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straight ahead funk covers for a 4 piece

Thinline_slim

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I need some ideas for some straight ahead funk tunes for a 2 guitar, bass and drum cover band with all male voices. I know not having a full horn section will be limiting but doubleing the band's size is not an option.

What says TGP?
 

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^outstanding!


Also : "Alphabet Street" and "Kiss" by Prince
 

chucke99

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I was just driving home after a jam and heard "Cisco Kid" by War on the radio. That's a good song to do. In fact, I plan to add it to my jam song list.
 

GtrWiz

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damn dude, I knew that you could play, but that is some of the tightest rhythm playing I've ever heard! I can tell that the chords aren't all worked out, there's a freedom going on that shows how deep into the tunes you are.
 

epluribus

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How 'bout that? My first impression too. Joseph, do you ever grab one of those chords and wonder "What the hell do you suppose this chord is?" :)

As for the OP...try taking random tunes and funk 'em up. Used to love doing that in jams. Also fun to do the same thing and Rockabilly 'em. But the point is that out of the dozens of absurd failures, a few gems will surprise you.

--Ray
 
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Fire - Ohio Players
Love Rollercoaster - Ohio Players
Oh Sheila - Ready For the World
No Parking on the Dance Floor - Midnight Star
Get Down on It - Kool and the Gang
Brick House - Commodores
You Dropped a Bomb on Me - Gap Band
It's Your Thing - Isley Brothers
Thank You Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin - Sly Stone


Lotsa James Brown...
 

bbarnard

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Never thought I'd say this but I find Delbert McClinton's original version of Shaky Ground funkier (Etta James version is very similar to this too). We do a version that is closer to this and it never fails to get butts shaking.

 

bbarnard

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This version of an old James Brown song by the Boneshakers is great:


And I dare anyone to tell Etta James (if you still could) that her version of Shaky Ground (which mirrors Delbert's) is "white bread".:p
 

Lution

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The funk band I was in a few years ago played songs like Jungle Love by The Time, Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder version, Let's Get It On, Shaky Ground.

but my favorite to play was this one by Bros Johnson
 






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