Funk music has had a long history flavored by the eccentrics and weirdos who have played it over the years. Before he became a member of the AARP and got himself into heaps of legal trouble, James Brown was the hardest-working man in show business, strutting and sweating across the stage, grunting and incoherently shouting lyrics while his famed horn section (stacked with stars like Maceo Parker, Pee Wee Ellis, and Fred Wesley) blew things up for Mr. Dynamite. And not one of the glam-glitter, big-hair bands of the '70s and '80s could hold a candle to the on-stage spectacle that arose when George Clinton (another not-quite-law-abiding citizen) and Parliament Funkadelic's... More >>>