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The History of Funk

Funk is a music genre that is well-known for its groove and stimulating vibe – which is common in dance…

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Artist Profile: Toto

Formed in 1977 in Los Angeles, California, Toto is a rock band that is currently composed of David Paich on…

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Introduction to GQ

  Introduction GQ was an American disco and R&B group who scored a handful of hits on the disco and…

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Con Funk Shun

Introduction Con Funk Shun is a funk and R&B band formed during the late 1960s. From a backup band, Con…

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One-hit Wonders: Wild Cherry

Introduction Wild Cherry was a funk rock group hailing from Ohio. They are known for their single “Play that Funky…

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Artists Profile: Prince

Introduction Prince (born Prince Rodgers Nelson) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his groundbreaking, eclectic style and flamboyant…

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Artist Biography: Brass Construction

Introduction Brass Construction is a now-defunct Brooklyn-based funk group formed in 1968. During the mid-70s music era they achieved a…

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One-Hit Wonders: Bull and the Matadors

Introduction Bull and the Matadors are a defunct American funk band from Illinois, known for their 60s music era-hit single…

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Brick and Their Disco Hit “Dazz”

Introduction Consisting of Jimmy Brown, Regi Hargis Hickman, Ray Ransom and Eddie Irons, Brick is an American funk/R&B, disco group…

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James Brown and His Backing Group The JB’s

Introduction to The JB’s The JB’s (also billed under the names The J.B.s, The James Brown Soul Train, Maceo and…

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The Funk Music of Bloodstone

Introduction to Bloodstone Bloodstone is a American funk/R&B/soul act formed in Kansas City, Missouri during the early 1960s. Led by…

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B.T. Express, Funk and Soul Group in the 1970s

Introduction B.T. Express was one of the funk/disco/soul acts who enjoyed a string of hits during the 70s music era.…

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Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band

Introduction to Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band Dennis Coffey (born Dennis James Coffey in Detroit, Michigan in 1940)…

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Carl Carlton and His Hit “Everlasting Love”

Introduction: Carl Carlton is an American artist who sings R&B, soul and funk. Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1953, he…

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The Story and Music of Little Milton

Introduction to Little Milton Little Milton (born James Milton Campbell Jr.) was an R&B/soul/blues singer, guitarist and also a sometime…

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The Story and Music of Leon Haywood

Introduction to Leon Haywood Leon Haywood (born in 1942 in Houston, Texas) is an American funk/soul singer-songwriter and keyboardist, as…

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One Hit Wonders of the 1980s

The term “one-hit wonder” refers to an artist who enjoys a hit on the national US chart — most specifically…

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Introduction to Gonzalez

Career summary Gonzalez was a British band, specializing on R&B and funk. Personnel change occurred too frequently and amounted to…

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Introduction to the Bar-Kays

Introduction To The Bar-Kays The Bar-Kays are a 1967 formed soul, R&B and funk group that went through a major…

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The Music of L.T.D.

Introduction to L.T.D. L.T.D. is a North Carolina-originated R&B/funk group who are known for their hits such as “Love Ballad,”…

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Rick James, the Father of Punk Funk

Introduction to Rick James Rick James was an American singer-songwriter, produder and musician who popularized funk music particularly in the…

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King Floyd – “Groove Me”

Introduction to King Floyd King Floyd was an American soul and funk singer and songwriter. After his time in the…

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Jimmy Castor – “Troglodyte”

Introduction to Jimmy Castor Jimmy Castor (1940-2012) was a former singer and funk/pop saxophonist. Castor’s first solo hit as a…

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Dyke and the Blazers: the Pioneers of Funk Music

Introduction Dyke and the Blazers were an R&B and funk group formed in 1965. One of their first singles “Funky…

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Introduction to Sly and the Family Stone

Sly Stone’s early life and formation of his band Sly Stone was born Sylvester Stewart in 1944 in Denton, Texas…

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El Chicano – “Viva Tirado”

Who are El Chicano? El Chicano are an American music group formed in the 1970s, whose repertoire include chicano rock…

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Instant Funk – “I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)”

Short introduction to Instant Funk were a funk and disco group, formed in the 1970s. Intially they performed as back-up…

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The Crusaders – “Street Life”

Introduction to the Crusaders The Crusaders are a group of musicians who are distinctively versatile — having their roots in…

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Jean Knight – “Mr. Big Stuff”

Jean Knight’s short career summary Known for her huge hit single “Mr. Big Stuff,” Grammy-nominated soul and funk singer Jean…

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The History of the Chambers Brothers

Career in a summary The Chambers Brothers are a racially-integrated American band founded during their formative years in the early…

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History of Little Feat

Formation of the band The formation of Little Feat occurred in Los Angeles, California in 1969. Little Feat was founded…

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Introduction to the Commodores

Where, why and how was the group formed? The roots of the Commodores were in Tuskegee, Alabama in the late…

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Introduction to Ohio Players

From The Ohio Untouchables to Ohio Players Ohio Players’ lineup, throughout their lifetime, had been constantly shifting. It was in…

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History of Kool and the Gang

Introduction Kool & the Gang are a New Jersey-originated jazz/R&B/funk/soul band that have become one of the successful groups on…

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Introduction to Rose Royce

Formation as Total Concept Unlimited Formed in Los Angeles, California, the band that would be Rose Royce started as an…

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Introduction to Rufus

A little bit of introduction about the group Rufus was a multi-racial American funk group who produced one of the…

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Introduction to Average White Band

The band’s career in summary Average White Band (AWB) is a Scottish funk, disco, soul and R&B band that had…

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The Blackbyrds – “Walking in Rhythm”

The Blackbyrds – an introduction The Blackbyrds are an American R&B and jazz/funk group known for their hits such as…

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Richie Havens, a Folk Icon

Introduction to Richie Havens Richie Havens was an American folk rock/funk singer-songwriter and musician. All of his albums charted on…

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History of James Brown

The Inventor of Funk and The Godfather of Soul James Brown is one of the most influential artists, leading him…

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Biography of Rufus Thomas

Born to entertain Oldies music fans could very well call Rufus Thomas an all-around entertainer. Aside from being a singer…

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Introduction to Peter Brown

Introduction Peter Brown is an American disco/dance singer, born in Blue Island, Illinois in 1953. He was not to be…

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Introduction to Parliament

George Clinton: the founder of Parliament (as well as Funkadelic and P-Funk) The architect of Parliament, Funkadelic and P-Funk was…

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