The number one song in the country right now is “Uptown Funk,” the catchy tune by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars that seems to be playing on every radio. Seeing the song top the charts made me realize that I know nothing about female funk musicians. Who are the must-hear ladies of funk?
Knowledgable music people Jordannah Elizabeth, Douglas Wolk, and Karl Sigel suggested most of the songs for this mix. If you know a song that you think would be a good addition to the mix, let me know in the comments. I’m always excited about finding out about more good music.
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Mr. Lucky - Betty White
I Just Want to Make Love to You - Etta James
Boogie Down Choo Choo - Renata Barnes & Company
Party Up in Here - Brides of Funkenstein
If I’m in Luck, I Might Get Picked Up - Betty Davis
Ain’t Nobody - Chaka Khan
Someting ‘Bout Cha - Millie Jackson
Grounded - Gloria Taylor
Yes We Can Can - Pointer Sisters
We Are Family - Sister Sledge
Unwind Yourself - Marva Whitney
Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen
I Am What I Am - Marca Whitney and Osaka Monauraii
Dance Express - Renata Barnes & Company
I Want Your Love - Chic
Trouble, Heartaches, Sadness - Ann Peebles
What a Man - Linda Lyndell
The Reason - Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings