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Index Funk

Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B). [1]

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A Certain Ratio

A Certain Ratio are an English post-punk band formed in 1977 in Wythenshawe, Manchester.

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Acid jazz

Acid jazz, also known as club jazz, is a musical genre that combines elements of jazz, soul, funk, and disco.

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African Americans

African Americans (also referred to as Black Americans or Afro-Americans) are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the black racial groups of Africa.

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African-American music

African-American music is an umbrella term covering a diverse range of musics and musical genres largely developed by African Americans.

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Afrika Bambaataa

Afrika Bambaataa (born Lance Taylor; April 17, 1957) is an American disc jockey, singer, songwriter and producer from the South Bronx, New York.

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Afro, sometimes abbreviated to 'fro or described as a Jew fro under specific circumstances, is a hairstyle worn naturally outward by people with lengthy or even medium length kinky hair texture (wherein it is known as a natural), or specifically styled in such a fashion by individuals with naturally curly or straight hair.

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The term Afro-Cuban refers to Cubans who mostly have West African ancestry, and to historical or cultural elements in Cuba thought to emanate from this community.

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Afrobeat, also known as afrofunk, is a music genre which developed in the 1970s when African musicians began combining elements of West African musical styles such as jùjú music and highlife with American funk and jazz influences, with a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion.

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Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis

Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis (born April 21, 1941) is an American saxophonist, composer and arranger.

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Alternative metal

Alternative metal (also known as alt-metal) is a rock music fusion genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres not normally associated with metal.

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Alternative rock

Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.

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Ambient music

Ambient music is a genre of music that puts an emphasis on tone and atmosphere over traditional musical structure or rhythm.

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Americana (music)

Americana is an amalgam of American music formed by the confluence of the shared and varied traditions that make up the musical ethos of the United States, specifically those sounds that are merged from folk, country, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, gospel, and other external influences.

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Ameriie Mi Marie Rogers (born January 12, 1980), known professionally as Ameriie (formerly Amerie), is an American singer, songwriter, author, actress and record producer.

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Art rock

Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that generally reflects a challenging or avant-garde approach to rock, or which makes use of modernist, experimental, or unconventional elements.

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Avant-funk is a music style in which artists combine funk with an avant-garde or art rock mentality.

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A bandleader is the leader of a music group such as a rock or pop group or jazz quartet.

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Bar (music)

In musical notation, a bar (or measure) is a segment of time corresponding to a specific number of beats in which each beat is represented by a particular note value and the boundaries of the bar are indicated by vertical bar lines.

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Barry White

Barry White (born Barry Eugene Carter; September 12, 1944 – July 4, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter and composer.

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Bass guitar

The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.

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A bassline (also known as a bass line or bass part) is the term used in many styles of music, such as jazz, blues, funk, dub and electronic, traditional music, or classical music for the low-pitched instrumental part or line played (in jazz and some forms of popular music) by a rhythm section instrument such as the electric bass, double bass, cello, tuba or keyboard (piano, Hammond organ, electric organ, or synthesizer).

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Beat (music)

In music and music theory, the beat is the basic unit of time, the pulse (regularly repeating event), of the mensural level (or beat level).

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Bebop or bop is a style of jazz developed in the early to mid-1940s in the United States, which features songs characterized by a fast tempo, complex chord progressions with rapid chord changes and numerous changes of key, instrumental virtuosity, and improvisation based on a combination of harmonic structure, the use of scales and occasional references to the melody.

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Bell pattern

A bell pattern is a rhythmic pattern of striking a hand-held bell or other instrument of the Idiophone family, to make it emit a sound at desired intervals.

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Bennie Maupin

Bennie Maupin (born August 29, 1940, Detroit, Michigan) is a jazz multireedist who performs on various saxophones, flute, and bass clarinet.

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Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music, located in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, is the largest independent college of contemporary music in the world.

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Betty Davis

Betty Davis (nee Mabry; born July 26, 1945) is an American funk and soul singer.

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (born September 4, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and businesswoman.

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Biddu Appaiah (born 1944), is an Indian-born, England-based singer-songwriter, composer, and music producer – who composed and produced many worldwide hit records during a career spanning five decades.

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Bill Summers (musician)

Bill Summers (b. June 27, 1948) is a New Orleans based Afro-Cuban jazz/Latin jazz percussionist, a multi-instrumentalist who plays primarily on conga drums.

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Billboard (magazine)

Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.

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Black Sweat

"Black Sweat" is a song by Prince that was released as the second single from his 2006 album 3121.

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Blues rock

Blues rock is a fusion genre combining elements of blues and rock.

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Blues scale

The term blues scale refers to several different scales with differing numbers of pitches and related characteristics.

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Boogie (genre)

Boogie (sometimes called post-disco) is a rhythm and blues genre of electronic dance music with close ties to the post-disco style, that first emerged in the United States during the late 1970s to mid-1980s.

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Breakbeat is a broad style of electronic or dance-oriented music which utilizes breaks, often sampled from earlier recordings in funk, jazz and R&B, for the main rhythm.

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Buddy Bolden

Charles Joseph "Buddy" Bolden (September 6, 1877 – November 4, 1931) was an African-American cornetist who was regarded by contemporaries as a key figure in the development of a New Orleans style of rag-time music, or "jass", which later came to be known as jazz.

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Cabaret Voltaire (band)

Cabaret Voltaire are an English music group formed in Sheffield in 1973 and initially composed of Stephen Mallinder, Richard H. Kirk, and Chris Watson.

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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Call and response

Call and response is a form of interaction between a speaker and an audience in which the speaker's statements ("calls") are punctuated by responses from the listeners.

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Cameo (band)

Cameo is an American soul-influenced funk group that formed in the early 1970s.

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Can (band)

Can was a German experimental rock band formed in Cologne, West Germany, in 1968 by the core quartet of Holger Czukay (bass), Irmin Schmidt (keyboards), Michael Karoli (guitar), and Jaki Liebezeit (drums).

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Car Wash (song)

"Car Wash" is a hit song by American R&B band Rose Royce.

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Carl Douglas

Carlton George Douglas (born 10 May 1942), also known by his stage name Carl Douglas, is a Jamaican recording artist who rose to prominence with the 1974 single "Kung Fu Fighting".

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Catfish Collins

Phelps "Catfish" Collins (October 17, 1943 – August 6, 2010) was an American musician.

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CBC News

CBC News is the division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the news gathering and production of news programs on the corporation's English-language operations, namely CBC Television, CBC Radio, CBC News Network, and CBC.ca.

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Cell (music)

The 1957 Encyclopédie Laroussequoted in Nattiez, Jean-Jacques (1990).

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Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan (born Yvette Marie Stevens, March 23, 1953) is an American recording artist whose career has spanned five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist and focal point of the funk band Rufus.

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Chanking is a guitar performance technique in funk music that involves both "choking" the guitar neck and strumming the strings percussively to create a distinctive-sounding riff commonly associated with the genre.

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Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band is an American soul and funk band.

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Chic (band)

Chic, currently called Nile Rodgers & Chic, is an American band that was organized during 1976 by guitarist Nile Rodgers and bassist Bernard Edwards.

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Chord progression

A chord progression or harmonic progression is a succession of musical chords, which are two or more notes, typically sounded simultaneously.

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Chuck Brown

Charles Louis Brown (August 22, 1936 – May 16, 2012) was an American guitarist, bandleader and singer who has garnered the honorific nickname "The Godfather of Go-Go".

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Cissy Strut

"Cissy Strut" is a 1969 funk instrumental by The Meters.

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Clave (rhythm)

The clave is a rhythmic pattern used as a tool for temporal organization in Afro-Cuban music.

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The Clavinet is an electrically amplified clavichord that was invented by Ernst Zacharias and manufactured by the Hohner company of Trossingen, West Germany from 1964 to the early 1980s.

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Clyde Stubblefield

Clyde Austin Stubblefield (April 18, 1943 – February 18, 2017) was an American drummer best known for his work with James Brown.

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Cold Sweat

"Cold Sweat" is a song performed by James Brown and written with his bandleader Alfred "Pee Wee" Ellis.

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Columbia University

Columbia University (Columbia; officially Columbia University in the City of New York), established in 1754, is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City.

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Commodores are an American funk/soul band, which was at its peak in the late 1970s through the mid 1980s.

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Computer Music Center

The Computer Music Center (CMC) at Columbia University is the oldest center for electronic and computer music research in the United States.

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Con Funk Shun

Con Funk Shun (formerly known as Project Soul) is an American R&B and funk band whose popularity began in the mid-1970s and ran through the 1980s.

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The conga, also known as tumbadora, is a tall, narrow, single-headed drum from Cuba.

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Contemporary R&B

Contemporary R&B (also known as simply R&B), is a music genre that combines elements of rhythm and blues, pop, soul, funk, hip hop, and electronic music.

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Crazy in Love

"Crazy in Love" is a song by American singer Beyoncé featuring American rapper Jay-Z from Beyoncé's debut solo studio album Dangerously in Love (2003).

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Cybotron (American band)

Cybotron were a pioneering and influential American electro music group formed in 1980 by Juan Atkins and Richard "3070" Davis in Detroit.

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Dance is a performing art form consisting of purposefully selected sequences of human movement.

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Dance-punk (also known as disco-punk or funk-punk) is a music genre that emerged in the late 1970s, and is closely associated with the post-punk and new wave movements.

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Dancing Machine

"Dancing Machine" is a song recorded by American R&B outfit The Jackson 5, released as a single in 1974.

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Daptone Records

Daptone Records is a funk and soul independent record label based in Brooklyn, New York that is known for Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Charles Bradley.

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Dave Bartholomew

David Louis Bartholomew (born December 24, 1918) is an American musician, bandleader, composer, arranger and record producer, prominent in the music of New Orleans throughout the second half of the 20th century.

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David Bowie

David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.

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Dazz Band

The Dazz Band is an American R&B, funk band whose popularity exploded in the early 1980s.

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Deep funk

Deep funk is a genre of funk music which, unlike traditional mainstream funk, has a more soulful, rawer, grittier, and "heavier" sound.

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Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft

Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft or D.A.F. is an influential German electropunk/Neue Deutsche Welle band from Düsseldorf, formed in 1978 featuring Gabriel "Gabi" Delgado-López (vocals), Robert Görl (drums, percussion, electronic instruments), Kurt "Pyrolator" Dahlke (electronic instruments), Michael Kemner (bass-guitar) and Wolfgang Spelmans (guitar).

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Diana Ross

Diana Ernestine Ross (born March 26, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and record producer.

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Digital synthesizer

A digital synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses digital signal processing (DSP) techniques to make musical sounds.

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Digital Underground

Digital Underground was an alternative hip hop group from Oakland, California.

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Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.

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Distortion (music)

Distortion and overdrive are forms of audio signal processing used to alter the sound of amplified electric musical instruments, usually by increasing their gain, producing a "fuzzy", "growling", or "gritty" tone.

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Dominant seventh chord

In music theory, a dominant seventh chord, or major minor seventh chord, is a chord composed of a root, major third, perfect fifth, and minor seventh.

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Donna Summer

LaDonna Adrian Gaines (December 31, 1948May 17, 2012), widely known by her stage name Donna Summer, was an American singer, songwriter, and painter.

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Dorian mode

Dorian mode or Doric mode can refer to three very different but interrelated subjects: one of the Ancient Greek harmoniai (characteristic melodic behaviour, or the scale structure associated with it), one of the medieval musical modes, or, most commonly, one of the modern modal diatonic scales, corresponding to the white notes from D to D, or any transposition of this.

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Double entendre

A double entendre is a figure of speech or a particular way of wording that is devised to be understood in two ways, having a double meaning.

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Dr. Dre

Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), better known by his stage name Dr.

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Dr. John

Malcolm John Rebennack (born November 21, 1940), better known by his stage name Dr.

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The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments.

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Drum and bass

Drum and bass (also written as "drum 'n' bass" or "drum & bass"; commonly abbreviated as "D&B", "DnB" or "D'n'B"), is a genre and branch of electronic music which emerged from rave and jungle scenes in Britain during the early 1990s.

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Drum kit

A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum.

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Drum machine

A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument that creates percussion.

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Dumpstaphunk is a funk and jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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Duran Duran

Duran Duran are an English new wave and synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978.

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Dyke and the Blazers

Dyke and the Blazers was an American funk band led by Arlester Christian (June 13, 1943–March 13, 1971).

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Earl Palmer

Earl Cyril Palmer (October 25, 1924 – September 19, 2008) was an American rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues drummer.

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Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire (EWF) is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock, Latin, and Afro pop.

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East Bay Grease

East Bay Grease is the debut album by the soul and funk group Tower of Power, released in 1970.

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Echo chamber

Echo chamber of the Dresden University of Technology Hamilton Mausoleum has a long lasting unplanned echo An echo chamber is a hollow enclosure used to produce reverberated sounds, usually for recording purposes.

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Eddie Hazel

Edward Earl Hazel (April 10, 1950 – December 23, 1992) was an American guitarist and singer in early funk music in the United States who played lead guitar with Parliament-Funkadelic.

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Edwin Starr

Edwin Starr (born Charles Edwin Hatcher; January 21, 1942April 2, 2003) was an American singer and songwriter.

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Egyptian Lover

Gregory Broussard (born August 31, 1963 in Los Angeles, California), better known by his stage name Egyptian Lover, is an American musician, vocalist, producer and DJ, and was an important part of the L.A. dance music and rap scene in the early 1980s.

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Electric Funk

Electric Funk is an album by the American jazz organist Jimmy McGriff of performances recorded in 1969 and released on the Blue Note label.

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Electric guitar

An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.

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Electric piano

An electric piano is an electric musical instrument which produces sounds when a performer presses the keys of the piano-style musical keyboard.

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Electro (music)

Electro (or electro-funk).

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Electronic dance music

Electronic dance music (also known as EDM, dance music, club music, or simply dance) is a broad range of percussive electronic music genres made largely for nightclubs, raves, and festivals.

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Electronic keyboard

An electronic keyboard or digital keyboard is an electronic musical instrument, an electronic or digital derivative of keyboard instruments.

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Electronic music

Electronic music is music that employs electronic musical instruments, digital instruments and circuitry-based music technology.

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Electronic musical instrument

An electronic musical instrument is a musical instrument that produces sound using electronic circuitry.

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EPMD is an American Hip Hop group from Brentwood, New York.

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Ernie Isley

Ernest "Ernie" Isley (born March 7, 1952) is a member of the American musical ensemble The Isley Brothers.

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Evelyn "Champagne" King

Evelyn "Champagne" King (born July 1, 1960) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer.

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Experimental rock

Experimental rock (or avant-rock) is a subgenre of rock music which pushes the boundaries of common composition and performance technique or which experiments with the basic elements of the genre.

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Extended chord

In music, extended chords are tertian chords (built from thirds) or triads with notes extended, or added, beyond the seventh.

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Extreme (band)

Extreme is an American rock band, currently headed by frontman Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt.

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Faith No More

Faith No More (sometimes abbreviated as FNM) is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979.

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Family Affair (Sly and the Family Stone song)

"Family Affair" is a 1971 number-one hit single recorded by Sly and the Family Stone for the Epic Records label.

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Fela Kuti

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also professionally known as Fela Kuti, or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.

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Fishbone is an American band formed in 1979 in Los Angeles, California, which plays a fusion of ska, punk rock, funk, heavy rock, and soul.

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Frank Wilson (musician)

Frank Edward Wilson (December 5, 1940 – September 27, 2012) was an American songwriter, singer and record producer for Motown Records.

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Frank Zappa

Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, composer, activist and filmmaker.

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Fred Wesley

Fred Wesley (born July 4, 1943) is an American jazz and funk trombonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic in the second half of the 1970s.

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Free funk

Free-funk is a combination of avant-garde jazz with funk music that developed in the 1970s.

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Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).

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Funk (disambiguation)

Funk is a genre of music.

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Funk 49

"Funk #49" is a song written by Joe Walsh, Jim Fox, and Dale Peters, and recorded by American hard rock band The James Gang, being featured as the first single off the group's second studio album James Gang Rides Again (1971).

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Funk metal

Funk metal (also known as thrash funk or punk-funk) is a subgenre of funk rock and alternative metal which infuses heavy metal music (often thrash metal) with elements of funk and punk rock.

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Funk rock

Funk rock is a fusion genre that mixes elements of funk and rock.

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Funkadelic was an American band that was most prominent during the 1970s.

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Funky Broadway

"Funky Broadway" is a song written by Arlester "Dyke" Christian.

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Funky Drummer

"Funky Drummer" is a song recorded by James Brown and his band in 1969.

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Funky house

Funky house, also known as disco house (though the latter can also refer to nu-disco and to a style of French house), is a subgenre of house music that uses funk or disco samples, a funk or disco-inspired bass line or a strong soul influence, combined with drum breaks that draw inspiration from 1970s and 1980s funk or disco records.

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Future Rhythm

Future Rhythm is the fourth album from rap group, Digital Underground, and also marks their first independent release.

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G-funk, or gangsta-funk, is a subgenre of hip hop music that emerged from West Coast Gangsta rap in the early 1990s, heavily influenced by 1970s funk sound of artists such as Parliament-Funkadelic.

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Galactic is an American jam band from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

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Galliano (band)

Galliano was a London-based acid jazz group that was active between 1988 and 1997.

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Gangsta rap

Gangsta rap or Gangster rap is a style of hip hop characterized by themes and lyrics that generally emphasize the "gangsta" lifestyle.

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Gary Wright

Gary Malcolm Wright (born April 26, 1943) is an American singer, songwriter, musician and composer best known for his 1976 hit songs "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive", and for his role in helping establish the synthesizer as a leading instrument in rock and pop music.

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George Clinton (musician)

George Edward Clinton (born July 22, 1941) is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record producer.

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Gerhard Kubik

Gerhard Kubik (born December 10, 1934) is an Austrian music ethnologist from Vienna.

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Get down

Get down is a stance, posture or movement in many traditional African cultures and throughout the African diaspora.

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Get Right

"Get Right" is a song recorded by American singer Jennifer Lopez for her fourth studio album, Rebirth (2005).

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Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine

"Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" is a song recorded by James Brown with Bobby Byrd on backing vocals.

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Get Your Number

"Get Your Number" is a song by American singer and songwriter Mariah Carey.

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Give It Up or Turnit a Loose

"Give It Up or Turnit a Loose" is a funk song recorded by James Brown.

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Glitch (music)

Glitch is a genre of electronic music that emerged in the late 1990s.

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Gnarls Barkley

Gnarls Barkley is an American soul duo, composed of singer-songwriter CeeLo Green and producer Danger Mouse.

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Go-go is a popular music subgenre associated with funk that originated in the Washington, D.C., area during the mid-60s to late-70s.

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Got to Give It Up

"Got to Give It Up" is a song by American music artist Marvin Gaye.

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Groove (music)

In music, groove is the sense of propulsive rhythmic "feel" or sense of "swing".

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A guajeo (Anglicized pronunciation: wa-hey-yo) is a typical Cuban ostinato melody, most often consisting of arpeggiated chords in syncopated patterns.

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The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.

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Hal Davis

Harold Edward "Hal" Davis (February 8, 1933 – November 18, 1998) was an American songwriter and record producer.

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Hammond organ

The Hammond organ is an electric organ, invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert and first manufactured in 1935.

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Hardcore punk

Hardcore punk (often abbreviated to hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s.

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Head Hunters

Head Hunters is the twelfth studio album by the American pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, released October 13, 1973, on Columbia Records.

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Heavy metal music

Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.

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Herbie Hancock

Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock (born April 12, 1940) is an American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader, composer and actor.

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Hip hop music

Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.

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Horn section

A horn section is a group of musicians playing horns.

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House music

House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.

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I Got You (I Feel Good)

"I Got You (I Feel Good)" is a song by American singer James Brown.

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I Want You (Marvin Gaye song)

"I Want You" is a song written by songwriters Leon Ware and Arthur "T-Boy" Ross and performed by singer Marvin Gaye.

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I'm Every Woman

"I'm Every Woman" is a song by American singer Chaka Khan from her debut solo studio album Chaka (1978).

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I'm Your Boogie Man

"I'm Your Boogie Man" is a song written and produced by Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch, and performed by Casey's band KC and the Sunshine Band from the band's fourth album Part 3 (1976).

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Imagination (band)

Imagination were an English three piece band, who came to prominence in the early 1980s.

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Incognito (band)

Incognito is a British acid jazz band.

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Incubus (band)

Incubus is an American rock band from Calabasas, California.

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Indie rock

Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s.

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Infectious Grooves

Infectious Grooves is a funk metal supergroup led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir.

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Issac Delgado

Issac Delgado (born Isaac Felipe Delgado-Ramirez on April 11, 1962 in Marianao, Habana, Cuba) is one of the founders of the band NG La Banda and is a popular salsa and timba performer.

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It's Your Thing

"It's Your Thing" is a funk single by The Isley Brothers.

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Ivan Neville

Ivan Neville (born August 19, 1959, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States) is an American multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, and songwriter.

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Jam band

A jam band is a musical group whose live albums and concerts relate to a fan culture that began in the 1960s with the Grateful Dead, and continued with The Allman Brothers Band, which had lengthy jams at concerts.

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Jam session

A jam session is a relatively informal musical event, process, or activity where musicians, typically instrumentalists, play improvised solos and vamp on tunes, songs and chord progressions.

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Jam Underground

Jam Underground also known as JAMU, is an American rock band noted for its musical improvisation, extended jams, and merging of discrete music genres.

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James Brown

James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader.

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Jamiroquai are a British jazz-funk band from London, formed in 1992.

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Jane's Addiction

Jane's Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1985.

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Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Jazz fusion

Jazz fusion (also known as fusion) is a musical genre that developed in the late 1960s when musicians combined aspects of jazz harmony and improvisation with styles such as funk, rock, rhythm and blues, and Latin jazz.

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Jazz-funk is a subgenre of jazz music characterized by a strong back beat (groove), electrified sounds and an early prevalence of analog synthesizers.

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Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lynn Lopez (born July 24, 1969) is an American singer, actress, dancer and producer.

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Jesse Johnson (musician)

Jesse Woods Johnson (born June 1, 1960) is an American musician best known as the guitarist in the original lineup of The Time (more recently known as The Original 7ven).

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Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

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Jimmy McGriff

James Harrell McGriff (April 3, 1936 – May 24, 2008) was an American hard bop and soul-jazz organist and organ trio bandleader.

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Jimmy Nolen

Jimmy Nolen (April 3, 1934 – December 18, 1983) - accessed November 13, 2011 was an American guitarist, known for his distinctive "chicken scratch" lead guitar playing in James Brown's bands.

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Juba dance

The Juba dance or hambone, originally known as Pattin' Juba (Giouba, Haiti: Djouba), is an African American style of dance that involves stomping as well as slapping and patting the arms, legs, chest, and cheeks.

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Juicy Fruit (song)

"Juicy Fruit" is a song written by James Mtume and released as the lead-off single from Mtume's third album, also titled Juicy Fruit.

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Jungle music

Jungle is a genre of electronic music derived from breakbeat hardcore that developed in England in the early 1990s as part of UK rave scenes.

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Just an Illusion

"Just an Illusion" is a song by the British trio Imagination.

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Karl Denson

Karl Denson (born December 27, 1956) is an American funk and jazz saxophonist, flutist and vocalist from Santa Ana, California.

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Karlheinz Stockhausen

Karlheinz Stockhausen (22 August 1928 – 5 December 2007) was a German composer, widely acknowledged by critics as one of the most important but also controversial composers of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

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Kashif (musician)

Kashif Saleem, previously Michael Jones (December 26, 1956 – September 25, 2016), was an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, record producer, artist, composer, author, director and educator from New York City.

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KC and the Sunshine Band

KC and the Sunshine Band are an American disco and funk band, founded in 1973 in Hialeah, Florida.

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Keep on Truckin' (song)

"Keep on Truckin'" is a 1973 hit song recorded by Eddie Kendricks for Motown Records' Tamla label.

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Keyboard instrument

A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers.

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Klymaxx is an American all-female Pop/R&B band from Los Angeles, California.

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Komiko was a short-lived electronic music studio group signed to SAM Records, an independent label in New York City.

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Kool & the Gang

Kool & the Gang are an American band formed in Jersey City, New Jersey in 1964 by brothers Robert "Kool" Bell and Ronald Bell, with Dennis "D.T." Thomas, Robert Mickens, Charles Smith, George Brown, and Ricky West.

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Kraftwerk ("power station") is a German band formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.

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Krautrock (also called " ", cosmic music") is a broad genre of experimental rock that developed in Germany in the late 1960s.

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Kung Fu Fighting

"Kung Fu Fighting" is a disco song by Jamaican vocalist Carl Douglas, with production by British-based musician Biddu.

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Labelle is an American all-female singing group who were a popular vocal group of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009.

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Lettuce (band)

Lettuce is a funk band that originated in Boston, Massachusetts in 1992.

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Liquid funk

Liquid funk, liquid drum & bass, liquid DnB, liquid or sometimes just melodic drum & bass is a subgenre of drum and bass.

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List of funk musicians

This is a list of funk music artists.

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Little Richard

Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known as Little Richard, is an American musician, songwriter, singer, and actor.

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Live-Evil (Miles Davis album)

Live-Evil is an album of both live and studio recordings by American jazz musician Miles Davis.

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Living Colour

Living Colour is an American rock band from New York City, formed in 1984.

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Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.

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Los Tetas

Los Tetas is a Chilean Funk band formed in 1994 by four musicians: Pepino (drums), Rulo (bass), C-Funk (Guitar, keyboard and vocals) and Tea Time (scratch and vocals).

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Love Hangover

"Love Hangover" was the fourth number one single for Motown singer Diana Ross.

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Love to Love You Baby (song)

"Love to Love You Baby" is a song by American singer Donna Summer from her second studio album Love to Love You Baby (1975).

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Lyn Collins

Gloria Lavern Collins (June 12, 1948 – March 13, 2005), better known as Lyn Collins, was an American soul singer best known for working with James Brown in the 1970s and for the influential 1972 funk single, "Think (About It)".

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Maceo Parker

Maceo Parker (born February 14, 1943) is an American funk and soul jazz saxophonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic in the 1970s.

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Malina Moye

Malina Moye (born August 20, 1984) is an American singer-songwriter, lefty guitarist, and entrepreneur who fuses rock and soul.

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Mambo (music)

Mambo is a musical genre and dance style that developed originally in Cuba.

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Mantronix was an influential 1980s hip hop and electro funk music group from New York City.

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Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey (born March 27, 1969 or 1970) is an American singer and songwriter.

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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer.

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Medeski Martin & Wood

Medeski Martin & Wood (or MMW) is an American avant-jazz-funk band formed in 1991, consisting of John Medeski on keyboards, Billy Martin on drums, and Chris Wood on bass.

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A melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity.

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Melody Maker

Melody Maker was a British weekly music magazine, one of the world's earliest music weeklies, and—according to its publisher IPC Media—the earliest.

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Meshell Ndegeocello

Michelle Lynn Johnson, better known as Meshell Ndegeocello (born August 29, 1968), is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, and bassist.

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Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.

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Midnight Star

Midnight Star is an American group that had a string of hits in the 1980s.

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Miles Davis

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer.

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Minneapolis sound

The Minneapolis sound is a subgenre of funk rock with elements of synth-pop and new wave, that was pioneered by Prince in the late 1970s.

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Minor chord

In music theory, a minor chord is a chord having a root, a minor third, and a perfect fifth.

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Mixolydian mode

Mixolydian mode may refer to one of three things: the name applied to one of the ancient Greek harmoniai or tonoi, based on a particular octave species or scale; one of the medieval church modes; a modern musical mode or diatonic scale, related to the medieval mode.

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Modernity, a topic in the humanities and social sciences, is both a historical period (the modern era), as well as the ensemble of particular socio-cultural norms, attitudes and practices that arose in the wake of Renaissance, in the "Age of Reason" of 17th-century thought and the 18th-century "Enlightenment".

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Mother Popcorn

"Mother Popcorn (You Got to Have a Mother for Me)" is a song recorded by James Brown and released as a two-part single in 1969.

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Mother's Finest

Mother's Finest is an American funk rock band founded in Atlanta, Georgia, by the vocal duo of Joyce "Baby Jean" Kennedy and Glenn "Doc" Murdock in 1970 when the pair met up with guitarist Gary "Moses Mo" Moore and bassist Jerry "Wyzard" Seay.

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Motown is an American record company.

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Mtume (pronounced em-tu-may) was a funk and soul group that rose to prominence during the early 1980s and had several R&B hits during its career.

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Music is an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time.

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Music genre

A music genre is a conventional category that identifies some pieces of music as belonging to a shared tradition or set of conventions.

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Music of Africa

The traditional music of Africa, given the vastness of the continent, is historically ancient, rich and diverse, with different regions and nations of Africa having many distinct musical traditions.

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Musicology (song)

"Musicology" is a song by Prince, and title track from his 2004 album of the same name.

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Musique concrète

Musique concrète (meaning "concrete music")" problem for any translator of an academic work in French is that the language is relatively abstract and theoretical compared to English; one might even say that the mode of thinking itself tends to be more schematic, with a readiness to see material for study in terms of highly abstract dualisms and correlations, which on occasion does not sit easily with the perhaps more pragmatic English language.

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Neurofunk (also known more informally as just neuro) is a subgenre of drum and bass which emerged between 1997 and 1998 in London, England as a progression of techstep.

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New jack swing

New jack swing or swingbeatSilverton, Peter.

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New Orleans

New Orleans (. Merriam-Webster.; La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

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New Orleans blues

New Orleans blues, is a subgenre of blues music and a variation of Louisiana blues that developed in the 1940s and 1950s in and around the city of New Orleans, rooted by the rich blues roots of the city going back generations earlier.

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, often known as Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana.

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New Orleans rhythm and blues

New Orleans Rhythm and Blues is a style of R&B that originated in New Orleans, Louisiana and was most popular between the years of 1948-1955, serving as a precursor to Rock & Roll and strongly influencing Ska.

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New Statesman

The New Statesman is a British political and cultural magazine published in London.

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New wave music

New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock.

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No wave

No wave was a short-lived avant-garde scene that emerged in the late 1970s in downtown New York City.

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Norman Whitfield

Norman Jesse Whitfield (May 12, 1940 – September 16, 2008) was an American songwriter and producer, who worked with Berry Gordy's Motown labels during the 1960s.

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Nu funk is a contemporary genre of funk.

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Oakland, California

Oakland is the largest city and the county seat of Alameda County, California, United States.

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Ohio Players

Ohio Players were an American funk, soul music and R&B band, most popular in the 1970s.

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Omar Lye-Fook

Omar Christopher Lye-Fook MBE (born 14 October 1968 in London), known professionally as Omar, is a British soul singer, songwriter and musician.

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On the Corner

On the Corner is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.

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Oppression can refer to an authoritarian regime controlling its citizens via state control of politics, the monetary system, media, and the military; denying people any meaningful human or civil rights; and terrorizing the populace through harsh, unjust punishment, and a hidden network of obsequious informants reporting to a vicious secret police force.

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Ornette Coleman

Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman (March 9, 1930 – June 11, 2015) was an American jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, and composer.

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In music, an ostinato (derived from Italian: stubborn, compare English, from Latin: 'obstinate') is a motif or phrase that persistently repeats in the same musical voice, frequently at the same pitch.

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Otto Luening

Otto Clarence Luening (June 15, 1900 – September 2, 1996) was a German-American composer and conductor, and an early pioneer of tape music and electronic music.

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Out Hud

Out Hud was an electronic band formed in 1996 in the Bay Area of California and later based in New York City.

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Out of Sight (song)

"Out of Sight" is a rhythm and blues song recorded by James Brown in 1964.

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Outkast (stylized as OutKast) is an American hip hop duo formed in 1991 in East Point, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton.

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P-Funk (also spelled P Funk or P. Funk) is the repertoire and performers associated with George Clinton.

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Papa Was a Rollin' Stone

"Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" is a psychedelic soul song, written by Motown songwriters Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong as a single for Motown act The Undisputed Truth in 1971.

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Papa's Got a Brand New Bag

"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" is a song written and recorded by James Brown.

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Parlet was a female spinoff group from P-Funk formed by veteran background vocalists Mallia Franklin, Jeanette Washington and Debbie Wright.

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Parliament (band)

Parliament is a funk band formed in the late 1960s by George Clinton as part of his Parliament-Funkadelic collective.

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Parliament-Funkadelic (abbreviated as P-Funk) is an American funk music collective of rotating musicians headed by George Clinton, primarily consisting of the individual bands Parliament and Funkadelic, both active since the 1960s.

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Pérez Prado

Dámaso Pérez Prado (December 11, 1916 – September 14, 1989) was a Cuban bandleader, organist, pianist and composer, who also made brief appearances in films.

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Peech Boys

The Peech Boys, also known as the New York Citi Peech Boys or NYC Peech Boys, were a band that comprised Bernard Fowler, Steven Brown, Robert Kasper, Darryl Short, Larry Levan and Michael de Benedictus.

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Phish is an American rock band that was founded at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont in 1983.

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Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Arizona.

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The piano is an acoustic, stringed musical instrument invented in Italy by Bartolomeo Cristofori around the year 1700 (the exact year is uncertain), in which the strings are struck by hammers.

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Planet Rock (song)

"Planet Rock" (also known as 'Don't Stop... Planet Rock') is a 1982 song by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force.

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Polyrhythm is the simultaneous use of two or more conflicting rhythms, that are not readily perceived as deriving from one another, or as simple manifestations of the same meter.

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Pop music

Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.

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Post-disco is a term to describe an aftermath in popular music history circa late 1979–1986, imprecisely beginning with an unprecedented backlash against disco music in the United States, leading to civil unrest and a riot in Chicago known as the Disco Demolition Night on July 12, 1979, and indistinctly ending with the mainstream appearance of house music in the late 1980s.

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Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad type of rock music that emerged from the punk movement of the 1970s, in which artists departed from the simplicity and traditionalism of punk rock to adopt a variety of avant-garde sensibilities.

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Primus (band)

Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander.

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Prince (musician)

Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and filmmaker.

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Professor Longhair

Henry Byrd redirects here.

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Progressive rock

Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

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Psychedelia is the subculture, originating in the 1960s, of people who often use psychedelic drugs such as LSD, mescaline (found in peyote) and psilocybin (found in some mushrooms).

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Psychedelic funk

Psychedelic funk (or funkadelia) is a music genre that combines funk music with elements of psychedelic rock.

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Psychedelic music

Psychedelic music (sometimes psychedelia) covers a wide range of popular music styles and genres influenced by 1960s psychedelia, a subculture of people who used psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, mescaline and DMT to experience visual and auditory hallucinations, synesthesia and altered states of consciousness.

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Psychedelic rock

Psychedelic rock is a diverse style of rock music inspired, influenced, or representative of psychedelic culture, which is centred around perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs.

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Psychedelic soul

Psychedelic soul, sometimes called black rock, is a music genre that emerged in the late 1960s which saw soul musicians embrace elements of psychedelic rock, including its production techniques, instrumentation, effects units (wah-wah, phaser, etc.) and drug influences.

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Public Image Ltd

Public Image Ltd (abbreviated as PiL) are an English post-punk band formed by singer John Lydon (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten), guitarist Keith Levene, bassist Jah Wobble, and drummer Jim Walker.

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Rage Against the Machine

Rage Against the Machine is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California.

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Record producer

A record producer or track producer or music producer oversees and manages the sound recording and production of a band or performer's music, which may range from recording one song to recording a lengthy concept album.

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Recorded history

Recorded history or written history is a historical narrative based on a written record or other documented communication.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American funk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983.

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Renegades of Funk

"Renegades of Funk" is a song written by Afrika Bambaataa, Arthur Baker, John Miller & John Robie and recorded by Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force.

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Return to Forever

Return to Forever is a jazz fusion group founded and led by pianist Chick Corea.

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Rhodes piano

The Rhodes piano (also known as the Fender Rhodes piano or simply Fender Rhodes or Rhodes) is an electric piano invented by Harold Rhodes, which became particularly popular throughout the 1970s.

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A rhyme is a repetition of similar sounds (or the same sound) in two or more words, most often in the final syllables of lines in poems and songs.

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Rhythm (from Greek ῥυθμός, rhythmos, "any regular recurring motion, symmetry") generally means a "movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions".

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Rhythm and blues

Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.

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Rhythm section

A rhythm section (also called a backup band) is a group of musicians within a music ensemble or band who provide the underlying rhythm, harmony and pulse of the accompaniment, providing a rhythmic and harmonic reference and "beat" for the rest of the band.

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Rick James

Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson Jr. February 1, 1948August 6, 2004) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer.

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Rilo Kiley

Rilo Kiley was an American indie rock band based in Los Angeles.

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Ring shout

A shout or ring shout is an ecstatic, transcendent religious ritual, first practiced by African slaves in the West Indies and the United States, in which worshipers move in a circle while shuffling and stomping their feet and clapping their hands.

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Robert Palmer (writer)

Robert Franklin Palmer Jr. (June 19, 1945 – November 20, 1997) was an American writer, musicologist, clarinetist, saxophonist, and blues producer.

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Robert Randolph and the Family Band

Robert Randolph and the Family Band is an American funk and soul band led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph (Robert Jermaine Randolph, born August 8, 1977, Irvington, New Jersey).

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Rock and roll

Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.

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Rock music

Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.

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Roland TR-808

The Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer is a drum machine introduced by the Roland Corporation in 1980 and discontinued in 1983.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.

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Rose Royce

Rose Royce is an American soul and R&B group.

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Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers (born September 10, 1940) is an American funk, soul, and jazz composer and vibraphone player.

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Rufus (band)

Rufus was an American funk band from Chicago, Illinois best known for launching the career of lead singer Chaka Khan.

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Ryuichi Sakamoto

() is a Japanese musician, singer, composer, record producer, activist, writer, actor and dancer, based in Tokyo and New York.

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Sampling (music)

In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or a sound recording in a different song or piece.

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San Francisco

San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

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Sex Packets

Sex Packets is the debut studio album by American hip hop group Digital Underground, released on.

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Simon Frith

Simon Webster Frith OBE (born 1946) is a British sociomusicologist, and former rock critic, who specializes in popular music culture.

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Simon Reynolds

Simon Reynolds (born 19 June 1963) is an English music journalist, critic, and author.

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Sixteenth note

'''Figure 1.''' A 16th note with stem facing up, a 16th note with stem facing down, and a 16th rest. '''Figure 2.''' Four 16th notes beamed together. In music, a sixteenth note (American) or semiquaver (British) is a note played for half the duration of an eighth note (quaver), hence the names.

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Skunkhour were an Australian funk rock band that were formed in Sydney in 1991.

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Skweee is a musical style, with origin in Sweden and Finland.

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Slapping (music)

Slapping and popping are ways to produce percussive sounds on a double bass or bass guitar by bouncing strings against the fretboard.

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Sly and the Family Stone

Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco.

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Sly Stone

Sly Stone (born Sylvester Stewart, March 15, 1943, Denton, Texas) is an American musician, songwriter, and record producer, most famous for his role as frontman for Sly and the Family Stone, a band that played a critical role in the development of soul, funk, rock, and psychedelia in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Smiling Faces Sometimes

"Smiling Faces Sometimes" is a soul song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for the Motown label.

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Social alienation

Social alienation is "a condition in social relationships reflected by a low degree of integration or common values and a high degree of distance or isolation between individuals, or between an individual and a group of people in a community or work environment".

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Sons of the P

Sons of the P is the second album by American rap group Digital Underground, released on October 15, 1991.

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Soul jazz

Soul jazz is a development of jazz incorporating strong influences from blues, soul, gospel and rhythm and blues in music for small groups, often an organ trio featuring a Hammond organ.

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Soul music

Soul music (often referred to simply as soul) is a popular music genre that originated in the African American community in the United States in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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Soul Power

"Soul Power" is a song by James Brown.

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Soulive is a funk/jazz trio that originated in Woodstock, New York, and is known for its solos and catchy, upbeat songs.

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Sound recording and reproduction

Sound recording and reproduction is an electrical, mechanical, electronic, or digital inscription and re-creation of sound waves, such as spoken voice, singing, instrumental music, or sound effects.

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Spin (magazine)

Spin is an American music magazine founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. The magazine stopped running in print in 2012 and currently runs as a webzine.

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Steely Dan

Steely Dan is an American rock band founded by core members Walter Becker (guitars, bass, backing vocals) and Donald Fagen (keyboards, lead vocals) in 1972.

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Stevie Wonder

Stevland Hardaway Morris (né Judkins; born May 13, 1950), known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

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Street Songs (album)

Street Songs is the fifth album by American musician Rick James, released in April 1981 via Gordy Records.

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Sub-Saharan African music traditions

Sub-Saharan African music traditions exhibit so many common features that they may in some respects be thought of as constituting a single musical system.

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Sui generis

Sui generis is a Latin phrase that means "of its (his, her, their) own kind; in a class by itself; unique." A number of disciplines use the term to refer to unique entities.

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Super Freak

"Super Freak" is a 1981 single produced and performed by Rick James.

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Supergroove is a New Zealand funk rock music group.

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Superstition (song)

"Superstition" is a song by American singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder.

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Swing (jazz performance style)

In music, the term swing has two main uses.

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In music, syncopation involves a variety of rhythms which are in some way unexpected which make part or all of a tune or piece of music off-beat.

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A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.

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Talk box

A talk box is an effects unit that allows musicians to modify the sound of a musical instrument by shaping the frequency content of the sound and to apply speech sounds (in the same way as singing) onto the sounds of the instrument.

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Talking Heads

Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991.

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Tamar Braxton

Tamar Estine Herbert (Braxton, born March 17, 1977), professionally known as Tamar Braxton, is an American singer, television personality and actress.

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Teena Marie

Mary Christine Brockert (March 5, 1956 – December 26, 2010), better known by her stage name Teena Marie, was an American singer-songwriter, and producer.

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Teo Macero

Attilio Joseph "Teo" Macero (October 30, 1925 – February 19, 2008) was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and record producer.

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Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

"Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" is a 1969 song recorded by Sly and the Family Stone.

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The Bar-Kays

The Bar-Kays are an American soul, R&B, and funk group formed in 1966.

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The Bomb Squad

The Bomb Squad is an American hip hop production team, known for its work with the hip hop group Public Enemy.

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The Brand New Heavies

The Brand New Heavies are an acid jazz and funk group formed in 1985 in Ealing in west London.

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The Brides of Funkenstein

The Brides of Funkenstein are an American funk musical group originally composed of singers Dawn Silva and Lynn Mabry.

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The Chi-Lites

The Chi-Lites ("shy lights") are an R&B/soul vocal quartet from Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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The Chronic

The Chronic is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist Dr. Dre.

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The Famous Flames

The Famous Flames were an American rhythm and blues vocal group founded in Toccoa, Georgia, in 1953 by Bobby Byrd.

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The Gap Band

The Gap Band was an American R&B and funk band that rose to fame during the 1970s and 1980s.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Headhunters

The Headhunters was an American jazz-fusion band formed by Herbie Hancock in 1973.

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The Humpty Dance

"The Humpty Dance" is a song by the rap group Digital Underground that was featured on their debut album Sex Packets.

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The Isley Brothers

The Isley Brothers are an American musical group originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, that started as a vocal trio consisting of brothers O'Kelly Isley, Jr., Rudolph Isley and Ronald Isley.

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The Meters

The Meters are an American funk band formed in 1965 by Zigaboo Modeliste (drums), George Porter Jr. (bass), Leo Nocentelli (guitar), and Art Neville (keyboards) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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The Moneymaker

"The Moneymaker" is a song by American indie rock band Rilo Kiley.

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The One (Tamar Braxton song)

"The One" is a song recorded by American singer Tamar Braxton from her second studio album ''Love and War'' (2013).

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The Pop Group

The Pop Group are an English band formed in Bristol in 1977 by vocalist Mark Stewart, guitarist John Waddington, bassist Simon Underwood, guitarist/saxophonist Gareth Sager, and drummer Bruce Smith.

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The Soul Rebels

The Soul Rebels (also Soul Rebels Brass Band, Soul Rebels or The Rebels) are an eight-piece New Orleans based brass ensemble that incorporate elements of soul, jazz, funk, hip-hop, rock and pop music within a contemporary brass band framework.

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The Story of the Ghost

The Story of the Ghost is the seventh official studio album by American rock band Phish.

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The Temptations

The Temptations are an American vocal group who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s.

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The Time (band)

The Time, also known as Morris Day and the Time and The Original 7ven, is an American musical group that was formed in Minneapolis in 1981.

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The Truth (Australian band)

The Truth were an Australian funk band, active from 1991 to 1997.

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The Undisputed Truth

The Undisputed Truth was a 1970s Motown recording act, assembled by record producer Norman Whitfield as a means for being able to experiment with his psychedelic soul production techniques.

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The Wire (magazine)

The Wire (sometimes stylised as WIRE) is a British avant garde music magazine, founded in May 1982 by jazz promoter Anthony Wood and journalist Chrissie Murray.

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Thrash metal

Thrash metal (or simply thrash) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo.

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Timba is a Cuban genre of music based on popular Cuban music along with salsa, American funk/R&B, and the strong influence of Afro-Cuban folkloric music.

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In music, timbre (also known as tone color or tone quality from psychoacoustics) is the perceived sound quality of a musical note, sound or tone.

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Tower of Power

Tower of Power is an American R&B-based horn section and band, originating in Oakland, California, that has been performing since 1968.

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Traditional sub-Saharan African harmony

This article discusses the music theory of Traditional sub-Saharan African harmony.

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Travelling Without Moving

Travelling Without Moving is the third studio album by British funk/acid jazz band Jamiroquai, released on 28 August 1996 in Japan, 9 September 1996 in the United Kingdom, 19 November 1996 in Canada and 14 January 1997 in the United States.

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Tresillo (rhythm)

Tresillo is a more basic form of the rhythmic figure known as the habanera.

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In music of Afro-Cuban origin, tumbao is the basic rhythm played on the bass.

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UK funky

UK funky (sometimes known as UKF or funky) is a genre of dance music from the United Kingdom that is heavily influenced by soulful house, Afrobeat, soca, tribal house, broken beat, grime and UK garage.

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Under the Blacklight

Under the Blacklight is the fourth and final full-length studio album released by American alternative rock band Rilo Kiley.

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Van Hunt

Van Hunt (born March 8, 1970) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer.

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Vaughan Mason & Crew

Vaughan Mason & Crew was an American funk and post-disco based group, best known for their single "Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll", which reached #5 on the US Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart in 1980, riding the crest of the roller disco wave that was popular at the time.

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Vicky D

Vicky “D” was a short-lived New York-based post-disco/garage house group best known for their club hit "This Beat Is Mine".

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Video game music

Video game music is the soundtrack that accompanies video games.

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A vocoder (a portmanteau of voice encoder) is a category of voice codec that analyzes and synthesizes the human voice signal for audio data compression, multiplexing, voice encryption, voice transformation, etc.

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Wah-wah pedal

A wah-wah pedal (or simply wah pedal) is a type of electric guitar effects pedal that alters the tone and frequencies of the guitar signal to create a distinctive sound, mimicking the human voice saying the onomatopoeic name "wah-wah".

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War (The Temptations song)

"War" is a counterculture-era soul song written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong for the Motown label in 1969.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.

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West Coast hip hop

West Coast hip hop is a hip hop music regional genre that encompasses any artists or music that originate in the West Coast region of the United States.

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West Coast of the United States

The West Coast or Pacific Coast is the coastline along which the contiguous Western United States meets the North Pacific Ocean.

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Wind instrument

A wind instrument is a musical instrument that contains some type of resonator (usually a tube), in which a column of air is set into vibration by the player blowing into (or over) a mouthpiece set at or near the end of the resonator.

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Women in music

Women in music describes the role of women as composers, songwriters, instrumental performers, singers, conductors, music scholars, music educators, music critics/music journalists and other musical professions.

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Yamaha DX7

The Yamaha DX7 is an FM synthesis-based digital synthesizer and electronic keyboard manufactured by the Yamaha Corporation from 1983 to 1989.

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Yellow Magic Orchestra

Yellow Magic Orchestra (YMO) is a Japanese electronic music band formed in Tokyo in 1978 by Haruomi Hosono (bass, keyboards, vocals), Yukihiro Takahashi (drums, lead vocals) and Ryuichi Sakamoto (keyboards, vocals).

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Yellow Magic Orchestra (album)

Yellow Magic Orchestra is the first official studio album by Japanese electronic music band Yellow Magic Orchestra, who were previously known as the Yellow Magic Band.

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You Haven't Done Nothin'

"You Haven't Done Nothin'" is a 1974 funk single by Stevie Wonder, taken from his album Fulfillingness' First Finale and featuring background vocals by The Jackson 5.

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YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.

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Zapp (band)

Zapp (also known as the Zapp Band or Zapp & Roger) is an American funk band that emerged from Dayton, Ohio, in 1977.

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1 Thing

"1 Thing" is a song written by American R&B singer and songwriter Amerie and Rich Harrison for Amerie's second studio album, Touch (2005).

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1960s in music

This article includes an overview of the events and trends in popular music in the 1960s.

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23 Skidoo (band)

23 Skidoo are a British band playing a fusion of industrial, post-punk, funk, and world music.

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