LETS GET FUNKY!!
There’s nothing like listening to a Grown Ass Woman puttin’ it down on the Mic. Spitting into that microphone as if their lives depended on it. Watching the sweat pour down their faces while they tell you their life stories of heartache, or undying love, either story is captivating enough to make you wanna listen to more. Add that with the fact that their backing tracks are as funky as a bucket of uncleaned chitterlings, and you have a Funky Diva.
James Brown may have coined the term when referring to his Original Funky Divas, Lyn Collins, Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, and Myra Barnes; but there have been plenty more Funky Divas that have come along after that road was paved. The disco era ironically reignited the Funky Divas movement. Gwen McCrae, Gwen Guthrie, Jocelyn Brown, Claudja Barry, Cheryl Lynn, Anita Ward, Vicki Sue Robinson, Fonda Rae, and many more were getting Funky while America was Doin’ The Hustle.
This series will feature some of these Divas, especially some of the lesser known artists whose careers may have been cut short.
Peace Blessings & GrantLOVE
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ESG (Female Group from the Bronx) – UFO
Gwen McCrae – Funky Sensation
Lyn Collins – Put It On The Line
Taana Gardner – Heatbeat
Cheryl Lynn – Encore
Fonda Rae – Over Like A Fat Rat
Honeycone – Innocent Till Proven Guilty
Betty Wright – Clean Up Woman
Lyn Collins – Think (About It)
Esther Phillips – Last Night Changed It All
Minnie Ripperton – Baby This Love I Have
The Emotions – Blind Alley
Betty Wright – Girls Can’t Do
Patrice Rushen – (She Will) Take You Down To Love
Dionne Warwick – You’re Gonna Need Me
Gladys Knight & The Pips – And This Is Love
Enjoy This One… It’s Funky!