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New Orleans Funk - Original Sound of Funk 1960-75 3x lp


"This is the definitive collection of New Orleans Funk featuring
acknowledged masters next to some of the earlier artists who shaped the
meaning of funk. The album is also filled with many rare, sought after
and undiscovered funk tracks. It covers the period from the emergence of
New Orleans Funk in the early 1960's through to the mid-seventies. The
record is an essential part of anyone in any way interested in Funk's
record collection. It has some vital ingredients in it that you can't
find elsewhere. With the sound of the New Orleans Funeral March Bands,
Mardi Gras Indian Tribes and Saturday Night Fish Fries all as
inspiration New Orleans Funk developed into a unique sound. New Orleans
is a port town. Originally owned by the French, this was where many
slaves were brought from the West Indies. Many of these slaves came from
Haiti and brought with them the religion of Voodoo and its drums and
music. It became one of the first parts of America to develop a strong
African-American culture leading to the invention of Jazz in the early
1900s. A main feature of Jazz in New Orleans were the Jazz Funeral
Marching bands. Solemn Brass bands accompanying a coffin would, on
burial, be joined by a second line of drummers and dancers which would
turn the event into a celebration of the spirit cutting free from earth.
This African tradition is strong in New Orleans and still goes on to
this day. The backline drums play a syncopated style that is neither on
the beat nor the off-beat. It is these rhythms that are the basis of New
Orleans Funk. The album comes with a booklet presenting a historical
explanation to how and why this music came about, and with lots of
information about the people involved." - SOUL JAZZ RECORDS

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 22 November, 2013.

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