Check out some of the acts from Ohio listed on Wikipedia, including a brief history of funk.
During the 1970s, southwest Ohio, and Dayton in particular, was known for its stable of funk bands, including Bootsy’s Rubber Band, The Ohio Players, Lakeside, Slave, Heatwave, Sun, Dazz Band, Faze O, and Zapp featuring Roger Troutman.
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Guide to the Dayton Music Club Records | Dayton, OH Music History
The roots of the Dayton Music Club can be traced to the founding of the Mozart Club in 1888 by a group of socially prominent and musically inclined women. Its main purpose was to develop the musical talent of its members and to stimulate musical culture in Dayton, Ohio. In 1902 another music organization, The Chaminade Club, was started as a women’s study group. The Chaminade Club and the Mozart Club merged in 1914 and became the Women’s Music Club. This new organization became affiliated with the Ohio Federation of Music Clubs in 1917 and changed its name to the Dayton Music Club that same year.