A thousand words an image, a thousand images a note…
How it sounds
As a musical theme from an American police B-movie of the ‘70s starring African-American actors, which, however, is not a Disco.
Generally like Soul / Funk with excessive use of wah-wah and usually with female vocals.
Why listen to it
Because we like B-movies and generally good.
But also because many remarkable musicians have dealt with the genre.
Also, the quality of the music far exceeds the quality of the script and the whole film in general.
Excessive psychosis with the ’70s, not all compositions are good and generally, most bands have repetitive patterns.
Where we meet it
In America and especially in movies with a lot of crime, bad cops and bell-bottoms.
When did it start
The early ‘70s.
Who are the pioneers
The Temptations were the first to create what is described as a Cinematic Soul, with long songs and larger intro orchestral introductions.
Typical examples of the genre are the songs “Papa Was a Rollin ‘Stone” and “Masterpiece”.
And Isaac Hayes’ song “Theme from Shaft” is another example of the genre that influenced David Bowie’s “Stay”.
You have to listen
Barry Adamson, Jessica Lá Rel, Karate Boogaloo, Dougie Stu, Leroi Conroy, El Michels Affair, Menahan Street Band, Cookin ‘On 3 Burners, The Cactus Channel.
Days of glory
The 70s and generally with the success of the movie Shaft and the like.
Her identification with the music of the specific films, along with all their stereotypes.
What is it confused with
With Disco, Philadelphia soul, Psychedelic Funk, Funk.
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
A kind of psychedelic music from police movies of the ’70s!
Again you did not understand ??? What you hear on the Shaft!!!