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Dazz Band

The Cleveland-based Dazz Music group was one of the most popular funk sets of the first ’80s. Bobby Harris produced the group in the past due ’70s, merging two Cleveland funk rings, Bell Telefunk and Mom Braintree. After myriad lineup adjustments, the outcome was an eight-piece music group featuring Harris, …

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War

Probably one of the most popular funk sets of the ’70s, Battle were also probably one of the most eclectic, freely melding spirit, Latin, jazz, blues, reggae, and rock and roll affects into an effortlessly funky entire. Although War’s lyrics had been sometimes politics in character (commensurate with their racially …

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Ripple

An interracial Michigan soul-funk group, Ripple acquired an R&B strike in 1973 with “We HAVE NO IDEA What IT REALLY IS nonetheless it Sure Is Funky,” and produced other recordings for the GRC label within the mid-’70s. These were an eclectic hodgepodge of affects circulating in spirit music at that …

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James “J.T.” Taylor

The lead singer for Kool & the Gang from 1979 to 1988, James “J.T.” Taylor presided on the group’s industrial — otherwise artistic — top of the first to middle-’80s, later shifting to a single career. Delivered August 16, 1953, Taylor became a member of Kool & the Gang at …

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Kwamé

As opposed to many ’90s rappers, Kwamé designed a good-natured, funny, relatively intellectual persona for himself and is among the few rappers to train on a live band (A FRESH Starting) both live and in the studio. Blessed Kwamé Holland, he was raised in NY City’s jazz picture, receiving his …

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The Blackbyrds

The Blackbyrds were a jazz-funk group with thick R&B streaks running down their backs. Constructed by Donald Byrd in 1974, the group’s first people — percussionist Pericles “Benefit” Jacobs, Jr., drummer Keith Killgo, keyboardist Kevin Toney, reeds participant Allan Barnes, bassist Joe Hall, guitarist Barney Perry — had been mined …

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Kool & Together

Kool & Together were an obscure R&B work from Victoria, Tx who earned a cult following years after their separation because of their tough, soulful mixture of funk grooves and rock and roll electric guitar. Kool & Jointly were produced in 1970 by brothers Joe Sanders, Tyrone Sanders, and Charles …

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The Impossibles

Thai show strap the Impossibles became main stars within their Southeast Asian homeland for his or her fusion of regional pop designs with Western affects; these were also known for his or her full-bodied interpretations of American pop and R&B strikes, and became mostly of the Thai bands from the …

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Rick Iantosca

Guitarist/maker Rick Iantosca found out his way in to the music market through a hard-earned place as an associate engineer in a recording studio room. He had developed in South Orange, NJ, where he quickly perfected several tools and became an obsessive musician. After university, he discovered his chance to …

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Isley Jasper Isley

A spin-off through the Isley Brothers, bassist Marvin Isley, drummer/guitarist Ernie Isley, and their keyboardist/brother-in-law Chris Jasper worked in the Isley Brothers’ “3 + 3” music group from 1969 until 1984. They agreed upon with CBS as another entity and got substantial success using their debut LP, Broadway’s Nearer to …

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