3-30-06 - Funk and Southern Rock

3-30-06 - Funk and Southern Rock - Funk (Continued) and...

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Funk (Continued) and Southern Rock The Search for the Specifically Black Aesthetic Sun Ra and Egyptianism Attempting to save black America through afro-music One of the first jazz musicians to use a synthesizer George Clinton and P-Funk Attempted to bridge white and black countercultures Two intersecting groups of musicians: o Funkadelic (formed 1968): acid rock + funk o Parliament (formed 1970): featuring Bootsy Collins Collins is From the James Brown Band. Adopts space influence from Sun Ra Black as the comic book character, science fiction character Sun Ra influences: funk artists as space aliens Songs preaching funk as redemptive; funk as political Loosely connected concept albums (Sci-Fi Theme) o 1975: Chocolate City o 1975: Mothership Connection o 1976: The Clones of Doctor Funkenstein o 1977: Funkentelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome “Mothership Connection” (1975) o Slow groove: bass + electronic keyboard + light drums o Cymbal crash on the downbeat
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2010 for the course MUSIC 221 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Cornell.

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