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    History Of Funk

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    Funk is a music genre that originated in the mid- to late 1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues. Like much African-inspired music, funk typically consists of a complex groove with rhythm instruments such as electric guitar, electric bass, Hammond organ, and drums playing interlocking rhythms. Funk originated in the mid-1960s, with James Brown's development of a signature groove that emphasized

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    Origins of Funk Music

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    impact on how it was resolved. The entire revolution was evolved and revolved around popular culture. It formed new art such as Parliament Funkadelic. A surreal revolution in black culture and music, shaping the current black culture. Bibliography Funk: The music, the people, and the rhythm of one Rickey Vincent

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    In ancient African civilizations music took precedence in all activities that the tribes participated in. There was a song for every celebration, every birth, and every death. As Africans were enslaved and moved to North America by Europeans, many customs and traditions followed with them. As their culture was stripped from them and European ideals were placed upon them, they kept song as their universal language and their link to the motherland. From early on, slave songs also known as “Negro Spirituals”

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    Funk and Hip Hop are two similar yet different genres of music that have been popular amongst music lovers throughout the last three decades. Both have upbeat drum grooves as well as rhythmic basslines and melodies that the listener will be bound to remember. They also share similar articulation in their drums and basslines. However, while the two genres might be similar they have their own differences in lyricism and meaning as well instrumentation and production. Songs that exemplify their characteristics

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    Sly and the Family Stone were an American soul, funk and rock band who were active from 1967 to 1983. They were one of the first American rock bands to have a multi-racial, multi gender line-up. There was a two year gap between the releases of their album Stand! and the release of There’s a Riot Goin’ On which was recorded in 1971. Stand! went on to sell over three million copies. It was a huge success and was one of the high points of the band’s career. Unlike their album Stand! , There’s a Riot

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    Family Stone one of the most influential and highly regarded funk bands. Graham’s influence crosses genres and generations. Many highly regarded bass players like Flea, Victor Wooten, Bootsy Collins, Geddy Lee, Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke cite Graham as a key influence on their playing. Graham’s significance in music history cannot be understated considering the widespread influence he had on a multitude of musical genres from funk to hip hop and rock to pop.This paper seeks to trace Graham’s

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    Bounce Back, by Juvenile featuring Birdman was on the Juve the Great album. Juvenile was signed to the Cash Money Records label. Bounce Back, was on Juvenile’s sixth studio album released in 2003, by Cash Money Records. It was produced by Mannie Fresh and contains numerous elements relating to the struggle that went on throughout New Orleans, also known as “dirty south.” Most of Juvenile's songs refer to his newfound wealth after a youth spent in the projects, and the sexual attention that accompanies

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    Herbie Hancock has played an incredible role in jazz history, particularly jazz fusion and funk jazz. Jazz fusion incorporates musical elements from other musical styles such as, rock and roll. Funk jazz is characterized by the Hammond B-3 and organ. With my love for electronic instruments and funky sounds I decided to watch Herbie Hancock’s performance at the Newport Jazz Festival located at Newport, Rhode Island. Originally, the performance was done in 2008 making it a relatively recent performance

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    Hip Hop

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    What is a huge dance style in the world today that was created only forty years ago? That's right, hip hop. Although it has had a short time span, hip hop has impacted the world in numerous ways. How did it all start? it started from two highly different areas the first in a poor neighbor hood in New York City and all they could do in their free time was to throw Block parties and dance. while this was occurring the other half of the greatest dance style was forming on the other side of the country

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    experimentation and new manifestations of nonconformist/mellow lifestyles emerged. This emerging era influenced the media industry heavily. This short time frame in history was a definite media revolution. This era commercialized rock music, along with disco funk among other genres, the game show and variety show era, as well as popularizing mass media through magazines. This era was a wild and brave step forward into a new awareness and cultural acceptance. The late 60’s leading to the 70's was the decade

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