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Funk Poll #2: Jeff Beck VS Hancock

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Poll Question: Which album do you like the most?
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    Posted: February 15 2011 at 12:57
Pretty different in style, one is a showcase of the leader's talents while the band simply backs up funky rhythms, the other is a group work full of fresh ideas in the funk idiom.
 
What do they have in common? Both are funk-inspired jazz/fusion releases, and pretty successful both in their time.
 
Which is it gonna be, the guitar bites of Beck or the funkadelic Hancock?


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Gonna go for the Hancock brand of funk here.  I've had Blow by Blow for a long time now and used to give it a lot of regular listens, but now I barely pull it out anymore.  I still listen to Hancock fairly regularly (though since discovering the Mwandishi trilogy, Headhunters has gotten a lot less listens). 
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Originally posted by SaltyJon

Gonna go for the Hancock brand of funk here.  I've had Blow by Blow for a long time now and used to give it a lot of regular listens, but now I barely pull it out anymore.  I still listen to Hancock fairly regularly (though since discovering the Mwandishi trilogy, Headhunters has gotten a lot less listens). 
 
Oh I see, well, Blow by Blow was also an album I used to listen to a lot some years ago, and now it has worn out a bit, but  I still like its brand of funk, pretty simplistic, but the addition of Jeff's guitar on top makes it worthwhile.
But yeah, I think Head Hunters is by far better in the composition sense and the grooves.
 
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I haven't heard Man Child. Tongue
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Originally posted by SaltyJon

I haven't heard Man Child. Tongue
 
Oh, how about Thrust?
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Yeah, I like Thrust.  I just lost interest in getting more of his funk stuff once I discovered the earlier stuff. 
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Originally posted by SaltyJon

Yeah, I like Thrust.  I just lost interest in getting more of his funk stuff once I discovered the earlier stuff. 
 
Yeah, that's what I thought, from what I know from you, you definitely are more inclined towards the more experimental style of Hancock.

I, for one, tend towards the more groovy Hancock, but do appreciate much of Mwandishi in small doses, especially Crossings.
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Hey now, don't forget I'm a bassist.  I love funk too.  The avant fan has just taken over the majority of the listening time. LOL
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Originally posted by SaltyJon

Hey now, don't forget I'm a bassist.  I love funk too.  The avant fan has just taken over the majority of the listening time. LOL
 
Oh, right! You're a bass player! How you're going with it? Have any band?  
 
I've lately been listening to a lot of funk, Parliament, Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, excellent stuff all. (hence why I'm doing these polls lol) 
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Don't going all Gandalf on us. I don't have anything against funky things but Blow By Blow has been in my collection much longer and because the albums are sufficiently different, I went with Beck's just cause.

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Originally posted by The Quiet One

Originally posted by SaltyJon

Hey now, don't forget I'm a bassist.  I love funk too.  The avant fan has just taken over the majority of the listening time. LOL
 
Oh, right! You're a bass player! How you're going with it? Have any band?

Not as well as I'd like to be, and no.  Tongue
 
Originally posted by The Quiet One

I've lately been listening to a lot of funk, Parliament, Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, excellent stuff all. (hence why I'm doing these polls lol) 

Have you listened to any Graham Central Station?  Larry Graham's bass on that stuff...Mmm...
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Originally posted by SaltyJon

Originally posted by The Quiet One

Originally posted by SaltyJon

Hey now, don't forget I'm a bassist.  I love funk too.  The avant fan has just taken over the majority of the listening time. LOL
 
Oh, right! You're a bass player! How you're going with it? Have any band?

Not as well as I'd like to be, and no.  Tongue
 
Originally posted by The Quiet One

I've lately been listening to a lot of funk, Parliament, Funkadelic, Stevie Wonder, excellent stuff all. (hence why I'm doing these polls lol) 

Have you listened to any Graham Central Station?  Larry Graham's bass on that stuff...Mmm...
 
Yeah, I have listened to Graham Central Station's s/t, though not many times. I'll have to re-listen to that and Bootsy Collins' Rubber Band that according to John (Easy Money) he's one of the finest bass players ever.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dwill123 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2011 at 15:32
Head Hunters by far.  "Blow by Blow" is one of my least favorite Jeff Beck albums (I don't care much for "Wired" either).  My favorite is "Rough and Ready".  I never related the term "funk" with "Blow by Blow".  When it comes to Herbie & The Headhunters one name rings supreme when it comes to the funk, bassist Paul Jackson.  He is the main reason I can listen to that "brand" of funk for hours.
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^yeah, Rough N' Ready! I love that one too, so groovy/R&B-ish rock.
 
I'm surprised you don't see the funk elements on Blow by Blow though, full of clavinet, funk guitar trademark, etc.
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Originally posted by The Quiet One

^yeah, Rough N' Ready! I love that one too, so groovy/R&B-ish rock.
 
I'm surprised you don't see the funk elements on Blow by Blow though, full of clavinet, funk guitar trademark, etc.
The tools of the trade are used but the "funk-feel" just isn't there for me.
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I have heard it before, but I'd have to listen to Beck's album to make the call.

Originally posted by The Quiet One

Originally posted by SaltyJon

Yeah, I like Thrust.  I just lost interest in getting more of his funk stuff once I discovered the earlier stuff. 
 
Yeah, that's what I thought, from what I know from you, you definitely are more inclined towards the more experimental style of Hancock.

I, for one, tend towards the more groovy Hancock, but do appreciate much of Mwandishi in small doses, especially Crossings.


I like Thrust and Death Wish more than Head Hunters. Head Hunters doesn't do that much for me at this time.  I like his Mwandishi trilogy (Mwandishi, Crossings, Sextant) the most as well, but I also love his earlier albums such as Maiden Voyage (1965) and Empyrean Isles (1964).
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Very easily Head Hunters.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 15 2011 at 16:47
As a guitarist, I like Blow by Blow the better of the two (how could I not?), but Headhunters simply gets more of the funk out, so I voted for that one.
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Originally posted by Logan

I have heard it before, but I'd have to listen to Beck's album to make the call.

Originally posted by The Quiet One

Originally posted by SaltyJon

Yeah, I like Thrust.  I just lost interest in getting more of his funk stuff once I discovered the earlier stuff. 
 
Yeah, that's what I thought, from what I know from you, you definitely are more inclined towards the more experimental style of Hancock.

I, for one, tend towards the more groovy Hancock, but do appreciate much of Mwandishi in small doses, especially Crossings.


I like Thrust and Death Wish more than Head Hunters. Head Hunters doesn't do that much for me at this time.  I like his Mwandishi trilogy (Mwandishi, Crossings, Sextant) the most as well, but I also love his earlier albums such as Maiden Voyage (1965) and Empyrean Isles (1964).
 
I still need to get Death Wish, and actually now I'd say that Man-Child is my fave funk-Hancock album.
And yes, his jazz stuff is excellent.
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Hancock by a good margin.
 
Blow by blow never tickled my fancy.
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