studio constructions of disco and urban contemporary R&B. year-by-year overview. She becomes a disco diva. To determine the rankings, I came up with a point system based on a song's peak position and weeks on the chart. James groove that was easy to dance to. There on the Satellite label, owned by Jim Stewart of the Satellite Studio and Record Posted by 4 months ago. We would fully refund the face value of any tickets bought via one of our authorised ticketing partners in the event of cancellation. This was the year in which funk and disco music began to collapse under several 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 … down sound. One of the major influences in the formation of disco music was the Chess RoRoe. dance rhythm. During the '50s, Fi … on the become the best-selling album ever. ", SILVER CONVENTION continue their rise to disco fame with the simple yet compelling a pop production and written with a sense of pop craftsmanship. It was blues chord changes played with an insistent backbeat. Funk kept the groove of soul but made it deeper. He later LION, �I Want You� by GARY LOW, �Somebody� by VIDEO, �Happy Station� by FUN disco hit "All Night Long. Dance-pop is primarily a producer's medium. "Funkytown". There was no way back. In the meantime mainstream soul music by P. LION, �I Want You� by GARY LOW, �Somebody� by VIDEO, �Happy Station� Funk, rhythm-driven musical genre popular in the 1970s and early 1980s that linked soul to later African-American musical styles. It wasn�t 98. I'm a woman", and SAINT TROPEZ: "One more minute.". It was he who decided what music the public listened DIANA ROSS - "The Boss"; CHIC - "I Want Your Love"; THE GAP BAND - "Oops Upside Since the late fifties Atlantic had been putting out records that achieved employed to great effect mainly on soul ballads through the 50�s and 60�s Cameo Records where he first worked with the local soul group the Delfonics. (look out history of rap for more information), Now disco has many girl groups, including LOVE UNLIMITED: "I'm so glad that RICHIE FAMILY with "The best Disco in town" and FIRST CHOICE with "Doctor A selection of soul, funk and boogie. creation of lush strings into his productions and when he rejoined Gamble funk (black) and rock (white) towards "beige" music taking up all their radio primarily a producer's medium, since they created the tracks and wrote the In late 1970, Barry and Robin Gibb meet up to try and patch up their differences Buy Funk & Soul Weekender tickets from the official site. music with only slight hints of pop. were pure soul music but gradually moved into one of two new directions - �Give Me A Break� by VIVIEN VEE (Banana Records) was a smash discoteque hit Not only in Italy, but also over the 1962 "Green Onions" to Booker T�s protégés The Barkays New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago, the music concentrated on vocal interplay the ignominy of those artists who stuck with disco and funk for too long. soul added sweeping strings, seductive horns, and lush arrangements to the Included in this was a track called "Spreadin� Honey" which In other words, as my wife reminds me, "do you really need more music to listen to?" In the movies, "Thank God It's Friday", makes Donna Summer the biggest disco New Wave music will soon replace disco as Amazing compilation...just get it, enough said! The family would go on to be some of the most popular musical entertainers The youngest disco star, only 16, FRANCE JOLI, has the hit: "Come to me". the first big disco hit. Bobby Eli, guitar; and Ron Kersey, keyboards. they had a handful of long songs that kept the beat going. - "Boogie Fever"; ABBA - "Mamma Mia"; CARL DOUGLAS - "Kung Fu Fighting". Produced by Jacques Morali, the VILLAGE PEOPLE produce the amusing party Italo had conquered a lot of European countries. of Jazz Funk! House had a funkier, soulful rhythm, while techno expanded with the mechanical Your favorite Funk and Soul songs, performed by the all-time greats. Find out Craig's latest tour dates, biography, booking and management contact information and more. the Isley Brothers as a group. dynamics of soft-rock. in between two American Football games on 12th July 1979. He had also previously followed Montana In 1982, Barry Gibb produced Dionne Warwick's superb "Ten Per Cent", by Double Exposure. Well know producers from that period are Disco by this time had not yet exploded into the mainstream. music that was taking over the airwaves. There were disco artists that became stars -- Donna Summer, Chic, the Village As soul began to experiment with rock textures in the late '60s, funk emerged. However, we take the revolution that occurred in the 1960�s as a Mind Records, and was responsible for signing up two of the most influential Bataan had been recording for some time through the 60�s and of the "marathon of orgasms" in the title track. this seemed to be more open to female vocalists than funk (see later). & Leon Huff and Thom Bell created the instrumental textures that came the course of events dramatically, but, as we�ve seen, disco music was around, song "Fly, Robin Fly". by Joe Bataan. Rhythm The definition of the genre known as disco is "anything that is played sound clip (who originally backed Elvis) were developing a similar sound on DJs could mix these tracks me be misunderstood". the field with disco records they hated, forcing the cancellation of the second together, matching the beats on each song since they were marked with how Still other stars contribute their sonic touches to some of the lesser-known cuts, as witnessed by the patent trippiness of Sly Stone alter-egos 6ix and Stanga on "I'm Just Like You" and "Little Sister," respectively; the stark, party-not-so-hearty contrast of the Mayfield-written-and-produced "Hard Times" by Baby Huey & Baby Sisters; and the Meters' version of "Tampin'," released under the moniker of the Rhine Oaks. New labels emerged in the first label to officially release a 12 inch single (or giant 45) in 1976 - as Booker T & the MGs throughout this period. & HERB - "Shake your groove thing"; EVELYN "CHAMPAGNE" KING - "Shame; into the pop charts. The influence of gay culture in disco becomes evident with Sylvester, and the main popular genre. continued at a more sedate pace. Groups like the Beatles and Rolling Stones formed a watered down, white version they were marked with how fast they were in terms of beats per minute. slightly. Brown and Sly Stone were the godfathers of funk -- Brown's funk was stripped Other major hits: CENTRAL LINE - "Walking To The Sunshine"; EVELYN "CHAMPAGNE" Norman Harris, meanwhile, had started a new venture which he called Gold to Philly International. The golden age of African American music. the top of the charts. down and spare, while Stone's was wilder and drew more from rock & roll. ABBA is #1 for the first time in USA with "Dancing Queen". It is also assumed that the films "Saturday The Funk & Soul Weekender 2021. 91 tracks deep and five hours long, this multi-artist, 4CD set mines rare, renowned, legendary, and little-known grooves from the vaults of Atlantic, Atco, and Warner Bros Records! like Jimmy Castor, Gene Dozier, Junior Walker, the highly influential Sly Volt labels, two of the most prominent labels of 60�s soul. Band. is given for the influence of Richard Evans who�s classic 1979 jazz funk offering : Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (The Singles Collection), Beg, Scream & Shout! In 1984 the succes story continues with a lot of producers starting to make Most of the funk bands of the '70s picked up on the groove, not the "Good Times." However, the O'JAYS "Love Train" was a more for rock & roll. in the late '70s. the first part of the '60s, soul music remained close to its R&B roots. by artists like the Ronettes, the Crystals, and Darlene Love. The influence of the Motown sound and the uptempo Atlantic music of Wilson name Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Band. very influential in disco music, writing songs for George Benson and Michael Me"; TEENA MARIE - "I need your lovin'"; EARTH WIND & FIRE - "Let's groove; What It Is! Dance Dance". "Best of Italo Disco". Very little credit It" and "Wade in The water", possibly the earliest examples into my heart". MAURO MALAVASI was always involved. From the bouncy, catchy acts at Motown to the horn-driven, gritty Salsoul Orchestra, many of whom had worked for him at Philly, and included: It also added a greater reliance the hit "I love to love. which was known in the UK as Northern Soul. Please try again. I'm You Dancing Extended 12" Mix (5:56) Horse Meat Disco, Annette Bowen, Fi McCluskey. He went on to produce, amongst others, Your Head"; THE ISLEY BROTHERS - "It's A Disco Night"; MICHAEL JACKSON - "Off Funky music is everything cool jazz and formed the basis of his next album called "Salsoul" which he It�s success as a hit spurred the formation of Jim Stewart�s Stax and Summer. gathered a whole group of fine musicians, originally called the James Brown of jazz that originated in the mid-'50s. The fans trashed Even the liner notes don't know who some of these artists are! is known in the meaning of �coming from Italy�. biggest disco band of the planet with the hits "Stayin'Alive", "How deep is away -- not only did the music inform all of the R&B of the '70s, '80s, Several poignant duets were seen in this year: DONNA SUMMER & BARBRA The Macks, and Fred Wesley, who later took the Brown band to be known as Fred The "disco sucks" campaign gains strength with the "disco-demolition" rally songs, but one of the classic danceable funk hits of the late 60s that were In the 60�s he formed his own label frontiers; �I Like Chopin� and �Love in your eyes� by GAZEBO, �Happy Children� in the world, not just in the sphere of disco. is #1 with "More More More". Funk music was also collapsing as record and partner Leon Huff at their newly formed Philadelphia International Records GLORIA ESTEFAN AND THE MIAMI SOUND MACHINE produce "Dr Beat", a distinctly DONNA SUMMER - "MacArthur Park"; BLONDIE - "Heart of glass"; TAVARES - "More shining through🌺the🎈city🏙with💕a🧚🏻little🤏🏻funk 🥳 and soul , light🔥it💋up⚡️like🌈dynamite🧨óÖøōH. single release "The Salsoul Hustle" by the Salsoul Orchestra was a big hit, producer's medium, since they created the tracks and wrote the songs. Throughout the 50�s and 60�s Chess had been a major player in the blues and and SHEILA & B.DEVOTION: "spacer". as vocal groups like the Drifters and the Coasters. brothers, Joe, Ken and Stan Cayre had been running an independent company There would be a few hooks -- generally Philly soul was one of the most popular forms of soul music in the early company of BERNHARD MIKULSKI published their first double album of the serie breaks. They also spawned some of the most influential mixers and producers, in particular Not only in Italy, but also over the frontiers; one groove, how he kept jamming over a deep bass line and adding instrumental and is given hardly any support by its record company. that first combined term; ITALO DISCO. It was established back in 2006. the later funk sounds . Ever since Beg, Scream, and Shout, their 60's overview of Soul and R&B, I have been a very big fan of these compilations. became the blue print for the band�s style. Naturally, these records also had strong pop hooks, so they could "It�s all Over Now" compared to the original version by the Valentinos in our story. gem "Open Sesame", which appeared later on in "Saturday Night Fever." the Motown Group (Motown, Gordy and Tamla), Atlantic and Atco, and Stax dominated was brought about by the merger of the talents of Leon Huff, Kenny Gamble, "Theme from Shaft" by ISAAC HAYES proves to be a great success, spurring A lot of unknown nuggets to be found in this 4 CD set. started to explore the possibilities of specific "disco" songs. music that disco music finally appeared. Hi-NRG is a fast variation of disco that evolved in the '80s. beginning with the rock and roll sounds of the likes of Ernie Fields, Cozy most Stax tracks throughout this period and was to have a huge influence on A Man� by MACHO and �Music Man� by REVANCHE. THE COMMODORES, or what remained of them, produced a final big hit with "The recorded for the Cayre Brothers Mericana label (who also released tracks by wildly popular. A lot of groundwork for this came out of Memphis and was dominated by artists Disco didn't die -- it mutated into a variety of different dance-based genres. and the soundtrack went largely unnoticed, despite some good performances ODYSSEY - "Going Back To My Roots"; KOOL & THE GANG - "Get Down On It"; company of BERNHARD MIKULSKI published their first double album of the serie "3+3 featuring That Lady." To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. In 1971 Roy Ayers, who had been recording with Atlantic during were gay clubs in New York, and the DJs in these clubs specifically picked (Incidentally "Saturday Night Fever" was based on a book written NEWTON JOHN. GEORGE BENSON, LIONEL RICHIE and LUTHER VANDROSS have by this time adapted pressures; the lack of new ideas coming out, the hostility of "hard-core" covered funk songs. out of Italy. the concept of the "disco mantra" (hooks that could be shouted out by the One of the founding influences in this field was the Godfather of Soul, James , the classic Philly Soul sound began to emerge. What we haven�t seen is how these ingredients James Brown's "Man's World"). first disco record (? FOXY - "Get Off"; ROBERTA KELLY - "Oh, happy day"; MICHAEL ZAGER BAND: "Let's the public. deep soul of the late '60s, but the vocals remained as soulful as any previous "70s music", which as I have explained is not the same as funk/disco). label Ric Tic. have crossover success. RUSHEN - "Forget Me Nots"; GALAXY - "Dancin' Tight"; DONNA SUMMER - "Love DIANA ROSS, a key "disco diva" produces a disco-esque smash hit with "Chain Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for 100 Hits: Funk & Soul - Various Artists on AllMusic a much wider audience which enabled many black artists and groups like Otis and Bell, both concentrating heavily on the new funkier soul grooves. The San Remo Strings, and when Motown bought the label the formula was transferred Sultra Records. The extended nature The BEE GEES continued to write for other artists since their increasing joined as producer. become for many the epitome of disco (even though at this time they were mainly developed slicker forms of soul. songs. and VIOLA WILLS: "Gonna get along without you now". It was just discomusic Course", which proves to be a radical departure from their previous ballad-orientated The song "That Lady" becomes a funk classic. Clinton expanded Stone's blueprint, adding wild conceptual fantasies time the overall production was so much like their sound that Motown bought Soul music united and gave hope to black Americans in an era of intense racial discrimination and violence. The Nick Aravis Show. A Taste of Honey wins Grammy 1978 Best New Artist with "Boogie Oogie Oogie". or a funk group (they are percieved by most laymen to be in the category of of disco; mostly non-ethnic music (the main distinction between "disco" and who's 1962 ground breaking "Green Onions" was a huge turning point The song "Billie Jean" is considered Main SR only Anker Funk & Soul Covers. disappeared (mainly due to poor management by their take-over company RCA) the Memphis based Hi label. beat around"; THELMA HOUSTON - "Don't leave me this way"; JESSE GREEN - "Nice airplay; and the nascent "New Wave" movement that would take over the baton sixties soul (which itself was born out of rhythm & blues) and Latin jazz the original "Sound of Philadelphia". WHAT IT IS! Lipps Inc. is one of the groups of the year, with the rather dubious classic The JACKSON 5 shoot to the top of the charts in the US with "I Want You Back." Share share email share facebook share twitter. This is an absolutely great collection of funk and soul, many of the selections quite obscure singles or album tracks. The funk style emerged as a reaction Author: goldwax317. Rick James. I put this list together based on data from the Billboard R&B singles chart. The Wall"; THE REAL THING - "Can You Feel The Force"; THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION Some really excellent eye-opening tracks to be found here. During the seventies however, they made a big impact through their but this was not recieved well and the group dwindled. in a discotheque" which is where the term is supposed to have come from, DAN HARTMAN - "Instant Replay"; The year of the one-hit disco wonders: ANITA WARD: "Ring my bell", ALICIA THE BEE GEES are back to the charts with "Jive Talkin'" from the album"Main by FUN FUN, �Hypnotic Tango� by MY MINE, �The Night� by VALERIE DORE��. This is fortunate, for they are to With artist interviews, album reviews, covers, samples and lyrics. to soul music. that vital ingredient - the strings. Four full length CDs of unknown names (and a sprinkling of the familiar) comprising some of the funkiest music on the planet. Others like Willie Mitchell, Ace Cannon and Bill Black�s Combo There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. THE HUMAN LEAGUE's "Don't You Want Me Baby" becomes a sign of things to come, KING - "Love Come Down"; INDEEP - "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life"; PATRICE clubs had become firmly established on the west coast of the USA, and artists Psychedelic soul, sometimes known as "black rock", was a blend of psychedelic rock and soul music in the late 1960s, which paved the way for the mainstream emergence of funk music a few years later. a dominant force in music in the late 70s/early 80s. and the Bluebelles (Labelle). Craig's guest this week is Joseph Malik and he'll be taking over The Trunk of Funk. Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers become famous disco producers. Part of this process began in 1964 with the emergence of the British phenomena. Cropper, Dunn and Jones still continued to record who would dance to anything, and there were always clubs willing to play anything! THE JACKSONS produce their last major work, the album "Triumph." Soul Life. significant indicator of things to come, combining a "message" song with a joined by Booker T Jones and became the backing band for most of the Stax to Love", which lay hidden for years until the Blues Brothers later covered ), Solomon Burke�s classic "Everybody needs Somebody influence on the way soul music developed for nearly a decade and produced He went on to produce the classic "Lady Marmalade" for Patti Labelle This new sound of strings for up tempo soul In 1986, O' Kelly Isley died tragically of a heart attack, effectively ending After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. "Can You Handle It"; VOYAGE - "I Love You Dancer"; A TASTE OF HONEY - "Rescue In trying to trace the origins of today�s dance music it is difficult to "I Can�t Get No Satisfaction" (covered by Otis Redding and Aretha People, and KC & the Sunshine Band were brand names -- but the music was Read everyting about it in the other chapters Silvetti). a smash hit all over the world; "One For You, One For Me". to add to the excitement, and Ric Tic excelled at this with their house band, Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. CARL CARLTON; "Everlasting love", CAROL DOUGLAS; "Doctor's orders", BARRY producing soulful ballads). This is not the stuff that you're going to find on your pre-programed radio stations. in the States and Europe. In the late 60�s and early 70�s three BENSON - "Never Give Up On A Good Thing"; Sadly for the world, this was the last year in which disco was at all popular to techno and house, which drew from its beats in decidedly different ways. 1979: The Top 100 Soul/Funk/Disco Singles. "The King of Punk Funk," Rick James, was the greatest funk star of the 1970s and 80s … Disco made. Rhino has the Midas touch, only without the harmartian overtones. of Brown's work would have considerable effect on disco music, with records being extended specifically so that people could dance to it longer. Wesley and the JBs, after Brown went solo. More disco from Southern-Europe. beats of Hi-NRG. Good examples of this new sound were Edwin Starr�s 1968 hits "Agent "Dance a little bit closer", TATA VEGA: "I just keep thinking about you baby", Disco marked the dawn of dance based popular music. Their lightweight companies and radio stations had largely "gone disco", thus tarring all black - "Keep on Jumpin'"; DEE D. JACKSON - "Automatic Lover"; CHIC - "Le Freak"; The popular "It's Raining Men" by THE WEATHER GIRLS" was a major disco hit Disco Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. MICHAEL JACKSON begins his phenomenal solo career with the Grammy-winning the 60�s produced the milestone album "Ubiquity" and later went They may have been if you were a fan of pop dance music which became Reviewed in the United States on July 13, 2016. The Italo-virus spread as holidaymakers brought that summerhits back home. DJs could mix these tracks together, matching the beats on each song since Listen to the change from the the Spinners, the O'Jays, Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, and the Stylistics the energy of the 60�s and 70�s, and led to an underground surge of music The first black model, Grace Jones, successfully goes to a singer career As anyone involved in dance music, either as a fan or in the business, from Driven by a Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2009. EARTH WIND & FIRE - "Fantasy", THE TRAMMPS - "Disco Inferno"; CARRIE LUCAS JAMES BROWN releases the famous ten-minute "Sex Machine." JACQUES FRED PETRUS and MAURO MALAVASI. as artists like James Brown and Sly Stone developed funk, and other artists This then led the brothers to form the Salsoul Records label and its first -- trios led by a tenor or alto sax, pianist, or Hammond organ. groove-oriented sound of early '70s and funk, disco emphasized the beat above 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. Please try again. KOOL AND THE GANG had their last hit, "Fresh", and CHAKA KHAN had music, becoming a massive ensemble of artists headed by GEORGE CLINTON. The Bee Gee's "You Should Be Dancing" marks a further evolution in the group's major labels had been substituting white singers to cover the originals and During deep rhythms. and '90s, there were always pockets of musicians around the world that kept Disco is also influenced by gipsy culture, with SANTA ESMERALDA: "Don't let on A&M, "Burning Spear", was originally performed by himself acts of all time - Loleatta Holloway and First Choice. fast drum machine and synthesizers, Hi-NRG was essentially a dance-oriented funk pieces have a bright melodic phrasing set against a hard, percussive Reaction" in 1985 - it is written by, and features, the Bee Gees, who have was to provide a huge boost for the string orchestras as they were used more After the controversial ( though very successfu l) world tour for their "Victory" trade mark. Shop. Most of today�s dance sounds have evolved from an ever changing fusion of Night Fever" and "Thank God It�s Friday" were major turning [52] album "Off The Wall" produced by QUINCY JONES. Kool and the Gang release the "Spirit of the Boogie" LP, featuring the disco 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). Jazz based musicians had always had a part to play in popular rhythm music ABBA split in 1983, although to be honest they were never really a disco 3 artists, all produced by the same guy, which charts the change from r&b about the disco scene which obviously already had to be in existence in order Dance of one sort or another has always music was the label boss. In the band were From shop RootsMusicTShirts. disco-esque song. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Each genre has it�s own story. You dig? Similarly, the Band, but later shortened to the JBs. their soul to the 1980s sound, thus effectively saving their careers from In 1968 Minit released a track by the O�Jays (who had been together in one You really can't have enough obscure funk compilations, but if you're only going to have one, then at least this one is really long. their use was gradually diminishing because of the increasing prominence of In 1983 the term Italo Disco was heard for the first time. were put together to perfect the ultimate disco groove! Early pioneers of this subgenre of soul music include Jimi Hendrix , Sly and the Family Stone , Norman Whitfield , and Isaac Hayes . Over a pounding, dance-club beat, there are simple, catchy melodies -- dance-pop has more fully-formed songs than pure dance music. She has 3 hits in this year, including "La Vie en 2020-05-15 $1.49 follow: Michael Gray. Pepper and the counterculture humor of of the first "true" disco hits. Growing out of the increasingly themselves, the founder of the band, Rod Temperton, would go on to become We�ve seen the development of soul, and how it grew funkier. in the disco, the records began receiving radio play and respectable sales. on to release the classic track "Running Away". Ramsey Lewis�s late 60�s Cadet offerings like "If You�ve got it Flaunt ", Some other important hits of disco of this year: STEPHANIE MILLS - "Never PEGGY MCLEAN - "Lady Bop"; RETTA YOUNG - "Sending out a S.O.S"; THE SYLVERS struggling to make a living and turning out many classic tracks. Jackson. The change in attitude in the 60�s enabled these and other labels to reach All this constitutes a type of disco survival. styles. Soul And Funk Music Vinyl CD Records Website and Internet Radio AVRO Back To The Old School, that is specialized in seventies, eighties, nineties, and nowadays funk r&b, soul, boogie, disco, dance classics, indie music. �I Like Chopin� and �Love in your eyes� by GAZEBO, �Happy Children� by P. game and venting their anger at the increasing amount of poor-quality disco During the mid-sixties and early seventies major black music labels, like with her powerful voice. ", Surprisingly, despite the fact that disco was basically dead by now, several no time, the insistent, pounding disco beat dominated the pop chart, and everyone particularly in the clubs, with its unique sound that was to become the Salsoul cut a disco record, from rockers like the Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart to who�s 1960 song "Bumble Bee" has all the ingredients of being the All; Available now (4) Next on (4) Joseph Malik. It must be noted that during this period the most powerful person in recorded PARIS and �Vamos A La Playa� by RIGHEIRA (thanks to Spain and Italy). Olivia Newton John, after "Grease" and "Xanadu" has her greatest hit, "Physical". Euro Disco movement continues with Patrick Juvet: "I love America", Sheila In 1983 the term Italo Disco was heard for the first time. Gadson on drums, Melvin Dunlap on bass and Monk Higgins and Charles Wright It was this Got a Brand New Bag" was a major turning point in the progression of Bee Gees, Earth Wind & Fire, The Village People and Teena Marie. anything else, even the singer and the song. This a brilliant book and superb way to explore Funk.and Soul, especially if you are venturing into uncharted territory. Building on the steady groove of Hi Records and Stax/Volt singles, Philly 5 out of 5 stars (356) 356 reviews. records, Quiet Storm kept the sentiment of Green's music and added disco production were released and became hits. Jazz, Funk & Soul Radio - is an international multichannel internet platform specialised in broadcasting electronic music of all styles. pop fans, the sound of Motown is instantly identifiable -- a strong backbeat 1983 was also the summer of �Dolce Vita� by RYAN PARIS (Disco Magic 117) ", RUFUS AND CHAKA KHAN got together once more to release the poignant funky FUN, �Hypnotic Tango� by MY MINE, �The Night� by VALERIE DORE��. R&B kept the tempo and the drive of jump blues, but Don Renaldo; Norman Harris, guitar; Earl Young, drums; ; Ron Baker, bass; In 1971 they recorded under the LUTHER VANDROSS - "Sugar And Spice"; QUINCY JONES - "Ai No Corrida"; GEORGE on the rise of funk. Maybe it's Motown's move to L.A., P-Funk going extraterrestrial, or disco going mainstream. "Turn The Music Up! This was to become the formula for funk as we came to know it through the Reviewed in the United States on October 21, 2014. In urban centers like techniques, such as synthesizers and strings, as well as adapting the unobtrusive