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Topic: For Charles C...Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons
Posted by: Carl Dixon
Date/Time: 18/08/14 09:29:00

It was a progression I guess Charles. DooWop is 50's, NS 60's. The beat/groove is different. I would say, from my experience, NS tends to be those recordings that never quite made it and in some instances were trying to sound like Motown/Detroit. Indeed, some went to another leve and were good if not better. If you listen to 'The same old song'/The Four Tops...or 'Uptight'/Stevie Wonder they are great dancers typical of a NS beat. Also check out 'Love love love'/Bobby Hebb. It's all about the music and dancing. NS has the harmonies but is 4 on the floor. There are more complicated tunes like 'I didn't know how to'/The Constellations....absolute toal masterpiece of production and harmonies. Great to dance to because it has so many percussion hooks, fills and interesting strings that a dancer can utilise for his/her performance.

Philly soul is interesting. Sixties Philly soul was trying to emulate Motown. Indeed some producers actually went to Detroit to get the vibe and the session musicians on their records! But the others like 'At the top of the stairts'/The Formations, 'Aint nothing but a house party'/The Showstoppers, 'Gotta have your love'/The Sapphires https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp8gtlxaRek ), were recorded in Philly with musicians who would later (some) become part of MFSB and The Salsoul orchestra. It's a long story..but I think a few writers and producers changed direction added more strings, harp, vibes and The Philly Sound of the 1970's was born with the likes of 'Backstabbers'/The O Jays, Three Degrees and hundreds of other groups/songs.

In my opinion this is one of the earliest 'Philly Sound' releases from around 1969. It has that sound deviating away from Motown and become an entity on its own. The rest is history. I am lucky to have recorded with some of these musicians in 2008. That is how powerful this music has been to me...:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH13JpI5E8c

Of course The Dells were Chicago, but fantastic..really great songs and harmonies. Try this one from them 'Run for cover'/The Dells:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gxXHOkAp9w

Great music. If your feet are tapping...you should be dancing.

Carl


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Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons17/08/14 12:34:00 Carl Dixon
   Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons17/08/14 12:50:00 Pete Mayes
      Re:Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons17/08/14 12:53:00 Pete Mayes
   Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons17/08/14 12:51:00 R Rees Williams
      Re:Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons17/08/14 13:23:00 Pete Mayes
         Re:Re:Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons17/08/14 15:43:00 Pete Mayes
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons17/08/14 15:48:00 Keith Iddon
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons17/08/14 16:04:00 Pete Mayes
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons17/08/14 16:06:00 Pete Mayes
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons17/08/14 16:12:00 Keith Iddon
   Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons17/08/14 17:27:00 Carl Wynne
   Carl Reply.....Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons18/08/14 08:29:00 Carl Dixon
      Re:Carl Reply.....Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons18/08/14 08:52:00 Charles Campbell
         For Charles C...Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons18/08/14 09:29:00 Carl Dixon
      Re:Carl Reply.....Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons18/08/14 19:06:00 R Rees Williams
         For R Rees W....Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons19/08/14 09:19:00 Carl Dixon
   To all.....Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons18/08/14 14:18:00 Carl Dixon
      Re:To all.....Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons18/08/14 19:23:00 Pete Mayes
         Re:Re:To all.....Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons18/08/14 19:43:00 Pete Mayes
            Re:Re:Re:To all.....Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons18/08/14 19:45:00 Pete Mayes
            For Pete..Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons19/08/14 09:03:00 Carl Dixon
      Re:To all.....Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons18/08/14 19:54:00 Carl Wynne
         Re:Re:To all.....Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons18/08/14 20:08:00 R Rees Williams
            Re:Re:Re:To all.....Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons18/08/14 21:40:00 Carl Wynne
            Re:Re:Re:To all.....Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons18/08/14 21:46:00 Carl Wynne
               Re:Re:Re:Re:To all.....Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons18/08/14 21:53:00 R Rees Williams
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:To all.....Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons18/08/14 21:57:00 Carl Wynne
         To Carl W.Re:Motown/Soul/Atlantic/Stax/Philly dance lessons19/08/14 09:09:00 Carl Dixon
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