Friday, May 27, 2016

Funk practice loop: Betty Davis - If I'm In Luck...

My apologies for the lack of posts lately— I've been very busy with gigs, and with work on my house. Mainly installing a patio in my back yard, which involves digging up and moving out God knows how many thousands of pounds of dirt and moving in an equal amount of gravel, sand, and pavers. It can kick your ass. But here's a new funk loop I've been enjoying working with. It's sampled from Betty Davis's If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up, from her first solo album. Tempo good for any of your more demanding or dense funk practice materials, quarter note = 64 bpm. I'm using it to run the harmonic coordination section of Dahlgren & Fine— it almost sounds grooving when you play it with this loop.

Now, if I were you, I'd get one of those YouTube mp3 ripping web browser extensions, download this sucker, and put it on your mp3 player. Set it to repeat and it loops seamlessly forever. 

Video of the complete track is after the break. Greg Errico is on drums. 

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