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Good funk artists to play along to?

linkinpark232
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9 months ago
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I love funk but I'm not sure of many artists except George Clinton, Stevie Wonder, and random stuff I've heard on the radio. So what's some good funky bass lines? Thanks for all replies that come my way!
LoudLon [moderator]
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Some off the top of my head:

- Every 1's a Winner, by Hot Chocolate
- White Lines, by Grandmaster Flash
- Rapper's Delight, by Sugarhill Gang
- Rebirth of Slick, by Digable Planets
- Open Letter to a Landlord, by Living Colour
- Time Won't Wait, by Jamiroquai
- Super Freak, by Rick James
- Brick House, by The Commodores
- Suck My Kiss, by Red Hot Chili Peppers
DANNYBASSMAN93 [top submitter]
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RHCP that should be enough to satisfy your funk linkinpark232
softcell62
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Grandmaster Flash, Sugarhill Gang & Rick James! Super cool tunes!
LoudLon [moderator]
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^^^ Those are some of my go-to bands any time funky bass lines are mentioned. Lots of great bass stuff from early 80s rap/hip-hop.
linkinpark232
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I don't really want to play RHCP as I don't have a G string. I played their stuff before I broke it TUNING IT. What a stupid way to break it
Bootsy Collins. Goofy lookin' bastard, but got to listen to as far as funk goes.
Scooga
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Try Brothers Johnson “Get the funk out my face” Lakeside “Fantastic Voyage” George Duke “Reach for it, Dukie Stick” Pleasure “Glide” Slave “Slide” Just to name a few with awesome bass line's
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I don't really want to play RHCP as I don't have a G string. I played their stuff before I broke it TUNING IT. What a stupid way to break it
I've done that with a D string, they were a light gauge set, so after that I decided to hell with it, I'll just get some heavy gauge strings and do slap funk, and tapping on those. Haven't looked back since.
MannyIII
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“stand” “thankyoufalettinmebmyself” by sly and family stone

“funny vibe” living colour…no tab for that anywhere

“cherry pie” Sade
MannyIII
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Sade isn't funk but that bassline is…don't let her smooth sound fool. Those basslines are killer

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