One question for the class.

On my iPod now:

What happened to funk/rock music with horns? What happened to afros like that? Dammit, I want to be 17 again.

Posted at 6:21 pm in Popculch |

11 responses to “One question for the class.”

  1. LA mary said on June 27, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    I got my son hooked on George Clinton and p-funk, and he’s spread the word.

    When I was seventeen, the Carpenters had a hit with “Close to You.” Not a good thing.

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  2. nancy said on June 27, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    To be sure, I was 14 when this record came out. But it held up for years! Still does!

    Kids today can be easily hooked on P-Funk, once you tell them George Clinton is the most-sampled artist in the hip-hop pantheon and they start listening. After that, it’s simply irresistible.

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  3. Kim said on June 27, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    Another way to get them to listen is to home in on the kid’s instrument. My daughter plays guitar and sax — loves this stuff, as her iPod reveals. Same with the eldest, a bass player.

    I’m constantly shocked at the “old” stuff they acquire. One more reason to love the Internet, and to keep my mouth shut. If I say it’s good, that sets discovery back a month, at least.

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  4. Jill said on June 28, 2007 at 6:44 am

    Hey, Nance – your Google ads today include the link Wonder how you got pegged with that ad? Perhaps it’s the funk reference…

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  5. Dorothy said on June 28, 2007 at 6:49 am

    When my kids came home for Christmas last year, they took turns going thru our CDs to copy songs onto their iPods. Talk about feeling like you’re in the Twilight Zone!

    My son still laughs about the phone call he got from my mom a few years ago, telling him she heard a song by the Barenaked Ladies (at that time his favorite flavor of the month) and she loved it!! She’s one hip Grandma – and she’ll be 85 in July.

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  6. Kirk said on June 28, 2007 at 7:28 am

    I attended a wedding a couple of weeks ago at which people were dancing to Flash Light.

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  7. Mary T. said on June 28, 2007 at 10:16 am

    Ha! I inherited this album from a friend’s boyfriend years ago–okay, correcting myself, it wasn’t this album but had the same photo; it was “Them Changes.” I LOVE that title.

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  8. wade said on June 28, 2007 at 10:35 am

    The Soul of John Black is great, accoustic neo-funk – no horns, though…

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  9. nancy said on June 28, 2007 at 11:25 am

    Acoustic funk? Is that even possible?

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  10. Ricardo said on June 28, 2007 at 5:17 pm

    I never liked Punk. No saxophones.

    They played an hour of horn bands on XM40 last week. Cold Blood, Tower of Power, BS&T, AWB, CTA (Chicago), Electric Flag. I think Buddy Miles and Billy Preston wore wigs on stage.

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  11. ashley said on July 2, 2007 at 4:52 pm

    What happened to funk with horns? Come down to NOLA. Papa Grows Funk and Coolbone for 2; of course, Rebirth Brass Band, THe Hot 8, and Newbirth for others.

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