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  Funk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Funk music was exported to Africa in the late 1960s, and melded with African singing and rhythms to form Afrobeat.
In the 1980s, funk lost some of its audience as bands became more commercial and music more electronic, effectively phasing out horn sections which were the core of many funk bands.
In Brazil, the word "funk" is used to denote a distinct genre of music called baile funk (also known as rio funk), related to electro.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Funk   (1302 words)

 Encyclopedia: The Headhunters
This band, along with George Clinton's Parliament and James Brown are the key influences from funk.
As in funk, the band often built a groove around a bassline, and Paul Jackson's often deceptively simple licks are frequently the bedrock of Headhunters material.
While straightforward funk depending on a snappy, danceable backbeat from the drummer, the various drummers in the Headhunters tended to use the stability of Paul Jackson's basslines as a anchor, allowing them to play in and around his motif, creating more advanced and complex rhythmic patterns, drawing on the jazz drumming tradition.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/The-Headhunters   (1729 words)

Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e.g., James Brown and his band members (especially Maceo and Melvin Parker), and groups like The Meters.
Compared to funk's predecessor, the soul music of 1960s, funk typically uses more complex rhythms, while song structures are usually simpler.
In Brazil, the word "funk" is used to denote a distinct genre of music, related to electro.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Funk   (1147 words)

 Slave (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slave was arguably the hottest of the 1970s Ohio funk bands.
They moved to Atlantic Records for one LP in 1984, then switched to the Atlanta-based Ichiban in 1986 for singles and LPs that were just a shade of the former vibrant Slave sound.
This article on a band or other musical ensemble is a stub.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slave_%28band%29   (285 words)

 Musicians List
Bowl-A-Soul, a 12 piece R and B/Soul horn band from the Lehigh Valley Area is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable sound man to do the sound for their band, and commit to doing the sound exclusively for them every weekend on Friday and/or Saturday night/nights.
I will assume that musicians in bands will be able to understand that when one plays solo piano/keys it is different in sound and style that it is within a band context but hopefully that is stating the obvious.
2 bands in need of musicians the 1st is a top-40 cover band in need of lead guitarist email for more info and a list of songs and the 2nd is an all original band this band needs a true bass player to fit the mold not a hired gun
www.davephillipsmusic.com /thelist.html   (5248 words)

 Jazz musicians and bands - EntsWeb Directory
Slick, versatile and lively, the band are the finishing touch to your event and are ideal for parties, weddings, corporate functions and other events.
Joe is a very versatile musician who captures the joy and exuberance of swing music and blends it with the raw power of jazz, rock and blues.
PWQ are a mainstream style jazz band with a repertoire that extends through Latin to modern jazz and with great traditional jazz numbers.
www.entsweb.co.uk /musicians/jazz   (1832 words)

 Funk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e.g., James Brown (musician)James Brown and his band members (especially Maceo ParkerMaceo and Melvin Parker), and groups like The Meters/.
George Clinton (funk musician)George Clinton, with his bands Parliament (band)Parliament and, later, Funkadelic, produced a new kind of funk sound heavily influenced by jazz and psychedelic music.
A member of the Funk family, pioneers of farmland preservation here, is urging that a family farm that includes Funk's Farm Market be included within an area targeted for future development.
www.infothis.com /find/Funk   (1472 words)

 Atlanta Live Bands - Wedding Musicians - Corporate Party Entertainment
So, while this list may not be as long as some (since our focus is quality, not quantity), you can be assured that your guests will recognize every song almost instantly, leaving no doubt which dance step is required.
Not all of the songs in the list are appropriate for all events and the band adjusts accordingly.
Other songs in the list are done instrumentally as part of the dinner music set, when required, or as part of the CD music during breaks.
www.mixedcompany.com /songlist.html   (605 words)

 Blues Music . Blues Geek : Blues musicians, blues bands, blues clubs - Blues Music in Colorado. blues harmonica, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
His backup musicians are stellar, with Smokin' Joe Sciallo playing a hollow body guitar into a lovely tweed Victoria amp.
He ranged from absolutely hard-hitting Chicago to laid back New Orleans to raging funk to killer West Coast swing to sweet, soulful ballad to boogie to well, lets just say the well is ~deep~ and I had the feeling that there was plenty more where that came from.
His decision to refrain from posting to this list was a personal one and I respect that, but I for one miss his generous and knowledgeable contributions.
www.bluesgeek.com /aha.html   (1039 words)

 Funk - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Notable funk bassists include Bootsy Collins and Larry Graham of Sly & the Family Stone.
Other prominent funk bands of the period included Bootsy's Rubber Band, The Meters, Ohio Players, The Commodores, War, Kool & the Gang, Confunkshun, Slave, Cameo, Midnight Star, the Bar-Kays, Zapp, and many more.
Already, in late 1960s, many jazz musicians — among them Herbie Hancock (with his Headhunters band), Grover Washington, Jr.
www.grohol.com /wiki/Funk   (1298 words)

 PowerGig, the better way to book more gigs. PowerGig is the Power tool for booking agents, venue managers, and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
If you're looking for a band or musician to bring some music to your event then have we got a line-up for you.
This band is from the Washington DC area with spunk and attitude.
A funk, jazz, rock quartet who plays original (and often improvisational) music with a positive outlook and tries to foster pure love.
www.talentbuyeru.com /musicians.htm   (200 words)

 2K Musicians and Touring Bands | Steely Dan
Finally, Ted reports that his studio work on Two Against Nature was "without question the pinnacle of a session musician's existence"...but we must point out that this assessment was offered before he was awarded the coveted Bunsen Prize on July 13th, 2000.
Tom credits heredity (he is the son of the late musician Tom H. Barney) and his education (at the Crane School of Music and with bassist Bob Cranshaw) for much of his musical ability and achievement.
Tom was a member of the Saturday Night Live Band for several years in the '80s and '90s, and you may have also seen him on David Sanborn's "Night Music", "New York At Night", or any number of his turns on "Good Morning America", "The Today Show", or playing for numerous major award shows.
www.steelydan.com /2kband.html   (3756 words)

 Boston Bands, Massachusetts Bands, New Hampshire Bands, Rhode Island Bands, Vermont Bands, Maine Bands & Musicians, ...
Band and Musicians Listings - A comprehensive directory of bands and solo musicians in the Greater Boston, Massachusetts area and surrounding states including: Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
We want to help promote bands and musicians in the surrounding Boston area and the clubs and venues where they perform.
Opt-in subscribers will receive a weekly email letting them know where their favorite bands by genre are playing that week.
www.bostonmusic.com   (316 words)

 Alchemix - artists, brisbane, musicians, bands, directory, sunshine coast
Profile listings are available to bands or solo artists who have recorded at Alchemix.
Not your typical girl band and hoping for guy bassist in future but are doing ok without at the present time.
We are an originals band formed in 1999 played with Gazoonga Attack, the Giants of Science, Superheist, Last House on the Left (quite regularly) and more.
www.alchemix.com.au /artists.htm   (1367 words)

 TAXI: Links To Bands, Artists, Songwriters, Musicians
Alchemy: are a young, explosive all new British band that have mixed music of the utmost originality with styles such as pop, acoustic rock and funk to create an exciting sound for any avid music fan.
CODM: this Chicago based band was officially formed three and a half years ago and consists of four musicians with the skills,dedication, and years of experience in various different settings.
The Emmas: a three-piece three-chord band from Denver, Colorado.
www.taxi.com /members/links-bands.html   (11910 words)

 Angelique and Friends National Acts - Musicians and Bands, Rock Bands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The incredible #1 Party Band has played for President Bill Clinton, the inaugural ball of Michigan Governor John Engler, and countless fabulous celebrity-studded parties.
The musicians and singers of The #1 Party Band band have played with Harry Connick, Jr., Anita Baker, Duke Ellington and Aretha Franklin.
The #1 Party Band is based in Detroit, but they regularly travel throughout the United States to play at special events.
www.angeliqueandfriends.com /nationalacts/nacts_musiciansandbands.htm   (836 words)

 musicians, bands, string quartet, jazz quartet, cocktail pianist, harpist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
We are a syndicate of musicians and bands including string quartets, jazz quartets, funk bands,
Being a syndicate of musicians and bands including string quartets, jazz quartets, funk bands,
Audio samples of the string quartet, jazz quartet and other musicians and bands are also available on this site.
www.ph-quartet.co.uk   (201 words)

 Detroit area rock 'n' roll bands/musicians 1966 - 1972
Elsewhere in these listings is one band that took it's name from a New York nightclub so it only seems appropriate to cover a group with the good sense (good taste?) to purloin their name from a well known downtown Detroit eatery of the early sixties.
Flaming Ember always proudly declared themselves a Detroit band, comprised of players living in Detroit (within its city limits, not out in the 'burbs or even some other county) and as their assimilation of Motor City soul styles proved, many folks (of all colors) remain convinced the Flaming Ember were anything but four white guys.
A series of management misfortunes cost them opportunities and the band had begun recording what would have been their first album but the master tapes were destroyed in a fire at United Sound Studio in 1969, which seemed to sound the death knell for the group.
home.att.net /~s.m.geer/bands.htm   (11915 words)

 The Motherpage - Makin' Your Funk The P-Funk
The Motherpage - Makin' Your Funk The P-Funk
Many people have put in a lot of time, effort, and other expense to make the Motherpage what it is. Here's a list of folks who've contributed to the Motherpage in some way.
The singles and samples lists HTML-ized; and links from songs in track listings to the singles and samples lists.
www.duke.edu /~tmc/pfunk.html   (1034 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The entry fee for the bands is $50, and you can start to sign up on Monday August 1st at the Villa.
Hey you musicians and bands of Utah County and nearby, I have a question or two for you about where you practice or don't practice.
Listen to these bands on their websites this will be another one of those shows at Urban that you will surely hear about missing if you don’t go yourself.
www.utahbands.com   (3070 words)

 The Smoking Gun: Backstage Pass
But that assemblage has not been extensive enough for demanding TSG visitors, so we've gone out and obtained loads of new riders.
So many, in fact, that our backstage collection now covers a whopping 200 acts--everyone from Frank Sinatra and the Rolling Stones to Kenny G and KC and the Sunshine Band.
The contract rider includes specifications on stage design, sound systems, lighting rigs, as well as an artist's wish list--from transportation and billing to dressing room accommodations and meals.
www.thesmokinggun.com /backstagetour   (221 words)

 Indie Avenue - Oregon & Washington Musicians, Bands & Festivals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Since 1995, we have made these databases available to web surfers in the hopes of assisting musicians and venues in the delivery of live music in the Pacific Northwest.
We've recently installed a beta-test calendar database, so musicians please feel free to enter your gigs, and venues, please enter your live music schedules.
This site has been getting approximately 10,000 unique visitors per month, and has become an indispensible resource for working musicians and the venues where they work.
www.indieavenue.com   (116 words)

 Free Musician List
Musicians can be searched for based on talent, skill level, style, influences, and location.
We hope you have a good experience with Free Musician List, but either way, we want to hear from you.
It provides a gig list for bands that you can search by location, style, influences, etc. There's even a weekly CD review page so you can get an opinion before you go out and buy the CD.
www.freemusicianlist.com   (1204 words)

 BlackRadio.de - Your 24/7 Black Musik MixTape Radio Station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Bambaataas schnelle Drumcomputer-Beats und maschinelle Synthesizer-Riffs wirkten hingegen stilbildend für das Genre des Electro Funk, das sich allmählich vom Hip-Hop abspaltete.
Um 2003 ließen die Bands des Berliner Labels Aggro Berlin mit einem extrem harten Stil aufhorchen, der sich fast antipodisch zum entspannten Stil der Hamburger Szene verhält. Hier wurde klar das Erbe von Cartel wieder aufgenommen.
Vorgänger des türkischsprachigen Rap ist die Band "Cartel".
www.blackradio.de   (2328 words)

 Full List of Musicians & Bands Links
This page is a list of bands that I've done sound for
If you or your link is missing please contact me
Band updates: AUG 13 2004 - This page updated: MAR 2005
www.crowhealingnetwork.net /musician_list.html   (88 words)

 Pittsburgh PA Area Music - Musicians, Bands, DJ's, Instruments & More
The JiMiller Band is a five member musical monster that plays some of the best new music in the Midwest.
These 28 musicians, under the baton of Maestro Denis Colwell, produce the full richness of a symphony orchestra, the intimacy of a chamber ensemble, the toe-tapping brilliance of a military band and the swinging sound of a Big Band."
See Web site for events schedules, a place for local musicians and fans to post and peruse their performance schedules, have general discussions, and look for assistance.
www.butlerwebs.com /pittsburgh/music.htm   (2234 words)

 Northwest Musicians and Bands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Choose the type of music and the state or province you're interested in for a list of Northwest musicians and bands, with links to their web pages and the most current information available on upcoming shows and albums.
This website is created and maintained by MusicGuide, Inc. © 1997-1999
Send email comments to morgan@seanet.com - We like to hear from you!
www.seanet.com /~morgan/theguide/Musicians.html   (75 words)

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