Inspired by Prince’s comment on the difference and inspiration they took from the Godfather of soul, funk and (disco) among other things - I decided, I wanted to post songs that show Michael’s funky side. I would also like to remind everyone that Michael Jackson was a HUGE fan and got a lot of his inspiration from James Brown and especially the era when James Brown was with the Famous Flames. Sure, MJ took inspiration from his dancing but he also was inspired by Brown’s vocal delivery and music. Here are some “funk” inspired tracks by Michael Jackson. It’s also important to always remember, that the genius with Michael Jackson was his hybrid of different genres and some of these are different forms of funk music. Enjoy!