300 tracks and counting….. ALL OHIO FUNK youtube playlist
curated by ezraz the enfunklopedia
to lock you on the 1
and cool you out in these stressful times
Works nice in shuffle mode.
The baddest playlist around….. All OHIO, All FUNGK, ALL ON THE ONE
Ohio Players, Sun, Slave, Bootsy, Heatwave, Dayton, The Isley’s, Junie Morrison, Zapp, Aurra, Faze-O, Lakeside, Overnight Low, Dazz Band…. if it came from Ohio we will play it.
Give in to the addiction that is youtube…. give in with Pure Ohio Fungk!
Who’s the finest electric guitarist of all time? It’s a very short list at the very very top.
There’s likely millions of good ones, thousands of amazing ones, and probably 100’s of legends I have heard of.
But then there’s the very top. The completely untouchable, unplayable motherfuggus that just knock people out. Done.
They make other guitar players try harder– or quit.
Mic Guitar drop.
Eddie Hazel is one of those guys.
The most genius amongst a pack of them, he blazed through the P-Funk mob from ’67-’82 then battled his addictions outside of music. By 1990 he was starting his comeback stronger than ever. He passed away in 1992 at the young age of 42, a medical prescription error the supposed cause, unfinished music.
There’s lots of tributes out there. This one always gets me. It’s Bootsy’s tribute track just a few short years after Eddie’s passing. Beautiful.
Why flip the title? Good morning shows the future is bright.
“Good morning Eddie” because I know through music education our youth (and ignorant adults) will know geniuses like Edward Earl Hazel. They will live forever. They will be studied academically, spiritually, and musically. They are the 20th century masters.
Miss you Roger,
I’m taking the funk tour, stop 32 with Bootsy’s Rubber Band!
Great discussion with Bootsy about the old days of P-Funk.
You may have seen parts of this in other shows, but I hadn’t seen the long-form version of this until now. Must see info for funkateers!
Believe it or not Bootsy is touring the states and you gotta see the man to be the man. Check your local listings and don’t miss this show if it comes within 400 miles of you.
I caught it last year and it was perhaps the finest night of live music and energy I’ve ever experienced, and I’ve been to a million shows. Getting to see The Rubber Band and the Master of the One cannot be replicated.
Youtube can whet your appetite. Here’s amateur footage from the beautiful hamlet of Asheville, North Carolina. It takes a little while to get settled but once they lock in on the show it’s amazing.
PS – Love the new album – The Funk Capital of the World – I got it on double-disc vinyl and it’s just outstanding. The music goes everywhere, the packaging, the vibe, the love, the cameos, just an amazing man. Bootsy ain’t slowing down at all, he’s a hero to us all.
Here’s part 1:
and here’s Part Deux:
Great live found funk from Ohio’s SHAG outfit, mid-90’s. So many great parties courtesy of SHAG!
Check out Warwick’s newly designed space bass, explained by Bootsy himself. That bass is amazing, totally out there. 4 outputs? Damn.
Some pure funk from P-Funk featuring Bootsy and Bernie:
Is 14 years long enough for a song to be called a classic? When you drop some true Ohio funk, sure why not.
Check out this non-LP release from Cinci’s Freekbass and Bootsy, doing the 2YK:
I’ve been digging through the stacks and have some great old Freekbass that I’m considering mixalixing one night.
If that happens I’ll have to post that up for yallz.
Update: 2016. Seeing these old Freekbass posts always reminds me of the great times and great people I’ve met through that crew. A few of them have already moved on past earth and it’s important to remember their greatness.
The funk will survive just like it always does… play on brotha!
Excellent new funk from the man out on the streets keeping the funk alive — it’s Freekbass with Victory Redux.
Check out the rest of the super funky record (“Insomnia” ? WOW!) over at Freekbass’ Bandcamp.
Here’s a rare track from US TV, circa late 80’s, with Bootsy and The Rubber Band destroying some late night. Turn this up and get your party started:
Bootsy on NY radio promoting a record which I missed but have since picked up and love:
If you haven’t picked up some new funk lately, check out this excellent double album from Bootsy – 17 amazing tracks for only $10! I picked this up on blue vinyl a few months back and I’ve been wearing it out ever since. Bootsy don’t do just old-school funk, although there’s plenty of that. Tons of amazing guest performances, tributes, and Bootsy really stretches out! Get this album now.
It’s been a hell of a year, so many goods some bads, some lost souls, some found miracles, but we continue on. Gotta get over the hump!
Drink lots drive nots, cheers to a solid 2011 and a better 2012!
Respect the legends! Amazing vintage Bootsy and his Rubber Band, featuring a rare Catfish feature.
Hat tip to FunkyParts and Funkprobosci for this provocative peak into the fighting behind the scenes over copyright and it’s role in society.
I’m speechless. I wish Pixar would throw a million at this guy Baptiste Jaquemet. Amazing.
In case you need a review, here’s Bootsy spelling it out for you:
Funkadelic, in my opinion is the GREATEST “black rock band” of all time. But let us put that in perspective. I am using the words- black, rock and band there. Obviously, almost every member in Parliament and Funkadelic was/is African American. And I use the term ‘rock’ somewhat specifically because I am targeting harder edged material when I am citing rock music.
For instance, The Temptations are probably one of the greatest soul groups of all-time. True, they may have had some more agressive and psychedelic spurts here and there. But the Temps are known for their squeaky clean and rhythmic doo-wop over anything else that they ever created. So let us consider the career of Funkadelic as a funk-rock band just for reference.
Like their siamese sister band, Parliament, Funkadelic has had an illustrious and colorful career in changing the concept of black music. George Clinton played with legions of musicians, so I won’t even try to name every Funkadelic member. Here is the general list of artists who appeared on the album at hand, “Standing On the Verge Of Getting It On.” Praise thee-
Gary Bronson: Drums
Ron Brylowski: Guitar
Eddie Hazel: Guitar
Jimmy Calhoun: Bass
George Clinton: Vocals/Album Producer
Raymond Davis: Vocals
R. Tiki Fulwood: Percussion, Vocals
Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins: Vocals
Tyrone Lampkin: Drums
Cordell Mosson: Bass, Vocals
Leon Patillo: Piano
Gary Shider: Guitar, Vocals
Grady Thomas: Vocals
Bernie Worrell: Keyboards, Vocals
Standing On the Verge Breakdown-
Intro- Some of the funniest first few seconds that I have ever heard on a record begin side One and Side Two of this album. My translation of intro 1: Our world can bite us in the ass if we don’t watch it! Check yourself and correct yourself. For Side two intro: Like peas of pod we’ll fit together until I introduce to you the cosmic highway to my mind.
Track 1: Red Hot Mama
– An Eddie Hazel guitar signature song and one of Funkadelic’s most successful singles ever. They hit the mark on this one. It is great when psychedelia sounds clean and cohesive like this. You can hear the layers working one another just as easily as they disappear into a sonic stew. If ever there was a funky song by P-Funk (without proclaiming funk’s name first), this is it. The story is of a fast woman from swamp country. She claims super diva status with her sexuality. You can sense brothers copping a jive talking session about it on the avenue.
Track 2: Alice In My Fantasies
-Wow. The thought of a blaxploitation version of “Alice In Wonderland” with this Hendrix-esquian echo funk sure sounds good to me. This song is on fire with acid headed freedom eruptions throughout. It is obvious that The Red Hot Chili Peppers were inspired by tracks like this ahead-of-its time motivator.
Track 3: I’ll Stay
-This R&B is sensual ebb and flow. It’s graceful romance deserves as much recogntion and cred as anything put out by the Temps or the Tops. Let Bernie W. and the rest take your head out to play with this smooth and slow jam. Making love music has never been so greasy and out of this world at the same time.
Track 4: Sexy Ways
-Disco dancefloor-doowop pick up lines in the groove. The funk has grabbed the soul of a thousand booties. The lust continues. Go ahead guys, do the first date thing- buy a flower, open her door and offer your coat in times of need. Then pop this track on in the den if you want her to know what you’ve really been thinking about.
Track 5: Standing On the Verge of Getting It On
-The optimism and good intentions are offered here with absolute freedom. I have always thought that this song sounds like a more adventurous James Brown. This classic is still performed by Parliament-Funkadelic at concerts. If you can’t loosen up to this ode to the people, then your ass is in a coma. The harmonizing of the vocals and the lyrics see to symbolize the need for unsion and acceptance that is inherent to human nature. The funk is an aura of emotion that makes standing together part of the whole routine. It is not ironic that one of P-Funk’s most contagious groove has such an invitational message.
Track 6, Jimmy’s Got A Little Bit of Bitch In Him
-Hendrix is played on and quoted in this satirical look at his fashion sense and zoned out character. Jimi doesn’t take it too seriously watching P-Funk shows from up above. Parliament-Funkadelic’s attire and personality make Jimi look like Nat King Cole. Ok maybe that is a bit severe…
Track 7, Good Thoughts, Bad Thoughts
George Clinton preaches spoken word funk over one of Eddie Hazel’s soul-searching psychedelic journeys that transcend emotion.
This is my 2nd favorite Funk album EVER. If you don’t own it- buy it now. Do not pass F, give up $15 or so and read those outrageous Sir Lleb liner notes when you open the merchandise. Check out the album artwork and vote for a virtual reality event to mirror its vision.
Peace and Funk,