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post Jun 30 2013, 05:28 PM
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I am currently trying to learn some funk to build up my rhythm guitar playing.I watched a masterclass with Nile Rodgers and he seems like a really cool guy.It would be amazing to meet him.So I was practicing Nile Rodgers funky guitar playing from the song get lucky and I was thinking to myself about other great funk guitar players and I could not even think of many.

So my questions is who are amazing current funk guitars players that I could check out.
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post Jun 30 2013, 05:43 PM
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Jimmy Nolan - James Brown
Stever Cropper - Booker T. and the MGs
Al McKay - Earth wind and Fire
Curtis Mayfield - super fly
Leo Nocentelli - the Meters
Larry 'Sugarfoot' Bonner - Ohio Players
Charles smith - Kool and the Gang
Bruce Conti - Tower of Power
Tony Maiden - Rufus/chaka khan
Freddie stone - sly and the family stone
Cornell Dupree - funk and soul session player, 60s through to now. (Check out a NYC band called 'Stuff' from the late 70s)
Ray Parker Jr. - Session guy and the band Raydio (he is also famous for writing/performing the 'Ghost Busters' movie theme)
Johnny Guitar Watson - album 'Aint that a Bitch'
Wah-wah Watson - sessions, 60s - 90s
Any Parliament/Funkadelic record (Eddie Hazel in particular)
Prince
Joe Beck - 70s NY session cat
Phil Upchurch




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post Jun 30 2013, 06:31 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Jun 30 2013, 05:43 PM) *
Jimmy Nolan - James Brown
Stever Cropper - Booker T. and the MGs
Al McKay - Earth wind and Fire
Curtis Mayfield - super fly
Leo Nocentelli - the Meters
Larry 'Sugarfoot' Bonner - Ohio Players
Charles smith - Kool and the Gang
Bruce Conti - Tower of Power
Tony Maiden - Rufus/chaka khan
Freddie stone - sly and the family stone
Cornell Dupree - funk and soul session player, 60s through to now. (Check out a NYC band called 'Stuff' from the late 70s)
Ray Parker Jr. - Session guy and the band Raydio (he is also famous for writing/performing the 'Ghost Busters' movie theme)
Johnny Guitar Watson - album 'Aint that a Bitch'
Wah-wah Watson - sessions, 60s - 90s
Any Parliament/Funkadelic record (Eddie Hazel in particular)
Prince
Joe Beck - 70s NY session cat
Phil Upchurch


Wow thanks very much mate. You know your stuff.My Youtube viewing for the next week will consist of the above smile.gif
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post Jun 30 2013, 07:29 PM
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Since you're a Scot, let me add Glasgow native Hamish Stuart of 'the Average White Band'.
Start with 'cut the cake' and 'pick up the pieces'.



Tony Maiden with Rufus and Chaka Kahn





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post Jun 30 2013, 09:08 PM
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QUOTE (klasaine @ Jun 30 2013, 07:29 PM) *
Since you're a Scot, let me add Glasgow native Hamish Stuart of 'the Average White Band'.
Start with 'cut the cake' and 'pick up the pieces'.



Tony Maiden with Rufus and Chaka Kahn





Thanks again am really loving all this funk smile.gif
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post Jun 30 2013, 09:29 PM
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Interesting list! Thanks klasaine! I would like to a some rocker ones: Nuno Bettencourt, Dave Navarro and John Frusciante.


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post Jul 1 2013, 06:34 AM
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Check out Ross Bolton for instructional material (recently deceased sad.gif )


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post Jul 1 2013, 07:03 AM
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QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Jun 30 2013, 09:29 PM) *
Interesting list! Thanks klasaine! I would like to a some rocker ones: Nuno Bettencourt, Dave Navarro and John Frusciante.


Thanks Gabriel a really like John Frusciante. Heard a little from Nuno Bettencourt and Dave Navarro but I will check out more of there work smile.gif

QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Jul 1 2013, 06:34 AM) *
Check out Ross Bolton for instructional material (recently deceased sad.gif )


Cheers mate just checked him out and his lessons look great.I will practice them when i get in from work tonight.

Really sad news
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post Jul 1 2013, 08:24 AM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Jul 1 2013, 05:34 AM) *
Check out Ross Bolton for instructional material (recently deceased sad.gif )


Noooo sad.gif he died ?? sad.gif That book taught me how to play the funk... RIP

I totally recommend that book he wrote - great examples and explanations - also, you should try Jean Mark Belkadi's 'Slap guitar techniques' if you are into that more complex side of funky business wink.gif

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post Jul 1 2013, 06:21 PM
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This is 'mandatory' (for the bass players too).





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post Jul 2 2013, 07:26 AM
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What a nice thread and musical gems biggrin.gif Thank you Ken!


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post Jul 2 2013, 10:52 AM
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Another great funk riff performed by jeff beck and stevie...my fave funk riff!!



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post Jul 2 2013, 04:11 PM
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QUOTE (liveOASISforever @ Jul 1 2013, 03:03 AM) *
Thanks Gabriel a really like John Frusciante. Heard a little from Nuno Bettencourt and Dave Navarro but I will check out more of there work smile.gif



Go for them! They are some of the more creative rock guitar players ever...


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post Jul 3 2013, 07:21 AM
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QUOTE (Bossie @ Jul 2 2013, 09:52 AM) *
Another great funk riff performed by jeff beck and stevie...my fave funk riff!!





this here is funk perfection!


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post Jul 3 2013, 01:42 PM
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I would not consider Beck as a funk player biggrin.gif I would rather consider this - JEFF BECK playing with funky band biggrin.gif

Ken nailed the topic...damn he's good smile.gif)) I like funky grooves but I'm more up to music like Spyro Gyra or just funky influence in rock music (like Nuno Bettencourt) smile.gif


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post Jul 3 2013, 01:46 PM
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Just wanted to share this cool funky/disco song, guitar sounds really cool on this concert :



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post Jul 3 2013, 02:22 PM
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Hell yes, Bogdan!

Nile Rodgers recorded so much music, with his Fender guitar, on which he started learning that the sum which all that music was evaluated is about 200 billion dollars... and now, he recorded with Daft Punk and on that new album I've heard some incredible funky guitar lines!


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post Jul 3 2013, 06:23 PM
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The Daft Punk record is very good for 'funk' guitar. Nile produced that record. He plays on EVERYTHING he produces.

Brits 'the Brand New Heavies' were at the forefront of the new soul (nu soul) movement in the early 90s. Fantastic funky rhythm guitar.




Talking Heads 'Remain in Light' album is super important in the funk evolution.



Can't forget 'Heatwave'



and last but not least, ZAPP (guitar in at 0:39)



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post Jul 4 2013, 12:49 PM
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Wow, great examples Ken!

I got something too, even though it is closer to us in time:



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Excelent & informative thread. Well done liveOASISforever! smile.gif

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 2 2013, 01:26 AM) *
What a nice thread and musical gems biggrin.gif Thank you Ken!


Great contributions by all, but WOW! Ken! You are a Funk Encyclopedia!

Again, very interesting thread! smile.gif


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