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Thread started 06/22/15 10:41pm

SoulAlive

Con Funk Shun appreciation thread

We have had recent threads devoted to Cameo and the BarKays,so now let's talk about Con Funk Shun.What are your favorite Con Funk Shun jams? Did you ever see them in concert? Share your stories and memories here....

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Reply #1 posted 06/22/15 10:43pm

SoulAlive

my favorite Con Funk Shun jam: "Got To Be Enough" (1980)

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Reply #2 posted 06/22/15 10:50pm

SoulAlive

and we all know that these guys could deliver a stunning slow jam......

"Love's Train"

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Reply #3 posted 06/22/15 10:52pm

SoulAlive

these guys were very diverse.Here,they're in latin rock territory with song that sounds like it could have been recorded by Santana....

"California 1" (1981)

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Reply #4 posted 06/23/15 12:54am

SoulAlive

If you're on this thread,then you're a fan and I bet you own this set right here biggrin Three of their early 80s albums on 2 CDs with bonus tracks.....a must-have!!

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Reply #5 posted 06/23/15 8:08am

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Great, distinctive vocals and adept at both slamming funk and ballads. Candy is my favorite album of theirs with a sensational funk jam in Chase Me and an amazing ballad in Let Me Put Love on Your Mind. And some of their songs I can never tire of hearing, like Ffun - those horns! Got to Be Enough is another favorite and Touch is another great album. But perhaps my all-time fav is Confunshunizeya. I guess their last great one was Ms. Got the Body. Got damn though, so disappointed in the new record.

If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #6 posted 06/23/15 1:36pm

SoulAlive

yeah,it's a shame that their new album is so disappointing confused

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Reply #7 posted 06/23/15 2:53pm

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HardcoreJollies said:

Great, distinctive vocals and adept at both slamming funk and ballads. Candy is my favorite album of theirs with a sensational funk jam in Chase Me and an amazing ballad in Let Me Put Love on Your Mind. And some of their songs I can never tire of hearing, like Ffun - those horns! Got to Be Enough is another favorite and Touch is another great album. But perhaps my all-time fav is Confunshunizeya. I guess their last great one was Ms. Got the Body. Got damn though, so disappointed in the new record.



Candy is my favorite CFS album too. In fact it's the 2nd album I ever bought.
I love every track on it. Not Ready is a slamming ballad too. The title track is the shit and kicks ass live. Main Slce pumps too. I can listen to this album anytime and never tire of it.
Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #8 posted 06/23/15 3:48pm

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phunkdaddy said:

HardcoreJollies said:

Great, distinctive vocals and adept at both slamming funk and ballads. Candy is my favorite album of theirs with a sensational funk jam in Chase Me and an amazing ballad in Let Me Put Love on Your Mind. And some of their songs I can never tire of hearing, like Ffun - those horns! Got to Be Enough is another favorite and Touch is another great album. But perhaps my all-time fav is Confunshunizeya. I guess their last great one was Ms. Got the Body. Got damn though, so disappointed in the new record.

Candy is my favorite CFS album too. In fact it's the 2nd album I ever bought. I love every track on it. Not Ready is a slamming ballad too. The title track is the shit and kicks ass live. Main Slce pumps too. I can listen to this album anytime and never tire of it.

I always wished the opener, Fire When Ready, was longer. It slams too.

If you've got funk, you've got style.
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Reply #9 posted 06/23/15 6:23pm

Abdul

SoulAlive said:

If you're on this thread,then you're a fan and I bet you own this set right here biggrin Three of their early 80s albums on 2 CDs with bonus tracks.....a must-have!!

I got those on vinyl, great stuff!

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Reply #10 posted 06/23/15 8:20pm

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I've seen ConFunkShun live 4 times and twice as a part of the

United We Funk All Stars. They never disappoint.

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #11 posted 06/23/15 9:47pm

SoulAlive

Abdul said:

SoulAlive said:

If you're on this thread,then you're a fan and I bet you own this set right here biggrin Three of their early 80s albums on 2 CDs with bonus tracks.....a must-have!!

I got those on vinyl, great stuff!

nod all three of those albums are superb."Lady's Wild" from Touch is an underrated jam.The 12" extended version (included in this set) is mind blowing headbang music

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Reply #12 posted 06/23/15 10:14pm

Abdul

SoulAlive said:

Abdul said:

I got those on vinyl, great stuff!

nod all three of those albums are superb."Lady's Wild" from Touch is an underrated jam.The 12" extended version (included in this set) is mind blowing headbang music

That's one of the cuts in my top ten favorites from Con Funk Shun :

1.Ffun

2.I'l l Get You Back

3.Lady's Wild

4.I'm Leaving Baby

5. Love's Train

6.ConFunkShunize Ya'

7.Who Has The Time

8.Happy Face

9.Ain't Nobody Baby

10.Tell Me That You Like It

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Reply #13 posted 06/23/15 10:30pm

SoulAlive

thumbs up!

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Reply #14 posted 06/24/15 9:18am

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... My Favorites!...Too TightGot To Be EnoughBy Your SideAll Up To YouCan't Say GoodbyeDon't Let Your Love Grow ColdGive Your Love To MeFfunLady's WildTears In My EyesStraight From The HeartHappy FaceMake It LastEverloveChase MeDa LadyJuicyWho Has The TimeEarly Morning SunshineIndian Summer Love ...

[Edited 6/24/15 9:28am]

" I've got six things on my mind --you're no longer one of them." - Paddy McAloon, Prefab Sprout
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Reply #15 posted 06/24/15 10:44am

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One of the best album track bands ever.. still know how to bring it live too.

Bringing Together Five Decades of R&B/Funk/Soul/Dance
http://reunionradio.blogspot.com/
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Reply #16 posted 06/24/15 2:03pm

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Reply #17 posted 06/24/15 2:42pm

funkdoctorrock

I labeled them Earth,Wind and Fire Jr..lol..The Interplay between Cooper and Pilate were reminiscient of Maurice and Philip..Also they worked with EWF collaborator Skip Scarborough on alot of their albums..

My fav album of theirs is Secrets..You can definitely hear the Ewf influence on it..

Love 7 and Fever ..Loveshine,Candy and Spirit of Love are very good too..

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Reply #18 posted 06/24/15 3:27pm

babynoz

SoulAlive said:

and we all know that these guys could deliver a stunning slow jam......

"Love's Train"



That was my ex's favorite....still makes me think impure thoughts to this day...biggrin

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #19 posted 06/24/15 6:53pm

RJOrion

Confunkshun - "Secrets" LP was my shit....even if they did copy EW&F's musical styles at times

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Reply #20 posted 06/24/15 8:23pm

SoulAlive

their Unsung episode was GREAT....one of the best ones I've seen.

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Reply #21 posted 06/24/15 9:52pm

SoulAlive

One of the things that distinguished Con Funk Shun from many of the other funk bands is...they had just as many great slow jams as uptempo jams....who remembers this stellar album track? music

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Reply #22 posted 06/24/15 10:32pm

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Out of all the funk bands I thought ConFunkShun stood out as far as ballads go.

Their ballads were supreme. One of my favorites which I felt was a cousin of Can't Go Away

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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