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Play That Funky Music

written by: Gilligan
 
People, it's time to get your funk on ... and put some "stank" on it too. Test your skills on these funk classics from 1970's to the 80's. As Arsenio Hall used to say: "Take Us Home with Some of That Nasty Booger-Nose Funk!"

Question 1:

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"Boogie Wonderland" and "After the Love is Gone" were big hits for Maurice White, Phillip Bailey, and the rest of the members of this band.
(sound clip: "Shining Star")
Cameo
Ohio Players
Temptations
Earth, Wind and Fire


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Question 2:

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This 1973 song by Kool & the Gang was featured in the Quentin Tarantino movie Pulp Fiction (1994).
Burn Rubber
We Got the Funk
Get Down
Jungle Boogie


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Question 3:

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The Philadelphia group, the O'Jays, produced a number of successful hits including "Love Train" and this funk classic.
Almighty Dollar
For the Love of Money
Money, Money, Money
Mean Green


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Question 4:

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Curtis Mayfield's celebrated soundtrack to this movie went to the #1 position on the Billboard charts in 1972. It featured the hits "Freddie's Dead" and "Pusherman".
Black Caesar
Superfly
Shaft
Sheba, Baby


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Question 5:

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George Clinton and Bootsy Collins led this influential funk music group through the 1970's. They were elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
Brick
The Gap Band
Parliament-Funkadelic
Tower of Power


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Question 6:

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"Tell Me Something Good" was a big hit in 1974 for the funk band Rufus. What female singer featured on this song would experience greater success as a solo artist?
Erica Badu
Chaka Khan
Patti LaBelle
Sheila E.


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Question 7:

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"Super Freak" and "Give It To Me Baby" were big hits for this funk artist who passed away in 2004. A long illustrious music career had, unfortunately, been marred by severe drug abuse in the latter years of his life.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 8:

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This funk band began in the early 1970's but wouldn't achieve true chart success until 1986 with their massive hit "Word Up!".
Cameo
The Gap Band
Dazz Band
New Edition


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Question 9:


Which of the following groups would NOT be considered a funk band?
Brick
Slave
The Divinyls
The Bar-Kays

Question 10:

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This popular funk group began at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Songs like "Brick House", "Say Yeah", and "Too Hot Ta Trot" definitely had serious funk, but it was their softer ballads that gave them the hits.
The Miracles
The Isley Brothers
The Delfonics
The Commodores


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Question 11:

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"Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine" was an instant funk classic released by this music legend known as the "Godfather of Soul".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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