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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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8088
lowdow
Quirky mid-tempo melodic tune with funky backbeat, surreal pads and angelic harmonies. available with limited/no vocals...
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lowdow
by Natalie Martin
Music ID: 8088
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Quirky mid-tempo melodic tune with funky backbeat, surreal pads and angelic harmonies. available with limited/no vocals...
7299
Bounce 'n'
Unconventional....
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Bounce 'n'
by Christian Allen
Music ID: 7299
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04:38
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Unconventional....
7141
Awaiting
Unconventional....
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Awaiting
by Christian Allen
Music ID: 7141
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03:42
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Unconventional....
7012
Hammer Jammer
Loopable track ... funky clav and bass...
Commercial Price: $9.99

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Hammer Jammer
by Dave Goetz
Music ID: 7012
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00:51
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Loopable track ... funky clav and bass...
6979
Groovy
A funky contemporary track with a night-time feel. Has a 70's meets 00's sound, with Rhodes piano and wah-wah guitar....
Commercial Price: $50.00

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Groovy
by Steven Baranowski
Music ID: 6979
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01:46
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A funky contemporary track with a night-time feel. Has a 70's meets 00's sound, with Rhodes piano and wah-wah guitar....
6950
The Power of Tower
Review band of the 60's & 70's. Up tempo ryhthm section with horns, funky guitar licks and a B-3. Will slice and dice this one for a :30 or :60 and as under score for retro....
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The Power of Tower
by Jim Rieder
Music ID: 6950
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00:42
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Review band of the 60's & 70's. Up tempo ryhthm section with horns, funky guitar licks and a B-3. Will slice and dice this one for a :30 or :60 and as under score for retro....
6751
Old Spice
doubtful, exited, joyful...
Commercial Price: $20.25

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Old Spice
by Cm One
Music ID: 6751
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02:34
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doubtful, exited, joyful...
6566
Soul to soul
Fresh Up tempo funk jazz track with gtr, sax solos ala Luther vandross, George Benson suitable for comedy, commercials, corporate image....
Commercial Price: $79.00

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Soul to soul
by Dan Foster
Music ID: 6566
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03:52
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Fresh Up tempo funk jazz track with gtr, sax solos ala Luther vandross, George Benson suitable for comedy, commercials, corporate image....
5649
GOOD LOOKING
Very melodic, joyful up tempo track emulated by piano and clarinet....
Commercial Price: $79.00

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GOOD LOOKING
by Dan Foster
Music ID: 5649
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02:12
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Very melodic, joyful up tempo track emulated by piano and clarinet....
5613
Hip Hop 10 (No Vocal - Bumper :11)
"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Horns, High Synth...
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Hip Hop 10 (No Vocal - Bumper :11)
by Peter Dlugokencky
Music ID: 5613
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00:11
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"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Horns, High Synth...
5612
Hip Hop 10 (Full Mix - Bumper :11)
"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Human Beat Box, Horns, High Synth...
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Hip Hop 10 (Full Mix - Bumper :11)
by Peter Dlugokencky
Music ID: 5612
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00:12
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"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Human Beat Box, Horns, High Synth...
5611
Hip Hop 10 (No Vocal - Bumper :16)
"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Horns, High Synth...
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Hip Hop 10 (No Vocal - Bumper :16)
by Peter Dlugokencky
Music ID: 5611
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00:16
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"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Horns, High Synth...
5609
Hip Hop 10 (Full Mix - Bumper :14)
"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Human Beat Box, Horns, High Synth...
Commercial Price: $29.99

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Hip Hop 10 (Full Mix - Bumper :14)
by Peter Dlugokencky
Music ID: 5609
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00:14
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"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Human Beat Box, Horns, High Synth...
5608
Hip Hop 10 (No Vocal - 30 Seconds)
"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Horns, High Synth...
Commercial Price: $39.99

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Hip Hop 10 (No Vocal - 30 Seconds)
by Peter Dlugokencky
Music ID: 5608
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00:29
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"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Horns, High Synth...
5607
Hip Hop 10 (Full Mix - 30 Seconds)
"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Human Beat Box, Horns, High Synth...
Commercial Price: $39.99

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Hip Hop 10 (Full Mix - 30 Seconds)
by Peter Dlugokencky
Music ID: 5607
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00:30
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"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Human Beat Box, Horns, High Synth...
5606
Hip Hop 10 (No Vocal - 60 Seconds)
"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Horns, High Synth...
Commercial Price: $44.99

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Hip Hop 10 (No Vocal - 60 Seconds)
by Peter Dlugokencky
Music ID: 5606
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00:59
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"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Horns, High Synth...
5605
Hip Hop 10 (Full Mix - 60 Seconds)
"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Human Beat Box, Horns, High Synth...
Commercial Price: $44.99

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Hip Hop 10 (Full Mix - 60 Seconds)
by Peter Dlugokencky
Music ID: 5605
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01:00
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"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Human Beat Box, Horns, High Synth...
5604
Hip Hop 10 (No Vocal)
"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Horns, High Synth...
Commercial Price: $49.99

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Hip Hop 10 (No Vocal)
by Peter Dlugokencky
Music ID: 5604
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02:06
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"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Horns, High Synth...
5603
Hip Hop 10 (Full Mix)
"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Human Beat Box, Horns, High Synth...
Commercial Price: $49.99

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Hip Hop 10 (Full Mix)
by Peter Dlugokencky
Music ID: 5603
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02:06
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"STRANGE HORN GROOVE", Humor, Quirky, Weird, Human Beat Box, Horns, High Synth...
5600
Hip Hop 09 (No Vocal - Bumper :10)
?YOU BETTA GIVE IT UP?, Abandon, Quitting, Swing Beat...
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Hip Hop 09 (No Vocal - Bumper :10)
by Peter Dlugokencky
Music ID: 5600
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00:11
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?YOU BETTA GIVE IT UP?, Abandon, Quitting, Swing Beat...
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