James Brown is the Godfather of soul as the pioneer of music “on the one.” This music is “funky,” but not FUNK. Native American music is on the one, is that funk too? NO!! What Mr. Collins and Mr. Clinton did was have EVERY instrument “come down” on the one. JB “just” had an emphasis on the one and this music “swang up” from it. Bootsy has stated in video that what he and GC did was have every instrument play on the one and not only was that new, it created what a lot of people think FUNK is today. Mr. Collins and Mr. Clinton may be paying respect to JB and or even are humble in not realizing exactly what they did in Mothership Connection. AND funk is also not just the beat, its the philosophy behind that music and P-FUNK is the undeniable creator of the ideology behind what funk is today.
Funk, Funky And The Origin of FUNK
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