Funk The Music The People and The Rhythm of The One (DOWNLOAD)

I feel really disappointed in this book I had been looking for a book like this and when I came across it I was really excited and looking forward to it Sadly I ve made it a third of the way and I m giving p It just really sucks The author tries desperately to define or describe what funk is but frankly it s one of those words or concepts That Really Defies Adeuate Definition really defies adeuate definition the author s fumbling around displays that Additionally there seemed to be a lot of From Mistress to Wifey unnecessary redundancy and most annoying I found it boring as hell Now since I m stopping a third of the way through it s certainly possible the book improves 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 interesting read for anyone who wants to learn about the history of funk music and its major artists Worth noting is the excellent discography which I found veryseful as a guide to delving further into the funk niverseIt s not an incredibly well written book though stylistically it hovers ncomfortably between a serious piece of musicalcultural writing and a throwaway hype driven magazine article There stylistically it hovers Dance With The Devil uncomfortably between a serious piece of musicalcultural writing and a throwaway hype driven magazine article There a lot of flowery waffle and in some parts it seems to lose a sense of direction Content wise it s lacking in direct input from original practitioners and doesn t go into as much depth as I would have liked on th. FUNK It's the only musical genre ever to have transformed the nation into a throbbing army of bell bottomed hoop earringed rainbow Afro'd warriors on the dance floor Its rhythms and lyrics turned bleakrban realties inside out with distinctive danceable downright irresistable music Funk hasn't received the critical attention that rock jazz and the blues have ntil now Colorful intelligent and in you fa. E actual music itselfAnother mild peeve for me is the occasionally militant attitude of the author an African American towards race issues in the US and the contribution of white musicians to funk Music Uotes Like Unfortunately Any uotes like Unfortunately any white musicians get into a black thang things can get messy here describing white scottish funksters Average White Band seem to diminish nfairly 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 in Rockin The Suburbs because my great great great grandaddy made someone s great great great grandaddy his slave it wasn t ideaNevertheless short comings great grandaddy his slave it wasn t my short comings it is essential reading for noobs to the genre like myselfA couple of interesting factoids that I learned in the discussion of rap and hip hop music towards the end1 Part of the riff to Tone Loc s Wild Thing is actually a sample of Van Halen s Jamie s Crying 2 Rage Against The Machine s Renegades of Funk is actually a brilliant cover of a rap song by Afrika Bambaataa from 1983 in two words the bomba good investigation of historicalsocio political concerns as they are interpreted and neg 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 impact Indeed much research went into 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 is afrocentric. 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. ,
Funk The Music The People and The Rhythm of The OneAnd self indulgent however Vincent has a sincere adoration for the genre and has given the world a necessary reference Funk is ndefinable in how it effects the soul still credit is due to the spirit and execution of this artformway lifePS Rickey Vincent goes in depth on behalf of whole P Funk phenomena and its influence pon Vincent goes in depth on behalf of the whole P Funk phenomena and its influence 1898 upon sentient life Only Johnny Terry s review on Debbie Reynolds could come close to what Vincent offers George Clinton company in terms of appreciation and honesty I now have a very long list of music I want to listen to This book was published in 1996 and deals with funk music and black consciousness in the USAp Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, until 1995 I can t help wondering if 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 it for reference People in the world s are acting ridiculous ring to be serious What we need to do is get serious about getting ridiculous Patrick Sledhicket NorwoodThat elusive All American notion ofnity amid diversity is 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 de FUNKY. 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 niuely American music born out of tradition and community filled with energy attitude anger hope and an irrepressible spiri. .