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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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    Psychedelic soul, P-Funk, Soul music

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    Psychedelic soul, Deep Funk, Funk metal

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    Psychedelic soul, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music

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    Isley Brothers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

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    Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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    Barkays is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

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    Psychedelic soul, Chicago soul, Rhythm and blues

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    Hip hop music, Disco, Electro

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    Kool & the Gang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

    Disco, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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    New Wave, Disco, Pop music

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    Disco, Rhythm and blues, Funk

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    Jazz-funk, Smooth jazz, Rhythm and blues

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    Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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    Disco, Rhythm and blues, Funk

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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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    Disco, Rhythm and blues, Funk

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    The Time is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

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    Minneapolis sound

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    Disco, Rhythm and blues, Funk

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    P-Funk, Soul music, Funk

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    Prince is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

    Hip hop music, Synthpop, New Wave

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    Faze-O is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

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    Rhythm and blues, Funk

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    P-Funk, Soul music, Funk

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    Sun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

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    Disco, Rock music, Jazz fusion

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    Disco, Electro, Rhythm and blues

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    BT Express is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

    Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk

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    Rhythm and blues, Funk

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    Urban contemporary, Funk

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    Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Rock music

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    Dazz Band is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

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    Rhythm and blues, Funk

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    Music of Africa, Reggae, Soul music

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    P-Funk, Jazz, Soul jazz

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    Captain Sky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

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    Funk

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    Jazz-funk, Dance-punk, Jazz fusion

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    Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Electro

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    Funk

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    Funkscribe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

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    P.t.f.i. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

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    Fake Flowers Real Dirt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

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    Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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    Mandrill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

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    Funk, Alternative Funk, Funk-Rock

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    L.T.D. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

    Rhythm and blues, Funk

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    Kleer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Kozmigroov, Hard bop, Rhythm and blues

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    Blackbyrds is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

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    Southern soul, Disco, Rap music

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    Garry Shider is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Funk Bands/Artists

    Psychedelic soul, Rhythm and blues, Funk

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