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Thread started 03/07/24 8:30am

Krid

Best P-funk songs outside Parliament/Funkadelic bubble?

What are your favourite P-Funk (inspired) songs from artist outside the Parliament/Funkadelic bands?

I start with these:
We came to funk ya (Fred Wesley et al)
Exodus - NPG
Appreciate - Plantlife (The Return of Jack Splash)
Funkentown - Slave

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Reply #1 posted 03/07/24 10:18am

WhisperingDand
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I feel like when people group them together they usually mean "Flash Light" era dancefloor Parliament and for whatever reason are wholly ignoring early Funkadelic which was more of a prog avant-metal vibe.

The Velvet Underground's White Light/White Heat is the closest album I've found to Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow.

[Edited 3/7/24 10:21am]

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Reply #2 posted 03/09/24 10:57am

Krid

I meant outside the songs from these groups and the associated artists.

But yes, when I think of P-Funk it is more the funky Parliament songsā€¦
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Reply #3 posted 03/09/24 11:55am

funkbabyandthe
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brides of funkenstein - vanish in my sleep

bootsy - id rather be with you

or if you mean p-funk sounding songs NOT by clinton... well, then idk. apart from songs like those by dre, snoop, ice cube etc, that sample p-funk lol.

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Reply #4 posted 03/12/24 3:53pm

jazzz

Jimi tenor - outta space
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Reply #5 posted 03/12/24 5:02pm

ShellyMcG

This is a song from the game Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. I never thought I'd be hearing a P-Funk masterpiece in a Japanese videogame but give it a listen. I promise you won't regret it


https://m.youtube.com/wat...3BCzkJcj_w
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Reply #6 posted 03/13/24 10:08am

jazzz

Herbie Hancock - Ready or Not (1979)
George Duke - Reach for It (1977)
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Reply #7 posted 03/13/24 10:09am

jazzz

funkbabyandthebabysitters said:

brides of funkenstein - vanish in my sleep


bootsy - id rather be with you



or if you mean p-funk sounding songs NOT by clinton... well, then idk. apart from songs like those by dre, snoop, ice cube etc, that sample p-funk lol.


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Hahaha, these songs were co-written and produced by dr. Funkenstein himself!
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Reply #8 posted 03/13/24 10:19am

jazzz

Ok, another one...
George Duke - I am for Real (1979, feat Sheila E on vocals and perc.)
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Reply #9 posted 03/14/24 1:13pm

jazzz

On another note... The revival of P-funk in the 90s resulted in a number of mostly European "neo-P-funk" bands, whose songs and sound where directly inspired by the classic sound. Some of these bands were: Malka Family, Seven Eleven, Dodge and Gotcha. In a sense, even Digital Underground and Slapback can be considered an exponent of this revival movement as well (although clearly not from Europe).

Check out their work to hear some P-inspired funk...
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Reply #10 posted 03/15/24 3:10am

jazzz

Don Blackman - Yabba Dabba Doo (1982)
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Reply #11 posted 03/30/24 2:14pm

Krid

ShellyMcG said:

This is a song from the game Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. I never thought I'd be hearing a P-Funk masterpiece in a Japanese videogame but give it a listen. I promise you won't regret it https://m.youtube.com/wat...3BCzkJcj_w

What a cool tune - thks, never heard that before. Certainly a great P-Funk vibe

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Reply #12 posted 03/30/24 2:21pm

Krid

@jazz - cool suggestions also, I love George Duke, what a creative genius

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Reply #13 posted 04/02/24 4:14pm

ShellyMcG

Krid said:



ShellyMcG said:


This is a song from the game Final Fantasy VII Rebirth. I never thought I'd be hearing a P-Funk masterpiece in a Japanese videogame but give it a listen. I promise you won't regret it https://m.youtube.com/wat...3BCzkJcj_w



What a cool tune - thks, never heard that before. Certainly a great P-Funk vibe




It's clearly P-Funk inspired. I was playing the game and all of a sudden that music starts playing as a character is introduced. I just put the controller down so I could just stand there listening to it lol
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Reply #14 posted 04/03/24 8:10am

jazzz

Krid said:

@jazz - cool suggestions also, I love George Duke, what a creative genius


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thanks & great topic!!
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Reply #15 posted 04/03/24 11:16am

SoulAlive

I was bumping this CD in 1991 smile

The Nation Funktasia In Search of the Last Trump of Funk 90's CD - Picture 1 of 3

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Reply #16 posted 04/03/24 11:17am

SoulAlive

"Anti-Funky World" by The Nation Funktasia (1991)

THE NATION FUNKTASIA "Ant... - YouTube

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Reply #17 posted 04/04/24 6:51am

Krid

SoulAlive said:

I was bumping this CD in 1991 smile

The Nation Funktasia In Search of the Last Trump of Funk 90's CD - Picture 1 of 3

The "Last Trump of Funk" eek lol

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Reply #18 posted 04/04/24 10:46am

SoulAlive

I think I still have this CD somewhere smile it's a very interesting concept album.....VERY P-Funk inspired of course.

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Reply #19 posted 04/06/24 3:57pm

Superstition

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Reversal of a Dog from I think the Boomerang soundtrack.
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