By Rickey Vincent
Funk hasn't bought the severe consciousness that rock, jazz, and the blues have-until now. colourful, clever, and in-you-face, Rickey Vincent's Funk celebrates the songs, the musicians, the philosophy, and the that means of funk. The publication spans from the early paintings of James Brown (the Godfather of Funk) via at the present time, protecting funky soul (Stevie ask yourself, the Temptations), so-called "black rock" (Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the relations Stone, the Isely Brothers), jazz-funk (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock), monster funk (Parliament, Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band), bare funk (Rick James, hole Band), disco-funk (Chic, K.C. and the light Band), funky pop (Kook & the group, Chaka Khan), P-Funk Hip Hop (Digital Underground, De los angeles Soul), funk-sampling rap (Ice dice, Dr. Dre), funk rock (Red scorching Chili Peppers, Primus), and more.
Funk tells an essential, vivid history-the historical past of a uniquely American track born out of culture and neighborhood, packed with power, perspective, anger, wish, and an irrepressible spirit.