4-25-06 - Phili Soul, Disco, Synth

4-25-06 - Phili Soul, Disco, Synth - The Disco Sound Equal...

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The Disco Sound Equal emphasis of every beat in bass drum; high in the mix o Backbeat is weak or absent Bass line articulates eighth note level Sixteenth-note subdivisions in the hi-hat, rhythm guitar o Choked rhythm guitar from funk Strings or synthesized parts provide melody and fills Long instrumental introductions o Allows DJs to segue from song to song o Same pattern for standard disco break Vocals: typically African American female soul singers Breaks Philadelphia Soul Sound (Philadelphia International Records) Proto Disco, Neo MoTown New mid-1970s African-American owned and operated label Smoothed out funk plus Motown sophisticated production Songwriters and producers: Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff – formulaic writers House band: MFSB (mother, father, sister, brother) Socially uplifting or mildly political lyrics 1971: Soul Train (syndicated TV dance show) o Creation of host Don Cornelius o Helped to create new African American mainstream
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