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Welcome to the Soul/Funk Appreciation Society. Here you will find a place to discuss the soulful sounds of the good ol' days, from the early 60s to the very early 80s until today, in their most recent forms.
 
Anyone is free and welcome to join the group, whether you're a charter or not.
You can include a small icon in your profile signature if you'd like, I made one that you can find here but you're absolutely free to create your own.
 
Please don't expect binding rules or any kind of leadership in here. This place is meant to share thoughts, ideas, suggestions and of course music! Think of it as a community, much like the ones they had in the 60s (except we wash our hair :D)
 
 
So here's a list of songs that have already been released, there must be a few ones missing so please point me to these songs and I'll add the links. The songs are sorted by artist/band's alphabetical order :
 
A Taste of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
ABBA - Chiquitita
ABBA - Fernando
ABBA - One Of Us
ABBA - SOS
ABBA - Tiger
ABBA - Waterloo
Alicia Keys - Fallin'
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Amy Winehouse - Rehab
Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good
Anita Ward - Ring My Bell
Aretha Franklin - A Change
Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools
Aretha Franklin - Respect
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music
Average White Band (The) - Pick Up The Pieces
Bar-Kays (The) - Soul Finger
Bee Gees (The) - More Than A Woman
Bee Gees (The) - Night Fever
Bee Gees (The) - Stayin' Alive
Bee Gees (The) - You Should Be Dancing
Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine OFFICIAL DLC
Bill Withers - Lean On Me
Billy Cobham - Red Baron
Billy Cobham - Stratus
Blondie - Atomic
Blondie - Heart of Glass
Blues Brothers (The) ft. Aretha Franklin - Think
Booker T & The MG's - Time Is Tight
Brick - Dazz
Brothers Johnson (The) - Celebrations
Brothers Johnson (The) - Mista Cool
Brothers Johnson (The) - Runnin' for Your Lovin'
Brothers Johnson (The) - Stomp!
Brothers Johnson (The) - Strawberry Letter 23
Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song
Bruno Mars - Treasure : version 1 and version 2
Carl Carlton - She's A Bad Mama Jama
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Express Yourself
Chic - Chic Cheer
Chic - Good Times OFFICIAL DLC for RS2012
Chic - Le Freak
Commodores - Brick House
Commodores - Easy
Curtis Mayfield - Freddie's Dead
Curtis Mayfield - Pusherman (no bass !)
Dan Skinner, Adam Skinner, Dave James - Lock Down
Delegation - Darlin'
Delegation - Oh Honey
Diana Ross - The Boss
Diana Ross & The Supremes - How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone
Diana Ross & The Supremes And The Temptations - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Donna Summer - Hot Stuff
Doobie Brothers (The) - Long Train Runnin' (no bass)
Dr. John - Big Chief
Dr. John - Iko Iko
Dr. John - Stealin'
Drifters (The) - Under The Boardwalk
Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland
Earth, Wind & Fire - Let's Groove
Earth, Wind & Fire - September OFFICIAL DLC
Earth, Wind & Fire - Serpentine Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire - Shining Star OFFICIAL DLC
Earth, Wind & Fire - Sing A Song OFFICIAL DLC
Earth, Wind & Fire - That's The Way of The World
Eddie Floyd - Knock on Wood
Edwin Starr - Adios Senorita
Edwin Starr - All Around The World
Edwin Starr - War
Fat Larry's Band - Act Like You Know
Fela Kuti - Black Man's Cry
Fela Kuti - Buy Africa
Fela Kuti - Egbe Mi O
Fela Kuti - Fight To Finish
Fela Kuti - Gentleman
Fela Kuti - J'Ehin J'Ehin
Fela Kuti - Lady
Fela Kuti - Let's Start
Fela Kuti - Opposite People
Fela Kuti - Who're You?
Fela Kuti - Yeye De Smell
Fela Kuti - Zombie
Fela Kuti & The Africa 70 - Gbagada Gbagada Gbagodo Gbagodo
Fela Kuti & The Africa 70 - Open & Close
Fela Kuti & The Africa 70 - Swegbe And Pako
Four Tops (The) - Bernadette
Four Tops (The) - It's The Same Old Song
Four Tops (The) - Reach Out I'll Be There
Foxy - Get Off
Funk Brothers (The) - James Jamerson's Motown Medley
George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag (2nd version here)
George Michael - Fastlove
Gil Scott-Heron - Home Is Where The Hatred Is
Gil Scott-Heron - Save The Children
Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Gotcha - Naked
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
Gwen McRae - Rockin' Chair
Hall & Oates - Kiss On My List OFFICIAL DLC
Heatwave - Boogie Nights
Hot Chocolate - You Sexy Thing
Hugh Masekela - Dyambo
Hugh Masekela - Kaa Ye Oya
Imagination - Just An Illusion
Isaac Hayes - Theme From Shaft
Isley Brothers (The) - Between The Sheets
Isley Brothers (The) - I Know Who You Been Socking It To
Isley Brothers (The) - It's Your Thing
Isley Brothers (The) - Ohio/Machine Gun
Isley Brothers (The) - Take Inventory
Isley Brothers (The) - Take Me In Your Arms
Isley Brothers (The) - This Old Heart Of Mine
Isley Brothers (The) - Was It Good To You?
J.B.'s (The) - Pass The Peas
Jackson 5 (The) - Blame It On The Boogie
Jackson 5 (The) - Dancing Machine
Jackson 5 (The) - Darling Dear
Jackson 5 (The) - I Want You Back
Jackson 5 (The) - Who's Lovin' You
Jaco Pastorius - Come On, Come Over
Jaco Pastorius - Soul Intro/The Chicken
James Gang (The) - Funk #49 OFFICIAL DLC
James Brown - Bewildered
James Brown - Make It Funky (Pt.1)
James Brown - Soul Power
James Brown - Super Bad (another version including parts 1 & 2)
Jamiroquai - Canned Heat
Jamiroquai - Cosmic Girl
Jamiroquai - Hey Floyd
Jamiroquai - Just Another Story
Jamiroquai - Love Foolosophy
Jamiroquai - Runaway
Jamiroquai - Space Cowboy
Jamiroquai - Time Won't Wait
Jamiroquai - Too Young To Die
Jamiroquai - Virtual Insanity
Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy
Jr. Walker & The All Stars - Home Cookin'
Jr. Walker & The All Stars - How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You
KC & The Sunshine Band - That's The Way
Kool & The Gang - Celebration
Kool & The Gang - Fresh
Kool & The Gang - Jungle Boogie
Kool & The Gang - Take My Heart (2nd version)
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Faithful Man
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Ladies
Lee Fields & The Expressions - Talk To Somebody
Lipps, Inc. - Funkytown
Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
Luther Vandross - She's A Super Lady
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk
Martha & The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run
Marvelettes (The) - Don't Mess With Bill
Marvin Gaye - Christmas In The City
Marvin Gaye - I Want You
Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On OFFICIAL DLC for RS2012
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Moutain High Enough
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
Meters (The) - Cissy Strut
Michael Jackson - Beat It (2nd version) (and yet another one)
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean (2nd version)
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
Michael Jackson - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Michael Jackson - Rock With You
Michael Jackson - The Girl Is Mine (ft. Paul McCartney)
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Michael Jackson - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Michael McDonald - I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) OFFICIAL DLC
Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster
Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta - You're The One That I Want
Otis Redding - (Sittin' On) The Dock of The Bay OFFICIAL DLC for RS2012
Otis Redding - Hard To Handle
Pacific Gas & Electric - Staggolee
Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) OFFICIAL DLC for RS2012
Parliament Funkadelic - Flashlight
Patrice Rushen - Forget Me Nots
Patrick Hernandez - Born To Be Alive
Peggy Lee - Fever
Prince - Kiss
Prince & Sheila E - Erotic City
Queen - Another One Bites The Dust OFFICIAL DLC
Rick James - Give It To Me Baby
Rick James - Super Freak OFFICIAL DLC for RS2012
Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
Roy Buchanan - Sweet Dreams OFFICIAL DLC
Rufus Thomas - Do The Funky Chicken
Sade - Paradise
Sam & Dave - Hold On I'm Coming
Sam & Dave - Soulman
Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer
Smokey Robinson - Being With You
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tears of A Clown
Spinners (The) - I'll Be Around
Spinners (The) - It's A Shame
Spinners (The) - Mighty Love
Spinners (The) - The Rubberband Man
Staple Singers (The) - I'll Take You There
Stevie Wonder - All I Do
Stevie Wonder - As
Stevie Wonder - Contusion
Stevie Wonder - Do I Do
Stevie Wonder - For Once In My Life
Stevie Wonder - I Wish
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Living For The City
Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
Stevie Wonder - Sir Duke OFFICIAL DLC
Stevie Wonder - Superstition (live version)
Supergroove - Your White Shirt
Supremes (The) - You Can't Hurry Love
Supremes (The) - You Keep Me Hangin' On
Temptations (The) - Ain't Too Proud To Beg
Temptations (The) - Get Ready
Temptations (The) - My Girl OFFICIAL DLC for RS2012
Temptations (The) - No More Water In The Well
Temptations (The) - Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
Temptations (The) - Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Tower of Power - Clever Girl
Tower of Power - Diggin' on James Brown
Tower of Power - Down to The Nightclub
Tower of Power - So Very Hard To Go
Tower of Power - Soul Vaccination
Tower of Power - Soul With A Capital S
Tower of Power - What Is Hip?
Weather Report - Birdland
Weather Report - Port of Entry
Weather Report - Teen Town
Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music (OFFICIAL DLC)
Wilson Pickett - Funky Broadway
Wilson Pickett - Hello Sunshine
Wilson Pickett - In The Midnight Hour
Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally
Wilson Pickett - That Kind of Love
 
 
 
Huge thanks to all the charters, you know who you are!!
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Hello everyone! Welcome to the Soul/Funk Appreciation Society. Here you will find a place to discuss the soulful sounds of the good ol' days, from the early 60s to the very early 80s until today, in t

So let's start with the sharing, shall we? :)   Here's a short selection of my favorite bass transcriptions websites, from which I took most of the tabs that I used to create my CDLCs in this list (th

Whoa, this is great music.  How have I never heard of this band?  I will be adding this group to my to-do basslines queue.   Thx a million for this.  It's becoming increasingly rare I run across such

There's some stuff in here that goes more in the direction of jazz/fusion which might not totally fit the bill but I'm not a genre nazi and I actually like that it's included here as well.

Also, thanks for taking the time to make the thread and fyi, "What Is Hip?" is a WIP on the other forum. GTLO made the custom and I reworked some parts of the bass line but he wanted to do the guitar parts as well, so that is why there's no official release yet. :)

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There's some stuff in here that goes more in the direction of jazz/fusion which might not totally fit the bill but I'm not a genre nazi and I actually like that it's included here as well.

Yes I know, you're probably talking about the Jaco Pastorius, Weather Report etc...I even included some disco like The Bee Gees or Patrice Rushen...and I'm not entirely sure that Queen belongs here either but I figured what the hell :D Good bass lines in the end...


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So let's start with the sharing, shall we? :)

 

Here's a short selection of my favorite bass transcriptions websites, from which I took most of the tabs that I used to create my CDLCs in this list (these sites are very 60s- and 70s-oriented) :

 

http://www.basslessons.be/transcriptions.php : quite an impressive collection (almost 150 songs) and they tend to tab a lot of old school stuff

http://www.thebassment.info/transcriptions.html : very nice as well, covers all sorts and all generations of music

http://www.cocosbassment.com/transcriptions/ : a bit similar to the previous one in terms of songs' choice

http://nicebasslines.com/bass-transcriptions : lots of cool stuff too in here, although the site has not been updated for quite a while

http://www.redtenbachersfunkestra.com/basscharts/ : excellent songs' choice, but you'll only find notations here, no tabs

http://www.lessonsthatrock.com/resources/free-bass-tabs/ : I found this one recently, they seem to have A LOT of songs with the matching guitar tabs as well

 

All these sites are free, yet they seem to offer more interesting material than monetized sites like MySongBook...

 

 

What are your favorite sites?

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Wahey! This is exciting stuff! Not only is being a proud member of the Funk/Soul Appreciation Society going to improve my bass playing by exposing me to the stylings of some of the most creative and electrifyingly stimulating bassists of all time (or least since man figured out how to record shit lol) but it is also going to expose me to cool 'new' music! Happy Happy!

 

Hey! Here is a crazy idea... How about we put one of these songs in the Bass Olympics every week!? Like we just start at the top with A Taste of Honey and we work our way through the funkadelic and soulful wonderlands we are going to encounter one week and one spine tingling song at a time. Or.... because this is a bass thing.... we start at the bottom!  B) lol

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@justgimmethefunk: awesome list of links. I just know one site which isn't on your list (http://freebasspart.pv24.pagesperso-orange.fr/Bass_Players.htm; you'll probably love me for this B) ) but I also never did a thorough search to find more because I like to transcribe them myself anyway, even if it's just for practice.
That said, I'm always open for helping out with bass transcriptions should the need arise and I can find the time.
Just let me know. ;)

@majikman: Maybe a special Bassolympics besides the regular one with just one song per week? Let's discuss it with the others.

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I just know one site which isn't on your list (http://freebasspart.pv24.pagesperso-orange.fr/Bass_Players.htm; you'll probably love me for this B) )

Oh yeah that one...I have it in my 'transcriptions sites' folder but it's not really the "best-looking" site (I find it very poorly structured) I never paid much attention to it...guess I'll have to take a serious look.


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I just know one site which isn't on your list (http://freebasspart.pv24.pagesperso-orange.fr/Bass_Players.htm; you'll probably love me for this B) )

Oh yeah that one...I have it in my 'transcriptions sites' folder but it's not really the "best-looking" site (I find it very poorly structured) I never paid much attention to it...guess I'll have to take a serious look.

 

It might not look like much but the transcriptions are solid. I got the notation for my Wilson Pickett customs from that site and apart from a few corrections they were spot on.

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So I noticed that there aren't any 'Sly & The Family Stone' CDLCs in the database (yet ;)) and while looking for good tabs I stumbled upon this on Amazon and other book stores :

 

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61IZ08ICXHL.jpg

 

I think I'll indulge myself :)

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I've been planning to do "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" to get some slap practice. Easy transcription, so I should be able to do it soon. :D

I know someone will be more than happy when you do it, and by someone I mean @ ;)


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I have a book with James Brown tabs and notation if anyone of you charters are interested.... 

Is your book called 'The Great James Brown Rhythm Sections Funk Masters' ? Cause I have that one

If it's another one, then please shoot me a PM !


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Hey y'all funkateers  B)

 

I wanted to share some really good stuff with you, it's a 3-disc compilation of old school soul music, most of which was heavily sampled by hip-hop artists in the 90s and 00s so it's a kind of 'go-back-to-the-roots' thing. It's called 'Shaolin Soul' episodes 1, 2 and 3. You will find incredible things from the likes of Al Green, Syl Johnson, Ann Peebles, Teddy Pendergrass, The Jackson 5 etc... nothing but quality here. Here are just a few exemples from episode 2 :

 

(This one is on my to-do list ;))

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy your week-end :)

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If you're interested in finding ever more funk/r&b/soul music, you can take a look here: http://www.funkmysoul.gr/

Not sure about the legal side of things, especially because many of those albums are out of print and not available otherwise but even without downloading anything from the site, it's still great to find all kinds of obscure stuff.

 

How about this one?

 

 

On my to-do-list. ;)

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I would say Jazz Fusion like Weather Report, Return To Forever, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Jaco Pastorius etc. is fine but more traditional jazz does not quite fit in, I think. Afrobeat on the other hand should be included because it's related to Funk/R&B.

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If you're interested in finding ever more funk/r&b/soul music, you can take a look here: http://www.funkmysoul.gr/

WOW! This one is gonna be my new default homepage !!

And yes, I'm gonna add the Afrobeat CDLCs in the list.


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