What are your favorite funk/R&B songs from the 70's?

Name and artist please:

Here are some of my favorites:

Stawberry Letter 23 by the Brothers Johnson (which was a remake of the Shuggi Otis version).

Burn Rubber by The Gap Band

Fantastic Voyage by Lakeside

Only “Strawberry Letter 23” of your list is from the 70’s …

Which means you’ve tacitly approved my 80’s heavy list.

Ms. Got-the-Body by Con Funk Shun

Shake your Pants by Cameo

Freaky Behavior by the Bar-Kays

She Talks to Me With Her Body by the Bar-Kays
The Bar-Kays were one of my favorite groups EVER :smiley:

Sly and the Family Stone: If You Want Me to Stay…

Sly and the Family Stone: Loose Booty.

One Nation Under a Groove - Funkadelic, released in '78
Oops Upside Your Head - The Gap Band, released in '79
Atomic Dog - George Clinton, released in '82

Go for Your Guns, The Isley Brothers - greasiest clavinet groove you can find.

This thread is useless without links! More links!

Brothers Johnson-- Get The Funk Outta My Face

Isley Brothers – Fight The Power (Parts 1&2)

Get Up For The Downstroke – Parlament

The Jam – Graham Central Station

Every time I think I’m done, another even more favoriter song comes to mind. I’ll give it a rest now.

OK, you wanna go there?!

Stomp on THIS!

Lee Fields - Problems
Lee Fields - Honey Dove
Lee Fields - I’m The Man

Actually, the whole album is terrific. So is his more recent stuff. Lee Fields totally fucking rocks.

Freddi/Henchi and the Soulsetters - I Want To Dance, Dance, Dance
Freddi/Henchi and the Soulsetters - I Like Funky Music

Classic Funk - Hard Times

The Soul Drifters - Funky Soul Brother

Parliament - Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker)

Okay, really damn near any P-Funk, but damn I love that song!

Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You (Falletinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

Sly Stone totally fucking rocks!

Rick James - Mary Jane

Ohio Players - Fire

I better stop before I list all the good songs! I have a fairly large collection of funk and R&B; it’s great music!

ETA: Okay, just one more! Who doesn’t love hearing Sugarhill Gang’s original long version of Rapper’s Delight?

Bootsy’s Rubber Band-- Bootzilla
The world’s only rhinestone rock star baby dollbaby, Bubba.

Parlament Funkadelic-- Cosmic Slop
I can hear my mother call, I can hear my mother call-- would you like to dance with me, we’re doing the cosmic slop?

Cymande-- Bra
But it’s all right. You can still go on.

I’m not entirely sure. As mentioned in earlier threads here:

Dig the clavinet, brother!

(Though, it doesn’t actually require clavinet. Check out a version with guitar: Stevie Wonder and his band performing Superstition live on Sesame Street.)

Play that funky music whiteboy- Wild Cherry.

Presented, for your perusal, perhaps the single funkiest groove of all time

Bootsy Collins, “What’s a Telephone Bill”