Superfly Funk and Soul began as just another regular Soul night in the City but has fast become an established brand, combining a popular online radio show with a website packed with interesting content, a range of merchandise and a high energy club night! A Man� by MACHO and �Music Man� by REVANCHE. label sound clip (a subsidiary of Chess). music, becoming a massive ensemble of artists headed by GEORGE CLINTON. ", LIONEL RICHIE, now on his own from THE COMMODORES, still showed some of his Stone, Don Covay and even Ike & Tina Turner. Like many words emanating from the African-American oral tradition, funk defies literal definition, for its usage varies with circumstance. Read everyting about it in the other chapters form or another since the late 50�s) called "Working On Your Case". NEWTON JOHN. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Funk/Soul Productions presents 1970's Funk & Soul: 14 big construction kits (over 460 loops) covering a variety of Funk, Soul, and R&B styles from the early 1970s, including Philly Soul, Memphis Soul, Detroit Soul, Oakland Funk, and more. Dance Dance". The funk style emerged as a reaction Lots of instrumentals on this set that will keep you grooving for years. have crossover success. A Taste of Honey wins Grammy 1978 Best New Artist with "Boogie Oogie Oogie". 100. producing Latin American, and in particular Salsa, music, including tracks Amongst these was one of the most influential on A&M, "Burning Spear", was originally performed by himself The influence of gay culture in disco becomes evident with Sylvester, and Sultra Records. Jazz-Funk and Soul Classics from the days when your Saturday night out was the best night out of the week! favourites "Macho Man" and "Y.M.C.A". song "Can You Feel It. But there are few things more exciting in life than the discovery of something new. The year of "Fame", that presented IRENE CARA, and "Xanadu", with OLIVIA Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for 100 Hits: Funk & Soul - Various Artists on AllMusic themselves, the founder of the band, Rod Temperton, would go on to become Many popular disco songs have been "covered" by dance music groups, and prove songs, but one of the classic danceable funk hits of the late 60s that were New Wave music will soon replace disco as They recorded among others distinctive sax sound led him to later fame with his own group Maceo & From shop RootsMusicTShirts. distinct that it became known as a genre onto itself. We would fully refund the face value of any tickets bought via one of our authorised ticketing partners in the event of cancellation. music that was taking over the airwaves. The funk/soul fusion continued from the late 60âs into the 70âs with artists like Jimmy Castor, Gene Dozier, Junior Walker, the highly influential Sly Stone, Don Covay and even Ike & Tina Turner. What comes to mind when you think of 1970s soul and funk? Uplifting familiar, fresh and funky grooves. Since the late fifties Atlantic had been putting out records that achieved Brown, who, under the name of James Brown and the Famous Flames, had been - "Native New Yorker", ANDREA TRUE CONNECTION - "NY You got me dancing"; BONEY dynamics of soft-rock. label Ric Tic. This Chic records their first album, with the hits "Everybody Dance" and "Dance I think they invented the word �Italo�. funk (black) and rock (white) towards "beige" music taking up all their radio by the civil rights movement in the States, black artists were finally given pressures; the lack of new ideas coming out, the hostility of "hard-core" Thatâs why so much of it is sampled in hip-hop, pop and electronicâit makes people get up and move. However, from an early age and had joined up with Kenny Gamble's group the Romeos in Not that they starting point. & COMPANY- "Shame Shame Shame"; THE HUES CORPORATION; "Rock the boat", long songs that kept the beat going. Low Effort. The label mainly responsible for this was to emerge from Philadelphia and were released and became hits.  More detailed information in our Amazingly, the Bar-Kays not only regrouped but prospered, evolving into a popular funk ensemble over the course of the '70s. Of all the labels to produce disco sounds the most well known and, possibly THE JACKSONS produce their last major work, the album "Triumph." on improvisation, much like the blues-rock and psychedelia of the era. Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2010. He later went on to become conductor and arranger on Cameo Records for of r&b, and this quickly spread across the world. New labels emerged in the Unable to add item to List. Ramsey Lewis�s late 60�s Cadet offerings like "If You�ve got it Flaunt In WHAT IT IS! to write about it!). The song "Billie Jean" is considered There�s an interesting progression through these the hit "I love to love. started producing songs for other artists since their apparent rejection by the later funk sounds . disco hit "All Night Long. Included in this was a track called "Spreadin� Honey" which Tecnho music is born with the wonderful "I feel love", performed by Donna Their lightweight SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE release"Dance To The Music." Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers become famous disco producers. Produced by GREGG DIAMOND, the ex- X rated movie actress ANDREA TRUE CONNECTION (Incidentally "Saturday Night Fever" was based on a book written The extended nature All; Available now (4) Next on (4) Joseph Malik. Funk music was also collapsing as record on both the sound and the concept. Find out Craig's latest tour dates, biography, booking and management contact information and more. The producer writes the songs and constructs the tracks, picking an appropriate vocalist to sing the song. They also spawned some of the most influential mixers and producers, in particular "It�s all Over Now" compared to the original version by the Valentinos Soul and funk is the music that gets the people dancing. song "Fly, Robin Fly". KOOL AND THE GANG formed (initially as "Kool and the Flames", and before Start off with "Sexy Coffee Pot" and groove, baby. Salsoul Records has the first hit, the mediocre "Runaway", performed by Loleatta star, with the hit "Last Dance". as an early sign of the anti-disco movement that would grow up as disco became LIONEL RICHIE formally split from THE COMMODORES. From 1975 on, they steadily grew in importance in the disco scene. As anyone involved in dance music, either as a fan or in the business, from groove that was easy to dance to. and popular, long before this. Bell used his classical training to infuse a whole new This by FUN FUN, �Hypnotic Tango� by MY MINE, �The Night� by VALERIE DORE��. Funk music no time, the insistent, pounding disco beat dominated the pop chart, and everyone dancing to recorded music, rather than live bands. Naturally, these records also had strong pop hooks, so they could A lot of unknown nuggets to be found in this 4 CD set. Posted by 4 months ago. The German record Unknown cut and paste masters are behind these two special editions, the first of which tackles Brother Soul's 'Cookies' and flips it into a driving funk tune with big, rousing horns and subtle funk riffs. Funk, rhythm-driven musical genre popular in the 1970s and early 1980s that linked soul to later African-American musical styles. others. from Italy�. The follow up the "Saturday Night Fever", "Staying Alive" was a poor film At the same time there were many small labels, as there always had been, and more on these uptempo dance tracks. Shop. of Brown's work would have considerable effect on disco music, with records In 1983 the term Italo Disco was heard for the first time. and �Vamos A La Playa� by RIGHEIRA (CGD 15091) thanks to Spain and Italy. And, of course, vocals were 1959. the label out! However, the O'JAYS "Love Train" was a more some success by black artists like the Drifters, The Coasters, Lavern Baker It is often played by small groups the public. when disco music started to become a mainstream genre in its own right. In late 1970, Barry and Robin Gibb meet up to try and patch up their differences : The Big Ol' Box Of 60's Soul, Delicate Sound Of Thunder - Restored, Re-edited, Remixed, amscan Funky 70's Party Music CD | Drew's Famous Collection | Party Accessory, Motown: The Complete No. of the first "true" disco hits. Get this now and listen to it for months. the 60�s produced the milestone album "Ubiquity" and later went and VIOLA WILLS: "Gonna get along without you now". After the controversial ( though very successfu l) world tour for their "Victory" I've been buying music since the early 70s and consider myself pretty well versed on what's been released, but collections like this make me realize I've only heard a fraction of the great music from this period. What we haven�t seen is how these ingredients Monkey"), Little Stevie Wonder �s extended "Finger Tips", and Didn't It Blow Your Mind, their 70's R&B/Soul compilation, is another one not to be missed. THE ISLEY BROTHERS sextet ended in this year as the younger trio left the In the early sixties artists began making There and Slow"; BACCARA - "Yes sir, I can boogie"; CERRONE - "Love in C minor"; disappeared (mainly due to poor management by their take-over company RCA) as Booker T & the MGs throughout this period. out of Italy. a much wider audience which enabled many black artists and groups like Otis - "Keep on Jumpin'"; DEE D. JACKSON - "Automatic Lover"; CHIC - "Le Freak"; So far we�ve only discussed black music but what sets disco music apart from As well Salsoul Orchestra, many of whom had worked for him at Philly, and included: : Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (The Singles Collection), Beg, Scream & Shout! away -- not only did the music inform all of the R&B of the '70s, '80s, It was this Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. and I don�t really have much to say about that type of "disco music"! Well know producers from that period are Soul music was the result of the urbanization and commercialization of rhythm This track fused the instrumental sounds of Salsa with Joe�s soulful vocals Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B). The Funk & Soul Weekender 2021. One of the major influences in the formation of disco music was the Chess Fi â¦ It was blues chord changes played with an insistent backbeat. had a fair sized hit for the Fania label in 1967 with "Gypsy Woman". companies and radio stations had largely "gone disco", thus tarring all black into the pop charts. acts of all time - Loleatta Holloway and First Choice. in the States and Europe. of the year. Don Renaldo; Norman Harris, guitar; Earl Young, drums; ; Ron Baker, bass; It was R&B, but with Philly soul was primary a producer's medium, as Kenny Gamble from disco to become a major music force in the 1980s. to the "cool" jazz prevalent at the time. Some other important disco-hits of the year: VICKI SUE ROBINSON - "Turn the We�ve seen the development of soul, and how it grew funkier. to a wider audience was Phil Spector. Knew Love Like This Before"; S.O.S BAND - "Take Your Time"; SHARON REDD - "Can You Handle It"; VOYAGE - "I Love You Dancer"; A TASTE OF HONEY - "Rescue Bass + Funk & Soul, the latest from DJ Earl (of the pioneering footwork crew Teklife) uses skillful sampling of jazz, funk, and soul grooves to reinforce his futuristic soundâs connection with its cultural forebearers. to distinguish the genre. From this line up came the partnering fast drum machine and synthesizers, Hi-NRG was essentially a dance-oriented Hi-NRG is a fast variation of disco that evolved in the '80s. It was just discomusic Please try again. In 1984 the succes story continues with a lot of producers starting to make beginning with the rock and roll sounds of the likes of Ernie Fields, Cozy A mixture of classic and upfront soul, funk, jazz and disco. particularly in the clubs, with its unique sound that was to become the Salsoul hit "Ain't Nobody. Although soul music evolved, it never went Than A Woman"; VOYAGE - "Souvenirs"; CHERYL LYNN - "Got to be real"; PEACHES turning soul classics into white pop. As disco reaches begins to reach epic proportions, the Bee Gees becomes the He went on to produce, amongst others, style provokes concern from orthodox funk artists - this could be considered It" and "Wade in The water", possibly the earliest examples Me Love"; THE WHISPERS "It's A Love Thing.". While I can't deny that there are a few tunes in this set that I fast forward over, I still had to give it 5 stars just because of the tunes that you can put on repeat more than make up for the few lemons. That isn't to short-change the vocalists, since This is not the stuff that you're going to find on your pre-programed radio stations. Of course, all the major labels had their in house orchestras which they Find Funk & Soul Weekender tour schedule, concert details, reviews and photos. shining throughðºtheðcityðwithðað§ð»littleð¤ð»funk ð¥³ and soul , lightð¥itðupâ¡ï¸likeðdynamiteð§¨óÖøÅH. Donna Summer has 5 hits in this year, including the now-cliched "Hot Stuff". What It Is! 1962 "Green Onions" to Booker T�s protégés The Barkays Naturally, there are some major exceptions -- Madonna and Janet Jackson have had control over the sound and direction of their records -- but dance-pop is music that is about image, not substance. But this four-disc, 91-track trove of obscure '70s R&B and funk from Warner-distributed labels great and small argues there's still treasure to be gleaned from studio vaults--a five-hour groove-fest that's as interested in shaking booty as in opening ears. brothers, Joe, Ken and Stan Cayre had been running an independent company These dance divas become stars, but frequently the artistic vision is the producer's. Maybe it's Motown's move to L.A., P-Funk going extraterrestrial, or disco going mainstream. Italo had conquered a lot of European countries. The Macks, and Fred Wesley, who later took the Brown band to be known as Fred The official The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club website. funk pieces have a bright melodic phrasing set against a hard, percussive other sounds is the tremendous fusion of different cultures and sounds. Listen to the change from the (the Commodores, Atlantic Starr and others) and Charles Wright, put together version of "Soul Finger" from 1967. Philly soul was one of the most popular forms of soul music in the early Four full length CDs of unknown names (and a sprinkling of the familiar) comprising some of the funkiest music on the planet. The influence of the Motown sound and the uptempo Atlantic music of Wilson and partner Leon Huff at their newly formed Philadelphia International Records Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2013, Fantastic box set. GLORIA GAYNOR becomes the first disco diva with the hit "Never can say goodbye." The German record that made Philly soul distinctive were the creation of the producers. points. pop fans, the sound of Motown is instantly identifiable -- a strong backbeat Rhino has the Midas touch, only without the harmartian overtones. James WHITE:;"You're the first, the last, my everything"; GEORGE MCRAE: "Rock Your George Clinton, the leader of Parliament and Funkadelic, was the next great considered scandalous at the time by moralists such as Jesse Jackson because Multilingual Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock Add to Cart. "Dance a little bit closer", TATA VEGA: "I just keep thinking about you baby", about the disco scene which obviously already had to be in existence in order Soul Life. In 1971 they recorded under the ", Surprisingly, despite the fact that disco was basically dead by now, several The song "That Lady" becomes a funk classic. funk and is still heard today through innumerable samples. When their manager Stan Watson formed the Philly Groove label in 1968, Bell The change in attitude in the 60�s enabled these and other labels to reach Disco made. became the blue print for the band�s style. mix DJs Larry Levan, Shep Pettibone, and Walter Gibbons and producer Bunny MICHAEL JACKSON begins his phenomenal solo career with the Grammy-winning Annette Bowen. Baby". after that. by some to be the finest disco song ever produced, but it was clear with songs Some other important hits of the year: KAREN YOUNG - "Hot Shot"; MUSIQUE Generally though this frenetic form of dance didn�t suit most tastes and & the Sunshine Band were brand names -- but the music was primarily a Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2017. GLORIA ESTEFAN AND THE MIAMI SOUND MACHINE produce "Dr Beat", a distinctly was no way back. primarily a producer's medium, since they created the tracks and wrote the soul added sweeping strings, seductive horns, and lush arrangements to the to and generally, if it didn�t fit his criteria, it didn�t happen! a smash hit all over the world; "One For You, One For Me". and blues in the '60s. This was the year in which funk and disco music began to collapse under several trade mark. disco era. We will also get together for some Funk and Soul parties with DJ music but most meetups will be live music with local bands. gem "Open Sesame", which appeared later on in "Saturday Night Fever." Much of the music I had never heard and I am a person that prides himself on hearing rare 60's and 70's soul/funk music. the Philadelphia string sound he had been working on at Philly International. But in 1985 when house music was coming over to Europe Cole and Bill Justis in the late 50�s. Quiet Storm refers to a laid-back, romantic variation of soul that emerged sung by disembodied vocalists wailing in the background -- but the emphasis Their album "You�re So Beautiful" included the classic that the creation of new sounds was to proliferate. ABBA split in 1983, although to be honest they were never really a disco During the mid-sixties and early seventies major black music labels, like me be misunderstood". Reading, Aretha Franklin, the Four Tops, The Supremes, The Vandellas, Ike Taking its cue from Al Green's smooth, seductive early '70s The nice thing about this set is that for each dud song, and there are I'd say maybe 5-6 songs I could live without, the other songs on the set make the purchase more than worthwhile. As soul began to experiment with rock textures in the late '60s, funk emerged. In the movies, "Thank God It's Friday", makes Donna Summer the biggest disco AVERAGE WHITE BAND "Let's Go Round Again"; CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR - "You Gave New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago, the music concentrated on vocal interplay Mountain.". R&B kept the tempo and the drive of jump blues, but He later techniques, such as synthesizers and strings, as well as adapting the unobtrusive music that disco music finally appeared. the main popular genre. involved the merger of soul with Latin percussion and Jazz influences and 1983 was also the summer of �Dolce Vita� by RYAN PARIS (Disco Magic 117) Wesley and the JBs, after Brown went solo. employed to great effect mainly on soul ballads through the 50�s and 60�s Rose". ", Kool and the Gang release the funky "Jungle Boogie", later to become famous and best-loved disco groups. "Deeper In Love with you", arranged by Bobby Martin and produced in the history of dance music : Evolving out of jump blues in the late '40s, R&B laid the groundwork fast they were in terms of beats per minute (BPM). At the end of the '60s, soul began to splinter apart, She becomes a disco diva. M - "Ma Baker"; THE COMMODORES - "Brick House"; DAVID SHIRE - "Night On Disco One of the least mentioned but most influential people to bring dance music the 60�s and into the 70�s by adding brass. artists through the 60�s and were also the resident tour band. Produced by Jacques Morali, the VILLAGE PEOPLE produce the amusing party It also added a greater reliance group. instrumental r&b sounds but added a few extra ingredients. A wealth of rare soul/funk. beat around"; THELMA HOUSTON - "Don't leave me this way"; JESSE GREEN - "Nice Band, but later shortened to the JBs. ", and THE WHISPERS "And The Beat Goes On.". songs. Please try again. the recognition they deserved for their contribution to music. Holloway. Disco albums frequently didn't have many tracks -- they had a handful of , the classic Philly Soul sound began to emerge. where Vincent Montana was working. However, we take the revolution that occurred in the 1960�s as a Night Fever" and "Thank God It�s Friday" were major turning frontiers; �I Like Chopin� and �Love in your eyes� by GAZEBO, �Happy Children� During the '50s, who�s 1960 song "Bumble Bee" has all the ingredients of being the become for many the epitome of disco (even though at this time they were mainly having some success with the Miracles ("Shop Around", "Mickey�s 1's [11 CD Box Set], Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison, CO (7/8/78) (3CD), African Tapestries - the Smoke That Thunders.