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Funk

Named after a slang word for "stink," funk was indeed the rawest, most primal form of R&B, surpassing even Southern soul in terms of earthiness. It was also the least structured, often stretching out into extended jams, and the most Africanized, built on dynamic, highly syncopated polyrhythms. As such, it originally appealed only to hardcore R&B audiences. The groove was the most important musical element of funk -- all the instruments of the ensemble played off of one another to create it, and worked it over and over. Deep electric bass lines often served as main riffs, with an interlocking web of short, scratchy guitar chords and blaring horns over the top. Unlike nearly every form of R&B that had come before it, funk didn't confine itself to the 45-rpm single format and the classic verse/chorus song structure. Funk bands were just as likely to repeat a catchy chant or hook out of the blue, and to give different song sections equal weight, so as not to disrupt the groove by building to a chorus-type climax. In essence, funk allowed for more freedom and improvisation, and in that respect it was similar to what was happening around the same time in blues-rock, psychedelia, and hard rock (in fact, Jimi Hendrix was a major inspiration for funk guitar soloists). More in Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B: Funk | Hip-Hop | R&B | Rap | Soul | Urban
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1484
Real Love (The BarryWhite
Soulful Medium Groove Recieved Track of The Day Award from Garageband.com and reached No7 in the Funk Chart....
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Real Love (The BarryWhite
by Shane McKenzie
Music ID: 1484
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03:43
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Soulful Medium Groove Recieved Track of The Day Award from Garageband.com and reached No7 in the Funk Chart....
2318
My Funky World
Combination of world music/cajun and solid 80's funk. Featuring the Hammon B3, Rhodes, Clavinet and Accordion....
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My Funky World
by ALLAN PHILLIPS
Music ID: 2318
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04:21
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Combination of world music/cajun and solid 80's funk. Featuring the Hammon B3, Rhodes, Clavinet and Accordion....
2365
Jazz Funk
Retro jazz/funk groove. Think Medeski Martin and Wood with a funky guitarist....
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Jazz Funk
by Robert Cote
Music ID: 2365
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02:01
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Retro jazz/funk groove. Think Medeski Martin and Wood with a funky guitarist....
2503
Funky Town
This is the kind of funk that makes you want to put on your shades and strut down the street the way they used to do it. The track loops perfectly, but has enough variety to avoid getting repetitive....
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Funky Town
by Loki Boomstik
Music ID: 2503
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01:20
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This is the kind of funk that makes you want to put on your shades and strut down the street the way they used to do it. The track loops perfectly, but has enough variety to avoid getting repetitive....
2557
Got The Groove
Award winning retro funk track as featured on BROADJAM.COM ROADJAM.COM No.1 UK Chart 2003 No.7 European Chart 2003...
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Got The Groove
by Shane McKenzie
Music ID: 2557
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03:39
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Award winning retro funk track as featured on BROADJAM.COM ROADJAM.COM No.1 UK Chart 2003 No.7 European Chart 2003...
3146
Rave On
confusion on the dance floor...
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Rave On
by H & G Toberman/Kubera
Music ID: 3146
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02:05
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confusion on the dance floor...
3251
Greet The Move
determined, doubtful, motivated...
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Greet The Move
by Cm Four
Music ID: 3251
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02:21
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determined, doubtful, motivated...
3260
Give It Up
determined, motivated, optimistic...
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Give It Up
by Cm Four
Music ID: 3260
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00:49
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determined, motivated, optimistic...
3512
FASHION LOUNGE - Dance mix
Melodic, joyful, up-tempo smooth-funk-fusion track with piano and clarinet. Positive, optimistic and suitable for multimedia, commercial....
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FASHION LOUNGE - Dance mix
by Dan Foster
Music ID: 3512
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02:12
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Melodic, joyful, up-tempo smooth-funk-fusion track with piano and clarinet. Positive, optimistic and suitable for multimedia, commercial....
3631
Fashion scat
Funky, mid-tempo track featuring scat vocals, a Joyful and Lively track....
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Fashion scat
by Dan Foster
Music ID: 3631
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01:27
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Funky, mid-tempo track featuring scat vocals, a Joyful and Lively track....
3649
Fashion show
Funky and joyful track featuring trombone and trumpet solos. Great for opening a show, leisure, travel....
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Fashion show
by Dan Foster
Music ID: 3649
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01:43
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Funky and joyful track featuring trombone and trumpet solos. Great for opening a show, leisure, travel....
3748
Let's Party
Classic party track, upbeat, steady groove. Funky hip-hop beat....
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Let's Party
by Stephen Bashaw
Music ID: 3748
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04:10
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Classic party track, upbeat, steady groove. Funky hip-hop beat....
3834
Those Funky 70's
Nostalgic 70's pop....
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Those Funky 70's
by Stephen Bashaw
Music ID: 3834
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02:45
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Nostalgic 70's pop....
4019
Motion
funky dance track with interesting electronic accents...
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Motion
by Corey Snelson
Music ID: 4019
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02:33
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funky dance track with interesting electronic accents...
4312
A night in LA
Soulful mid tempo track with organ and synths great for corporate image-...
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A night in LA
by Dan Foster
Music ID: 4312
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01:33
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Soulful mid tempo track with organ and synths great for corporate image-...
4414
Dusty Funk 30+
A Funky little number...
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Dusty Funk 30+
by Vaddi Solanof
Music ID: 4414
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00:45
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A Funky little number...
4415
Dusty Funk 60+
A Funky number...
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Dusty Funk 60+
by Vaddi Solanof
Music ID: 4415
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01:09
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A Funky number...
4418
Funky Monkey 30
Fun & funky....
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Funky Monkey 30
by Vaddi Solanof
Music ID: 4418
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00:45
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Fun & funky....
4423
Give It To Me 30
Starts off sporadic, lifts about 17 seconds in to a funky retro groove...
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Give It To Me 30
by Vaddi Solanof
Music ID: 4423
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00:39
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Starts off sporadic, lifts about 17 seconds in to a funky retro groove...
4593
VS Testimonial 4
A funky background. Easily loopable....
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VS Testimonial 4
by Vaddi Solanof
Music ID: 4593
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00:32
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A funky background. Easily loopable....
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