V.A.Function Underground: The Black & Brown American Rock Sound 1969-1974
14 tracks by Jimi Macon, Black Maffia, Blacklites and more, many reissued for the first time. Includes a 16-page booklet with extensive notes on an overlooked and important portion of Rock n’ Roll’s history & a download card to WAV files of the full album.
Nearly everyone in the world can rattle off the great African-American musical forms. Jazz, Blues, R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, House or Gospel. One influential genre is always left off of the
list: a folk music known as rock n’ roll. Rock n’ Roll was a term originally coined to market the white-friendly version of a genre that already existed; prior to 1965, the line between
rock n’ roll and R&B was thin: Ike Turner recorded and released “Rocket ‘88’ ” in 1951 and, while its Chess Records release reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart, it is
regarded by many as the first Rock n’ Roll record.
The Great Divide between R&B and Rock n’ Roll came after the Beatles and the British Invasion decimated the Top 40 chart in 1964.
So somewhere in the mid to late-1960s, Rock n’ Roll became perceived as something for
the Caucasian kids. When Jimi Hendrix and Arthur Lee made the scene, they were said to be black musicians entering into a white world.
This anthology presents earnest questions as to why we know so little about these bands and the movement of which they were a part.
|Titel:||Function Underground: The Black & Brown American Rock Sound 1969-1974|
|Format:||Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP|
|Pressung:||US – Original|
|Genre:||Rock / Indie|
|Style:||Rock n Roll|
|Gewicht:||250g (plus 250g Verpackung)|