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Dr. John: Funky Business

Bill DeMain, Performing Songwriter, September 1997

FUNK IS one of those words, like cool or hip, that is difficult to define. In music, it's an amorphous thing, an attitude, a looseness, an ability to play behind, on top of and on all sides of the beat, to monkey with the melody and have fun with the lyrics. Funk is also a subjective thing. One man's funky might be another man's square.

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