So Im sitting in this dive downtown waiting for a friend to show up, and this lady in her 60's is absolutely destroying at Jukebox. I mean Delphonics, Philly Soul, early 70s Quincy (you gotta love the modern Internet jukebox.)
So then, out of nowhere, the greatest song I have never heard comes on. It's Ronnie Laws' "Friends and Strangers" and the song hits me so square-on that I'm on ebay ordering the vinyl before the song even ends. Now I can't stop listening to the album and want more. That's where you come in... [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Dec 26, 2013 -
I'm usually pretty good at name-that-tune, but... CHFI-FM's Funky Friday Mix last week had a random song from the 70's with the polished shimmer of a Philly Soul production and a funky mid-tempo beat which hinted at disco, a burbling synth which teased the bass player, and a rousing conclusion where a chorus of backing singers chants: "I've been searching, searching, searching..." or "I've been working, working, working..." intertwined with the lead vocalist in an interesting complex harmonic style. This would have been on AM radio in the 70's, maybe not a big hit, but on the charts. (On Google, "I've been searching" & soul/funk/disco just leads to the record bins. Not the Vandross/Change song).
posted by ovvl
on Oct 28, 2013 -
Making a funky horn mix - please give me your best examples!
Mostly interested in instrumentals. Stuff like this-
posted by jammy
on Aug 23, 2013 -
What is this song I keep hearing (at restaurants, on TV, movies, etc.)? I don't think it's new, but you never know. It has very few words, and the ones I do hear sound like "good time" or "good thing" - maybe even "fun time". The pronunciation is stretched out, and it might have a cowbell
. It's sort of a '70s "disco" or "funk" sound.
*Please read the extended explanation for what I know it is NOT
. [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction
on Jul 22, 2013 -
Please help me to identify this song that was played during the Kentucky Derby this weekend. [more inside]
posted by gummo
on May 6, 2013 -
The other day I was at a restaurant that had the following playlist: The Emotions - Best of my Love, Earth Wind & Fire - Shinig Star, Jackson 5 - I'll Be There, Al Green - Here I Am, Earth Wind and Fire - Fantasy. It was amazing. I listen to a lot of Soundcloud in my car and in my house, are there any Soundcloud playlists, people, etc. that fit this description?
Other non-Soundcloud suggestions would work, but thought I'd try there first. Thanks!
posted by geoff.
on Apr 11, 2013 -
Please recommend your favorite gospel artists, records, and compilations. My particular likes are inside. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on Jan 3, 2013 -
I love Booker T and the MGs and that fusion of synthesizer as the lead vocalist in a funk band... are there any modern bands replicating this style? [more inside]
posted by Unsomnambulist
on Nov 9, 2012 -
How can I get the Goodwill smell out of dry-clean only clothes? Added complication: I live in a college dorm. [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase
on Nov 3, 2012 -
What are some good soul songs in 6/8 or 12/8 meter? Ideally, I'm looking for stuff from the 60s and 70s, but stuff from later that's in that style is fine too. [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil
on Feb 8, 2012 -
Can anyone recommend a good defensive cologne to use to ward off the nasty smells I encounter in the New York City subway system? It has to be cheap and come in a small package that I can throw in my bag to be used when necessary. [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet
on Sep 18, 2011 -
A post put me in a way to fall in love with Galactic and Big Freedia. It's made me hungry for more modern, and smart, hip-hop/jazz/funk/afro-beat/soul. You got any you are into right now? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants
on Jun 20, 2011 -
CANADIAN CONTENT FILTER: What are some recent (released in the last six months) cool kickass CANADIAN party rockers? (Music, that is) [more inside]
posted by philip-random
on Feb 26, 2011 -
What is this
70s styled porn (or funk) song? Content marginally SFW. The clip is from a 2003 Phil Hendrie radio show sketch. I searched around on YouTube under "porn music" but didn't find anything that sounded this steamy.
posted by crapmatic
on Feb 15, 2011 -
What's the bass & drum style of Flight of the Conchords Sugalumps
, particularly 9th through 15th second of the video, called?
Rhapsody's genres has something called Electro-Funk which includes artists like the Bass Mekanik that include test tones on some albums and Bass Transmission. I'm particularly interested in the sustained low low bass "notes," particularly when combined with higher percussion (snare) in a really danceable, but somewhat slow tempo.
posted by morganw
on Oct 13, 2010 -
What is the soul(/funk) song that begins with the horn section playing "Frere Jacques" ("Are You Sleeping")? [more inside]
posted by ism
on Jun 11, 2010 -
Suggest some 60s-70s funk-soul for a fan of Roy Ayers. Instrumental preferred but not necessary. [more inside]
posted by rubadub
on May 4, 2010 -
What album cover featured notable musicians as the twelve apostles of funk, with Lionel Richie as Judas? This was described to me in the early nineties. I think it was the cover of a hip hop album. Perhaps it wasn't an album cover, but some other artwork. Google returns a couple of hits for Richie as "Judas of funk," but other searches led nowhere.
posted by hydrophonic
on Apr 14, 2010 -
Help me find just the right online crate to dig in - I'm working on a hipstery disco record (think Daft Punk, MSTRKRFT) and would love to find some old happy, dancey funk/soul/whatever you want to call it to sample, but I'd like to shy away from anything super mainstream or typical. I have no idea where to start, but I know there are all manner of mp3 blogs for other obscure genres, so I'm hoping you mefites can point me at your favorites that will help me address this particular need.
posted by thedaniel
on Sep 22, 2009 -
If I like ska, rocksteady and funky reggae 60s-70s what American music would I like with a similar feel? [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied
on Sep 19, 2009 -
So, I don't get it. Nothing is outwardly "wrong", but for whatever reason nothing feels right. I go through this every few months it seems, on average 3 times a year. It usually lasts for a few weeks, but sometimes it's less and sometimes it's more. [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu
on Sep 1, 2009 -
I've just discovered Kutiman on YouTube. Does anyone else come close to his mashup genius? [more inside]
posted by konig
on Mar 12, 2009 -
What movie did I see that featured a small record store in an African American community within a big city's downtown area? [more inside]
posted by davebush
on Oct 21, 2008 -
Can anyone give me a tip where to find examples of well-known cheesy Mexican TV or movie themes? [more inside]
posted by IZ
on Oct 31, 2007 -
My man crevices smell of yeast but it's not acting like a topical yeast infection. It won't go away and the dermatologist was useless. Helllp! [more inside]
posted by Bravely Anonymous
on Jul 30, 2007 -
ATTN: Music Nerds! I'm putting together a party playlist with the theme of "Impeach the President" - any suggestions?? Help me rock the party into the streets! [more inside]
posted by MeatLightning
on Apr 19, 2007 -
SongIdentificationFilter: This song would be well suited to a slow motion lovers-into-each-others-arms scene. [more inside]
posted by phrontist
on Mar 19, 2007 -
having a party in japan, need suggestions for the music. so far will be mostly a mix of jazz (old freddy hubbard, miles, lee morgan) and some more obscure funk from japan. i want to set up my ipod so i can just leave it running. just give me a brief few lines of what you might include for a spring party for a mixed group. (this 2 weeks a question is killing me )
posted by edtut
on Feb 25, 2007 -
I need serious help picking an electric guitar. Why do I want to buy a new one? See... [more inside]
posted by snsranch
on Feb 15, 2007 -
I'm going to become a demigod bass player, relied upon to skillfully secrete pelvis-destroying, improvised funk-era bass lines. Who will I listen to? What albums will I know by heart?
posted by Moistener
on Jan 21, 2007 -