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 […]

James Brown

Father of Funk: James Brown By: Alexia Khalil Funky James Born in South Carolina in 1933, James Brown lived an interesting life and left an incredible legacy. In his early adolescence, Brown stole a car and served time in prison where he became the leader of the church choir on the inside. While in prison, […]

How Funk Helped African American Culture

How Funk Music Helped Black Urban Communities Become Seen Funk music dominated the airwaves in the 1970s and 1980s but could be said to have started in the 1960s. Funk music is a sort of amalgam of other popular Black created genres (i.e., jazz and r&b) and follows off one of its predecessors, bebop, in […]

The Legacy of Earth, Wind, and Fire

Funky Music https://youtu.be/god7hAPv8f0https://youtu.be/0Qz_b1di3i8 Earth, Wind and Fire are a funk music group known for meshing all types of music into their work. Their songs mesh R&B, soul, and jazz to make a medley of funky music. Their albums were the blueprint for music today. They showed the music industry that Black music groups could be […]

Stevie Wonder

When I think of Funk music Stevie Wonder doesn’t come to mind. During the time period that Funk music was really popular a lot of the artist sang about love and partying, while Stevie Wonder sang about what was happening during the time period. /*! 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 […]

Funk: Getting Socially Active with James Brown

by Avane Ervin The mid-1960’s was the place to be as a Black person. Toward the end of the Civil Rights Movement, more artists were celebrating the idea of being Black in America- a place where Black people were considered outcasts. James Brown began his music career in the mid 1950’s when Black people were […]

The Isley Brothers

Their Early Music Career The Isley Brothers are an R&B/Funk singing group of biological brothers from Cincinnati, OH. They are one most influential R&B groups to ever exist because their work made a huge impact on the R&B and Hip-Hop genres, and influenced many R&B artists after them. At first the group consisted of Ronald, […]

Soul Train and the Exposure of Funk and Disco

Soul Train and the Exposure of Funk and Disco Start of Soul Train Soul Train was a television show that featured a majority black cast that showcased musical talent and dance. This show aired on national television in 1971 and ran all the way up until 2006. The mastermind behind the show was Don Cornelius. […]

In The Land of Funk: Earth, Wind and Fire

In the Land of Funk: Earth, Wind and Fire By Camille Adams-Lonzer When you think of funk the the first thing that always comes to mind are the thumping beats of the 70’s, followed by the eye catching sparkly outfits. Funk was created for the free minded souls who just wanted to have a funky […]

How Funk music revolutionized African American Culture

How Funk music revolutionized African American Culture. Funk is a music genre that represents black Culture. Funk was emerged from the late 60s and became popular throughout the 70s. It is a combination of other elements of music genres such as R&B, Hard-bop jazz, and Soul. The groovy beats with optimistic and party feel it […]