|The book depicted below is the most influential single item in FUNK . This book is provided an "new generation" with the "attitude" (power & sensitivity) that charecterized both the music and the people. During the 1970's it was not unusual to see a well worn paperback copy of this book hanging out of the rear pocket of people who refered to themselves as "funkateers".
If you have not yet read this book, I strongly urge you to do so. It will provide your with some additional insight in to what the FUNK movement was really all about and reading it will also make you a better person.
In celebration of Black History Month this web site will take a look at what these people known as funkateers have on their minds as it relates to the past, present and future. The index on the left side of the page and at the bottom of each page will help you to navigate thru a series of "group essays" culled from the archives of the Urban Sounds BB FUNK topic on Prodigy.
BTW - the other web pages that you would normally see featured on this page are still here, you can reach them by clicking here. You can also get the lowdown on the series of Black Music History chats we will be "simulcasting" in the Soul/Funk chat room on Prodigy Internet and the Funk chat room Prodigy Classic this month featuring Voza Rivers, Nelson George, James Mtume and Bernie Worrell.