I grew up during the 1970s. Several sounds came from radio stations and clubs at that time. Among them were funky, horn powered grooves from self contained bands that wrote and played their own music. Their mission was to pack dance floors, and they did just that. Listed below are some of my favorite funk bands. Their music still sounds as fresh as the day it was recorded.

1 Sly & The Family Stone

2 The Ohio Players

3 Parliment-Funkadelic

4 Earth,Wind & Fire

5 Mandrill

6 War

7 Brass Construction

8 BT Express

9 Rose Royce

10 Heatwave

11 Slave

12 Zapp

13 Sun

14 Faze O