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by vivrant thang on funky monday

It’s a funky Monday
Not quite like Friday
It’s a funky Monday
Wish it was Saturday

A so-so week led to a pretty good weekend. It ended on an especially high note and I feel really good about what’s in store the rest of this year. I got a feeling I’ll be celebrating lots of good times in the months to come.

Damn shame it was so short though. Always is.

Now here we are on a funky Monday, but funky doesn’t have to be a bad thing…especially on this music lover’s blog. Every since I watched this documentary on VH-1 Soul about the evolution of funk, highlighting some of the artists I mention below, I’m been funking non-stop over here.

So if you got the Monday blues, watch some classic video from a few of my favorite funk bands / artists.

*update: I wrote this post last night and knew it was right on time when they played “Knee Deep” on the radio on my way in this morning. I know people driving next to me thought I was a plum fool. Don’t look at me cross-eyed. You know you cut up in the car when your song comes on!

Funkateers, enjoy!

Tell me about some of your favorite funk bands/artists and songs in the comments.

Sly and The Family Stone

Thank You (Falettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin), 1969

I Want To Take You Higher, 1969

James Brown

Get Up (I Feel Like Being) Sex Machine (1970)  & Get On The Good Foot (1972)

Stevie Wonder

Superstition, 1973

P-Funk All Stars with Bootsy Collins

Mothership Connection, 1976

George Clinton & The PFunk Allstars, (Not Just) Knee Deep, 1979

Bootsy Collins

I’d Rather Be With You, 1976 (some SERIOUS, orgasmic funk in this one)

Con Funk Shun

Too Tight, 1981

Earth Wind & Fire

Let’s Groove Tonight, 1981