Funk

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2001 - Music - 370 pages
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(Book). Get down with the music that mixes R&B and soul with a little rock'n'roll. This newest addition to the Third Ear The Essential Listening Companion series traces funk from its James Brown roots through today's groove with groups like the Red Hot Chili Peppers folks who "got on the good foot." Alongside detailed artist biographies, anecdotes and discographies, this guide reviews and rates 1,500 recordings that illustrate each band's sound and musical impact. Artists covered include Average White Band, George Clinton, Herbie Hancock, Rick James, Chaka Khan, Curtis Mayfield, The Meters, Prince, Sly Stone, Tower of Power, War, Wild Cherry and many more.
 

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Contents

PREFUNK
1
AUTUMN RECORDS
2
ARCHIE BELL THE DRELLS
3
BOOKER T THE MGs
4
JAMES BROWN
8
BOBBY BYRD
27
DYKE THE BLAZERS
29
ISLEY BROTHERS
30
THE BROTHERS JOHNSON
228
BT EXPRESS
230
CAMEO
231
RAFAEL CAMERON
234
CHOCOLATE MILK
235
THE CLARKEDUKE PROJECT
236
CON FUNK SHUN
239
CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR
242

FELA RANSOME KUTI
36
THE LAST POETS
41
THE MARKEYS
43
STAXVOLT RECORDS
45
SLY STONE
47
WATTS PROPHETS
53
GUMBO AND THE GROOVE
55
THE PSYCHEFUNKADELIC EXPERIENCE
59
MOTOWN GETS WITH IT
64
CLASSIC FUNK
69
BABY HUEY AND THE BABYSITTERS
73
BLACK NAZTY
77
BROTHER TO BROTHER
79
DONALD BYRD AND THE BLACKBYRDS
80
JIMMY CASTOR
82
GEORGE CLINTON
84
BOOTSY COLLINS
103
LYN COLLINS
109
THE COMMODORES
110
RUTH COPELAND
114
THE COUNTS
115
CURTOM RECORDS
116
CARL DOUGLAS
117
EARTH WIND FIRE
118
ENTERPRISE RECORDS
124
GONZALEZ
126
HERBIE HANCOCK
129
FUZZY HASKINS
133
ISAAC HAYES
134
EDDIE HAZEL
139
HOT CHOCOLATE
141
HOT CITY BUMP BAND
142
INVICTUS RECORDS
143
THE JBs
145
KOKOMO
148
KOOL THE GANG
149
LAFAYETTE AFRO ROCK BAND
156
MALO
157
CURTIS MAYFIELD
158
THE METERS
164
ZIGABOO MODELISTE
169
THE OHIO PLAYERS
171
MACEO PARKER
176
PEOPLE RECORDS
179
RUFUS
181
TOWER OF POWER
183
UNDISPUTED TRUTH
188
WAR
189
FRED WESLEY
193
WESTBOUND RECORDS
195
BARRY WHITE
196
NORMAN WHITFIELD
202
CHARLES WRIGHT AND THE WATTS 103RD STREET RHYTHM BAND
203
FUNK GOES TO THE MOVIES
207
THE BRITISH ROCK FUNK CONNECTION
214
DISCO FUNK
219
ROY AYERS
220
TAKA BOOM
222
BRASS CONSTRUCTION
223
BRICK
226
DAZZ BAND
243
THE FATBACK BAND
245
FAT LARRYS BAND
249
FAZE0
250
HEATWAVE
254
HI TENSION
256
RICK JAMES
259
KC THE SUNSHINE BAND
262
CHAKA KHAN
265
LAKESIDE
268
MAZE
271
MIDNIGHT STAR
272
MUTINY
274
PARLET
275
PRAXIS
276
SKYY
278
SLAVE
279
SOS BAND
282
STUFF
283
STYLUS
284
SUN
285
DISCO AND THE DEATH OF FUNK
287
COLD STORAGE
291
THE NEW SCHOOL
293
ADU
295
BRAND NEW HEAVIES
296
BROOKLYN FUNK ESSENTIALS
297
DEFUNCT
299
DIGITAL UNDERGROUND
300
FISHBONE
302
FREEEZ
303
GALACTIC
304
IMAGINATION
305
INCOGNITO
306
INCORPORATED THANG BAND
308
CHAZ JANKEL
310
KASHIF
311
KIDDO
312
BILL LASWELL
313
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
314
LINX
315
PRINCE
316
THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
323
ROOGALATOR
326
SHAKATAK
327
SKUNKHOUR
328
THE TIME
329
TROUBLE FUNK
330
247 SPYZ
331
BERNIE WORRELL
332
PFUNK MEETS THE FPUNK
337
THE BIRTH OF GOGO
342
THE SONS OF THE P
346
ESSENTIAL FUNK COMPILATIONS
350
THE TOP 24
356
GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
357
PHOTO CREDITS
358
INDEX
359
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About the author (2001)

Dave Thompson is the British born author of over 100 books, largely dealing with rock and pop music (The Fall, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, The Sparks and many more), but also covering film, sports, philately, numismatics and erotica. He lives in Newark, Delaware and is married to writer Amy Hanson.

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