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The Best Funk Bands/Artists

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This funk bands list ranks the best funk artists and musicians by votes. This list of top funk groups let’s you see who funk fans think are the best funk bands of all time. 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. Throughout the 70s and 80s funk music has only become more popular, even with its status as a niche genre. As time went on, funk artist evolved by incorporating elements of rock and electronic music into their sound. The best funk bands seamlessly unite 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 musicians and fans.

That said, it's up to you to let us know what are the best funk bands. If you know funk music, feel free to chime in with your vote. If you think some classic or modern bands are 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 famous funk bands that you might've heard of. 


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    Hydraulic Funk, T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. (The Awesome Power of a Fully Operational ...

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    Ahh...The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!, Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band ...

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    There's a Riot Goin' On, Stand!, Greatest Hits

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    Ohio Players, Mr. Mean, Greatest Hits

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    Feel Me, Sexy Sweet Thing, Shake Your Pants

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    Back to Oakland, Tower of Power, Monster on a Leash

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    Kool and the Gang, Get Down On It, Forever

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    Candy, Con Funk Shun 7, Touch

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    Light Up the Night, Right on Time, Blam!

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    Just a Touch of Love, The Hardness of the World, The Definitive Groove ...

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    Pandemonium, The Time, Ice Cream Castle

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    Central Heating, Too Hot to Handle, Candles

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    Superfly, Curtis, The Anthology: 1961-1977

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    Street Songs, Urban Rapsody, Motown Legends

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    Ain't No 'Bout-A-Doubt It, Now Do U Wanta Dance, My Radio Sure Sounds Good ...

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    Good High, Automan, Volvoland

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    Cryptic, Single Entendre, Bed

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    So Delicious, 21 Karat Fatback: The Best of the Fatback Band, Yum Yum

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    Never Buy Texas From a Cowboy, Live at the Howard Theatre, Funk or Walk ...

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    Invasion of the Booty Snatchers, Pleasure Principle, Play Me or Trade Me ...

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    Instant Funk, I Got My Mind Made Up / Crying, Instant Funk V

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    Riding High, Good Thang, Breakin' the Funk

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    Wanna Make Love / Sun-Power, Sun Power, Destination Sun

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    Defunkt Special Edition: A Blues Tribute - Jimi Hendrix & Muddy ...

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    Hot Fun, This Time, Feel the Music

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    Purple Rain, Sign 'O' the Times, 1999

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    The Adventures of Captain Sky, Concerned Party Number 1, Super Sporm

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    Cymande, Arrival, Nyah-Rock

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    Non-Stop, Energy to Burn, Function at the Junction

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    Passion Play, Ivory, La Doña

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    Funkology: The Definitive Dazz Band, Wild And Free, Under the Streetlights ...

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    Maiden Voyage, Jazz Africa, Tempest in the Colosseum

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    Fake Flowers Real Dirt Rel#1

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    Life on Planet Groove, A Blow for Me, A Toot to You

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    Concert for George, Encouraging Words, Billy Preston

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    Shine On, Love to the World, Something to Love

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    Intimate Connection, Taste the Music, The Very Best of Kleeer

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    25 Greatest Hits, Singles A's & Bs Vol 2 1967 - 1968, Golden Classics ...

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    Composite Truth, Mandrill, Just Outside of Town

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    All the Woo in the World, Free Agent, Improvisczario

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    Betty Davis, Nasty Gal, Betty Davis Hangin' Out in Hollywood

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