It’s the summer of women on TV One!
Check back each week for a new “Women of Music” profile this summer. This week, it’s all about the feminist funksters who held their own as the 80’s female funk band named Klymaxx. This girl power group held their own during what many say was the end of the Funk era.
If Unsung’s Con Funk Shun’s infectious grooves make you want to get up and dance then you can’t help but recognize the undeniable talent of this all female band. This extra-ordinary group of ladies proved that a funk band is not just for men. They sang funk but they also played funk. It seemed like this group couldn’t be touched as their hits soared their way up the music charts but just like Con Funk Shun the strains of success began to take its toll.
STATS AT A GLANCE:
Group Members: Bernadette Cooper/Drummer & Vocalist ; Lorena Porter (Stewart)/Vocalist;
Joyce Irby/Bassist; Cheryl Cooley/Guitarist; Lynn Malsby/Keyboardest and
Style: R & B/Funk
Best Known Song: Meeting In The Ladies Room
Secret Weapon: All Female Funk Band That Could Sing and Play Instruments
Hits: Men All Pause
Meeting In The Ladies Room
I Miss You
If you love the funk of Unsung’s Sly & The Family Stone then you’ll love “Women of Music” Chaka Khan.
TELL US: What’s your favorite Klymaxx jam?