I think this is ARGUABLY the hottest FUNK TUNE OF ALL TIME because It has been in more movies that any other funk tune AND IT IS RECOGNIZED WORLD WIDE.by all age groups.
When i was a DJ in LAS VEGAS, whenever i play this tune the whole dancefloor come alive.
All across the board Old and Young would scurry to the floor as soon as they heard that INTRO DRUMKICK and BERNIE'S bass key drop...It was like they all took an IGNORANT PILL.
THE SAME HAPPENED AT A WEDDING IN POLAND...for real.
THE OTHER TUNE that would get them going was "BRICK HOUSE" by the COMMODORES but thats another subject.
HERE IS A TUNE I MADE USING THE FLASHLIGHT SAMPLE:
FROM THE NEW ALBUM: JOYRIDE THE MOTHERSHIP CLICK THIS IMAGE TO VIEW THIS ALBUM
PRODUCED BY THE FUNKASAURUS , FUNKMASTER MICHAEL STAWLK & MISS C-GROOVE FOR DAILY DOSE ofFUNK
Would you have surgery in order to fit into a pair of high-fashion, high-heel shoes?
U know it bro Flash light is a dose of super charged funkiness that only doctor George could prescribe...pure class and bone shaking superfunk....when i first heard it ....the funk blew my mind...Bootsys bass is awesome .....peeeace and vibes Universal Taal Project...:)
Lead Vocal: George Clinton
Sax Solo: Darryl Dixon
Bass Synth, Synth: Bernie Worrell (this is what made the jam deadly)
Guitar: Catfish Collins
Drums: Bootsy Collins
"Flash Light" was originally recorded for Bootsy's Rubber Band's first album. Bootsy didn't like it and gave it to George. Due to the song's success, fans would bring flashlights to the concerts. After a while, P. Funk sold their own brand of flashlight at their shows and would sell up to 3,000 a night.
"DONTCHA KNOW IM GOOD FOR YOU GUUUURRRL!" ......very funky EMPRESS---BUUUUUT! not nearly hot enough to hold a torch to Flashlight.
I did like listening to all the CHARACTER ad lib through out the song, twas fun to listen to, THAT BASS LINE WAS VERY WICKED!
Yeah that "GETTIN TO KNOW YOU" WAS DEFINITELY FUNKY! that horn section was one of the baddest around! The only group (IN MY OPINION) that even came close was EWF when it came to horns....Ooops almost forgot OHIO PLAYERS.
[quote]Yeah that "GETTIN TO KNOW YOU" WAS DEFINITELY FUNKY! that horn section was one of the baddest around! The only group (IN MY OPINION) that even came close was EWF when it came to horns....Ooops almost forgot OHIO PLAYERS.[/quote]
I must give props to Chicago Transit Authority (listen to "Introduction"), and also to the vintage James Brown horns (note their execution on "Soul Pride").
"Silver Medals" - I would give to Cold Blood, If, The Albert, the original Jam Factory, and the amazing horn section of The Dreams (specifically their first album...which included Billy Cobham & the Brecker Brothers).
A Bronze I'd give to Dyke & The Blazers...and The Keef Hartley Band.
Also, there were many regional funk bands whose horn sections had peak moments rivaling the Best (for example Madhouse, Pockets)...and vintage Stax Records had some great session horn players...