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The R & B, Soul and Funk Trunk (Pop Gallery eBooks, #8)

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The R & B, Soul and Funk Trunk (Pop Gallery eBooks, #8)

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65 pagine
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Jul 15, 2015
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9781516354894
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“The R & B, Soul and Funk Trunk” (Includes Video Notebook Links at the End of the Manuscript)
This eBook traces as far back as Fats Domino and that version of R & B all the way until Disco started to infiltrate the international psyche. James Brown, Aretha, Michael Jackson, they are all there in the eBook.

It is “We The Music-Buying People” who care because of the memories and quality this music reminds us of. We are the ones who must keep the flame burning and continue to listen to Marvin Gaye, Sly & the Family Stone, War and Kool & the Gang’s contributions to OUR lives. Art is about the AUDIENCE, not the artists. It is about who WE love and appreciate.

The consumer always decides what will really sell, not the supplier. They are lucky when they get it right. The consumer NEVER gets it wrong. If it is great and the timing is right, it becomes a long-lasting hit song that lives in our memory. That is what these eBooks are about.

Hopefully you will read or hear about someone or some act that interests you enough to check it out and keep the flame burning for these treasure genres of popular music.

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Pubblicato:
Jul 15, 2015
ISBN:
9781516354894
Formato:
Libro

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The R & B, Soul and Funk Trunk (Pop Gallery eBooks, #8) - Marc Platt

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INTRO

CHAPTER ONE: MOTOWN AND ITS RHYTHM & BLUES

CHAPTER TWO: CLASSIC RHYTHM & BLUES

CHAPTER THREE: IT’S SOUL BABY

CHAPTER FOUR: SOME SOUL ONE-OFFS (PRE DISCO)

CHAPTER FIVE: BLUE-EYED SOUL

CHAPTER SIX: SOME FUNK FOR YOUR TRUNK

© 2015 Marc Alan Platt

Intro

There is a definite sense of Pop History that flows through these genres.

If you start the Rhythm & Blues story in New Orleans in the 1950s, you get ONE storyline. If you go back to the 1920s and 1930s like I did in ‘The American Rock Revolution’ book, you get a different story. In that story, you get more of a sense of how cabinet manufacturers gathered African Americans to produce discs for record players that would go in the cabinets that they produced.

You would realize how disposable the Record Barons thought the music was. No one thought that music would survive and they didn’t care.

It is We The Music-Buying People who care because of the memories and quality this music reminds us of. We are the ones who must keep the flame burning and continue to listen to Marvin Gaye, Sly & the Family Stone, War and Kool & the Gang’s contributions to OUR lives. Art is about the AUDIENCE, not the artists. It is about who WE love and appreciate.

The consumer always decides what will really sell, not the supplier. They are lucky when they get it right.

The consumer NEVER gets it wrong. If it is great and the timing is right, it becomes a long-lasting hit song that lives in our memory. That is what these eBooks are about.

Hopefully you will read or hear about someone or some act that interests you enough to check it out and keep the flame burning for these treasure genres of popular music.

Marc Platt

Winter, 2015

CHAPTER ONE: MOTOWN AND ITS R & B

Motown Records was founded in 1959 in Detroit by Berry Gordy. The label was originally called Tamla Records. It was incorporated the next year as Motown Record Corporation.

Berry Gordy started his career a few years before that as a songwriter. He wrote Jackie Wilson’s huge hit "Lonely Teardrops," but was very dissatisfied with the amount of money he made having written more than one hit for Wilson. This was the impetus for Gordy deciding to go out on his own.

Barrett Strong recorded the first Motown/Tamla (or Hitsville) big hit with his "Money (That’s What I Want)" in 1960. The song was written by Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford and really put the small Tamla label on the map. The Beatles recorded the song for their second British release ‘With the Beatles’ and THAT recording really helped boost Motown’s standing, along with other songs the band covered from Motown in those early years.

Early on he signed Smokey Robinson and his group to the label and realized he had found gold in Robinson as a talent scout, writer and executive himself. Smokey Robinson became a vice president at a very young age and continued to help guide other artists on the label for many years. The Miracles hit the mark with many hits like "Going To a Go Go, Mickey’s Monkey, Ooh Baby Baby, Shop Around and Tracks of My Tears. The Beatles covered Robinson’s song You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me."

The Beatles often cited Smokey Robinson and many Motown acts as a huge influence on their music. John Lennon wrote two Beatles songs that were inspired by Robinson’s "I’ve Been Good To You (Beatles tracks This Boy & Sexy Sadie").

Motown had a stable of musicians living in the Detroit area call ‘The Funk Brothers.’ They worked with EVERYONE in the stable: From The Miracles, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder to the girl groups like The Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas.

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