List of funk musicians

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This is a list of funk music artists. This includes artists who have either been very important to the genre or have had a considerable amount of exposure (such as in the case of one that has been on a major label, but not limited to such). Bands are listed by the first letter in their name (not including the words "a", "an", or "the"), and individuals are listed by last name.

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F[edit]

G[edit]

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O[edit]

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References[edit]

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  11. ^ Leggett, Steve. "The Budos Band – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
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  13. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Bootsy Collins – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  14. ^ Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "DAG – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  15. ^ Bush, John. "Betty Davis – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  16. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Dayton – Dayton/Cutie Pie". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  17. ^ Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "Dazz Band – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  18. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Dumpstaphunk – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  19. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Dyke & the Blazers – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  20. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Dynasty – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  21. ^ Huey, Steve. "Earth, Wind & Fire – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  22. ^ Wynn, Ron. "The Fatback Band – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  23. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Faze-O – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  24. ^ Huey, Steve. "Lee Fields – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  25. ^ Kellman, Andy. "The Gap Band – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  26. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Graham Central Station – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
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  29. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Here Come the Mummies – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  30. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Hi-Tension – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  31. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Hot Chocolate – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
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  36. ^ Huey, Steve. "The J.B.'s – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  37. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  38. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Kleeer – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  39. ^ Bush, John. "Kool & the Gang – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  40. ^ Hogan, Ed. "Light of the World – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2 August 2014. 
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  43. ^ Huey, Steve. "Mandrill – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
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  45. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Meters – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 8 July 2014. 
  46. ^ Bush, John. "Walter "Junie" Morrison – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
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  48. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Ohio Players – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  49. ^ Deming, Mark. "Maceo Parker – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  50. ^ Bush, John. "Parliament – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
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  52. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Ready for the World – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  53. ^ Huey, Steve. "Rufus – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  54. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Shotgun – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  55. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Side Effect – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  56. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Skull Snaps – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  57. ^ Wynn, Ron. "Slave – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  58. ^ Huey, Steve. "Sound Experience – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
  59. ^ Henderson, Alex. "T-Connection – Magic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 
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  61. ^ Huey, Steve. "The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band / Charles Wright / Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – Express Yourself: The Best of Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 7 July 2014. 
  62. ^ Bush, John. "Zapp – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 5 July 2014. 

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