FUNK INC

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Highly regarded in soul-jazz circles, organ combo Funk, Inc. has specialized in a very accessible, groove-oriented blend of jazz, funk and R&B. The group was founded in Indianapolis in 1969 by organist Bobby Watley, who recruited tenor saxman Eugene Barr, guitarist Steve Weakley, drummer Jimmy Munford and conga player Cecil Hunt. In the early 1970s, the original lineup came to the attention of Bob Porter, a well respected producer who signed Funk, Inc. to Prestige and paved the way for the band to record five albums for that label. After stressing improvisation on its first three albums Funk, Inc., Chicken Lickin' and Hangin' Out, Funk, Inc. started to lose its way in the mid-1970s and turned to heavier production, more arranging and background vocals. This slicker approach led to tension within the group, and Funk, Inc. broke up in 1976. Watley continued to play live gigs on his own in read more...
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FUNK INC Funk, Inc album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Funk, Inc
Funk Jazz 1971
FUNK INC Chicken Lickin' album cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Chicken Lickin'
Funk Jazz 1972
FUNK INC Hangin' Out album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Hangin' Out
Funk Jazz 1973
FUNK INC Superfunk album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Superfunk
Funk Jazz 1973
FUNK INC Priced to Sell album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Priced to Sell
RnB 1974
FUNK INC Urban Renewal album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Urban Renewal
RnB 1996

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FUNK INC Acid Inc: The Best Of Funk Inc. album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Acid Inc: The Best Of Funk Inc.
RnB 1988

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