Ce upon all sentient life Only Johnny Terry s review on Debbie Reynolds Could Come Close could come close what Vincent offers George Clinton company n terms of appreciation and honesty I now have a very long list of music I want to listen to This book was published n 1996 and deals with funk music and black consciousness n the USA up until 1995 I can t help wondering f the author had written this twenty years on would he have reached the same conclusions A fascinating read though I am not sure the way the author arranged his chapters was entirely helpful Excellently written book on the genre I keep t for reference People Complete Guide to the TOPIK (advanced) in the world s are acting ridiculous ring to be serious What we need to dos get serious about getting ridiculous Patrick Sledhicket NorwoodThat elusive All American notion of unity amid diversity s embodied by The Funk a 1996 book detailing the history of funk music from the perspective of a guy who had been living with this stuff for a couple decades at least when he wrote the book Do I go with flaws first or the praise parts He desperately needed an editor to avoid repetition he has a fannish enthusiasm that gets a little old over the course of a book he only rarely does much to actually describe what s happening n the music though his chapter on James Brown You Come to Yokum is very goodn this regard he skips over the downward spiral of Sly Stone s life and other problems with musicians and worst of all for me he spends way too much time nsulting disco music But my goodness the scope of this book s terrific he does a great job of placing funk Zbogom, dragi Krleža in an ongoing story of African American popular music from jazz and blues to hip hop he covers virtually every funky record from the 70s and even the early 80s he neatly divides the storynto sho FUNK. Naked funk Rick James Gap Band disco funk Chic KC and the Sunshine Band funky pop Kool the Gang Chaka Khan P Funk Hip Hop Digital Underground De La Soul funk sampling rap Ice Cube Dr Dre funk rock Red Hot Chili Peppers Primus and Funk tells a vital vibrant history the history of a uniuely American music born out of tradition and community filled with energy attitude anger hope and an rrepressible spiri.
Free read Funk The Music The People and The Rhythm of The OneI feel really disappointed n this BOOK I HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR I had been looking for book like this and when I came across t I was really excited and looking forward to You Are the Rain it Sadly I ve madet a third of the way and I m giving up It just really sucks The author tries desperately to define or describe what funk Cycle Style is but franklyt s one of those words or concepts that really defies "adeuate definition and the author s fumbling around displays that Additionally there " definition and the author s fumbling around displays that Additionally there to be a lot of unnecessary redundancy and most annoying I found Artscroll Children's Siddur it boring as hell Now since I m stopping a third of the way throught s certainly possible the book mproves and I hope so But I m not going to devote what little precious time I have to a book that bores me and I think sucks when I have hundreds of better books to read and that I am currently reading Waste of time Not recommended If anyone knows of other books on funk I d appreciate any recommendations so thanks An nteresting read for anyone who wants to learn about the history of funk music and Iron Cross its major artists Worth notings the excellent discography which I found very useful as a guide to delving further Zachary's Virgin into the funk universeIt s not anncredibly well written book though stylistically Pfaueninsel it hovers uncomfortably between a serious piece of musicalcultural writing and a throwaway hype driven magazine article There s a lot of flowery waffle andn some parts t seems to lose a sense of direction Content wise t s lacking Torah With Ramban's Commentary Translated, Annotated, And Elucidated: Devarim/Deuteronomy (Artscroll) in directnput from original practitioners and doesn t go nto as much depth as I would have liked on the actual music tselfAnother mild peeve for me s the occasionally militant attitude of the author an African American towards race ssues n the US and the contribution of white musicians to funk music uotes like FUNK It's the only musical genre ever to have transformed the nation nto a throbbing army of bell bottomed hoop earringed rainbow Afro'd warriors on the dance floor Its rhythms and lyrics turned bleak urban realties nside out with distinctive danceable downright rresistable music Funk hasn't received the critical attention that rock jazz and the blues have until now Colorful Time Capsule intelligent andn you fa. ,
Nfortunately any time white musicians get nto a black thang things can get messy here describing white scottish funksters Average into a black thang things can get messy here describing white scottish funksters Average Band seem to diminish unfairly the contribution of non black musicians to funk music And as a white boy confronted with this residual bitterness you can t help but echo Ben Folds sentiment n Rockin The Suburbs because my great great great grandaddy made someone s great great great grandaddy his slave Horses it wasn t mydeaNevertheless short comings aside Goblin King its essential reading for noobs to the genre like myselfA couple of The Luthier's Apprentice interesting factoids that I learnedn the discussion of rap and hip hop music towards the end1 Part of the riff to Tone Loc s Wild Thing Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California is actually a sample of Van Halen s Jamie s Crying 2 Rage Against The Machine s Renegades of Funks actually a brilliant cover of a rap song by Afrika Bambaataa from 1983 n two words the bomba "good nvestigation of historicalsocio political concerns as they are nterpreted and negotiated through " investigation of historicalsocio political concerns as they are nterpreted and negotiated through this case The FunkThere s nothing that the proper attitude won t render funkable The Funk stretches beyond words and Rickey Vincent would be the first to admit this This book gives a the history of FUNK by examining the music the people and the socialcultural mpact Indeed much research went nto the construction of this book but one cannot dismiss the fact that this book was written by a fanatic of the Funk At times the book Schlechter Sex 2 is afrocentric and selfndulgent however Vincent has a sincere adoration for the genre and has given the world a necessary reference Funk New Jewish Voices: Plays Produced by the Jewish Repertory Theatre is undefinablen how t effects the soul still credit s due to the spirit and execution of this artformway of lifePS Rickey Vincent goes The Disability Studies Reader in depth on behalf of the whole P Funk phenomena andts nfluen. Ce Rickey Vincent's Funk celebrates the songs the musicians the philosophy and the meaning of funk The book spans from the early work of James Brown the Godfather of Funk through today covering funky soul Stevie Wonder the Temptations so called black rock Jimi Hendrix Sly and the Family Stone the Isely Brothers jazz funk Miles Davis Herbie Hancock monster funk Parliament Funkadelic Bootsy's Rubber Band.