Daily soul, funk and R&B thread for everyone to ignore again.
Who are your top 5 artists of old and current?
top 5 current funk bands
Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators (have to put this here since I´m from Finland)
Might be a different list tomorrow. Just so many great funk bands atm.
Couple of good modern funk compilations here from the archive.
Craig Charles (yes that guy from Red Dwarf and Corrie)
>Modern funk and soul
>Freestyle Records was originally started by DJ and promoter, Adrian Gibson in 2003 and has spearheaded the resurgence in funk, jazz, soul, latin and most other forms of rootsy black music. Craig Charles Funk & Soul show in Radio 6 explores the best in funk and soul from the roots of black music through to the current club sounds, featuring classic tracks, new releases, sessions and interviews.
Various Artists - The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club [Freestyle Records] 2012 
Various Artists - The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club 2 [Freestyle Records] 2013 [v0]
And a comp from one of the best soul labels at the moment
Various - The World of Daptone Records (2011)
>funk, modern throwback soul
>hard funk, soul, and afrobeat by current artists. Made-up of musicians and producers but with great modern yet old style sound.
If you like funk, reggae and afrobeat I recommend that you check out http://www.parisdjs.com/ . They have lots of free dl albums also!
The still small funk scene in europe is growing fast! Too bad New Mastersounds migrated from GB to USA before I got to see them live.
I'd heartily recommend the entirety of Tyrone Davis' discography (there's a compilation album, 'The Ultimate Tyrone Davis', which is actually a fantastic representation of his work). Also take a look at Regional Garland if you haven't already; Raphael Saadiq obviously; Anthony Hamilton's earlier albums; Jose James' two recent records if you like D'Angelo...
I've got to rush off anyway but I'll post some more specific/obscure stuff later on.
I'm not that much into funk/soul/rnb, i know the basics, but man, I am so grateful for posts like this. I follow soulful house mostly, tried searching for modern soul things myself but i hit the wall every time and give up.
Thanks Anon, you made a person happy.
so apparently loads of mexican gangs are into slow jams from the 50s, 60s and 70s
check out this compliation album east side story vol 7 - got a really raw feel to it, great selection too