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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

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

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

"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

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

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

He got the funk

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

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

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

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

What's the best song Tarantino hasn't used yet?

What's the best song Tarantino hasn't used yet? [more inside]
posted by ictow on Mar 13, 2008 - 51 answers

Help me make a playlist with the theme of "Impeach the President"

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 - 72 answers

Where to go dancing in Manhattan?

I’d like to go dancing in Manhattan this Saturday night. The question is, where? [more inside]
posted by CiaoMela on Jan 12, 2007 - 11 answers

Recommendations for great dance music.

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]
posted by deafmute on May 9, 2006 - 16 answers

Popcorn, but not Hot Butter

Why do so many funk songs reference popcorn? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Oct 8, 2005 - 18 answers

A good name for an event

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]
posted by sconbie on Mar 16, 2005 - 10 answers

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