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History of Funk

The history of funk music

Like Jazz, Be Bop, and Rock n’ Roll, Funk acquired its name from a slang expression with sexual connotations. In musical terms, it originally meant anything that was off the traditional path or something that was “funky”, especially in the sense of being syncopated. Some of the earliest forms of Funk began in the city that gave birth to Jazz, New Orleans.

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The story of James Brown on Funky Radio Classic Funk


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James Brown the best showman and one of the most influential singers of the 20th century, who transformed R&B into funk with his tight, driving style.

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The story of George Clinton on Funky Radio Classic Funk


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George Clinton, indisputable funk legend behind Parliament and Funkadelic, and consequently a hip-hop godfather, sampled and featured on innumerable recordings. Member Of Funkadelic, Parliament and George Clinton & His Gangsters of Love

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10 Best Funk Songs of All Time

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    Cissy Strut

    The Meters (1969)

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    Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine (Part 1)

    James Brown (1970)

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    Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)

    Parliament (1975)

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    Pick Up the Pieces

    Average White Band (1974)

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    Juicy Fruit

    Mtume (1983)

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    Brick House

    Commodores (1977)

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    Tell Me Something Good

    Rufus feat. Chaka Khan (1974)

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    Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

    Sly & the Family Stone (1969)

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    Herbie Hancock (1973)

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    It’s Your Thing

    The Isley Brothers (1969)

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answers about funk music

George Edward Clinton (american singer, bandleader, songwriter and record producer) along with James Brown and Sly Stone. They were the main creators and innovators of funk music

both are genres of music that originated in the United States but Rock in the 1950s while Funk in the 1960s

Rock is characterized by its heavy use of electric guitars, drums, and bass, as well as its emphasis on lyrics and vocal.

Funk, on the other hand, is characterized by its use of syncopated rhythms, groovy basslines, and brass instruments, as well as its emphasis on the groove and the dance floor.

However, Rock and Funk also have some similarities: both genres are known for their high-energy performances, their passionate fan bases, and their ability to bring people together.


The first real funk number is ‘Think’ in 1960, recorded by James Brown with the U.S. music group The Famous Flames founded by Bobby Byrd in 1953.
James Brown joined the music group in 1954 and became its leader along with Byrd.

James Brown really invented funk with the drop on ‘the one’, which means the first beat of the four.

Funk is a subgenre of R&B, the heir and growth of soul music; it is unquestionably the most raw and aggressive form of rhythm and blues.

The funk music genre was born in the United States in the early 1960s by African American musicians. The intent was to create a rhythmic, danceable style of music that took its cues from soul, jazz, and rhythm ‘n blues. Principle musical instruments of funk are the electric bass and drums that characterize many Greatest Hits of the genre.

The term “funk” (and its adjective funky) in the slang of African Americans generally denotes a bad smell, such as the odor given off by the body in a state of arousal, so it could mean “sexy“, “dirty“, “attractive” but also “authentic” that is, original and free of inhibitions.

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Funk is that bumpy groove sound that hits your belly sends out waves through the whole body making you move your feet, nod your head and feeling all right
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