Bands/Musicians Detroit Funk Bands List

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List of Detroit funk bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as funk solo artists from Detroit are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Detroit music that you've never heard before. The funk bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Detroit. If you think the best Detroit funk band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

List features bands like Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular funk bands from Detroit?" and "Which funk bands started in Detroit?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Stevie Wonder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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The Temptations is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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The Miracles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
Doo-wop, Disco, Rhythm and blues

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George Clinton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
Psychedelic soul, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Edwin Starr is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
Psychedelic soul, Disco, Rhythm and blues

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Norman Whitfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
Psychedelic soul, Disco, Pop music

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James Jamerson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk

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Ray Parker, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
Jazz fusion, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Bass Brothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Alternative rock

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Was (Not Was) is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Dance-rock

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THE VIKINGS is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
THE VIKINGS Pop Rock, Smooth soul, Pop music

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Val Young is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
Disco, Pop music, Dance-pop

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Raydio is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Detroit Funk Bands List
Raydio Disco, Rhythm and blues, Funk

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