It’s time to bring some funk back to Dayton with the Funk Center

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It’s time to bring some funk back to Dayton with the Funk Center.

By Jim Bucher

On a recent visit to Carillon Park with my youngest, it was amazing to see all the firsts created in Dayton and our region, some of which I didn’t even know were from Dayton.

Here’s an abbreviated rundown, because if I listed them all it would stretch from this Dayton Magazine issue until the winter edition of 2016: the airplane, self-starter for the automobile, pop-top can, artificial heart, ice cube tray, mood ring (remember those?), step ladder, self-cooled refrigerator, ice cream cone and the yo-yo!

The list literally goes on and on, but one first that’s finally getting its just due is a true one-of-a-kind.

I’m talking about funk. Yes, the “Dayton Funk Sound” which began here, and then was honed and perfected here as well.

David Webb, Sr., and his all-volunteer funk team are on a mission to get Dayton funk on that long list of firsts celebrated here. He is the president and CEO of The Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center, aka The Funk Center.

Read the rest of the article at The Dayton Magazine 

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