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Best of All Time in Funk/Jazz/Soul/Rock/Blues & Culture

Futter für die Play- und Wunschliste: Die besten Funk-Tracks aller Zeiten erreichten mich kürzlich via Soul-Petrol Newsletter. Doch zuvor die amüsante Einleitung, die ich euch nicht vorenthalten möchte:

Quite a few people have been writing in to me complaining about various lists that have been published by Rolling Stone Magazine over the years. The complaints have ranged from a lack of knowlege to outright rascim with respect to these lists. In my opinion it makes little sense in 2008 to complain about lists produced by Rolling Stone or any other entity. We are on the internet, we have mailing lists, we have message boards, we have blogs, we have the capability to create and publish our own list of who we think are the best artists, songs, etc.


And over the years we have done exactly that here at Not only do we announce our listing of best releases each year (and we will do so again for 2008 later this week), we also conducted a little survey of our readership back in the year 2000 of the BEST OF ALL TIME.

As selected by the „Soul-Patrol Board of Directors“, back in the year 2000, we think these are the tops in Funk, Jazz, Soul, Rock, Blues and Culture, thru the year 2000. 

a. Top 10 Jazz – Funk
New York Girl – Miles Davis
Some Skunk Funk – Brecker Brothers
Sun Goddess – Ramsey Lewis/EWF
Birdland – Weather Report
Mount Airy Groove – Pieces of a Dream
Soulful Strut – The Young/Holt Unlimited
Soul Makossa – Manu Dibango
Spectrum – Billy Cobham
Mr. Magic – Grover Washington
125th Street Boggie – Weather Report
Chameleon – Herbie Hancock
Dunbar HS Marching Band – Les McCann
Expansions – Lonnie Liston Smith
Bermuda Nights – Gerald Albright
Number One – Patrice Rushen
Summer Madness – Kool & The Gang
Earthjuice – Return To Forever 🙂
Hard Work – John Handy
Compared To What – Les McCann and Eddie Harris
Cross Collateral – Passport

b. Top 20 R&B Funk
Fencewalk – Mandrill
I Can Understand I – New Birth
Funky President – James Brown
Express – BT Express
Bustin Loose – Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers
Skintight – Ohio Players
Give it to Me Baby – Rick James
Slide – Slave
Tell me Somethin‘ Good – Rufus / Chaka Khan ‚
Escapeism/Make It Funky – James Brown
Walt’s First Trip – Ohio Players
Cold Sweat – James Brown
Sophisticated Cissy – The Meters
Sing A Simple Song – Sly & The Family Stone
Maybe Your Baby – Stevie Wonder
Stretchin‘ Out(In A Rubber Band) – Bootsy’s Rubber Band
Rock Creek Park – The BlackByrds
Sweet Sticky Thing – Ohio Players
P-Funk (Wants To get Funked Up) – Parliment
Sex Machine – Sly & The Family Stone

c. Top 20 Rock n‘ Roll/Funk
Earthquake – Graham Central Station
Somebody To Love – Mother’s Finest
These Are the Voices – Fishbone
Elvis is Dead – Living Colour
Frankenstein – Edgar Winter Group
Red House – Jimi Hendrix
Time Has Come Today – Chambers Brothers
Movin On – Mother’s Finest
I Wanna Take You Higher – Sly and the Family Stone
(If I’m in Luck) I Might Get Picked Up – Betty Davis
Cult of Personality – Living Colour
That Lady – Isley Brothers
Scorpio – Dennis Coffey
Who Knows – Jimi Hendrix/Band of Gypsys
What I’d Say – Rare Earth
All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
Super Stupid – Funkadelic
Standing on the Verge (of getting it on) – Funkadelic

d. Top 10 Hip Hop/Funk
It Takes Two (to make a thing go right) – Rob Base and E – Z Rock
Microphone Fiend – Eric B and Rakim
King Of Rock – Run DMC
The Message – Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
Tramp – Salt – n – Pepper
Rebel Without a Pause – Public Enemy
Planet Rock – Africa Bambaata and the Zulu Nation
Bonita Applebaum – A Tribe Called Quest
We Got Our Own Thang – Heavy D and the Boys “
Amerikkka’s Most Wanted – Ice Cube

e. Top 5 Funk Artists of All time
James Brown
Shuggie Otis
Sly & The Family Stone

f. Top 5 Funk Artists of the 1990’s
(the pickings are really SLIM but)
Prince (I believe the brother can still achieve)
D’Angelo (although I don’t really view him as a purely funk artist…brother got skills though)
Brand New Heavies (from the UK )
Maceo Parker (brother still workin)
Bootsy Collins (brother still workin)

Den Rest der fetten Liste zieht ihr euch gefälligst hier rein:

Marc hat ins Leben gerufen und teilt hier seit 2005 seine Leidenschaft für Musik und das Internet.


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