Funk Music Friday

Once a week I will post a new song/artist here for your enjoyment and education. George Clinton came to me in a dream one night and asked me to keep the Funk alive, so that’s what I’m doing.

2/4/2015 Parliament, “Let’s Take it to the Stage (Live)”

I know they’ve all been Parliament lately but I don’t care…

1/30/2015 Parliament, “Unfunky UFO.” Give up the Funk you Punk.

1/9/2015 Parliament, “Night of the Thumpasorus People.”< /p>

8/1/14 Steel Pulse, “Door of No Return.”

This isn’t technically funk, but it’s my blog and it fits my last post so get over it and enjoy:

6/27/2014 Patrice Rushen, “Forget Me Nots.”

A few folks sampled this a few times…

6/6/2014 Gap Band, “Humpin'”

16 tons of coal, what do you get? A bigger hump in your back.

5/30/2014 Average White Band, “I’m the One.”


5/23/2014 Johnny “Guitar” Watson, “Funk Beyond the Call of Duty”

He’s not talking about the video game, either.

5/9/2014 Dazz Band, “Let it all Blow.”

This is a great song, but it’s an even better video.

5/2/2014 Cheryl Lynn, “Got to Be Real”

I thought we needed some more female artists on FMF…

4/25/2014 Gap Band, “I Found My Baby.”

This is a little mild funk with some ’80s cheese on top.

4/11/2014 Parliament, “Agony of DeFeet.”

It’s like putting a $5 hat on a nickel head/ It’s about that hat rack.

4/4/2014 Isaac Hayes, “Shaft.”

Possibly the best funk song every written.

3/28/2014 Zapp, “More Bounce to the Ounce.”

I’m not quite sure what some of these lyrics are but I like to make up my own.

3/21/2014 Rufus and Chaka Khan, “Once You Get Started.”

3/14/2014 Lakeside, “Fantastic Voyage.”

I’m the captain of this cruise ship and you are under our command.

3/7/14 Bootsy Collins and his Rubber Band, “Bootzilla.”

Rockstar doll baby-bobble.

2/28/2014 Parliament, “Aqua Boogie (Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoodleoop)”

Today I get to go and see the man himself and the P-Funk All Stars in Charlotte, NC. Hopefully it will be a “motion picture under water starring most of you-dooloops.”

2/21/2014 Ohio Players, “Skin Tight.”

You’re a bad, bad Mrs. in those skin tight britches/ running folks into ditches, baby about to bust the stitches, yeah. 

2/14/2014 D Train, “You’re the One for Me.”

Sorry, but I was sick yesterday and forgot about FMF. Funk you very much.

2/7/2014 Heatwave, “The Groove Line.”

I should probably criticize the lip-syncing but it’s my only musical talent.

1/31/2014 Parliament, “Funkentelechy.”

“When you’re taking every kind of pill, nothin’ seems to ever cure your ill.”

1/24/2014 Johnny “Guitar” Watson, “Ain’t That a Bitch.”

“Abdul-Jabbar couldn’t have made these prices with a sky hook.”

1/17/2014 Dazz Band, “Joystick.”

The jheri curl was obviously at the hight of its popularity when this came out:

1/10/2014 The Gap Band, “Party Train.”

These have to be the coolest dudes to ever come out of Oklahoma.

1/3/2014 Brick, “Dazz (Disco Jazz)”

Not to be confused with the Dazz Band, “Dazz” includes a funk flute.

12/20/2013 Rufus & Chaka Khan, “Do You Love What You Feel?”

Who knew there were so many white dudes in Rufus?

12/13/2013 Ohio Players, “Who’d She Coo?”

I figured you could use a break from holiday music. Listen to this bass man:

12/6/2013 Bootsy Collins, “Sleigh Ride”

Add this to your holiday funk collection:

11/29/2013 William DeVaughn, “Be Thankful For What You Got.”

Here is a special Thanksgiving version of “Funk Music Friday.” Enjoy:

11/22/2013 The Brothers Johnson, “Strawberry Letter 23.”

The only thing slicker than this song is the matching afros:

11/15/2013 Average White Band, “Cut the Cake.”

These white boys would not be denied. I give you, AWB:

11/8/2013 George Clinton, “Stomp.”

“Feelin’ the Stomp will cause a hazard to your booty…”


68 thoughts on “Funk Music Friday”

  1. Thanks for the follow – cracking up at your blog. Are you sure you’re not from Wisconsin? I grew up drinking Old Style – Budweiser was just a craft beer then. haha!


  2. Good choices, and I was sure that everybody is losing the taste when covered in beer. Now I know better.
    Funny coincidence… I had George Clinton in my night cream the other day. That was a brand new life situation, too. It seems that the funk disciples never take the straight way…


  3. Hello Thomas. Thank you for following my blog. You have a great taste in music. I love listening to the R & B Classics. I like beer and cheese too! 🙂 Enjoy the day!


  4. Thanks for following my blog. I’ve followed you back. I like your Paypal link soliciting for a $3 beer. You are an inspiration! Now if all your followers will just follow me and help buy me some coffee beans.


  5. Thanks for the follow, Thomas. As they say where I come from, “You’re a right laff!” I hope that you can see humour in my poetry. My aim to be read like Morrissey on acid!


  6. Hey! I’m just letting you know that I nominated you for “The Sunshine Award” because your posts are funny, informative and your taste of music is out of this world(Gap Band is one of my favorite bands!) There is this link to accept and participate:

    I hope that you end up participating in it because it’s pretty fun! It’s okay if you don’t and in that case I’d just like to say thank you and keep doing what you do best!


  7. Thank you for the follow, Thomas! The current evolution of fiction has your namesake in it. Keep checking in, it is getting close to the end of their story. (Spoiler alert, she’s an alien, he gets pregnant and they are kidnapped by NSA-NIH MIB’s and are never heard from again. JK)

    Anyway, thanks for the follow!


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