Mar 27, 2016. The 12 greatest funk songs of all time, including jams by George Clinton, It was his first recording to feature trombonist Fred Wesley. But they’re hardly the first to rock with their traps shut. Since the 1950s, pop, rock, jazz, metal, and no-wave have produced tons of classic tracks sans frontperson. Below, a brief history of the best instrumental songs, and what made them memorable. The Longest…