Artist as Rock & Roll Enthusiast (aka ARE) Post: 4
Good God – I love the old school Funk Soul!
So much amazing music from that genre and time. I’m talking around 1965-75, before the horn sections were replaced by synthesizers. Even though I didn’t take a deep dive into the genre until my late 30’s. I always loved this music. The deep diving has revealed so much. Songs with great soulful vocal melodies, exciting rhythms and a little psychedelic rock, all mixed together. Now I feel like I found a treasure of rock and soul golden nuggets. I highly recommend you take this musical journey. Things may sound a little familiar and that would be because this musical genre is easily the most sampled of all time.
Today I’m listening to Baby Huey. He was based out of my hometown of Chicago. Produced by Curtis Mayfield, Baby Huey’s sole album “Living Legend” is really fantastic. Unfortunately, Baby Huey died of a drug-related heart attack at age 26. “Living Legend” was posthumously released a few months later.