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…”