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Old funky sounds…Bonnaroo/MMJ inspired

So MMJ’s spectacular Bonnaroo set really triggered a sense of aural nostalgia/recall, as they played Kool and the Gang’s funk anthem “Get Down On It,” the first song I bonded with my mother over (and actually the first hint that her musical palette might extend beyond Kenny G and smooth jazz).

So I thought I’d share some choice cuts of funk from some of the masters. And please, dear reader. Share with us in the comments. What really gets you funky?

Here are a few hall-of-famers in my eyes:

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MP3: Chuck Brown – Bustin’ Loose

Chuck Brown, DC’s own godfather of go-go, is one of the select few go-go artists to attain notoriety outside of the DC metro area. Let’s just forgive the fact that the masterfully groovy jazz-funk cut “Bustin Loose” is now the Nationals’ home-run song.

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