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 Funk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Funk music was exported to Africa in the late 1960s, and melded with African singing and rhythms to form Afrobeat.
Funk is a distinct style of music originated by African-Americans, e.g., James Brown and his band members (especially Maceo and Melvin Parker), and groups like The Meters.
Compared to funk's predecessor, the soul music of 1960s, funk typically uses more complex rhythms, while song structures are usually simpler.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Funk   (2216 words)

Funk is a vigorous African American style of music developed mainly by James Brown and his band members (especially Maceo and Melvin Parker) on the one hand and groups like The Meters on the other hand.
Funk gradually became smoother as disco came to prominence in the mid- to late '70s, and lost much of its distinguishing earthiness.
Funk, which with its sharp syncopation and improvisational freedom has had a lasting impact on all popular music, is finally the subject of a book-length study.
www.jahsonic.com /Funk.html   (726 words)

Funk's professorial duties and his early study of classical philology soon led him into the province of early Christian literature and church history, and in these departments he accomplished his most important work as a scholar.
In 1870 Funk was named extraordinary, and in 1875 ordinary professor of church history, patrology, and Christian archæology, an office which he filled till his death.
Funk was an industrious contributor to the second edition of Herder's "Kirchenlexikon", in which are found no less than 136 articles, some of considerable length, from his pen.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06322c.htm   (1224 words)

 G-funk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
G-funk (largely derived from slowing the tempo down of funk music) incorporates multi-layered and melodic synthesizers, slow hypnotic grooves, a deep bass, background female vocals, the extensive sampling of P-funk tunes, and a high portamento sine wave keyboard lead —a feature that became the genre’s notable trademark.
G-funk (Gangsta-funk or Ghetto-funk) is a type of hip hop music that emerged from West Coast gangsta rap in the early 1990s.
This genre was characterized by a predictable and rather hedonistic subject matter (typically violence, sex, and endless drug-use) and a slurred “lazy drawl” that sacrificed lyrical complexity for clarity and rhythmic cadence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/G-funk   (729 words)

 Music History - Funk
Funk is that low-down dirty dog feeling that pops up when a baad funk jam gets to the heated part, and you forget about that contrived dance you were trying, and you get off your ass and jam.
The guitar and horns often are used as primarily rhythmic and percussive instruments in Funk.
They brought Funk forward as a powerful force in popular music.
www.iconscious.co.uk /musichistory/funk.htm   (943 words)

 USATODAY.com - No skirting the issue as Funk racks up $225,000 worth of skins
Funk then ended one of the silliest front nines ever by sinking a 25-foot eagle putt from the fringe to win $225,000 and six skins.
Funk's birdie putt missed to the right and Woods made a short putt to win $75,000 and three skins.
Before hitting his approach shot, Funk got into the spirit of the gag by rolling up his pants legs.
www.usatoday.com /sports/golf/2005-11-26-skins-game_x.htm   (828 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Special reports Samba? That's so last year
Depending on who you talk to, funk is either Rio's richest contemporary cultural movement or a dangerous hotbed of delinquency: the music of choice not just for the urban poor but for the armed drug gangs who control the favelas.
Rio funk is a crude collage of Miami bass and rap- a pared-down anti-music made on simple machines, with almost identical rhythms and tunes, no grace of delivery and shouted lyrics, predominantly crude and sexual.
Funk balls emerged in the 1970s when the music was imported from the US.
www.guardian.co.uk /brazil/story/0,12462,1166938,00.html   (1289 words)

 Funk Wagnalls Encyclopedia - Encyclopedia Shop
Funk & Wagnalls Co. could publish a hefty volume just to chronicle its own history in direct marketing, for the DM story has been a long and tortuous one spanning more than five generations.
Funk and Wagnalls encyclopedia set last modified: Fri, 20 May 21:11 PDT.
… For students and adults alike, the Funk and Wagnall's New Encyclopedia database indexes over 25000 records.
www.ecaseload.com /funk-wagnalls-encyclopedia.html   (371 words)

 William Funk, Professor of Law
Funk also served as the principal staff member of the Legislation Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was a staff attorney in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice.
Before coming to the law school to teach, Professor Funk was an assistant general counsel at the U.S. Department of Energy and earned a special citation for outstanding performance from the secretary of energy.
Funk writes regularly on administrative and environmental issues and has chaired both the Administrative Law and Natural Resources Law Sections of the American Association of Law Schools.
www.lclark.edu /dept/lawadmss/funk.html   (248 words)

 Can You Get to That?
Funk doesn't have to be heard because the aural music is only a physical manifestation of the yet deeper, noumenal galactic vibe, which is always felt by one whose receptors are tuned to Channel One.
Funk is like the carrier wave which is channeled through the eye of the floppy pyramid, through Clinton's multicolored dreads and through sunglasses that could shame Elton John.
Funk became a unifying presence -- the godhead as manifest to anyone willing to laugh and boogie at the same time.
www.birdhouse.org /words/scot/pfunk.html   (3451 words)

 Funk Page
Stevie Wonder delved into funk during the 70's, although a lot of people associate him with the Motown sound of the 60's or his more pop hits from the 80's.
In the late 70's and early 80's, funk made it possible to dance without having to deal with the dreaded "disco" phase.
Funk is like a mixture of soul, rhythm& blues, and jazz.
home.capecod.net /~ccunning/funk.htm   (805 words)

 Dory Funk Sr.
Funk was a native of Indiana and came to Amarillo as a professional wrestler in 1949.
Professional wrestler and former superintendent and football coach at Boys Ranch, Dory Funk Sr.
Funk received his greatest satisfaction while serving at Boys Ranch.
www.dory-funk.com /dorysr.html   (566 words)

 Free Stephen Funk! Gulf War II Objector
Funk outside the New Orleans base prior to his court martial.
Rockin' the Boat: Stephen Funk, CO to Gulf War II By V-Man, Free Radio Santa Cruz.
Initial April 1, 2003 press release by friends and family of Stephen Funk
www.notinourname.net /funk   (649 words)

 Amazon.com: Funk : The Music, The People, and The Rhythm of The One: Books: George Clinton,Rickey Vincent
FUNK is a breathless exploration of the roots of a musical form that has never been given its due respect, is often mis-classified, and has been written off as a gimmicky side-show to "serious" music for too long.
Funk is an untidy quarrel of history, musicology and hearsay that certifies the cultural heritage of a Hip Hop nation.
Okay, I admit that the author has personal biases about funk artists who "watered down" their music to appeal to a "wider audience", but he is telling it the way he sees it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312134991?v=glance   (2030 words)

 Urban Dictionary: funk
Funk had it's peak between the early and midseventies, before Disco came as a kind of fake-funk.
Funk also can be seen as predecessor for Disco and for contamporary musical styles like Hip Hop, Acid Jazz, Drum'n Bass, House, Big Beat and Crossover/Funkrock/Funkmetal.
Which (exept the latter) all sample Funk Music.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=funk   (659 words)

 Funk family
Surviving are his wife, Mary (Sue) H. Funk; sons, Tommy Funk and wife, Sandy, Roanoke, Mike Funk and wife, Cheryl, Troutville; granddaughter, Lorene F. Accardo, Roanoke; beautiful great-grandson, Salvador T. Accardo, Roanoke; brother, Warren C. Funk, Brooklyn, N.Y.; sisters, Ruby Cochran, Wytheville, Geneva Jennings, Independence, Va.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Funk Jr.; parents, Roy C. Littreal and Gertrude Littreal.
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www.geocities.com /Heartland/Plains/5971/funk.html   (1297 words)

 Funk Music
Funk epitomizes the successful end to the civil rights struggles of the 1960's and signaled the dawning of a new beginning for Black folks in the 1970's." The upbeat and rich sounds of funk produced a feeling of positive strength, power and humanity in the black community.
Funk is special, because it defines an era and a culture.
To some funk "is the soul of all Black music, past, present and future." An authority on funk said that "funk is probably the most positive expression that we have had in a long time, not only about our music...but ourselves as a people.
www.chevroncars.com /wocc/lrn/artcl/artcl.jhtml?id=/content/Arts_and_Culture/On_Stage/a0708.xml   (495 words)

 Elite Music Management - Funk D'Void biography & booking
Spanish lap dancing's loss is your gain., Funk D'Void has proven to be a consistent player in today's club scene and never fails to deliver powerful, emotional sessions wherever he plays.
An album with a wild concept, it tells the LSD-inspired story of the conflict between the not-much-fun Sir D'Voidoffunk and his laugh-a-minute nemesis Starchild (aka Clinton, who eventually triumphs in getting the old misery guts to feel that funk and shake his booty).
His new LP "Second Skin" promises a new arena for Lars to showcase his talents as he is constantly looking for new sounds and inspiration - whilst never losing that visceral, emotional core to his music and performances.
www.elitemm.co.uk /funk.shtml   (531 words)

 Juniper Networks :: Welcome
Once fully integrated into the CSC, Funk Software support users will be contacted about their accounts to the CSC and the legacy Funk Software support tools and content will be retired.
The Funk Software acquisition will bring key technology to enhance Juniper Networks' recently announced unified access control solution and further its strategy to secure and assure the delivery and performance of applications over an IP network.
Funk Software's Steel-Belted Radius family of RADIUS/AAA servers are now the Juniper Networks SBR family of RADIUS/AAA servers.
www.funk.com   (475 words)

 The P-FAQ!
The Funk Mob in general was dormant from 1986-89, as funk was forgotten during the rise of glam-metal and slick R&B. However, hip-hop was steadily growing in popularity, and many of those artists were sampling P.Funk records.
Funk is finally getting the kind of critical praise and attention that it has so richly deserved for so long.
Ace Records plans to rerelease all of Mutiny's material in the U.K. Funkcronomicon, the Axiom Funk release, was released on July 18, 1995.
www.duke.edu /~tmc/motherpage/pfaq.html   (17318 words)

 Listen to Free Online Funk Radio Stations - Live365 Internet Radio
Old School R&B, Funk, Soul& Motown from the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s and '90s - A though Z (The Complete Soul Experience).
Funky Vibes - Non Stop Funk, Soulful 80s and rare R&B Classics - For Your Musical Food!
The finest 60's & 70's Soul, Deep Funk, Psychedelic Jazz, Latin Boogaloo, Sleazy Listening and more...
www.live365.com /cgi-bin/directory.cgi?genre=funk   (255 words)

 Questions & Answers: Funk
I first learned of funk when I was growing up (I was born in America in ’63), and then it was funky, meaning cool or groovy (I thought).
Let’s start with “smell”, which is the oldest sense of funk, dating from the early seventeenth century.
Then I learned funk was a style of music, and only a few years ago I learned (from Julia Louis-Dreyfus on TV’s Seinfeld) that it can also mean smelly.
www.worldwidewords.org /qa/qa-fun2.htm   (624 words)

 launch pad
The Fraternity of Professional Wrestling by Dory Funk Jr.
The Funking Conservatory is a professional wrestling school owned and operated by Dory and Marti Funk.
The Funking Conservatory is located in Ocala, Florida and produces it's own Wrestling TV show called !BANG!
www.dory-funk.com   (329 words)

 Global Funk - Official Web Site
Global Funk is crazy enough to be a favorite for all-night dance parties, while maintaining enough jazz sensibilities to play upscale events such as The Monterey Jazz Festival.
Since 2001, Global Funk relentlessly toured the nation; and in the process, transformed itself from a run-of-the-mill jazz/funk outfit to a freewheeling Rock & Roll monster willing to challenge audiences with epic genre-bending compositions.
Often short original and cover songs will veer off into improvisational byways that keep people dancing, while exploring new facets of funk, house, latin, reggae and rock.
www.globalfunkcouncil.com   (258 words)

 Funk History
The classic funk sound of James Brown is easily recognizable but Funk continued to progress through the 80's Chuck Brown, Trouble Funk and experimental new York Rap/Funk groups like Grey and Rammelzee.
The symbiosis that exists between Funk and Hip Hop is perhaps a musical relationship that has never co-existed in the same way.
Funk music is the building material for hip hop.
www.dropthefunk.com /funkhistory.html   (552 words)

 Funk News
Orthodox Funkateers worship the Four Forefathers of Funk: James Brown, P-Funk, Sly Stone, and the Meters.
Funk News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Are you into funky metal-influenced garage-punk played by sadistic cyborgs who would just as soon slit your belly open as play Kool & the Gang's "Celebration"?
www.topix.net /music/funk   (570 words)

 Funk: music, art, comedy, podcasts, commentary, documentaries, reviews, blogs, big basslines and a full english breakfast
of the movement of sex, funk is defined as the reek of people going at it...
Funk: music, art, comedy, podcasts, commentary, documentaries, reviews, blogs, big basslines and a full english breakfast
Funk 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 (coming soon!)
funk.co.uk   (123 words)

 Funk Videos
Her " Multi-Groove" classes that combine Funk, Jazz, Latin and African dance are always jammed to capacity.
The class begins with a funky warm-up, followed by some jammin' variations and combos to get you into the groove, and finally a full length, cutting edge Hip Hop dance that's fresh off the streetz of New York City.
Intermediate Funk Routine: Combines all the funky flair with intermediate level dance skills such as a variety of kicks and turns.
www.iefit.com /Dance/funk.htm   (594 words)

 Funk You
This song is so funk laiden and catchy it just makes you want to meet him, praise him and hang with him even if you're not religious.
Roy Ayers, one of the great jazz vibraphonists of the 1960s and funk fusion greats of the 70's could take any subject and make it soulful and funky.
This blog is used as a conversation piece to discuss lost or forgotten soul, funk and rare groove music.
superdeluxe.typepad.com /funk_you   (1586 words)

 The Official Funky Meters Website
His father, David Batiste, was leader of a family band, David Batiste and the Gladiators, credited by many with being one of the most pioneering funk bands.
Considered by many to be the founding fathers of funk, The Meters created a unique sound that lasted through the sixties and seventies and was reborn in the late eighties.
The spirit and energy of the group is at its highest peak since the mid-seventies, and the enthusiasm of the fans continues to grow stronger with each performance.
www.funkymeters.com /bio.html   (3179 words)

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