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Funk and Disco
Terms in this set (13)
AA r&B/soul artists, roots in gospel/soul/r&b, influenced by stevie wonder/prince/MJ, where hip hop gets its rhythmic vitality
james brown, r&b rhythmic section, horn section, simple chord progression, 16th note subdivision, complex grooves, percussive parts, "modular arrangements"
Godfather of Soul, gospel influence/preach-like delivery, dancer, crucial role in genre development
Motown/doo-wop group = the Parliaments, adopted Brown's style, flamboyant garb and hair, modularity, 16th sb, influence on Prince
Sly and the Family Stone
"Everyday People", "Thank you Falettineme be Mice Elf again"
Earth, Wind, and Fire
Maurice White, complex, funk/disco/soul/jazz
"discoteque", 74-80, motown roots, driving and consitent beat, simple chord progressions
the sound of Philedelphia (TSOP), lush instruments, driving beat, "the hustle"
escape from problems of life: loss in Vietnam, inflation, low esteem
KC and the Sunshine Band
"Get down toniight"
Saturday Night Fever, "Stayin' Alive"
designed to attract gay audience, breaks/builds up gay stereotypes, successful, YMCA
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187 Country Western
RB crossover to mainstream
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