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Funk in the Sun


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Bob6stringer

 Genre: Funk

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A quick guitar-funk trip around the third stone from the sun.

Dedicated to Ed & Jeanne; may it help wash away your funk.
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Fans: 38
Plays: 257
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Uploaded: Aug 14, 2011 - 12:06:39 AM
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2011 - 12:25:05 AM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 02:40:11 AM
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Hardware:
1987 Strat Plus (two rhythm tracks, two lead tracks); Peavey Milestone II bass (thanks, Ed)
Software:
Drums are loops. As always, I regret not having a live drummer.
Comments
Char said 2146 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Spunky funk.
Kind of head banging, isn't it? Nice dedication.
Thanks.
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Bob6stringer said 2146 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Head-banging? Hmm...
Thanks Char. My version of funk -- the groove and heat that defines funk for me -- started with Sly Stone, and only gets faster, with the rare exception, such as the Meters. The dedication? I'm almost speechless.
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michaeljayklein said 2146 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
My goodness...
Bob--this is FANTASTIC!!! Just when I had given up...you come along. It's wonderful and I know Ed and Jeanne will get a much needed charge from it too. Best wishes to them both and thanks Bob for sharing this!
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Bob6stringer said 2146 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Thanks, MJK
With this thank-you, you are officially appreciated. It's nice to know that someone dedicated to such a clean sound can appreciate such a barbaric little nugget as this.
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hackneybloke said 2146 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
funk in the sun
bob i totally dig this. seriously man....this is is excellent....especially love the bass.
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Bob6stringer said 2145 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Foaming at the bridge
Thanks, J. I think it's the big hunk of foam I stuck under the bridge that lets the bass notes be heard. Foam is good.
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PeterB7858 said 2146 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Funkalicious...
Really like the way the different guitar tones interweave and the underlying riff that keeps things together. JD has a funk challenge up and running at the moment (due October). You should consider signing up. Take care, Peter.
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Bob6stringer said 2145 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
I saw the funk forum, and...
I know! I was tempted to hold-off on posting this because it took me six months to post this one since the last! But maybe I'll have something new in this vein by October--could happen! Thanks, Peter.
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gadzooks said 2146 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Funk in the Sun
LOve it ... real funkey ... groovin' on that bass and some wild and funky guitar sounds.I like that little octave Hendrix riff! Funk on!!
SG
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Bob6stringer said 2145 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Noise waits for No.1
Tanks! I hit on that little one-liner from Third Stone from the Sun as I improved, hence the "Sun" in the name. Before that track, I was going to name it something like "Funk Sketch No.1"
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alackbass said 2146 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Funk in the Sun
I really dig all the old school tones and feel starting with that fat bass. That bass is right out of a James Brown or Meters record! The wall of cool guitar tones is great!
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Bob6stringer said 2145 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Where da horns?
The basic chunky riff has been in my head ever since I was a single-digit year-old with a transistor radio glued to my ear listening to Sly and the Family Stone. The wall of guitars is all I have to fill-in for the horn section I had in my head. Maybe someday I'll find a horn player to jam with!?
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KCsGROOVE said 2146 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
fonky
Great guitarwork here, Bob!
Very tight playing!
fav and download
KC
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Bob6stringer said 2145 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Thx!
Really glad you liked, DL-ed it it, KC!
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DWL said 2145 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Good to see a post from you Bob!
Wild work my friend. Lovely licks!

Halloween soon....

Cheers

Dick
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Bob6stringer said 2145 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Halloween - LOL!
Thanks, D... over the past few days I was thinking of how we'd have to revisit that ill-fated collab.. and we must.
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Feter said 2145 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
Funk in the Sun
Man you so good ..this strat sing so well ..incredible work bro ..Kudos !!
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Bob6stringer said 2145 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Kudos back to you...
Thanks, Feter. Of course YOU're the one with the real band these days! Hope it's going well, and I'll keep my ears out for you.
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Vic Holman said 2145 days ago (August 14th, 2011)
the third stone won't be the same
awsome bob. great start tones and ace playing......you the man!
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Bob6stringer said 2144 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
No, YOU da man.
Sincere thanks, good to have you listen and make me feel important if but for this fleeting moment.
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woofer3 said 2145 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
just superb
A faultless track - what a great sound on the guitar. This is what it should sound like - assertive and powefull with no pussying around. Nice work.
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Bob6stringer said 2144 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Woof!
Feedback like yours make me love my hobby and keep coming back, no matter how long it takes between songs.
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lengold said 2145 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Like Prince
meeting Zappa. Fabulous.
Cheers
Len

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Bob6stringer said 2144 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Thanks, Len.
I'd be happy to live in the place where those Ven diagram circles intersect. If only...
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tempie said 2145 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
dude!
LOVE it. See, you made me type in all caps like a wingnut. Fantastic stuff. Love your phrasing and choices. Like stevie ray meets thurston moore.
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Bob6stringer said 2145 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
IT DA FUNK!
It's an uppercase conspiracy! I have vastly overlooked Thurston Moore with/out Sonic Youth in my listening life. Really melodic amid the likeable noise. Stevie Ray, I've always been mixed on, largely because I resent his polish and chops. Thanks!
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RAVENS said 2144 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Funkiliciously Funky
No that is not a word smarty-pants. Very cool guitar playing, hope it didn't disturb your poor neighbors, geez! Wonderful dedication, Bobby. I'm sure it's very much appreciated too.

RAVEN ;-)
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Bob6stringer said 2144 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
No, it's not a word,
but neither is "craptastic," and it's one of my favorite words. So I'm all-in on "funkalicious," and thank you very much, Ms. Birdie. Recording the song was just another proverbial tree falling in the forest; nobody heard the direct-in instruments, though I do wish I could again plug-into my old Fender amp and get those tubes glowing again. And the dedication continues...
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dave_b said 2144 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Funk in the Sun
Great groove and some really nice changes and runs!
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Bob6stringer said 2144 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
I thank you...
... as does the center pickup on my Srat Plus. (And the bass with the chunk of foam stuck under the strings at the bridge.)
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rok41 said 2144 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Funk
Truly funky my friend. Nicely done all the way around...I dig the whole vibe to this.
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Bob6stringer said 2144 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Truly glad you dug it.
That's some fine praise from the Bad Man hissef -- thanks, Chris!
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crissew said 2144 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Very cool guitar piece
Love the vibe and funky fast feel of this. One nit I would say would be that there seems to be a bit too much going on at times and that confuses the vibe a bit for me. Great playing tho bro!
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Bob6stringer said 2144 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Gotta get me some medicine for them nits.
I appreciate the listen, praise and even the little nit or two. I've always erred on the side of "more is more," and those nits can indeed hatch right in the middle of my tunes.
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slopartner said 2144 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
Funk In The Sun
Thanks Bob....Wish I felt like dancin' cause this would be the thing to get up and run a little 'wild' with, but right now, I'm gonna have to pass on the dancing. Thank you so much for the dedication though. Love it....and when Ed wakes up, he will listen to it! Luv ya Bob!
Bob6stringer said 2144 days ago (August 15th, 2011)
I hope...
I hope this brought just a little smile to you, and to Ed, when he's up to it. I love you and your man, sis.
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pharmakeus said 2144 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Cool track, Bob!
Groovy jives -- mean guitar sounds
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Bob6stringer said 2144 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Thanks, Pharmer Chris
Appreciate the listen.
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Moviz said 2144 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
I feel
quite dizzy after those opening bars Bob, but I'm enjoying it tremendously; certainly sounds like it's moving along a pace..... great guitar work, Cheers M
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Bob6stringer said 2144 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Is "dizzy" good?
Hmm... I could have made it twice as long and twice as slow, but what fun would that be? Thanks, Maurice.
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FEEL said 2144 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
dig the funk
Great sounding guitar tone and that bass is really groove 'n. Lot's of cool changes. What a nice tribute.
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Bob6stringer said 2144 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Thanks!
Thanks, John, entertaining an axeman like you is at least as rewarding as playing a roadhouse stage behind chicken wire and dodging rotten tomatoes.
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Loob said 2144 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Santana visits MacJams
Some very changes in this Bob! Very 70s and I love it!
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Loob said 2144 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Oh yeah Hendrix too
I had not gotten to the Hendrix riff yet when I said Santana!
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Bob6stringer said 2143 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Jimi Santandrix? Carlos Hentana?
Unlike those guitar gods, I didn't burn the world (or my strat) down. But I definitely carried the ('60s and) '70s into my 50s. Speaking of the 70s: In another tune -- collab trax on Slopart's "Good Time Girl," I snuck-in the riff to "Rock 'n' Roll Hochie Koo." None of the dang yung'uns noticed!
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SCJohnson59 said 2143 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
This gonna make me ...
late to work!! KILLER!!! :D
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Bob6stringer said 2143 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
:D is mutual.
At least I hope I helped you be late ... faster!? Thanks --B
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bud said 2143 days ago (August 16th, 2011)
Great playing - P funky
and I love the little third stone quote. Some hot stuff and tight turns here.
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Bob6stringer said 2143 days ago (August 17th, 2011)
Thanks, Bud...
what more can I say?
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finkeldink said 2142 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
It's been a while
since I've heard B6s around these here parts.
Killer guitar work. Way to get that stratogoodness going. Diggin the twanginess.

Whoa!! wait a minute. Did I just hear Jimmy Hendrix come to life for a sec there?

Nice one Bob.
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Bob6stringer said 2141 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
It's been a while
since I've been here... I'm trying despite so much going on that's been keeping me from making more noise. I'll keep trying. And yup, that's a Jimi riff, hence the "Sun" in the title of the tune (as opposed to the planned "Funk Sketch No.1" !!!) I love sneaking those little homages in! Thanks for listening.
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SISTERS said 2141 days ago (August 18th, 2011)
ooooo
i adore this powerful package of sonic chaos - you manage to maintain just the right smidgeon of control. COOL
A
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Bob6stringer said 2140 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Chaos R Us! (The committee in my head)
Thanks, Anne, you are a sister among sisters. BTW I listened to "Empty," and you rock! I will leave you a pithy comment ASAP.
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sammydix said 2141 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Funk
oh man, how did i let this go by for so long?! absolutely love it! don't even know what else to say.
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Bob6stringer said 2140 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Funk indeedy.
And I don't know how to thank you enough, so we're even. I think IOU some ears; will do when I get time.
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tonestones said 2140 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Funk in the Sun
Love it! Toe tappin funk with a little Hendrix nod for good measure.
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Bob6stringer said 2140 days ago (August 19th, 2011)
Steve! Thanks!
That Third Stone riff has been in my head forever, finally found a place to let it out. Same for da funk... I think I have more coming... just need find some words. Thanks, Steve.
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guygrooves said 2134 days ago (August 25th, 2011)
SweeeT!!!
nuff said
Peace
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Bob6stringer said 2128 days ago (August 31st, 2011)
Nuff indeed.
Thanks, Guy... it just seemed like the thing to do at the moment.
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Mackie said 2128 days ago (August 31st, 2011)
great!
I like the tune, and you're a very good guitarplayer! nice mix between different guitar-sounds!
/F
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Bob6stringer said 2128 days ago (August 31st, 2011)
Thanks, Felix
I use guitars for everything, so I have to mix-up the sounds... thanks for liking the effort.
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ted23 said 2128 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
Love
That scratchy guitar tone.
Busy fun!
Fab
Bob6stringer said 2122 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Thx, Ted.
Glad you like "scratchy." I think it may be a crutch, and I keep thinking I'm due for a clean, acoustic number, but last time I tried that was my "Girl on Fire" cover, which turned out to be major dirt-fest despite being all acoustic!
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Ibstrat said 2128 days ago (September 1st, 2011)
I love
your style- this is great!
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Bob6stringer said 2122 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Yay!
No song I do is complete without the praise of my favorite fretboard guru.
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Gaylen75 said 2122 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Tops
This is great.
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Bob6stringer said 2122 days ago (September 6th, 2011)
Thx, G.S.
Thanks! Now all I need now is a real singer (nudge, nudge) to git down with me on an expanded version.
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Hickling_Stan said 2114 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
Blimey
How did I miss this one? It nearly knocked my headphones off my head!! fantastic playing and so much power and energy. Nicely mixed. Hey around 1.22 did I hear a riff knicked from Cozy Powell "Dance with the Devil"?. Great stuff cheers Mark
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Bob6stringer said 2101 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Dancing with the 70s...
I really thought I replied earlier to say thanks but... thanks! I didn't intentionally knick Cozy but pretty much 90% of my chops are lifted from the 70s so it's entirely possible!
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Bob6stringer said 2101 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Cozy, Jimi amd...me?!
HAHA! I just went and gave a listen to Cozy's "Dance with the Devil" and it's true: It's the same riff. It turns out that both Cozy and I borrowed the same Jimi Hendrix riff from "Third Stone from the Sun!"

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Philip18 said 2113 days ago (September 15th, 2011)
In the groove
Love the interplay between the guitars. The bass is solid. Sounds like you were enjoying yourself putting this one together!
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Bob6stringer said 2101 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Thanx.
Philip, thank you very much. I did have a huge amount of fun in a short amount of time on this one. So glad you liked it.
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Sudra said 2101 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Nasty!!!!!
....and I mean that in the nicest possible way. LOL Like my old man says, "The funkier the better...". You may have created a new genre - Grungifunk. ;0
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Bob6stringer said 2100 days ago (September 28th, 2011)
Love it.
Grungifunk it is! Thanks, Eric... I'l try to do more in this vein, it's pure fun to bang this stuff out. I have to admit though, that after two minutes, I just had to stop -- hence the length. Maybe some lyrics...
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Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e.g., James Brown and his band members (especially Maceo and Melvin Parker), and groups like The Meters. Funk best can be recognized by its syncopated rhythms; thick bass line (often

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