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Parliament

Motivated by Motown’s assembly type of sound, George Clinton gradually come up with a collective of over 50 musicians and documented the ensemble through the ’70s both as Parliament and Funkadelic. While Funkadelic pursued band-format psychedelic rock and roll, Parliament involved in a funk free-for-all, mixing influences in the godfathers …

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The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

In their perfect, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band successfully combined together R&B using the instrumentation of a fresh Orleans brass band. Offering Kirk Joseph on sousaphone using the agility of a power bassist, the group revitalized the brass music group tradition, checking the repertoire and uplifting some younger organizations to …

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James Brown

“Soul Brother NUMBER 1,” “the Godfather of Spirit,” “the Hardest Functioning Man in Present Business,” “Mr. Dynamite” — those are mighty game titles, but no-one can issue that James Dark brown earned them a lot more than every other performer. Various other singers had been popular, others had been equally …

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Bonerama

Rock-oriented Brand-new Orleans brass band Bonerama had been shaped by trombonists Mark Mullins and Craig Klein, both of whom have been associates of Harry Connick’s band since 1990. Mullins attained a every week residency at the brand new Orleans nightclub Tipitina’s in the summertime of 1998 and transformed it right …

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The Diplomats of Solid Sound

Reviving the lightly funky but deeply soulful instrumental R&B appear of Booker T. & the MG’s as well as the Meters, the Diplomats of Great Audio not only verify that there surely is still a location for the mighty Hammond body organ in 21st hundred years pop music, but confirm …

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James Jamerson

Legendary Motown bassist James Jamerson single-handedly revolutionized bass playing. Through the entire entire traditional Motown catalog (plus some non-Motown edges), Jamerson designed a fresh inventive design of bass playing and brought what have been deemed by some being a “minimal” instrument towards the forefront by using the electrical Fender bass, …

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L.T.D.

Long-running funk clothing L.T.D. — Like, Togetherness and Devotion — had been produced in Greensboro, NEW YORK in 1968 by keyboardist Jimmie “J.D.” Davis and saxophonist Abraham “Onion” Miller, both of whom previously supported the fantastic Sam & Dave. Upon relocating to NEW YORK, the duo recruited guitarist Johnny McGhee, …

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The Earons

A music group whose gimmick proved more interesting than the majority of their music, the Earons were a funk variation on Sunlight Ra’s cosmic mythology approach, with a small amount of Anthony Braxton’s mathematical obsession added. They stated to result from “Earon Globe,” and all of the associates were known …

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Chuck Brown

Washington, D.C., bandleader, performer, and songwriter Chuck Dark brown was a prominent body in the city’s go-go picture. Chuck Dark brown & the Spirit Searchers had been also among the uncommon go-go acts to get national attention, despite the fact that these were short-lived. The Spirit Searchers included trombonist/keyboardist John …

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