Funk is R&B at its grittiest and earthiest, with emphasis on the bass and drums of the rhythm section. James Brown and Sly Stone are credited with developing Funk from Soul (urbanized/commercialized R&B) in the late 1960's. George Clinton took Sly's style a step further by adding acid rock influences.

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Bold Soul Sisters
Tribute to the unsung heroines of '70s-early 80s funk, soul, disco, and rare groove music. Features audio, pictures, links, and quasi-biographies on female artists that are difficult to find.
The Funk Palace
Modern bands, old-school bands, links to other funk resources, and pictures.
Funkatopia
Record reviews, highlights famous and little known current funk music, as well as offering a radio show, artist interviews & concert listings. Expert on all things related to Prince.
Funkish
Curates genre-bending, funky music from around the world. Creates Spotify playlists and articles about the labels and musicians making eclectic funk music.
FunkMasterJ's Pad
Funk music, Blaxploitation movies, and Toasts (Black oral folk poetry).
Funky and Groovy Music Records Lexikon
Reference guide and discographies of thousands of LPs, 45s, and CDs, and pictures of rare LP covers and 45 labels.
Jahsonic: Funk
Hyperlinked definition with cross-referenced influences books, images, and list of bands.
Jazzman Records
Sells vinyl records and hard to find out of print jazz and funk records.
P*FUNK Review
Black music/culture site. Funk, soul and rhythm and blues artists. Related political, social and historical perspective/context. Essays, album/book reviews.
Paris DJs
Curate and compile dynamic, funky music from around the world, explain the artists' stories in detail, and offer free mixes, as well as paid new records. They master new releases and remix hip-hop, Reggae, funk, and African music.
The Soul Shack Radio Show
Rhythm and Blues Oldies, Northern Soul, Funk, and Blues - 1950-1980. Hosted by Scott Relf and Johnny Rivera from Winnipeg, Canada.
Soul Sister's Funk Hut
Home of Soul Power, rare and obscure funk and soul grooves.
Soul Strut
US-based webzine that emphasizes music and culture involving heavy beats. Genres include 70s funk, hip hop, jazz, and rock. Streaming audio, features, MP3s, and reviews.
The-Breaks.com
Resource on funk and hip hop music. It traces all the connections between hip hop and funk primarily via the use of samples. Includes samples and a reverse search to see how many people sampled the original funk music.
Wax Poetics
Curates eclectic, soulful, funky music from around the world. They write in depth, original articles about funk, soul, electronic and genre-bending music, as well as the musicians and labels that make this kind of music (both new releases and older influential music and artists).

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