Sho Is Funky Down Here is the 31st studio album by American musician James Brown, released in 1971 on King Records, his last album on the label after having been on the label since 1956. It was #26 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart and #137 on The Billboard 200 in 1971.
It's a very atypical album for James Brown. All instrumental and full of heavy fuzzed-out guitars in a jazzy psychedelic rock style, resembling the first records by Funkadelic. All songs are by James Brown and David Matthews and the record is somewhat a second album by Matthews' Grodeck Whipperjenny group. David Matthews worked as the band leader for James Brown at the time.