Key moments in Funk music

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  • Slavery and worksongs

    Slavery and worksongs
    Black Spiritual (Worksongs Slaves in the South of the U.S.)
  • Period: to

    Key moments in Funk music

  • Abraham Lincoln (Freedom for Slaves)

  • Copyright in Gospel

    First copyright for composers in Gospel music
  • Blues

    First Blues Songs published (W.C. Handy)
  • Jazz culture

    Jazz culture
    Musicians like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington , King Oliver, Earl Heines
    Jazz effects fashion and lifestyle (White Lindy Hoppers)
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression
  • World War 2

    U.S. enters World War 2 / Migration continues
  • Motown / Rnb was born

    Motown / Rnb was born
  • Motown Labels established

    Motown label established by Berry Gordy (Acts like Marvin Gaye, The Marvelettes, Smokey Robinson…)
  • Rise of Soul

    Rise of Soul
    Soul: Mixtures of blues & gospel
    Artists like Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding
    Labels: Atlantic, Stax, Volt, Motown Records
  • Martin Luther King Jr. "I have a dream"

    Martin Luther King Jr. "I have a dream"
    Martin Luther King Jrs. Speech: I have a dream
    Civil Rights Movements
  • Malcolm X & Voting Rights Act

    Malcolm X & Voting Rights Act
    Malcom X assassinated by members of the Islam & Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Funk was born

    Funk was born
    Funk was invented as an outhgowth of Rhythmn & Soul, (by Pee Wee Ellis and the godfather „James Brown“ (dirty, rough ,rhythmical, edgy sound)
  • Martin Luther King Jr. dies

    Assassination of Martin Luther King
    President Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act (Fair Housing Act) Equal housing opportunity regardless of race, religion, nation
    "Say it out loud - I'm black and I'm proud"
  • Disco Aera

    Disco Aera
    Disco Music in 1970s: Chic (Nile Rogers, Donna Summer, Rick James…)
  • 70s Funk

    Sly and the family Stone, Funkadelic, The Gap Band
  • "What's Going on"

    „What’s Going On“ published by Marvin Gaye / Vietnam War
  • George Clinton

    George Clinton
    George Clinton & Parliament , Funkadelics featuring musicians like Bootsy Collins
  • Hip Hop

    Hip Hop
    Funk Samples in Rap music (G-Funk)
    Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
  • Still P-Funk

    Still P-Funk
    George Clinton Collaborations with Prince...
  • Modern Funk

    Modern Funk
    Funk is not dead:
    Bands like "The Quantic Soul Orchestra", "The Bamboos", "Soulive", Vulfpeck