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    OK I have been listening to a lot of funky stuff recently, and this came to mind after listening to Herbie Hancock's Chameleon. Best funk intro ever in my book.



    Other possibility:




    (Had to throw this in there)

    And of course:



    This is just off the top of my head.

    Any other candidates for funkiest song intro ever?

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    I vote for "Just Kissed My Baby" by The Meters.


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    This was great too, very guitar riffy.


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    This still works too


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    (I started to add "One Nation Under A Groove" by Funkadellic but the intro is like two bars long before the vocal starts. Great, great record nonetheless.)

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    Another short intro but this kills


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    Old Rascals little known tune. My favorite funk guitar lick. I was in a band that used to play this song. Buzzy Feiten!

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    Those are all great choices! I'm feeling pretty funky right now...



    And how could I ever forget this one?



    Or this one?


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    This belongs on this list. I wore this 45 out as a kid.




    That album cover brings back memories---I had that. I miss albums.

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    This is pretty funky too.


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    All rock guitarists of a certain age remember this one....


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    This should be fun.







    The infamous cat into;
    meow...


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    Steve I was going to say I don't think you're allowed to wear a cowboy hat when you're playing funk, but then I came across this:

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    I've been stressed for a variety of reasons recently (some work and family issues--not JUST the election), and nothing takes your mind off your problems like this music.

    While I know we all appreciate the funk guitar and the horns, what really makes a funk intro is the slinky bass and drums. Without it, there's no funk.

    I would venture to say funk pushes the intro more than any other genre. It sucks you into the groove right away, and then never let's go.

    Here's a couple more from my youth:



    I have one word for Chaka Khan--wow...

    And this gem from the under appreciated Joe Tex:


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    For What It's Worth funk? Hm. Weird. I guess in a round about way. Even
    Though it's kind of bluesy I never thought of any part of it being funky. But yeah. Cool.


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    Quote Originally Posted by henryrobinett
    For What It's Worth funk? Hm. Weird. I guess in a round about way. Even
    Though it's kind of bluesy I never thought of any part of it being funky. But yeah. Cool.


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    The kick and the vocals;


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    Classic:



    Mellow:




    Sneaking some reggae past the door:

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    Couldn't resist;


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    Last edited by Stevebol; 11-17-2016 at 04:13 AM.

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    Just to prove that funk didn't die after the 1980s.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkRhodes
    This belongs on this list. I wore this 45 out as a kid.




    That album cover brings back memories---I had that. I miss albums.
    Gets my vote as the funkiest song in history.


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    Thank You gets my vote for best funk tune ever. Intro? Shaft.
    Evelyn!!
    It's disco but disco doesn't suck.
    Last edited by Stevebol; 11-17-2016 at 04:23 AM.

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    Another funkateer in a cowboy hat. Bobby Womack, composer of Breezin'.


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    "Lowrider" is funkier. Plus: cowbell!


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    Sticking to intros, I've got 2 nominations. Perhaps not exactly what the OP meant by funk, but without Jamerson there would be no funk:

    Stevie nails it from his very first note:



    Studio master without vocals; guitar-centric intro:


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    "Bobby, I don't know, but what's'ever I play, it's got to be funky!"


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    The weird thing about funk is how it grabs you from the first 2 measures--there's usually no buildup, it just hits you. And if the groove isn't great, the song will suck too.

    I mean, that usually doesn't happen with other genres including jazz. And some genres such as folk or country can even have crappy instrumentals, out of tune, out of time, you name it, and the song can still be great. Look at Johnny Cash for instance--Luther Perkins could barely play when he started. He's still an icon.

    I don't mind disco and even like some of it--the more funk-oriented stuff of course--but don't care for most dance music since the 80's. But man, put on a funky song like the above, and I am moving in my seat or dancing in the kitchen. It's just elemental.

    And that's what we need more of right now in my opinion.

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    Elvis Blackmon;



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    This is more soul than funk but it works


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    Always loved this.
    Carol Kaye says there was no chart for this---at least for her bass part. She said Quincy Jones just told her to play E minor....


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    Quote Originally Posted by alltunes
    Love the Meters. First saw them on the 4th of July, 1975, opening for the Rolling Stones (and several other acts) at a stadium in Memphis. (I think it was called "Memphis Memorial" then but has changed names since.)

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    As far as jazz goes, Herbie is the king of funk. He had a string of albums beginning with Headhunters that explored every facet of funk. Headhunters is of course iconic, as is Future Shock, but there are some great albums in there that I have not really listened to much.

    Thrust and Man-child for instance are just off-the-charts funky and great.

    Not crazy about the more disco-y stuff, but hey, even an icon hits a few wrong notes every now and then.

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    I love the other one Sly did (Thankyou for talking to me Africa):

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    Herbie is definitely funky even in a stripped down commercial sense sometimes. I'm trying to think of acts the Soul Train dancers were most responsive too. They weren't easy to please.
    James Brown.
    Sly and the Family Stone
    Davis Bowie
    On the line dance- Rick James
    Teena Marie

    Curtis Mayfield. he would just come out by himself.

    These were some of the tops;







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    Curtis Mayfield


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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Jeff
    As far as jazz goes, Herbie is the king of funk. He had a string of albums beginning with Headhunters that explored every facet of funk. Headhunters is of course iconic, as is Future Shock, but there are some great albums in there that I have not really listened to much.

    Thrust and Man-child for instance are just off-the-charts funky and great.

    Not crazy about the more disco-y stuff, but hey, even an icon hits a few wrong notes every now and then.
    yeah there's some great stuff on 'Thrust':


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    If you count the "Get down, get down" refrain after the opening gong as the the intro, this qualifies.
    If you don't, well, it's still a great funk song.


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    Little gospel flavor ain't no stranger to funk----


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    For me, the following had great intros, although only a couple have guitar included. Most of the funk I can think of had bass and or keyboard dominated intros.






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    Here's a group I haven't seen yet-


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    some average funk...


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    Has this been added yet?


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    Haven't heard this for years - Crusaders - Stomp'n'Buck Dance: