Funk Music

The origins of funk date back to the 1950s in New Orleans where the idea for these rhythms came from the bars of New Orleans which were poor and only had a piano to entertain the customers. The piano was the ideal instrument for musicians to synthesize both bass, drums, guitar, vocals or brass instruments on a single instrument.

Funk then hit the...

The origins of funk date back to the 1950s in New Orleans where the idea for these rhythms came from the bars of New Orleans which were poor and only had a piano to entertain the customers. The piano was the ideal instrument for musicians to synthesize both bass, drums, guitar, vocals or brass instruments on a single instrument.

Funk then hit the streets of New Orleans, performed by the Brass Band long before James Brown and saxophonist Maceo Parker popularized its style. In the 1970s, the commercial development of funk accompanied, from the end of the 1960s, that of African-American culture, like James Brown, who in 1973 produced the soundtrack for the blaxploitation film Black Caesar.

The funk movement remained initially ignored by the white public, which it finally managed to reach, especially thanks to disco, in the second half of the 1970s. The general public was finally converted, in particular by the groups The Commodores with Lionel Ritchie and Chic, by Nile Rodgers (guitar) and Bernard Edwards (bass), who had a string of successes from 1977 (Chic Cheer, le Freak, Good Times, to name only the best known).

Groups founded at the end of the 1960s, such as Kool & The Gang, or Earth, Wind and Fire, hitherto known to fans, then enjoyed considerable public success. Funk music will be turned upside down at the beginning of the 80s by the massive arrival of new electronic instruments, in particular synthesizers and rhythm boxes.

Among the many personalities representative of this more electronic wave of funk are producers like Prince Rogers Nelson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Kashif, Leon Sylvers III, Paul Laurence, Lester and Rodney Brown, William Anderson and Raymond Reid, David Frank , Marcus Miller... bands like D. Train, Change, Cameo, Zapp & Roger, B. B. & Q. Band, The SOS Band, Mtume, Starpoint, One Way, Loose Ends, The Whispers, Midnight Star, The System. .. artists like Howard Johnson, Melba Moore, Evelyn King, Sharon Redd, Alexander O'Neal, etc...

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  • Maxi Funk - Soul

    Funk and soul music vinyl records in maxi long version. In 33 rpm and 45 rpm, color vinyls, limited editions, foreign imports. Soul is an African-American popular music born in the late 1950s and derived from gospel and blues.

    It is considered by some as a return of rhythm and blues to the roots from which it came: gospel (church music). Funk is a form of African-American music that emerged in the late 1960s and developed through the 1970s and 1980s.

    Coming mainly from soul and jazz, funk is characterized by the predominance of the rhythm section (guitar, bass, drums) which plays syncopated patterns, the frequent presence of brass on rhythmic punctuations (riffs) or solos, and in general, by the great place given to the instruments.


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