Lyric by Sylvester Stone, of Sly and the Family Stone, at his best from the song, I Want to Take You Higher.
Sly and the Family Stone on Woodstock.
Between verses, BOOM SHAKALAKA! BOOM SHAKALAKA!
A nickname used in reference to Oakland, California. Founded in 1852, The Town is the eighth-largest city in the U.S., but what makes it stand out amongst other American cities is its diverse communities,distinct neighborhoods and turfs, and its culturally rich activities such as Sydeshows, Going 18 Dummy and the historically significant Pimp Game. The Town has birthed some of the most notable musicians and rappers of the 20-21st century, such as Tower of Power, Sly and The Family Stone,Too Short, Richy Rich,Keak Da Sneak, Keyshia Cole and DU. Also emerging from Oakland were The Black Panthers, The East Bay Dragons, The Hells Angels, and many other impacting culturally iconic groups.more...
When you are listening to or playing music that is so funky that you have an overwhelming funk build up until you have a funkgasm. funkgasms are the continuation of funk for long periods of time. funkgasms last around 20-30 minutes and feels stupendous.
Tyler: Yo Brian I was listening to some Stevie Wonder earlier and had a funkgasm listening to superstition.
Brian: Hey man It happened to me too. I was playing my bass and the funk was dripping off of me.
The title of one of Sly & the Family Stone's hits, M'Lady proves to be a tune the represents all things funky, quirky, and feel-good.
Hey man, how's the hook to M'Lady go again?
Dude, like this:
......yes. Of course.
(music) A bass guitar technique of hitting a string hard with the side of the thumb knuckle, producing a loud but brief snapping sound. Slapping is usually combined with popping, the act of pulling a string outward with the finger tip and letting it snap back. Invented by Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone, Graham Central Station).
Slap & pop bass sounds are very characteristic of disco and funk music, though around 1990 it got very popular again when bands like Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Primus, Infectious Grooves, and Faith No More hit the hard rock radio stations and Mtv.
Jazz players on upright bass (aka double bass) have a technique called "slapping", but it's a completely different technique that involves literally slapping the strings.
In former days it was used as a bad word for describing the alleged black Americans odor. About the late 50ties black people in America adapted the word and turned it into something positive (like say did with other words as well like 'bad'). So it became an expression reserved for black people meaning their lifestyle and upcoming self-confidence. Especially in Jazz music at that time it was a new style/type of playing called funky (e.g. Horace Silver and Jimmy Smith) which found it's way in the 60ties into R'n'B music and led to the creation to Funk music in the late 60ties with protagonists like James Brown, the meters, sly and the family stone and the bar kays... Funk had it's peak between the early and midseventies, before Disco came as a kind of fake-funk. Funk also can be seen as predecessor for Disco and for contamporary musical styles like Hip Hop, Acid Jazz, Drum'n Bass, House, Big Beat and Crossover/Funkrock/Funkmetal. Which (exept the latter) all sample Funk Music.
a) An earthy quality appreciated in music such as jazz or soul.
b) A type of popular music combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bass line.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - a grammy award winning rock band formed in 1983. Influenced by such bands as Parlaiment-Funkadelics and Sly and the Family Stone the band (despite many changes in line-up) they gradually gained recognition for their combination of funk and punk rock, along with their explosive live act which became their trademark - performing naked with nothing on but a tube sock on their dicks.more...
Their first 3 albums barely sold 2mil between them but 1989's Mother's Milk, which was the first album recorded by the current line-up - brought them back onto the scene. In september 1991 they released Blood Sugar Sex Magik. It was a staggering hit (eventuallly selling 7mil in the US alone) and such hits as Give It Away and Under the Bridge (the groups first US top ten single) came from it.
When John Frusciante had to leave RHCP in 1992 due to drugs they went through another stage of line-up changes (including Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction who recorded One Hot Minute) untill eventually John rejoined the band.
The reunion album , 1999's Californication, was a monster hit and reconfirmed the Chili Peppers as one of the best bands around.
With the releases of By The Way (2002) and Stadium Arcadium (2006) they have shown no signs of abating there relentless production of quality mainstream, punky, funky music which they have somehow, despite many setbacks, kept going for more than 2 decades!
Surely one of the greatest bands around and their older stuff is a classic ex...