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Funk Soul Society

From Motor City soul to Minneapolis funk ... come cotch and discuss the sounds and grooves of black America.

Members: 14
Latest Activity: May 14, 2013

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Black American musical heritage, and it's appreciation everywhere but black America.

Started by david hartley. Last reply by david hartley Jul 22, 2010. 17 Replies

So to begin with.Obvious musicology facts. The Stones and the Beatles were really influenced by the switch from blues to rhythm and blues. Not the only ones but the most high profile ones. Aexis…Continue

The Mother of All Funk Chords

Started by Arkan Enci. Last reply by Ralph Dumain Oct 21, 2009. 4 Replies

YouTube video of the year for me, this is what that place should be about. And check out Bernard Purdie in there - what a legend.…Continue

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Comment by david hartley on May 14, 2013 at 8:51am

Ooops, here it is.

Comment by david hartley on May 14, 2013 at 8:50am

Not been on the site for a long time. Back with a bang.

http://youtu.be/jsGwY82Ckgc

Comment by david hartley on July 13, 2010 at 7:04am
I just feel like posting this.
Comment by david hartley on July 10, 2010 at 12:29pm
I wish I aint a clue how to do it cos it also inerupts the flow of somr things I'd like to play for you. So puzzled???????????
Comment by david hartley on July 8, 2010 at 6:15pm
Very talented lady writing, producing contributing
Comment by david hartley on July 8, 2010 at 6:09pm
Comment by david hartley on July 8, 2010 at 5:49pm
One thing I noticed in retrospect is the delight we took in womens heart and soul. Unlike your avrage rock session, and there's much rock I like, the womens view took a larger part as far as i'm concerned in Black American music than has ever been seen before even if , in a sense they were held in the same iniquities all other women were suffering under at the time. So somehow some cultural phenomana took place and the black sisters were allowed to write but more importantly I feel is produce. The best example I think is the Pied Piper production set up. Arouind that sort of atmosphere women like Joshie Jo Armstead and Lorraine Chandler were into writing, singing and producing records and like to play a lot of examples if I may because it's black american woman that are my strongest emotional tie to black american music. I'd like to start with an accapella sound of a beautiful voice before I post some of the more frantic /fast or urgent ones. A rambling excuse to play some lady tunes.

Comment by david hartley on June 30, 2010 at 4:31pm
A thought's just struck me in that perhaps it was all a bit more exotic and rareified for us this side of the pond.
Comment by Ralph Dumain on June 30, 2010 at 4:07pm
Some great material. Might be easier to discuss it in discussions forums rather than on wall.
Comment by david hartley on June 30, 2010 at 3:45pm
 

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