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The Best Funk Bands/Artists

Funk originated in the 1960s as a rhythmic, danceable form of music that blended elements soul, jazz and R&B. Emphasizing harmony and melody and having a nasty bass line, the best funk bands have fans from all walks of life dancing and grooving to their sound. Over the years, funk music has only become more popular, even with its status as a subgenre. However, funk bands have evolved into incorporating elements of rock and electronic music into their sound. The best funk bands seamlessly united fans from across different sexes, races and nationalities behind their desire to lose themselves in the music, and yes, to dance.

So what are the best funk bands? Any list of funk bands must include the likes of George Clinton, Parliament Funkadelic, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Prince, Teena Marie, Kool & the Gang, Herbie Hancock and the Isley Brothers. These funk bands are widely known as some of the best in all of funk music and with good reason. Their hip shaking rhythms and groovy sound remain extremely popular and have influenced an entire generation of music listeners.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best funk bands. If you know funk music, feel free to chime in with your vote. If you think someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them.This list answers the questions "who are the best funk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest funk musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular funk bands that you might've heard of. (102 items)

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