By Scott Goldfine

Top 25 Funk Albums of All Time: As taken from “Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk.” Provided links connect to albums to sample and purchase on Amazon.

  1. Mothership Connection – Parliament

    2. Go for Your Guns! – Isley Brothers

    3. Blood Sugar Sex Magik – Red Hot Chili Peppers

    4. The Payback – James Brown

    5. Honey – Ohio Players

    6. Gratitude – Earth, Wind and Fire

7. Innervisions – Stevie Wonder

8. Sign ‘O’ the Times – Prince

9. One Nation Under a Groove – Funkadelic10. Band of Gypsys – Jimi Hendrix

11. Gold Experience – Prince

12. Maggot Brain – Funkadelic
13. Ahh… the Name Is Bootsy, Baby! – Bootsy’s Rubber Band

14. That’s the Way of the World – Earth, Wind and Fire

15. Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder

16. T.A.P.O.A.F.O.M. – George Clinton

17. There’s a Riot Going On – Sly and the Family Stone

18. Fire – Ohio Players

19. Fresh – Sly and the Family Stone

20. Lovesexy – Prince

21. Ain’t No Bout a Doubt It – Graham Central Station

22. Rufus featuring Chaka Khan – Chaka Khan

23. Street Songs – Rick James

24. Alligator Woman – Cameo

25. Show Time – Slave

Do you have them all? For more lists, album reviews and history, be sure to check out “Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk.”ORDER NOW! “Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk”

Scott Goldfine

As a fervid lifelong music & film enthusiast / student, I grew up in and around the Los Angeles entertainment industry. I have worked and held many positions in various media realms, since 1998 serving as Editor-in-Chief and now Associate Publisher for Security Sales & Integration, a trade publication serving the electronic security industry. I love several genres of music & film. The former includes funk (Parliament-Funkadelic, Prince, Ohio Players, etc.); blues (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, Eric Gales, etc.); rock (Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, etc.); hard rock (AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, etc.); jazz (Herbie Hancock, Bob James, Crusaders, etc.); R&B (Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Gil Scott-Heron, etc.); and more. I was a club disc jockey and ran a mobile DJ company (Musical Moods) for more than 15 years, which is where the name Dr. GX originates (Doctor Good Times). Fave film genres include horror (Dawn of the Dead, Evil Dead, Nightmare on Elm Street, etc.); science fiction (Aliens, Terminator, 2001, etc.); action (Warriors, Road Warrior, Die Hard); westerns (Outlaw Josey Wales, Showdown at OK Corral; Wild Bunch, etc.); suspense (Jaws, Inception, Silence of the Lambs, etc.); drama (Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, etc.); and comedies (Life of Brian, Superbad, Ruthless People, etc.). I have attended many hundreds of concerts and movies (in theaters or screenings). I may as well also throw in a few favorite TV shows to give an even broader taste of my sensibilities. A handful would be Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Lost, Justified, Fargo, Seinfeld, Sopranos, South Park, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Key & Peele, Monty Python, Inside Amy Schumer, Louie, Modern Family, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Last Man on Earth, Bob Newhart Show, All in the Family and The Office. Fave authors are Stephen King, Clive Barker and Michael Crichton. I am also a big sports fan and lifelong supporter of the Dallas Cowboys (NFL), Los Angeles Lakers (NBA) and Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB). Also enjoy my family of course, electronics/computers/AV gear, and animals, nature and outdoor activities. Graduate of Santa Monica High School, Santa Monica College and California State University Northridge (Radio-TV-Film, Psychology minor). Also studied at UCLA for kinesiology/psychology and earned post-grad Certificate in Accounting from Santa Monica College. Present main occupation is as Associate Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Security Sales & Integration (SSI), which I joined in 1998. I am responsible for overseeing all editorial content in print. online, electronic, in-person and any other media or products for the electronic security industry's leading business-to-business trade publication. SSI is part of Framingham, Mass.-based Emerald Expositions.

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