Bootsy Collins never let a break between gigs go to waste. “My Mind Set Me Free” showcases some ingeniously funky tracks.
At a low point in his career, George Clinton connected with Prince. The resulting album, “The Cinderella Theory,” helped revive The Funk.
Illustrator Pedro Bell was as much a part of the Parliament-Funkadelic groove as were the musicians. A look back at his contribution to the funk.
“She’s So Heavy” is given lots of kudos for helping craft prog-rock. But Billy Preston — and multiple black artists — found (and further built) the gospel groove beneath.