9 of the best – funk tracks of all time

It’s unclear if this is something anyone’s been wondering about, but this is the perfect funk soundtrack to a bank holiday weekend…

A early example from the Big O (1968) …

Otis Redding – Hard To Handle

The first one from the Prime Minister (1971) …

Funkadelic – Can You Get To That

Funked-up and southern (1971) …

Ann Sexton – You’ve Been Gone Too Long

The Prince Of Soul on drums (1972) …

Marvin Gaye – “T” Plays It Cool

The first one from the Godfather (1972) …

Lyn Collins – Think About It

The one that Prince, Morris Day and Jellybean had in mind (1973) …

Sly And The Family Stone – If You Want Me To Stay

The one with the lover’s groove (1973) …

Ohio Players – Ecstasy

A controversial selection from the main man (1974) …

James Brown – Funky President (People It’s Bad)

The second one from Clinton’s insane mind (1975) …

Parliament – Night Of The Thumpasorus People


Honourable mentions also go to: Jimi Hendrix for ‘Crosstown Traffic‘ (1968); Marlena Shaw for ‘California Soul‘ (1969); James Brown for ‘Give It Up Or Turn It Loose‘ (1969); Bobby Byrd for ‘I Know You Got Soul‘ (1971); Cymnade for ‘Bra‘ (1972); Bobby Womack for ‘Across 110th Street‘ (1972); Kool & The Gang for ‘Jungle Boogie‘ (1973); The Lafayette Afro Rock Band for ‘Darkest Light‘ (1974). And there you have it – a set of tough, cold decisions …

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One thought on “9 of the best – funk tracks of all time

  1. davesmuses says:

    Thanks. You helped make my summer holiday playlist. 😃

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