By Marty Rosenbaum

Today’s Friday Feature celebrates summer in the best way possible, SOUL MUSIC!

Once Friday turns into Saturday, the music doesn’t have to stop. If you’re looking to keep the music going, here are five essential funk and soul tunes to add to your playlist. Plus, we threw in some honorable mentions just to keep things beefy.

1.) James Brown – The Payback

2.) Etta James – I’d Rather Go Blind

3.) Aretha Franklin – Rock Steady

4.) Earth, Wind & Fire – Happy Feelin’

5.) George Duke – Reach For It

Honorable Mention

Funkadelic – Hit It and Quit It

The New Mastersounds – The Minx

Lettuce – Get Greasy

Fred Wesley & The J.B.s – Breakin’ Bread

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