Discussion in 'Music & Media' started by dontpanicbobby, Jun 9, 2017.
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Bob Dylan's song, subterrainean homesick blues!
James was belting it out well before Bob. Look it up.
There's no way I can win this argument... sometimes i just like to be contrary...
But... in the interests of me learning something in my big thick head..
care to put a date on his first 'rap' song?
"Say it Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud" 1968
Subterrainean homesick blues
Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: Bringing It All Back Home
If anyone was stupid enough to suggest that Bob Dylan invented rap... they'd need their head seeing to... SHSB was clearly inspired by Chuck Berry
But back to the original topic. James Brown was an amazing giant of music and creativity and general awesomeness, who inspired genres and countless people who followed... and did it all with an amazing flair.
I was listening to rhe "James Brown Funky People" album when i posted that. It might have been Lynn Collins.
Well listen to the sound track of Guys & Dolls about the song of a horse named Paul Revere and tell me if that doesn't remind you of rap?
James Brown broke musical theory. His songs shouldn't work but they did. Rap did the same thing. They shouldn't work but they do. Someone needs to rewrite musical theory for the 21st century.
get on the good foot