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]
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]
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)
What bands can you recommend that sound similar to early "Fun House" era Stooges? [more inside]
I really like songs like this and this and this. Who/what else should I be listening to? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
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]
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?
Making a funky horn mix - please give me your best examples! Mostly interested in instrumentals. Stuff like this- [more inside]
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]
Please help me to identify this song that was played during the Kentucky Derby this weekend. [more inside]
Please recommend your favorite gospel artists, records, and compilations. My particular likes are inside. [more inside]
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]
I really like Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Who else should I listen to? [more inside]
CANADIAN CONTENT FILTER: What are some recent (released in the last six months) cool kickass CANADIAN party rockers? (Music, that is) [more inside]
I've discovered that I really like funky music. [more inside]
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.
What is the soul(/funk) song that begins with the horn section playing "Frere Jacques" ("Are You Sleeping")? [more inside]
Suggest some 60s-70s funk-soul for a fan of Roy Ayers. Instrumental preferred but not necessary. [more inside]
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.
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.
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]
I'm looking for great funk/soul songs that aren't disco. [more inside]
I've just discovered Kutiman on YouTube. Does anyone else come close to his mashup genius? [more inside]
What's the best song Tarantino hasn't used yet? [more inside]
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]
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 )
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?
"I'm not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer." -- Leonard Bernstein
Help me discover some great orchestrated pop music. [more inside]
Funk Music for the year 2006: I need suggestions for party music. [more inside]
BluesFilter: A couple of years ago, a friend and I were flipping past the blues channel on XM radio, and stumbled across the one of the funniest songs I've ever heard. I want to find a copy for my friend for a Christmas gift. Of course, I have no idea what the song actually is. Help me, O HiveMind! [more inside]
My friends and I are throwing a large, time-travel themed dance party. I need recommendations for funk, soul, and R&B to play during the 50s, 60s, and 70s, as I'm deeply asea in this area. [more inside]
We are staging a fundraiser for a community radio station, based on two programmes; Black and Blue (The lowdown of beats and forgotten soul nuggets. Funk starts here) and Giant Steps (Jazz for the 21st Century) We need a good name for the event. Something that sums up the styles of music and is catchy enough for a poster. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Favorite 70s/funk songs? Looking to shake up my MP3 collection.
Help me find funk music I would like. (more inside) [more inside]
I was switching stations in Dallas the other day and came across one of the most magnificent pieces of music--where can I hear more? [more inside] [more inside]