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Genre: traditional funk

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Parent Genre: R&B

Traditional funk music is a genre that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s, characterized by its rhythmic and danceable beats, heavy basslines, and soulful vocals. It often incorporates elements of jazz, R&B, and gospel music. This genre is known for its energetic and upbeat sound, and has been influential in the development of other genres such as hip-hop and electronic dance music.


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traditional funk music by decade

Explore traditional funk history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of traditional funk artists

Here is a list of traditional funk artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the traditional funk genre. You can find out what traditional funk genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

traditional funk playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular traditional funk music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.