Layin' Down A Groove

scotchandcigar

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I was listening to this song the other day

Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel
and I really admired the groove created by the layering of percussion. I thought it would be interesting to compile songs that layed down the groove like that one did. Cecilia is so groovy that a version of it features Stomp

Cecilia - Stomp, Paul Simon, and Jimmy Fallon
 

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So here are some other songs that lay down a good groove, with percussion as the base

Funk #49 – Joe Walsh (James Gang)

I’m a Man - Chicago

Hyperactive – Thomas Dolby

Nausea – Beck (with Borat cameo)

Feel free to add your own
 
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So many different beats.

Drums and keyboard
(Well I just got into town about an hour ago.
Took a look around to see which way the wind blow)
Guitar talks

Old West saloon piano

The beat changes
(Motel, money, murder, madness. Change the mood from glad to sadness)

The drums kick in
(Mr Mojo Risin')

Then it all comes together again
 

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L.A. Woman


So many different beats.

Drums and keyboard
(Well I just got into town about an hour ago.
Took a look around to see which way the wind blow)
Guitar talks

Old West saloon piano

The beat changes
(Motel, money, murder, madness. Change the mood from glad to sadness)

The drums kick in
(Mr Mojo Risin')

Then it all comes together again
Yes, a great groove, and possibly the best driving song ever!
 
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Bongos, keyboards and drums
Joe Cocker – Feelin’ Alright

Gotta have Santana, this is an awesome version
Santana – Oye Como Va

The best percussion groove
Paul Simon – She Moves On
 
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scotchandcigar

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Time to resurrect this thread.

Heard this yesterday, some 1st wave grooving



This list wouldn't be complete without a little LCD Soundsystem. The cowbell solo seals the deal



And one of the pioneers of alt-funk, Talking Heads - Born Under Punches

 
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