Genre of the Week 2: Funk

#GenreoftheWeek Funk 

This week has been funk week at Nowhere Bros. I have been posting daily about funk, its history, its artists and its legacy. 

Below is a list of the songs I posted. Most of these are classic funk tracks, while there are also a few songs that were directly, or indirectly inspired by funk. Although not a definitive playlist, this list is a starting point for getting into funk, or re-familiarizing yourself with this wonderful genre. There are of course plenty more tracks out there for you to get your funk on to as well. 

It has been a wonderful week posting about funk, Karl is back next week with a new genre. In the mean time, enjoy the funk…

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Nowhere Bros Funk Week Playlist 
James Brown – “I Got You (I Feel Good)” (I Got You (I Feel Good), 1966)

James Brown – “Cold Sweat” (Cold Sweat, 1967)

The Meters – “Cissy Strut” (The Meters, 1969)

Sly & The Family Stone – “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Again” (Greatest Hits, 1969)

Funkadelic – “I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody’s Got a Thing” (Funkadelic, 1970)

James Brown – “Funky Drummer” (In the Jungle Groove, 1970)

Curtis Mayfield – “(Don’t Worry) If There’s a Hell Below We’re All Going to Go” ( Curtis, 1970)

James Brown – “Get Up (I Feel Like Being Like a Sex Machine” (Single, 1970)

Sly & The Family Stone – “Luv N’ Haight” (There’s a Riot Goin’ On, 1971)

Baby Huey – “Listen to Me” (The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend, 1971)

Black Heat – “The Jungle” (Black Heat, 1972)

Stevie Wonder – ‘Love Having You Around” (Music of My Mind, 1972)

Stevie Wonder – “Superstition” (Talking Book, 1972)

Curtis Mayfield – “Superfly” (Superfly, 1972)

The Isley Brothers – “Who’s That Lady” (3 + 3, 1973)

Herbie Hancock – “Chameleon” (Head Hunters, 1973) 

Led Zeppelin – “The Crunge” (Houses of the Holy, 1973)

The Meters – “It Ain’t No Use” (Rejuvenation, 1974)

The Meters – “What’cha Say” (Rejuvenation, 1974)

The Meters – “Just Kissed My Baby” (Rejuvenation, 1974)

Funkadelic – “Standing on the Verge of Getting it On” (Standing on the Verge of Getting it On, 1974)

Funkadelic – “Red Hot Mama” (Standing on the Verge of Getting it On, 1974)

Funkadelic – “Get Off Your Ass And Jam” (Let’s Take It to the Stage, 1975)

Parliament – “Give Up The Funk” ” (Mothership Connection, 1975)

Parliament – “Unfunky UFO” (Mothership Connection, 1975)

David Bowie – “Fame” (Young Americans, 1975)

Roy Ayers – “Liquid Love” (Virgin Ubiquity II: Unreleased Recordings 1976-1981, 2005)

Fela Kuti – “Zombie” (Zombie, 1976)

Parliament – “Flashlight” (Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome, 1977)

The Controllers – “I Can’t Turn the Boogie Loose” (Next in Line, 1979)

Earth, Wind  Fire – “Star” (I Am, 1979)

Chic – “Good Times” (Risque’, 1979)

Kool & the Gang – “Get Down on It” (Something Special, 1981)

Rick James – “Give It To Me Baby” (Street Songs, 1981)

Prince – “Controversy” (Controversy, 1981)

Luther Vandross – “Never Too Much” (Luther Vandross, 1981)

Michael Jackson – “Wanna Be Startin’ Something” (Thriller, 1982)

Queen – “Cool Cat” (Hot Space, 1982)

De La Soul – “Eye Know” (3 Feet High and Rising, 1989)

NWA – “Niggaz 4 Life” (Niggaz4Life, 1991)

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Give It Away” (Blood Sugar Sex Magik, 1991)

The Notorius B.I.G. – “Big Poppa” (Ready to Die, 1994)

El Michel’s Affair – “Detroit Twice” (Sounding Out the City, 2005)

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – “How Do I Let A Good Man Down” (Naturally, 2005)

The Black Seeds – “Afrophone” (Solid Ground, 2008)

Fat Freddy’s Drop – “Mother Mother” (Blackbird, 2013)

Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” (Random Access Memories, 2013)

Tame Impala – “The Less I Know The Better” (Currents, 2015)

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Necessary Evil” (Multi-Love, 2015)

– Sam 


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