When I was growing up, self contained bands dominated the music scene. Funky, horn powered grooves kept fans on the dance floor from the moment a song began until it ended. With that being said, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite funk bands. Their music is timeless and will be enjoyed by generations to come.

1 Earth, Wind & Fire

2 Parliment-Funkadelic

3 Mandrill

4 Kool & Gang

5 Average White Band

6 The Commodores

7 The Barkays

8 Cameo

9 Con Funk Shun

10 Brass Construction

11 Heatwave

12 Slave

13 Lakeside

14 Zapp

15 Midnight Star

16 The Dazz Band

17 Rose Royce

18 Skyy

19 Chic

20 Sun

21 The Ohio Players