Autechre LP5

Both men achieved an advanced playing style that incorporated bass motion, chord figures, and melody much like the ragtime piano that they used as influence and inspiration. I m gonna run through the streets of the city, where my Lord have gone on before. I m gonna sit down on the banks of the river, I won t be back no more - Gary Davis Gonna Sit Down On The Banks Of The River.

With James Brown as an inspiration, vocals were often more raw and earthy than in soul r and the term Black Power became a mobilising slogan. This sense of empowerment is reflected back in the music of James Brown and the early funk pioneers.

Years later it would be a vital reference point for the pioneers of a new form of black urban music called hip hop. In the latter half of the 1970s, disco replaced funk as the dominant form of dance music.