Support #FindTheFunk The Nelson George Documentary Tonight, February 4, 2014 on VH1 + VIDEO TRAILER

 finding the funkSupport #FindTheFunk The Nelson George Documentary Tonight, February 4, 2014 on VH1 + VIDEO TRAILER @nelsongeorge @questlove @bootsy_collins

We are proud to have supported this amazing documentary by Nelson George.    Tracing the roots of Funk music from the beginning to now, the viewer learns from some of the most important figures in the genre including but not limited to Sly Stone, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, D’Angelo and Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson.    This is certainly worth your time and then some.  VH1 at 10PM EST/PT.  Check your local listings for airing times in your area.

More from USA Today:

The opening sequence of Finding the Funk, VH1’s documentary (Tuesday, 10 p.m. ET/PT) mining the roots of every grooved song’s bottom, is both inspired and inevitable.

Sitting on a stool is a dapper Godfather of Soul,James Brown. But a funk-boss moniker is just as apt, we soon learn. The vintage footage shows Brown describing how he pulled aside a young new bass player named Bootsy Collins and schooled him on “the one,” that all-important first-note emphasis that makes funk funky.

Collins then explains how he brought that gospel-of-the-one from Brown’s epic band to George Clinton’sParliament Funkadelic, a seminal if eclectic ’70s outfit that in turn spawned a host of funkified disciples ranging from Earth Wind & Fire to theBeastie Boys.

All of which to say that journalist-turned-filmmaker Nelson George’s documentary, narrated by Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, is a long overdue tribute to a musical seed that continues to grow, flowering most recently in this year’s Grammy-lauded Daft Punk retro-hit, Get Lucky, produced by none other than devoted funkmaster Nile Rodgers, another Finding the Funk interviewee.  FULL ARTICLE

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