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Why does James Brown always say "hit me!"?

Is it a drug thing? Some variation of telling the band to "hit it"? Was this a part of Southern / Black vernacular? What does it MEAN?
posted by Meatbomb on May 25, 2016 - 12 answers

Looking for some rare groove music recommendations...?

The past several years I've really found myself drawn to rare groove music. This is fairly obscure soul/funk/r&b from the late 70s and early-mid 80s, much of which has been heavily sampled in hiphop but is less known to the general public. I'm looking for more music similar to some favorites I've found. (links below) [more inside]
posted by basehead on Dec 11, 2015 - 12 answers


On an episode of The Cosby Show, Stevie Wonder asked Theo Huxtable what he would say if he was at a party. His answer was "Jammin on the one". But what does it mean? [more inside]
posted by keli on Jun 11, 2015 - 9 answers

Help me identify this vocal sample?

I've got the track I hear in the background here (DJ W!ld - All About You), but I've not heard any remix with this vocal overlaid, I'm wondering what it is and where it's from and googling for the words doesn't help much. It starts at 9:30 (Soundcloud link will autoplay)
posted by bashos_frog on May 7, 2015 - 1 answer

Google Fails Me: What's a "Fresh Dry Skippy"?

In Mark Ronson's/Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk," there's a reference to "smoother than a fresh dry Skippy" (or fresh-drawn Skippy). Does this actually mean something?
posted by WCityMike on Feb 14, 2015 - 8 answers

Music suggestions like early Stooges

What bands can you recommend that sound similar to early "Fun House" era Stooges? [more inside]
posted by subtlemel on Jan 30, 2015 - 22 answers


I really like songs like this and this and this. Who/what else should I be listening to? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Jan 27, 2015 - 9 answers

Name That Musician/Band!

I've been Googling on and off for years now trying to remember the name of this musician/band. I feel like name of the band was Pailhead or Paleface or something close to that, but those searches are coming up with not-my-guy. [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on Dec 4, 2014 - 9 answers

Help identify this funk tune

My SO heard this song on a DJ mix years ago and has been trying to find out the title/artist ever since. We’ve Googled the lyrics and tried to identify it using Shazam, but have had no luck. He’s uploaded a clip of it here. Since this was taken from a mix, it might be played back at a different pitch than it was recorded at. Can anyone identify it?
posted by yeahyeahrealcute on Nov 25, 2014 - 3 answers

Is it R&B? Is it Funk? It is certainly some sorta Soul!

I just heard this song for the first time this morning and it is blowing me away. Can you recommend more like it: Curtis Harding - Heaven's on the Other Side [more inside]
posted by zyxwvut on Nov 24, 2014 - 7 answers

I should like to find sinister-sounding dance music. Won't you help?

Hello darlings. My, you're all looking proud and healthy today! Delightful. Today, I am looking for song recommendations - in particular, I would like sinister-sounding funk/disco songs. I shall expound on this below the cut. [more inside]
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER on Oct 10, 2014 - 34 answers

From 7" soul to 12" soul

I've been listening to SomaFM's Seven Inch Soul station a lot lately, but what I really want to hear are uptempo early 70s funk/soul tracks similar to what's on Seven Inch Soul but that run for long past a few minutes, aren't remixes, and really cook. Like Curtis Mayfield's Move on Up, the insane full version of the Sir Charles Hughes track better known as the Black Dynamite theme, and of course, lots of tracks by James Brown. What else should I be listening to that's longer than 6 minutes from 1968-1975?
posted by eschatfische on May 24, 2014 - 6 answers

Suggest unto me more records like Ronnie Laws' Friends And Strangers.

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 - 6 answers

Searching for more squonky sax.

What is some music that sounds like this? I keep thinking GE Smith SNL intros, but there has to be a well of this somewhere- I hope?
posted by greasy_skillet on Nov 23, 2013 - 9 answers

"I've been searching, searching," for a soul-funk earworm...

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 - 9 answers

Funky horns, please.

Making a funky horn mix - please give me your best examples! Mostly interested in instrumentals. Stuff like this- [more inside]
posted by jammy on Aug 23, 2013 - 30 answers

Name that funk-sounding song...with very few lyrics...

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 - 6 answers

Please identify this soul/funk song. Difficult.

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 - 3 answers

Any Soundcloud recommendations for soul, funk?

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 - 8 answers

Recommend your favorite gospel music.

Please recommend your favorite gospel artists, records, and compilations. My particular likes are inside. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Jan 3, 2013 - 9 answers

Bands that sound like or inspired by Booker T and the MGs

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 - 6 answers

Goodbye, Goodwill funk!

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 - 15 answers

Duh-na na-na na-na na-na. Bass.

Aspiring bassist, and advanced guitarist, wants to know: what are the canonical rock and roll bass riffs? [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Oct 3, 2012 - 50 answers

Funk recommendations sought. All types. That's all. Thank you.

Funk recommendations sought. All types. That's all. Thank you. [more inside]
posted by beshtya on Jul 25, 2012 - 49 answers

Funk/Soul Guitar Resources

Where can I find resources for learning soul/funk guitar? [more inside]
posted by bigspoon on Feb 25, 2012 - 3 answers

ONE two three TWO two three THREE two three...

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 - 13 answers

The road to Rhodes

I love the sound of a Rhodes piano. Help me find more songs that showcase this fantastic instrument. [more inside]
posted by slogger on Oct 25, 2011 - 24 answers

Not fakin' the funk in the five boroughs

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 - 26 answers

I want Galactic and Beyond

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 - 7 answers

Fill the gaping hole in my ipod!

I really like Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Who else should I listen to? [more inside]
posted by Quizicalcoatl on May 13, 2011 - 27 answers

What the funk

Why is there a funky smell on my bath towels? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Mar 31, 2011 - 27 answers

North of 49 Party Rockers, please

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 - 12 answers


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 - 2 answers

Recommend me some funk albums!

I've discovered that I really like funky music. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 11, 2011 - 38 answers

He got the funk

Famous trombone funk musician? [more inside]
posted by little_c on Oct 29, 2010 - 7 answers

What's that cone-ripping, Sugalumps-like bass?

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 - 10 answers

Where to board the French soul train?

Where can I dance the soulful night away in Paris? [more inside]
posted by sucre on Oct 10, 2010 - 1 answer

Soul song with "Frere Jacques" intro?

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 - 7 answers

Give me more 70s funk-soul

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 - 24 answers

What album cover showed Lionel Richie as the Judas of funk?

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 - 10 answers

groove me baby

What are the slowest, heaviest, funkiest grooves you can throw at me? [more inside]
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam on Dec 11, 2009 - 46 answers

Can you help me find obscure funk mp3s to sample?

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 - 8 answers

If I like ska, rocksteady and funky reggae 60s-70s what American music would I like with a similar feel?

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 - 11 answers

I'm happy 3/4 of the time, and funky the rest!

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 - 30 answers

Good funk that isn't disco?

I'm looking for great funk/soul songs that aren't disco. [more inside]
posted by the other side on Aug 17, 2009 - 36 answers

Baile Funk

Big fan of Brazilian Baile Funk - Can you recommend me US baile funk? [more inside]
posted by yoyo_nyc on May 3, 2009 - 2 answers

I've Got to Hear More of This!

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 - 18 answers

Who is funkier?

Who are the percussionists (drum kit and... congas?) on Nina Simone's Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter?
posted by phrontist on Jan 20, 2009 - 3 answers

Funk or soul record store in a movie?

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 - 5 answers

Headhunting Herbie Hancock's glasses

In Possiblities, among other places, Herbie Hancock wears these slightly tinted, curved glasses, which come to a bit of a point right over his nose. My question, is where can I find a pair? [more inside]
posted by paisley henosis on Aug 17, 2008 - 2 answers

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