(sometimes also called Black Rock)
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How it sounds
Like the decade of the 70s but with notes.
Like old rockets jamming with Soul musicians, but taking the same banned substances.
Basically, like Disco, not to be Disco, or Rock not to be Rock, and/or Soul not to be Soul !!
Why listen to it
Because it is melodic with very high-quality compositions and generally covers a wide range of sounds.
It has no nerve, you can not identify it and generally, it often becomes sweet and sour.
Of course, it is not so romantic as to fit as a musical background for a love night!
Where we meet it
When did it start
The late ‘60s.
Who are the pioneers
Sly and the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, and Isaac Hayes are considered pioneers of the genre.
Prominent are the Temptations and their producer Norman Whitfield, who established the genre with the albums: “Cloud Nine” (1968), “Runaway Child, Running Wild” (1969), and “Psychedelic Shack” (1969).
The Supremes and Stevie Wonder are also notable, as they developed a psychedelic sound in their songs.
Also, the Chambers Brothers, the 5th Dimension, Edwin Starr, Rare Earth, and Arthur Brown, are considered pioneers.
You have to listen
Black Pumas, Swamp Dogg, Rotary Connection, Shuggie Otis, Gonjasufi, The Undisputed Truth, Earth, Wind & Fire.
Days of glory
70’s, mainly due to the promotion by record labels, but also by the very remarkable musicians who dealt with the genre.
As it turned out, Rock and Soul’s marriage was commercial in nature and not the result of a natural musical quest.
This fact was the cause of the relatively short life, at least as popularity, of the life of the genre, although in general it was created by remarkable musicians.
What is it confused with
Mainly with Psychedelic Funk, but also with Cinematic Soul, Neo-psychedelia.
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
It’s something like Disco, which looks a lot like Rock, and it’s not like that famous KISS song they play at a disco party during the carnival.