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Funk

Named after a slang word for "stink," funk was indeed the rawest, most primal form of R&B, surpassing even Southern soul in terms of earthiness. It was also the least structured, often stretching out into extended jams, and the most Africanized, built on dynamic, highly syncopated polyrhythms. As such, it originally appealed only to hardcore R&B audiences. The groove was the most important musical element of funk -- all the instruments of the ensemble played off of one another to create it, and worked it over and over. Deep electric bass lines often served as main riffs, with an interlocking web of short, scratchy guitar chords and blaring horns over the top. Unlike nearly every form of R&B that had come before it, funk didn't confine itself to the 45-rpm single format and the classic verse/chorus song structure. Funk bands were just as likely to repeat a catchy chant or hook out of the blue, and to give different song sections equal weight, so as not to disrupt the groove by building to a chorus-type climax. In essence, funk allowed for more freedom and improvisation, and in that respect it was similar to what was happening around the same time in blues-rock, psychedelia, and hard rock (in fact, Jimi Hendrix was a major inspiration for funk guitar soloists). More in Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B: Funk | Hip-Hop | R&B | Rap | Soul | Urban
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14970
The Spy Game
Secret Agent or Spy Thriller material featuring funky riffs, horn sections and the unmistakable melodies of international mystery and intrigue. Inspired by James Bond 007 and other spy thriller films....
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The Spy Game
by Bjorn A. Lynne
Music ID: 14970
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Secret Agent or Spy Thriller material featuring funky riffs, horn sections and the unmistakable melodies of international mystery and intrigue. Inspired by James Bond 007 and other spy thriller films....
14960
Evasive Target
Funky, hectic, spy thriller or crime caper bed track. Urban funk, secret agent feel. Good as chase or battle sequence in film etc....
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Evasive Target
by Bjorn A. Lynne
Music ID: 14960
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03:12
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Funky, hectic, spy thriller or crime caper bed track. Urban funk, secret agent feel. Good as chase or battle sequence in film etc....
14959
Espionage
Cool, slick and slightly retro styled, the sound is inspired by classic TV detective series and spy films, setting the scene for danger, crime, mystery, police, international agents and beautiful ladi...
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Espionage
by Bjorn A. Lynne
Music ID: 14959
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03:12
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Cool, slick and slightly retro styled, the sound is inspired by classic TV detective series and spy films, setting the scene for danger, crime, mystery, police, international agents and beautiful ladi...
14955
Chase the Mob
Electro-funk track with stabbing synthesizers, undercover detective type horns, retro style funk drums and a funky bass riff. Has a certain debonaire, undercover spy, crime or police chase feel. ...
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Chase the Mob
by Bjorn A. Lynne
Music ID: 14955
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06:14
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Electro-funk track with stabbing synthesizers, undercover detective type horns, retro style funk drums and a funky bass riff. Has a certain debonaire, undercover spy, crime or police chase feel. ...
14878
Watching My Step
intense funky rock groove. Classic 1970's sound ala cheech and chong. Fire it up!...
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Watching My Step
by Krystal Chastin Music
Music ID: 14878
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02:22
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intense funky rock groove. Classic 1970's sound ala cheech and chong. Fire it up!...
14877
Steppin' Out
stabbing rock guitar moves the action forward. 1970's rock sound. Muttenchops and marlboros....
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Steppin' Out
by Krystal Chastin Music
Music ID: 14877
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04:06
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stabbing rock guitar moves the action forward. 1970's rock sound. Muttenchops and marlboros....
14874
Boogie On The Corner
Funky guitar and bass roll you down the highway back in the 1970. The chevy capri has only one hubcap....
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Boogie On The Corner
by Krystal Chastin Music
Music ID: 14874
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02:59
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Funky guitar and bass roll you down the highway back in the 1970. The chevy capri has only one hubcap....
14872
Street Hustler
Short skirt, high heels and WAY too much makeup. 5th street is alive tonight!...
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Street Hustler
by Krystal Chastin Music
Music ID: 14872
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03:40
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Short skirt, high heels and WAY too much makeup. 5th street is alive tonight!...
14871
Shakin' Bake
Playful guitar sneaks around in the yard. Intro provides a light mood that leads into 1970's funk....
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Shakin' Bake
by Krystal Chastin Music
Music ID: 14871
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03:17
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Playful guitar sneaks around in the yard. Intro provides a light mood that leads into 1970's funk....
14868
1st Ave
Laid back rock and roll with funk overtones....
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1st Ave
by Krystal Chastin Music
Music ID: 14868
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03:38
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Laid back rock and roll with funk overtones....
14860
Dance Floor
Stylish House dance piece with gtr, punchy bass, and sax riff. Excellent for comedy, Sitcom, Youth....
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Dance Floor
by Dan Foster
Music ID: 14860
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02:48
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Stylish House dance piece with gtr, punchy bass, and sax riff. Excellent for comedy, Sitcom, Youth....
14681
Hip Bop
Funk bass and beats with real saxophone.Great piece for a variety of contemporary media....
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Hip Bop
by Mark Allaway
Music ID: 14681
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00:34
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Funk bass and beats with real saxophone.Great piece for a variety of contemporary media....
14368
helicopters
urban hip hop scratchy electronica on fucking steroids...
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helicopters
by David and Mike Attwood
Music ID: 14368
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03:48
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urban hip hop scratchy electronica on fucking steroids...
13641
Stupid Funky
Goofy Funk Disco Track...
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Stupid Funky
by Timothy Juliano
Music ID: 13641
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02:16
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Goofy Funk Disco Track...
13607
Funkee
70's Funk/Disco Piece Great to use as a stinger....
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Funkee
by Timothy Juliano
Music ID: 13607
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00:18
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70's Funk/Disco Piece Great to use as a stinger....
13597
Disco
This could be used in a movie like "Undercover Brother" or a 70's Flashback...
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Disco
by Timothy Juliano
Music ID: 13597
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01:08
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This could be used in a movie like "Undercover Brother" or a 70's Flashback...
13047
cut it
groovy hip hop inspired dance music, similar to Britney spears "toxic". quality scratch fx....
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cut it
by John Blow
Music ID: 13047
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02:23
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groovy hip hop inspired dance music, similar to Britney spears "toxic". quality scratch fx....
12563
Mutha Tag
Funky wah wah guitar groove with horn punches. 8 second tag....
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Mutha Tag
by Vincent Varco
Music ID: 12563
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00:08
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Funky wah wah guitar groove with horn punches. 8 second tag....
12562
Mutha LP
Funky wah wah guitar groove with horn punches....
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Mutha LP
by Vincent Varco
Music ID: 12562
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02:11
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Funky wah wah guitar groove with horn punches....
12561
Mutha 30
Funky wah wah guitar groove with horn punches. 30 second cut....
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Mutha 30
by Vincent Varco
Music ID: 12561
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00:31
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Funky wah wah guitar groove with horn punches. 30 second cut....
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