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23rd Jun '16 1:11:02 AM gewunomox
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While Little Richard is credited as the first man to introduce funk rhythms into rock 'n roll in TheFifties, funk music was for all intents and purposes [[TropeCodifier codified]] by Music/JamesBrown, who in TheSixties developed a signature style relying on grooves that emphasised the downbeat (the first beat of every measure) and extensive vamps and improvisations with hits such as "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "Cold Sweat" and "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine". Funk quickly evolved throughout the decade and became popular through artists such as JimiHendrix (the inventor of funk-rock), Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone, The Isley Brothers and The Meters, but the genre reached its peak popularity in TheSeventies, thanks to Music/GeorgeClinton and his Parliament-Funkadelic collective (whose own subgenre fused psychedelic rock and funk, nicknamed "P-Funk"), Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, the Isleys, Earth, Wind & Fire, and others. Jazz-funk also appeared thanks to Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, and various {{Soul}} musicians dabbled heavily in funk, such as Music/MarvinGaye, Music/CurtisMayfield, TheTemptations, The O'Jays, Music/StevieWonder and Wilson Pickett.

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While Little Richard is credited as the first man to introduce funk rhythms into rock 'n roll in TheFifties, funk music was for all intents and purposes [[TropeCodifier codified]] by Music/JamesBrown, who in TheSixties developed a signature style relying on grooves that emphasised the downbeat (the first beat of every measure) and extensive vamps and improvisations with hits such as "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag", "Cold Sweat" and "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine". Funk quickly evolved throughout the decade and became popular through artists such as JimiHendrix Music/JimiHendrix (the inventor of funk-rock), Music/SlyAndTheFamilyStone, The Isley Brothers and The Meters, but the genre reached its peak popularity in TheSeventies, thanks to Music/GeorgeClinton and his Parliament-Funkadelic collective (whose own subgenre fused psychedelic rock and funk, nicknamed "P-Funk"), Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, the Isleys, Earth, Wind & Fire, and others. Jazz-funk also appeared thanks to Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock, and various {{Soul}} musicians dabbled heavily in funk, such as Music/MarvinGaye, Music/CurtisMayfield, TheTemptations, Music/TheTemptations, The O'Jays, Music/StevieWonder and Wilson Pickett.
4th Jun '16 6:11:31 PM gewunomox
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As [[DeaderThanDisco disco died an ugly death]] at the start of TheEighties, funk evolved in a new direction as a reaction to the excess of disco and the increasing difficulty of keeping together large bands like in TheSeventies. The new sound was stripped-down, less syncopated and more reliant on electronics, with synthesisers and drum machines overtaking the previous hallmarks of funk such as "funky drummers", slap bass and Hammond organ/Rhodes piano. The first musician to take advantage of this style (nicknamed "punk-funk", not to be confused with actual post-punk bands influenced by funk such as GangOfFour and Music/TalkingHeads) was Rick James, who scored hits in 1981 with "Give It to Me Baby" and "Super Freak", but Music/{{Prince}}, with his backing band The Revolution and [[Music/PrincesAssociates his associates]] (The Time, Vanity and Apollonia 6, Sheila E., Wendy and Lisa, Jill Jones, Mazarati, The Family, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and so on) were the most successful throughout TheEighties, thanks to his effective combination of eroticism, skillful use of technology, catchy riffs and [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly fusion of various genres]], including funk, pop, rock/hard rock/heavy metal and New Wave, with the resulting style being nicknamed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis_sound "the Minneapolis Sound"]] (due to the fact that most practitioners were from Minnesota). Others followed Prince's lead to varying degrees of success, such as Cameo, Zapp, the Gap Band and the Dazz Band, while other subgenres appeared in the period, such as Afrika Bambaataa and electro-funk/electro. Funk proved to be a large influence on hip-hop in the decade as well, with samples from funk songs being repeatedly used in hip-hop and even house music.

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As [[DeaderThanDisco disco died an ugly death]] at the start of TheEighties, funk evolved in a new direction as a reaction to the excess of disco and the increasing difficulty of keeping together large bands like in TheSeventies. The new sound was stripped-down, less syncopated and more reliant on electronics, with synthesisers and drum machines overtaking the previous hallmarks of funk such as "funky drummers", slap bass and Hammond organ/Rhodes piano. The first musician to take advantage of this style (nicknamed "punk-funk", not to be confused with actual post-punk bands influenced by funk such as GangOfFour Music/GangOfFour and Music/TalkingHeads) was Rick James, who scored hits in 1981 with "Give It to Me Baby" and "Super Freak", but Music/{{Prince}}, with his backing band The Revolution and [[Music/PrincesAssociates his associates]] (The Time, Vanity and Apollonia 6, Sheila E., Wendy and Lisa, Jill Jones, Mazarati, The Family, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and so on) were the most successful throughout TheEighties, thanks to his effective combination of eroticism, skillful use of technology, catchy riffs and [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly fusion of various genres]], including funk, pop, rock/hard rock/heavy metal and New Wave, with the resulting style being nicknamed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minneapolis_sound "the Minneapolis Sound"]] (due to the fact that most practitioners were from Minnesota). Others followed Prince's lead to varying degrees of success, such as Cameo, Zapp, the Gap Band and the Dazz Band, while other subgenres appeared in the period, such as Afrika Bambaataa and electro-funk/electro. Funk proved to be a large influence on hip-hop in the decade as well, with samples from funk songs being repeatedly used in hip-hop and even house music.
29th Feb '16 7:40:04 AM StFan
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* Music/IsaacHayes (when he's not doing smooth [[SoulMusic Soul]] ballads, he's doing this)

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* Music/IsaacHayes (when he's not doing smooth [[SoulMusic Soul]] {{Soul}} ballads, he's doing this)
21st Dec '15 10:36:53 AM SheledUmlal
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* Music/AshtonGardnerAndDyke



* Musc/TheGapBand

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* Musc/TheGapBandMusic/TheGapBand
* Music/TheGoodies (the majority of the music Bill recorded for the TV series)
11th Oct '15 10:23:05 PM sharkcrap11
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Primary Stylistic Influences:
+ {{Soul}}, RhythmAndBlues, {{Jazz}}
]
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Secondary Stylistic Influences:
+ {{Blues}}, PsychedelicRock, sometimes HardRock
]



-->-- '''Music/{{Funkadelic}}''', Let's Take It to the Stage

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-->-- '''Music/{{Funkadelic}}''', '''[[Music/GeorgeClinton Funkadelic]]''', Let's Take It to the Stage
30th Jun '15 8:23:20 AM cellery
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* Music/{{Can}} (both white and ''German'' and generaly considered a ''Main/Krautrock'' outfit, but funky as all get out while they had Japanese busker Damo Suzuki as their frontman)

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* Music/{{Can}} (both white and ''German'' and generaly considered a ''Main/Krautrock'' outfit, krautrock band, but funky as all get out while they had Japanese busker Damo Suzuki as their frontman)
30th Jun '15 8:23:00 AM cellery
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* Music/{{Can}} (both white and ''German'' and generaly considered a ''Music/Krautrock'' outfit, but funky as all get out while they had Japanese busker Damo Suzuki as their frontman)

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* Music/{{Can}} (both white and ''German'' and generaly considered a ''Music/Krautrock'' ''Main/Krautrock'' outfit, but funky as all get out while they had Japanese busker Damo Suzuki as their frontman)
30th Jun '15 8:21:54 AM cellery
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* Music/{{Can}} (both white and ''German'', but funky as all get out while they had Japanese busker Damo Suzuki as their frontman)

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* Music/{{Can}} (both white and ''German'', ''German'' and generaly considered a ''Music/Krautrock'' outfit, but funky as all get out while they had Japanese busker Damo Suzuki as their frontman)
30th Jun '15 8:20:46 AM cellery
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* Music/{{Can}} (both white and ''German'', but funky as all get out while they had Japanese busker Damo Suzuki as their frontman)
31st May '15 10:52:45 AM Patachou
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** ''Music/MaggotBrain'' (1971) (with Funkadelic)
** ''Music/OneNationUnderAGroove'' (1978) (with Funkadelic)
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