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Play That Funky Music 'Til You Die
"This quiz will feature some trivia on some of the heroes of funk. Some will be well known artists and some will be only for the die hard fans of the genre. Please be careful, the groove might get you!"
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You simply can't mention funk music without including the name George Clinton. The leader of both The Parliament and The Funkadelic, Clinton literally revolutionized the genre of funk. For the 1976 release of "Hardcore Jollies", Clinton and The Funkadelic opened up the album with a well known children's song, of course, beefed up a bit with a lot of bass and a thick layer of horns. Which song was it?
Comin' Round the Mountain
Ring Around the Rosie
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Three Blind Mice
Earth, Wind and Fire were known for their stage presence and wild costumes. They had a unique sound which was never duplicated by any other act. The group had the distinct combination of critical appeal as well as street credibility from their fellow musicians. The group was one of the most decorated funk outfits of the era, winning six Grammy Awards. Which of the following songs did not win a Grammy for the group?
After the Love has Gone
The band Zapp were long time members of the funk scene from 1978 until 1991 when they disbanded. The group was truly a family affair, with four brothers leading the way. What is the family name of these brothers?
Whose notable contribution to the funk world was the soundtrack to the movie "Superfly"?
Many jazz artists were so affected by the funk movement that they wanted to record an album to contribute to the sound. Who released the jazz-funk record titled "Head Hunters" in 1973?
Funk music did not stay contained in the realm of R&B music. In fact, heavy metal bands realized that they could whip their listeners into a fury by taking the power chords that they were already using and combining them with a heavy funk bass rhythm. One band in particular became so good at the metal-funk combination that they actually spun off into another band. Infectious Grooves was the brainchild of the singer of which punk-thrash band who had a huge following in the skateboard community?
Which iconic bass player, probably one of the more colorful and well known figures in funk music, played with both James Brown and George Clinton?
One of the funkiest songs ever written is the 1977 song "Brick House". This song has appeared in movies, television programs, commercials and nearly every other recorded media there is. Which band was responsible for unleashing this awesome piece of funk?
The Ohio Players
The Isley Brothers
Kool & The Gang
Which funk institution's first major hit was the song "Dance to the Music"?
Sly & the Family Stone
The Brothers Johnson
This funk-rock bass player has played with bands named Blind Illusion, Oysterhead and Sausage. Can you name him?
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Compiled Jun 28 12