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    Maceo Musicology Webcast #2 (Live 70s Funk) Expanded & EQ'd

    Post by Mace2theO on Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:58 pm


    Maceo Musicology Webcast #2 (Live 70s Funk) Expanded & EQ'd





    So, I'm an old Funkateer born the same
    year as Prince, am rooted in the 70s as the foundation for my
    appreciation of music.   I must admit that I often find myself born a
    generation before most of the Purple folks on the web forums, so every
    now and then I realize how my reference points are not the same as
    others.  So as my 2nd podcast, I decided to do a "Live 70's Funk"
    podcast.  

    I choose that theme for several reasons. 1) the old
    Prince rant which represents our generation - real musicians playing
    real instruments 2) live recorded albums by r&b/funk groups was a
    dead art by the 80s 3) I had started to accumulate some rare recordings I
    wanted to share and 4) as an early podcast, it was an attempt to share
    myself.
     
    When I say share myself, I don’t mean as some Funk expert – I mean as this
    is what we did as teenagers in the 70s: we went to funk concerts!  
     
    With all good intentions, I decided to “re-create” the feeling of a
    good old fashion funk concerts.  Now by funk concert, I talking bands or
    groups (not solo artists) with 10 guys on stage, horn sections, conga
    players, 2 lead singers, etc – as this was what we were into.  I
    searched to find tracks and put together what I thought was a funky
    little show.
     
    So I decided to re-visit it (or get another reminder of my age), based on
    CK and SeeNote bringing more of a r&b and hip hop vibe to the forum.  
    As was my 2nd podcast and it was done with a crappy mic and
    before I started learning my way around Audacity, I tried to clean it up
    so it at least sounded on par with more recent podcasts (as had tossed
    the original Audacity files, had to work off my final mp3 copy).  As a
    matter of principal (or stubbornness), I refused to re-record it with
    new vocals as it is now a record of that moment in time...a bit silly,
    but there ya go.  But I did add 2 new songs (well, it’s what record
    companies do with re-issues )


    There is a bit of chronological grouping (versus order) in terms of when
    recorded, as was trying to focus on shows from when the bands were in
    their prime, back in the day, and not off some reunion tour.  I was 80%
    successful. 




     
    The track list is:
     
    1.       Gimme Some More – The JB’s (’71)
    Back then, many groups started the show with an instrumental.  Thought the
    JB’s were up to the challenge. “You ready?”  ‘Nuff said.  



    2.       Sing A Simple Song – Sly & The Family Stone (’69)
    Sly, Larry and the Gang bring the only funk allowed at Woodstock.



    3.       Ronnie’s Groove – Kool & the Gang (’71)
    Before the raw funk of Jungle Boogie and the crossover 80’s pop funk of
    “Celebration,” Kool and the Gang were a jazz funk group.  This is from
    Live at PJ’s.

    4.       Shining Star – Earth Wind & Fire (‘74)
    EWF were also a jazz funk band long before they evolved. This is a live
    version of one of their first breakthrough songs, before they discovered
    they could crossover big time with pop disco such as ‘September’ and
    ‘Boogie Wonderland’.  Features Maurice White and Philip Bailey on vocals

    5.       Don’t Change Horses (in the middle of the stream) – Tower of Power (’74)
    This is from a recently uncovered live show in 1974, with Lenny Williams as
    the singer (my personal favourite of all their vocalists).  Tower of
    Power horns. ‘Nuff said.

    6.       I’m the One – Average White Band (’77)
    This version of the anything but average Scottish funksters’ 1976 jam is not
    from their well know live album ‘Person to Person’ but a longer version
    from a 1977 Montreux show.  Alan Gorrie and Hamish Stuart played both
    guitar and bass, switching back and forth from track to track.  Hamish
    is on bass here, Alan on lead rhythm and Onnie McIntyre plays some
    serious sublime rhythm grease.

    7.       Fancy Dancer – Commodores (’77)
    From their live album released after the success of ‘Brick House,’ this
    track comes from the album before.  Like Kool and the Gang and EWF, once
    he discovered they could cross over with ballads like “Easy” and “Three
    Times A Lady” and Lionel Ritchie said goodbye to the funk and hello to
    lots of money.  This is Lionel when he was funky.  Trivia note: Lionel
    did not sing ‘Brick House’ – the drummer Walter “Clyde” Orange sang it.

    8.       Get The Funk Out Ma Face – The Brothers Johnson (’78)
            With brothers George ‘Lightnin’ Licks’ on guitar and Louis ‘Thunder Thumbs’
    on bass, the   Brothers Johnson were discovered by Quincy Jones, and
    became part of his group of sessions musicians that he used. Four years
    before he worked with MJ on ‘Off the Wall’, Q produced their debut album
    in ’75 which featured ‘Get the Funk’.  At the time amongst 70’s
    Funkateers, Louis, Larry Graham and Bootsy were the kings of bass, each
    with their own fans.  Louis is the least known today of the three, so
    here he is live on a rare recording from 1978.  Includes a Thunder
    Thumbs bass solo.

    9.       FFun – Con Funk Shun (unknown)
    Featuring singer/guitarist Michael Cooper, this was their biggest hit originally recorded in 1977.

    10.   Shake Your Pants – Cameo (unknown)
    Before Larry Blackmon stripped Cameo down for the 80’s electronic funk of
    ‘Word Up’, Cameo was a 8 piece funk group that was all about the dance
    floor.  This jam is back when Larry’s “Ooow” was natural, as it became
    his gimmick by ‘Word Up’



    11.   Fire – Ohio Players (unknown)
    And to take us home, from their 1974 album.  I should be writing something,
    as is the final song in our little concert podcast, but I am too busy
    looking at my Ohio Players cd covers.   “Go OP go OP go”.
    Anyway, hope you enjoy.  Share with your elders, if necessary.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?bfvprw5a9x3adtn


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    Re: Maceo Musicology Webcast #2 (Live 70s Funk) Expanded & EQ'd

    Post by CKJ505 on Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:52 am

    What a line up!

    A history of funk....LIVE!
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    Re: Maceo Musicology Webcast #2 (Live 70s Funk) Expanded & EQ'd

    Post by fkkScoop on Sun Mar 20, 2011 7:04 am

    Oh Maceo at his best?

    I will take this!!!!

    Thanks!

    Nice Setlist!
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    Re: Maceo Musicology Webcast #2 (Live 70s Funk) Expanded & EQ'd

    Post by CKJ505 on Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:48 am

    I found myself bopping around the kitchen and living room once Mrs. CK and my two mini CKs went out shopping...

    Man alive the average white band are not "average" , they can funk with the best of them.

    I really dig the Brothers Johnson, what a track! Super Fonk!
    That's how you play the B A S S ! ! !

    Great webcast Maceo!
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    Re: Maceo Musicology Webcast #2 (Live 70s Funk) Expanded & EQ'd

    Post by maxim9691 on Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:42 am

    CKJ505 wrote:

    I really dig the Brothers Johnson, what a track! Super Fonk!
    That's how you play the B A S S ! ! !

    Great webcast Maceo!

    What ? So I can't play the bass with my feet ?



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    Re: Maceo Musicology Webcast #2 (Live 70s Funk) Expanded & EQ'd

    Post by Mace2theO on Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:19 pm

    CKJ505 wrote:I found myself bopping around the kitchen and living room once Mrs. CK and my two mini CKs went out shopping...

    Man alive the average white band are not "average" , they can funk with the best of them.

    I really dig the Brothers Johnson, what a track! Super Fonk!
    That's how you play the B A S S ! ! !

    Great webcast Maceo!



    Wouldn't be a funk show without a mean bass solo
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    Re: Maceo Musicology Webcast #2 (Live 70s Funk) Expanded & EQ'd

    Post by theartist2009 on Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:00 pm

    Varied list yet impressive
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    Post by Mace2theO on Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:59 pm

    old school bump Cool

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