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What's definition of 'straight funk'

In "tales from the tourbus" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKWRZBjC95w Mike Judge states that Purple Rain was released during the 'heyday of straight funk, 1984'. What does he mean by 'straight funk'...
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Looking for fusion-funk bands

I'm currently looking to find fusion-funk bands. Lately I've been listening to a lot of RH Factor and Hiatus Kaiyote. I really enjoy the mix of Jazz and Hip Hop from RH factor, and the 'odd' rhythmic ...
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Funk Bass Figures

So I was listening to a relatively obscure hit from New Brunswick made in 1965. The one thing I noticed about the song was that while it was clearly rock, the bassline was funky. As in, the bassline,...
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Identify featuring soul/funk/disco in Gil Brother Away video

Here's the video where the song plays Gil Brother Away - Break Nervoso 2 (com camisa da elite cb).
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Help me identify a sample in a song

I was listening to I need you from the Network. The part I am trying to identify is from 1:58 - 2:14. I am sure I heard it in another song. Can anyone help?
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Soul/funk song sampled by Provy Tha Boss in “Welcome Back to the 80's”

I've been trying to find this song for a while, it's a funk song or soul song from maybe late 70's early 80's and it starts off with strings and a nice bassline followed by a man saying "ooh, ooh... ...
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What's the title/artist of that funky song?

I am looking to identify that sample. I have it for a long time but can't find where it comes from. I uploaded the beginning of the song so you guys can listen to it. I don't want to post the entire ...
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What Genre is the music from “Monster in Paris”

I absolutely love the music from "Monster in Paris". I am having difficulty pinpointing the genre so I can find similar artists and music. Here is an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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Funk instrumental with brass, bass, guitar and drums

Please, help me to find the name of this incredible funky song. I would be grateful forever !
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The lyrics of dazz band's Swoop

I can not find the full lyrics for Dazz Band's "Swoop". Is there someone who happened to got the full lyrics of this song? Or can someone provide me a transcript? Much appreciated guys!
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The lyrics of dazz band's Open Sesame

Possibly the most emotional song I've ever heard from Dazz Band's album Rock the Room.. I can not find the full lyrics of this song. I just heard something like 'I said "Open Sesame", not I've finally ...
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Who is the third featured singer on “Side Effects” by Parliament?

For years I've been unable to figure out who the third featured singer on "Side Effects", off Parliament's Chocolate City album is. He doesn't sound like any singer within the P-Funk crew from 1974-...
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Main difference between Soul/Funk/R&B

Why every time I search for albums on Funk or Soul, for example in music apple, most of the albums that are supposed to be funk as labeled as soul/R&B?? What makes these three genres different? ...
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David Bowie's influences during the 70s

I am thinking, for instance, of David Bowie's Young Americans album, which has clearly funk/soul influences. My question then would be, what soul/funk musicians influenced Bowie during the 70s, and in ...
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What genre is the song “Foots” by the band Stuff?

Here I have the link the song foots by a band called Stuff http://youtu.be/WcA0tJFoL20 What is the genre of this? Is it funk or pop?
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Earth Wind and Fire - why isn't water included?

The traditional list of the primary elements is earth, wind, fire, and water. The funk-soul band Earth, Wind, and Fire neglects the element of water. Has the band ever explained why they left water ...
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How is/was this guitar vocoder effect achieved?

In Funkify Your Life by the Meters (and many other Funk tracks I've heard), the guitar line blends with a vocoder effect. You can hear it in the first 30 seconds here on YouTube. How was this ...