic in the studio before that, too and was easily moved by their music.

Oddly, "Good Times" was inspired by Kool & The Gang's "Hollywood Swinging."

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Reply #65 posted 11/01/20 12:27pm

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Even better, AOBTD is heavily influenced by Good Times by CHIC, so still blackish.

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samuelmcneal said:

How about a Rock Group Band QUEEN's 1980 Hit Single 'Another One Bites The Dust'?! Anyone or Anybody?

This kinda sounds like Christmas Rappin' by Kurtis Blow which came out in 1979.

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Reply #66 posted 11/03/20 1:02pm

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Hey You All!!!! Did you all EVER EVEN KNOW that the Late Great Michael Jackson(1958-2009) 'had a Hand to or at least had something to do with' Queen's AOBTD? Also is the 'Rolling Stones's 1978 MISS YOU Single' Funky enough for you All too & the same goes with the Late Great Preston(1946-2006), know that one too? I just gotta ask that do you all have ANYMORE(or EVEN MORE) Stories of BOTH Singles?

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Reply #67 posted 11/03/20 2:57pm

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Hey You All!!!! Did you all EVER EVEN KNOW that the Late Great Michael Jackson(1958-2009) 'had a Hand to or at least had something to do with' Queen's AOBTD? Also is the 'Rolling Stones's 1978 MISS YOU Single' Funky enough for you All too & the same goes with the Late Great Preston(1946-2006), know that one too? I just gotta ask that do you all have ANYMORE(or EVEN MORE) Stories of BOTH Singles?

[Edited 11/3/20 13:03pm]



Yes i knew that, mj told Freddie to release it. It was mentioned in mjs visual documentary book
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Reply #68 posted 11/03/20 3:38pm

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Yep. And how/what about Billy Preston's involvement in Rolling Stone's MISS YOU? Also is their MISS YOU Single added to the 'Funkiest Song List(s)' by White Musicians as well?

[Edited 11/3/20 15:40pm]

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Reply #69 posted 11/04/20 9:02am

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Yep. And how/what about Billy Preston's involvement in Rolling Stone's MISS YOU? Also is their MISS YOU Single added to the 'Funkiest Song List(s)' by White Musicians as well?

[Edited 11/3/20 15:40pm]

that song is pure disco

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Reply #70 posted 11/04/20 10:43am

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Miss You aint funky...yall gettin carried away
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Reply #71 posted 11/04/20 11:30am

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Miss You aint funky...yall gettin carried away


Yes, it’s pop with some disco elements, kind of like what maroon 5 does
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Reply #72 posted 11/04/20 10:41pm

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MickyDolenz said:



ReddBlitz said:


That'd be something in itself but "Another One Bites the Dust" came out way before Blow's "Christmas Rap. However though, Queen's hit and Chic's "Good Times" were out around the same time, with the latter first debuting and becoming an instant hit. [Edited 10/30/20 23:32pm]

No it did not. Christmas Rappin came out in 1979 and Another One Bites the dust came out in 1980.



This is no back and forth thing here. AOBTD is heavily inspired by Chic's "Good Times." It's been noted. You can research that for yourself too. Also, "Christmas Rappin" is influenced by "Good Times". Chic's song was greatly responsible in helping to usher into the mainstream a new genre at the time called Rap.
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Reply #73 posted 11/05/20 1:11am

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Lol Oh, so we're gonna act like the late great Teens Marie didn't produce some of the most hard-hitting funkiest gems of all time, including SQUARE BIZ and I NEED YOUR LOVIN.' [Edited 10/24/20 0:37am]

Love Teena. One of my favorites:

https://www.youtube.com/w...kvMuAoFWHk

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Reply #74 posted 11/06/20 9:59pm

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thebanishedone said:

samuelmcneal said:

Yep. And how/what about Billy Preston's involvement in Rolling Stone's MISS YOU? Also is their MISS YOU Single added to the 'Funkiest Song List(s)' by White Musicians as well?

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that song is pure disco

You mean More like a 'Disco/Rock or a Rock/Disco'?

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Reply #75 posted 11/09/20 12:25pm

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samuelmcneal said:



thebanishedone said:




samuelmcneal said:


Yep. And how/what about Billy Preston's involvement in Rolling Stone's MISS YOU? Also is their MISS YOU Single added to the 'Funkiest Song List(s)' by White Musicians as well?


[Edited 11/3/20 15:40pm]



that song is pure disco




You mean More like a 'Disco/Rock or a Rock/Disco'?


Rock And A Hard Place is disco rock.Miss You is standard disco tune
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Reply #76 posted 11/10/20 6:15am

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MotownSubdivision said:

Come on... I love this song but it's not even the funkiest piece of music by a white person.

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Reply #77 posted 11/10/20 12:26pm

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This is a Great Thread... razz lol

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Reply #78 posted 11/11/20 7:23am

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Tom Tom Club, Genius of Love. Tina Weymuth. She wrote this. Every black person loves this. Funk aint a color.

1. Every "black person" doesnt love that song

2. the song is kinda catchy, but FAR from funky

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Reply #79 posted 11/11/20 7:43am

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Only played at every party. bah.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #80 posted 11/11/20 6:54pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Only played at every party.

Don't you mean YMCA by Village People? lol

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Reply #81 posted 11/15/20 1:29pm

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What about David Bowie's Fame (1975) or Golden Years (1976)? Those songs were pretty funky?

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Reply #82 posted 11/15/20 1:35pm

alphastreet

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What about David Bowie's Fame (1975) or Golden Years (1976)? Those songs were pretty funky?



Omg I love fame!
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Reply #83 posted 11/17/20 3:11pm

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This is indeed a good thread and you all have named some good funky songs by Whyte artists and groups. However, to me, the funkiest song performed by a whyte person to me is Peter Brown's Do you wanna get funky with me! Not the funkiest song of all times-there are tons of grooves that surpasses this one! Nevertheless, by a whyte artist, this is by far the funkiest song I heard! It is funky scarey too!
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Reply #84 posted 11/17/20 4:23pm

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What about rod stewarts do you think I’m sexy?
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