Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by flatiron.putt.putt, Apr 14, 2019.
Mike Hampton, Gary Shider, Mike Tyler
Check out this great psych-funk compilation 'Chains and Black Exhaust'
This whole set is well worth watching but the guitar solo starts at 11:30.
Ronny Drayton with Defunkt
So much good **** in this thread ...
I was gonna suggest Stevie Salas but someone beat me to it.
Michael Hampton and Eddie:
Before I was even aware of Hazel ...
There were a good deal of great Funkster guitarists here in Cali.
Early Tower of Power was originally a jam band & used cats who were totally pocket oriented ...
Also the same goes for early Earth, Wind & Fire .
Twenty minutes groovin funkifized jams with Jazz cats blowing over the top ...
To follow up on this, go to 2:17. Tone is different, obviously, but the attitude is totally Eddie to my ears [Perhaps NSFW due to the some labeling shown as in the still, just a heads-up]:
Al McKay had it going on.
Free Your Mind & Your Ass Will Follow...
...The Kingdom of Heaven is Within
Here is an obscure ripper...
There's a certain kinda of music that's a stew of Rock, R&B, Funk and Jazz/Blues with some Church thrown in. That's hard to cover unless you've got a good mix of folks who have enough of it in common to get it together on their own.
That's what makes the original quesiton so tough. It doesn't have to be cultural (a PC term), but it sure helps if the band has that.
My first thought was "Ernie". The Isley's were willing to rock hard whereas a lot of similar bands didn't want to rock so hard. Ernie is the closest thing there is to Eddie.
All other incarnations of Funkadelic, Parliament, The Bride of Funkensteion, Bloodrock, TOP, etc. etc.
Harvey Mandel is actually kinda close, especially his work with Don Harris.
Vernon Reid - has a healthy mix of Trane/McLaughlin in there, whether you appreciate that or not.
Robin Trower - and although I believe he can get funky, he doesn't seem to want to (and I'm a bug fan).
Randy California & Randy Hansen - it all goes back to Jimi, right?
something a bit newer
you can tell eddie hazel meant a lot to this guy
He has worked with Bootsy quite a bit
Have loved this track/album since it's release. Muzz is the MAN!!!
Catfish Collins (Bootsy's Brother) was a smoking funky player. One of these r'n'b cats that could really move the air.
Without a doubt: DeWayne "Blackbyrd" McKnight is the worthy heir to the throne of Eddie Hazel. He takes it to a whole 'nother level. One of my biggest influences since the early '90s when I first saw him w/P Funk All Stars. Just saw him at the Greek Theater last week on George Clinton's Farewell Tour & he absolutely KILLED it!!!!!!!