Father of Funk

/*! elementor – v3.8.1 – 13-11-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} INTRODUCTION This post will examine James Brown’s contributions to the music industry, influence on genres; such as funk, and the elements that create the sound of funk.  The GodFather of Funk /*! elementor – v3.8.1 – 13-11-2022 */ .elementor-widget-image{text-align:center}.elementor-widget-image a{display:inline-block}.elementor-widget-image a […]

Sly Before and After the Family Stone

Sly Before and After the Family Stone Sunday school don’t make you cool forever. Sly Stone         The tale of Sylvester “Sly Stone” Stewart includes the rise and fall of one of the most influential psychedelic musical artists coming out of the North Bay of San Francisco. Sly manufactured hits that infused […]

Architects of Funk

/*! elementor – v3.6.4 – 13-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Funk Music Funk music is a style of dance music that driven by hard syncopated bass lines and drumbeats accented by varying instrument working in rhythmic counterplay. Funk music as a musical style draws from the innovations of James Brown and styles […]

So Funkdafied!

by: LaShaunda McWright 2.Which treats of the first sally the ingenious Don Quixote made from home These preliminaries settled, he did not care to put off any longer the execution of his design, urged on to it by the thought of all the world was losing by his delay, seeing what wrongs he intended to […]

The Power of Performance: Funk Stage Productions

The Power of Performance: Funk Stage Productions What is funk music? Funk music is a music genre described as an urban form of dance or party music that emerged in the late 1960s and became popular in the late 1970s. Along with its counterpart, soul music which also emerged and was popular in the 60s […]

George Clinton: A Catalyst of Unity

Clinton Represents What It Means to be an Individual For years, George Clinton has led by example in showing others how to feely be themselves with no concern of what others will think or say. In doing so, he became well-known for the rainbow hair and outlandish outfits, and was able to make a new, […]

How Parliament Funkadelic Influenced the Funk Genre

/*! elementor – v3.6.2 – 04-04-2022 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} What is funk? Funk is a genre that originated in African American communities in the mid 1960s. It de-emphasizes melody and chord progressions and focuses on a strong rhythmic groove of a bassline played by an electric bassist and a drum […]

Parliament Funkadelic

The Parliament Funkadelic King During the 1970s, one man by the name of George Clinton changed the game of funk music by creating a diverse and influential form of funk. He was born in Kannapolis, North Carolina and grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey.  In 1982, he went solo and came out with the album, […]

A Different Type of Punk: Parliament Funkadelic

Parliament Funkadelic Where did Parliament Funkadelic Get its Inspiration From? Parliament Funkadelic was inspired by Motown. George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic’s, founder initially began songwriting for Motown. Clinton combined musicians he’d previously worked with to form what we know as Parliament Funkadelic.The initial traditional rock band inspired by James Brown and Sly Stone was named the […]

Parliament Funkadelic

George Clinton is the founder of Parliament Funkadelic in 1964. Th group has over 40 R&B hit singles. The band orgiinally consisted of musicians Frankie Boyce, Richard Boyce, and Langston Booth plus 5 more members. George revolutionized R&B during the 70s. He was born in North Carolina on July 22nd, 1941. he became interested in […]

Parliament and Funkadelic

Parlament Funkadelic History Rhythm Harmony Improvization Dancing Polyrhythm Creativity Performance Style Your Opinion History Parliment-Funkadelic (also commonly known as P-Funk) is an American funk music collective group lead by George Clinton. This group is consisting of the bands Parliament and Funkadelic, who have both been active since the 1960s. With their funky style, the group […]

Parliament Funkadelic

Parliament Funkadelic Inspired by Motown, George Clinton put together a band of over 50 musicians to create the ensemble known as Parliament Funkadelic. With heavy influences from James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone and others, Parliament Funkadelic created a unique sound that infused Soul, R&B, and Rock music called P-Funk (Psychedelic Funk, Pure Funk or […]

P-Funk

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WOZwwRH6XU[/embedyt]Pure funk, shortened as “P Funk”, is a style pionered by the well known artist George Clinton. His style of music used his lyrics to promote liberation and self determination within the black community. With inspiration from the Black Power Movement and increased support of black nationalism, he was able to combine these things […]