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  • Michael Jackson Golden Hits

    Michael Jackson Golden Hits


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  • Ela vai chorar…

    Ela vai chorar…

    E vai morrer de saudade

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  • The O'Jays - For The Love of Money (Official Audio)

    #o jays #for the love of money #70s#soul#funk#r&b#deep
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    Photo By: Rex DeTiger

    Any fan of groovy, funky pop music should be sure to check out Blu DeTiger’s latest single, “Vintage.” Between the song and accompanying music video, DeTiger displays her multi-hyphenate abilities as an instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, DJ, performer, bass virtuoso, and so much more. As the foundation of any great Blu DeTiger song, the bass is the backbone of “Vintage” and provides the tune with its energy and danceability. Blu evidently writes her songs from the perspective of a rhythm instrument player; not only does the bassline feel like its own melody, but the syllables of her lyrics and vocal performance line up perfectly with the notation of the bass. This coordination of the melody and bass lines allows the two to reinforce each other, and in turn creates a tune that packs quite a punch (especially in the chorus). After years of experience as a musician and a performer, it seems as though singing is a walk in the park for Blu, and her sense of style and effortlessly chilled approach on “Vintage” is a great example of this virtuosity.

    Born and raised in New York City, Blu has been slaying the bass guitar since she was 7 years old. Not even legally old enough to be allowed in clubs, Blu has been a staple in the New York club, fashion, and creative scenes since she started DJing at the age of 17. As of 2020, Blu’s been a touring member for multiple artists including Caroline Polachek, Fletcher, The Knocks and more. She has also DJ’d internationally and walked in Kid Super’s NYFW show.

    After releasing a slew of upbeat and fun singles over the last many months, we are staying tuned for her upcoming EP, How Did We Get Here? set to drop March 5th.

    Stream “Vintage” below.

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  • Ben E.King - Supernatural Thing [Parts 1 & 2] ℗ 1975

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    A painting is a collaboration of three things: the canvas, the creators, and the acrylics. If the music industry is a painting, then Black musicians are all three. In honor of Black History Month, we are exploring the legacy of black ingenuity through the decades, highlighting four music pioneers: Mahalia Jackson, The Funk Brothers, Gamble and Huff, and Frankie Knuckles.

    Everyone knows or has at least heard of The Beatles. By sewing in elements of rock and roll into their own brand of pop, the Liverpool quartet helped bridge the gap between ‘50s clean cut, highly manufactured pop and what we know as pop music, today. The band pioneered the British Invasion and its widespread dissemination, forever changing pop music. But there was another group with an equally massive impact on the music we listen to today, except, chances are, you’ve probably never heard of them.

    Alongside the British Invasion was another mass musical movement that would forever impact the future of pop and the music industry: Motown. The movement was sparked by Berry Gordy Jr. who, with the encouragement of Smokey Robinson, created Motown Records—the label that crafted adored artists like Marvin Gaye and The Temptations. While these musicians were extremely talented, the music they performed would not have existed without a group of adept virtuosos known as The Funk Brothers. 

    These 13 session musicians are collectively responsible for pioneering the sonic revolution of Motown. They played on more number one hits than The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones and The Beach Boys, combined. They blended gospel, soul, and jazz with swing and pop to create catchy hooks and musical pockets that would forever change pop and eventually influence hip-hop and contemporary R&B.

    1959 in Detroit is where it all began. By that point, the city had long been a musical epicenter, especially for jazz and blues, drawing in multiple talents throughout the 1930s and 40s, from Duke Ellington to Ella Fitzgerald. Upon creating Motown, Gordy recruited many of The Funk Brothers from different music clubs throughout Detroit. 

    Because they long remained in the shadows, it is important to acknowledge each of the Funk Brothers. These 13 pioneers are made up of Benny Benjamin (drums), Eddie “Bongo” Brown (bongos), Joe Hunter, (keys and first band director), James Jamerson (bass), Uriel Jones (Drums), Joe Messina (guitar), Earl Van Dyke (keys), Robert White (guitar), Eddie Willis (guitar), Richard “Pistol” Allen (drums), Jack Ashford, (percussion), Bob Babbitt (bass after Jamerson), and Johnny Griffith (keys). 

    These brothers were bound not by blood but by soul. And that is evident in the records they crafted together, fusing latin and afro-rhythmic beats with jazz and R&B to invent new, rich grooves with a punching yet melodic bass line, a four-beat drum pattern and clever drum fills that, alone, brilliantly set the scene. By 1972, Motown had released over 100 No. 1 R&B singles and 50 No. 1 Pop songs in the U.S, each of which involved some combination of The 13 Funk Brothers. As guitarist Joe Messina puts it, “I think the magic was, we listened to each other and we liked each other.”

    Though there were R&B pioneers throughout 1940s and 50s, like Jackie Wilson, who paved the way for the Motown wave, the brothers certainly blazed the trails. Their contributions to American R&B spread to the British Invasion, as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin covered Motown songs and no doubt let its influence bleed into their own music. The Beatles, for example, covered The Miracles’ “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me” and the Rolling Stones covered The Temptations’ “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” among others. 

    As the Motown Museum puts it, Motown married “the call-and-response patterns of black gospel music with the syncopation and improvisation of the bebop movement in jazz. Down in the so-called snake pit in Studio A, The Funk Brothers backed Motown’s finest artists at all hours of the day—and night.” Jack Ashford, who was in charge of vibes and tambourine for The Funk Brothers says in reference to Studio A, “I’d get this feeling, I could just touch it. It never left that room.”

    The Funk Brothers were trailblazers both in and out of the studio. The weight of their musical impact afforded them the power to influence more than just music. Motown was more than a record label. It was a movement that, along with other labels like Stax Records, ultimately helped dismantle racial barriers and desegregate the music industry.

    If this article is the first you are hearing of the Funk Brothers, you’re not alone. Not many people really knew about The Funk Brothers until 2002, when the award-winning documentary “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” detailed their experiences and industry-shaping impact.

    Without The Funk Brothers, Motown arranger, writer, and producer Paul Rise says, “there really wouldn’t be a Motown.” As Otis Williams from The Temptations explains, “They were the groundwork, they were the thing that everything else was built on.” Producer and drummer Steve Jordan claims that anyone could have sang on those Motown songs and “it would’ve been a hit because the track was just so incredible, [the Funk Brothers] were musical entities on to themselves.” 

    In 1988, Berry Gordy sold Motown Records. Nonetheless, the Motown flame remained bright, particularly in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, during which the sampling of Motown songs laid the foundation for countless talents like Run DMC, Notorious B.I.G., and Mary J Blige, who looked to the spirit of The Funk Brothers to shape the heart of hip-hop and R&B. 

    #the funk brothers #R&B#hip hop#soul#funk #black history month
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  • In The Right Place

    In The Right Place

    Dr. John releases his 6th album on February 25, 1973. It contains a couple of his more famous works — the single “Right Place, Wrong Time” and “Such A Night,” featured in Martin Scorcese’s The Last Waltz.

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    #70s music #Dr. John #Funk #In the Right Place #Mac Rebennack #Rhythm and blues #Right Place Wrong Time #Such A Night #The Last Waltz
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  • Autopsie d'un Complot Ahmed Malek

    Habibi Funk 003: Musique Originale De Films by Ahmed Malek

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  • suonano i mark 4 (zalla) – paesaggi [album, 1971]

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  • “Mo Soul” Player Playlist 25 February

    1. Potatohead People - In The Garden
    2. PulpFusion - Funky Jazzy Time
    3. Quantic Feat. Tempo & The Candela Allstars - Mi Swing Es Tropical
    4. Rahsaan Patterson - It Ain’t Love (Hakeem Syrbram Keemix)
    5. Reginald Chapman - Jebbish (TROX Remix)
    6. Roachford - Once in a Lifetime
    7. Robert Glasper - Fade Away
    8. Scruscru - Spring Jazz Session
    9. Setwun - Time
    10. Shaila Prospere - Thinking Of You (Soul Syndicate Remix)
    11. Shay Lia - Dangerous
    12. Simon Jefferis - Vibrations
    13. Snowboy - Astralisation
    14. The Dave Ingram Group - A Sea Of Green
    15. The Rurals - Dusty Fingers

    If you really want to enjoy music and help musicians and bands, buy their lp’s or cd’s and don’t download mp3 formats. There is nothing like good quality sound!!!

    (Angel Lo Verde / Mo Soul)

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  • Fool's Paradise Meli'sa Morgan
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  • Artista: Chic (Estados Unidos)

    Album: C'est Chic

    Año: 1978

    Géneros: Disco, Funk

    Compositores: Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers

    Sello: Atlantic Records


    Letra

    One, two
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!

    Have you heard about the new dance craze?
    Listen to us, I’m sure you’ll be amazed
    Big fun to be had by everyone
    It’s up to you, it surely can be done

    Young and old are doing it, I’m told
    Just one try and you too will be sold
    It’s called ‘Le Freak’, they’re doing it night and day
    Allow us, we’ll show you the way

    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!

    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!

    All that pressure got you down
    Has your head been spinning all around?
    Feel the rhythm, check the rhyme
    Come on along and have a real good time
    Like the days of Stomping at the Savoy
    Now we “freak, ” oh, what a joy
    Just come on down to the fifty four
    Find your spot out on the floor

    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!

    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!

    Now freak
    I said freak
    Now freak

    All that pressure got you down
    Has your head been spinning all around?
    Feel the rhythm, check the rhyme
    Come on along and have a real good time

    Like the days of Stomping at the Savoy
    Now we “freak, ” oh, what a joy
    Just come on down to the fifty four
    Find your spot out on the floor

    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!
    Ah, freak out!
    Le freak, c'est chic
    Freak out!…

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  • Incase you needed a reminder…


    #Repost @glassefactory

    #BlackCulture #BlackHistoryMonth #Music #RockNRoll #RockAndRoll #RockMusic #Blues #BluesMusic #BluesAndRoots #PopMusic #Jazz #Funk #SoulMusic #HipHop #Disco #HouseMusic #Techno #DrumAndBass #Dubstep
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