RIBS: Make It Funky, part 2

A little technical info and brief history on “Funk” from Wikipedia
Funk originated in the mid-1960s, with James Brown‘s development of a signature groove that emphasized the downbeat—with heavy emphasis on the first beat of every measure (“The One”), and the application of swung 16th notes and syncopation on all basslines, drum patterns, and guitar riffs[4]—and rock and psychedelia-influenced musicians Sly and the Family Stone and Jimi Hendrix, fostering improvisation in funk.[5] Other musical groups, including Kool and the Gang,[6] Earth, Wind & Fire, Chic, B.T. Express, Loose Ends, Shalamar, The S.O.S. Band, Slave, The Whispers, Cameo, and the Bar-Kays began to adopt and develop Brown’s innovations during the 1970s and adding R&B essences to the genre from the early 1970s, while others like Parliament-Funkadelic and Ohio Players followed Hendrix’s path.

Again, as previously stated, just listen to James, Sly and/or George (Clinton not Michael {smile}). Your ears will tell you everything you need to know.

Here we go with another dive DEEP, DEEP, DEEP, DEEP… into the FUNK!

Playlist: (songartist [album])

  1. RIBS INTRO: “Another Edition” – TGrundy
  2. Troglodyte (Cave Man) – Jimmy Castor Bunch [It’s Just Begun]
  3. Funky Street – Arthur Conley [Soul Directions]
  4. Funky Broadway – Supremes & Temptations [Diana Ross and The Supremes Join The Temptations]
  5. RIBS PROMO: Fave RIBS Promo – Fave
  6. Everybody Wanna Get Funky One More Time – J.B.’s [More Info]
  7. Big Time – Rick James [Garden Of Love]
  8. Throw-N-Down The Funk – Larry Graham & Graham Central Station [Raise Up]
  9. The Funk Won’t Let You Down – Patrice Rushen [Posh]
  10. RIBS PROMO: Deep5 Into The Funk (Echo) – TGrundy
  11. God Make Me Funky (TG Edit) – Headhunters [Survival Of The Fittest]
  12. I Don’t Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky – Ripple [Ripple]
  13. You Got To Funkifize – Tower Of Power [Bump City]
  14. Mothership Connection (Star Child) – Parliament [Mothership Connection]
  15. Static, pts 1&2 – James Brown [I’m Real]
  16. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin – Sly & The Family Stone [Greatist Hits]
  17. I Like Funkin’ With You – T-Connection [Totally Connected]
  18. RIBS PROMO: Everybody Loves TGrundy – EJFlavors
  19. Good, Bad And Funky – Shotgun [Good, Bad & Funky]
  20. Funkin’ Around – Bloodstone [We Go A Long Way Back]
  21. Fire In The Funk – Rose Royce [Stronger Than Ever]
  22. Let’s Get Funky Tonight – Evelyn King [Call On Me]
  23. Work That Body – Taana Gardner [More Info]
  24. Chase Me – Con Funk Shun [Candy]
  25. Dance Wit’ Me – Rick James [Throwin’ Down]
  26. RIBS PROMO: Big La RIBS Promo #1 – Todd Kelley vs. Big La
  27. Funk It Over – Pockets [Take It On Up]
  28. This Type Of Funk – Tower Of Power [The Oakland Zone]
  29. Do That Stuff – Parliament [The Clones Of Dr. Funkenstein]
  30. One Of Those Funky Things – Parliament [Motor Booty Affair]
  31. Cholly (Funk Get Ready To Roll!) – Funkadelic [One Nation Under A Groove]
  32. Bootzilla – Bootsy’s Rubber Band [Bootsy? Player Of The Year]

RIBS: Make It Funky, part 1

Webster’s Dictionary defines “Funk” as… “Music that combines elements of rhythm and blues and soul music and that is characterized by a percussive vocal style, static harmonies, and a strong bass line with heavy downbeats.”

That’s all well and good, but truthfully, they could have just said to listen to anything from James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone or Parliament-Funkadelic!

Ya know, sometimes in order to get the Taste of Music to Sooth Your Soul, you just have to dive DEEP, DEEP, DEEP, DEEP… into the FUNK!

Playlist: (songartist [album])

  1. RIBS INTRO: “Another Edition” -TGrundy
  2. Make It Funky, pt. 1 – James Brown [Star Time]
  3. Too Funky (Extended Mix) – George Michael [Red Hot + Dance]
  4. Back To The Funk – Stargard [Back 2 Back]
  5. 2 Funky – Candy Dulfer [Sax-A-Go-Go]
  6. RIBS PROMO: “aka “RIBS” – TGrundy
  7. Uptown Funk (ft. Bruno Mars) – Mark Ronson [Uptown Special]
  8. Bustin’ Out (On The Funk) – Rick James [Bustin’ Out of L Seven]
  9. Don’t Stop (Funkin’ 4 Jamaica) – Mariah Carey [Glitter (soundtrack)]
  10. Funkin’ For Jamaica (N.Y.) – Tom Browne [Love Approach]
  11. We Got The Funk – Positive Force [Positive Force]
  12. Put Your Money Where The Funk Is – Mandrill [Energize]
  13. RIBS PROMO: “Locked Into Old School Soul” – Darrenkeith
  14. Thank You For Funking Up My Life – Donald Byrd [Thank You…For F.U.M.L. (Funking Up My Life)]
  15. Funky Music (Is A Part Of Me) – Luther Vandross [Luther]
  16. Shake Your Rump To The Funk – Bar Kays [Too Hot To Stop]
  17. Ain’t We Funkin Now – Brothers Johnson [Blam!]
  18. RIBS PROMO: Fave RIBS Promo
  19. Funky Sound (Tear The Roof Off) – The Sequence [Sugar Hill Presents The Sequence]
  20. Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off – Parliament [Mothership Connection]
  21. Funky Stuff – Kool & The Gang [Wild and Peaceful]
  22. More Funky Stuff – Kool & The Gang [Wild and Peaceful]
  23. Get The Funk Out Ma Face – Brothers Johnson [Look Out For #1]
  24. Givin’ Up Food For Funk (Parts 1 & 2) – J.B.’s [James Brown’s Funky People]
  25. Funky Monkey – Mandrill [We Are One]
  26. Funkin’ For The Thrill – George Duke [Follow The Rainbow]
  27. Gimme That Funk – Dennis Coffey [Live Wire: The Westbound Years 1975-1978]
  28. Get Up, Get Down, Get Funky, Get Loose – Teddy Pendergrass [Life Is A Song Worth Singing]
  30. Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On – Yvonne Fair [The Bitch Is Black]
  31. Funky Lady – T-Connection [T-Connection]
  32. Let’s Get Funkee – C+C Music Factory [Gonna Make You Sweat]
  33. It’s Too Funky In Here – James Brown [The Original Disco Man]