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David Bowie's influences during the 70s

I am thinking, for instance, of David Bowie's Young Americans album, which has clearly funk/soul influences. My question then would be, what soul/funk musicians influenced Bowie during the 70s, and in ...
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Historical context of 70s Soul Music [closed]

After recently exploring black American soul music of the 1970s, I found it very different than I expected. I started by listening to the album in which the song "Lean on Me" first appeared and was ...
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What acts play somber, soulful blues like Cassandra Wilson's cover of “Death Letter Blues” (True Detective season 3 theme)?

Cassandra Wilson is mostly a jazz musician, but recorded a cover of "Death Letter Blues" (used as the theme song for True Detective season 3) that -- unlike Son House's original -- is rich with a ...
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Northern Soul(?) track very similar to intro of “Holy City” by Joan As Police Woman

While listening to "Holy City" by Joan As Police Woman, I keep getting an incredible feeling of deja vu/similarity from the opening chords/verse for a possibly Northern Soul song I have heard before, ...
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Genre of KNW THT by YUKI AME

I'm looking for music like this, that I would be able to use in a mobile app ad (the author won't let me use theirs): https://soundcloud.com/yukinoame/knw-tht I know it's sampled from Lakeside — ...
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Who wrote the “You don't knock” gospel?

This is a more or less well known song, with famous versions, e.g. by Dolly Parton et al.: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnhNhDwlLyQ I have seen it credited to Mavis Staples, but I guess there is a ...
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Identify featuring soul/funk/disco in Gil Brother Away video

Here's the video where the song plays Gil Brother Away - Break Nervoso 2 (com camisa da elite cb).
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Main difference between Soul/Funk/R&B

Why every time I search for albums on Funk or Soul, for example in music apple, most of the albums that are supposed to be funk as labeled as soul/R&B?? What makes these three genres different? ...
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Type of music that resembles Japanese singer MISIA

I found this artist through a Square Enix game and loved her ever since. I was wondering if anyone knows her and have any suggestions on the same type of music. Example of her music
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Who is songwriter Pick Purnell?

On soul legend Solomon Burke's critically-acclaimed late-career album Don't Give Up On Me (2002), the closing track is credited to "Pick Purnell." According to Solomon himself, Mr. Purnell was an ...
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Earth Wind and Fire - why isn't water included?

The traditional list of the primary elements is earth, wind, fire, and water. The funk-soul band Earth, Wind, and Fire neglects the element of water. Has the band ever explained why they left water ...