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Tales From The Funky Side Of Town: “Soul” and “Funk”, Then and Now

James Maycock, Independent, The, June 2001

"YOU'D BE SURPRISED how time can change the meaning of a word," rasped black comedian, Redd Foxx, during a performance at Harlem's Apollo Theatre in 1975. He added, "When I was a kid, 'funky' didn't have nothing to do with music. See, 'funky' was just plain funky. Funky was grandma's bloomers and grandpa's long drawers - that was funky!"

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