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Soul, Funk and Motown Genre

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by PauLo, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. PauLo Apr 21, 2019
    (Last edited: Apr 21, 2019)
    PauLo

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    I never know if I should post any stuff about the classics in the RnB thread, so I thought I’d start a thread. Because why the hell not. I’ll start with a classic...

     
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  2. bradsonemanband

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    Otis Redding is my jam
     
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  4. The Lucky Moose May 3, 2019
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    We needed this thread.

    The two artists my dad introduced me to first, when I was a little kid, the artists that got me into soul and really music, are Wilson Pickett and Percy Sledge. Both are underrated in their own way: Wilson Picket doesn’t get mentioned enough in general even though in my mind he is one of the greatest, and Percy Sledge is too often being reduced to When A Man Loves A Woman, despite his deep catalogue of amazing songs and his unique voice.



     
  5. PauLo

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    In The Midnight Hour and Mustang Sally are classics. My dad used to have a soul and Motown classics type compilation cassette and we always used to listen to whilst on holiday. Probably helped shape my taste in music more than I realised.
     
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  7. The Lucky Moose

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    When I was a teenage I worked in the since-closed family restaurant in Amsterdam and in the same street there was a record store that only sold classic soul, R&B, funk etc. CDs and records. They had everything. It was amazing. I spent a lot of my tip money there. There was also this other CD store close by that had a good second hand rap and R&B section as well as a good supply of new releases, so that’s where the rest of if went, haha.
     
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  8. The Lucky Moose

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    Man this thread got me going down memory lane.

    Remember when The O’Jays made one of the most beautiful songs of all time, about a dog that had passed away?

     
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    Listening to Wilson Pickett led me to Sam and Dave. So good.
     
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  10. PauLo

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    Listening to some Parliament and I finally understand why g-funk was called what it was haha. Dre rinsed them when it comes to samples.
     
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  11. DeathOrGlory

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    Subbeedddddd. I got into soul in 10th grade after renting 'Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul' from the library and I've been hooked on the classics ever since. Al Green, Marvin Gaye, and Sly & the Family Stone followed.

    I got so into it that I started an R&B/Funk/Soul/Disco show on college radio that I named 'Get Up, Get Down' after a song by The Dramatics. I have a bunch of obscure R&B compilations on vinyl and I've done a lot of research on the history of R&B in Canada.

    This is my favourite version of this song

     
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  12. PauLo

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    Been listening to this and the album it's on today. Nice stuff. Now i'm onto Superfly by Curtis Mayfield, which is such a fucking great album. Been on rotation loads this last month.
     
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  13. Steve_JustAGuy

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    Anytime you can share Bootsy is a good time.
     
  14. PauLo

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    Spinning some Isaac Hayes today. Dude made some fucking long tracks, huh?
     
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  15. PauLo

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    Rediscovering my love of Mayer Hawthorne. After listening to so much older stuff recently, I feel like I can appreciate him a bit more. Some of the stuff produced by Pharrell hasn’t aged great, but still solid.
     
  16. PauLo

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    Not that similar to each other, but been listening to a lot of Roy Ayers Ubiquity, Edwin Starr and Gil Scott-Heron today. Some favourites...





     
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  17. The Lucky Moose

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    I was reading Eamon's Wikipedia page earlier today and it turns out he's another one of those 00s R&B artists who's career was throughly sabotaged by the record industry, despite the fact that he came on the scene with a global mega hit. It's a messed up story that sounds depressingly familiar.

    Anyway, he put out a throwback-soul inspired album in 2017, which was his first one in ten years. Some good songs on that one, it turns out.

     
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  18. PauLo

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    I love it when I’m randomly going through old soul comps and find the sample from one of my favourite songs of all time...

     
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  19. PauLo

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    Man, I used to hate that Fuck it song haha. That song in the video is kinda nice, though. Might give the whole thing a listen.
     
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  20. The Lucky Moose

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    I liked it, the pettiness is still unparalleled lmao
     
  21. PauLo

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    The pettiness is great, his voice just grated haha. His voice has matured a lot though, so I’m digging what he’s doing now.
     
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  22. PauLo

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    Looked at Eamon's wiki and this was in there. Made me laugh...

    On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Eamon announced that he is collaborating on a concept album with English up-and-coming artist Patrick Hewitt aka "Skepta”
     
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  23. The Lucky Moose Jun 17, 2019
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    Yeah, thought that was odd. Must be a mistake. It’s interesting to see though that he collaborated with all these underground rappers, haha.

    Also I just remembered that Fuck It was so huge that a previously unknown singer made a reaction song to it that also became a real hit. So wild. That was also a gloriously petty song, haha.
     
  24. stijn_p

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    such a cool funky summer tune, I really love Ramsey Lewis
     
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  25. Aregala

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    been getting into Bobby Womack and good god if he isn't one of the best to ever do it
     
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