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David Bowie's influences during the 70s

Most of the Young Americans sessions, which began on August 11, 1974, were at Sigma Sounds Studios in Philadelphia, where the producer/songwriter team of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff recorded the likes ...
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How is/was this guitar vocoder effect achieved?

That would be a Talk Box (the track referenced in your questions is listed on the Wikipedia page). The gadget works by having a small loudspeaker linked by plastic tube to the musician's mouth, ...
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Main difference between Soul/Funk/R&B

Wheat's excellent answer covers the context, but read on for an (admittedly subjective) evaluation of the musical differences: R&B has encompassed many different styles over its lifetime, and ...
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What's definition of 'straight funk'

"Straight" is an adjective with many different meanings, but in a context like this, it means "unmixed with other things" (as in "straight whiskey"). Therefore, "straight funk" is funk as its own ...
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What genre is the song "Foots" by the band Stuff?

The opening segment of the track is heavily blues influenced but as it transitions it begins to have a bit of a funk groove to it. Wiki: "Stuff developed a danceable rhythm and blues and funk sound, ...
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What's the title/artist of that funky song?

I think it's Miss Demeanor by Denise Motto. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anT5ikaiauo
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What genre is the music from "A Monster in Paris"?

I'm not very good in genre naming, but it is close to what we call Chanson Française or Variété. This is a typical style in France so I will suggest only songs in French (I don't have english ...
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Identifying a style of (possibly) gospel funk?

This is probably best described as uptempo 90s gospel music. This is what mainstream gospel sounded like around the time Sister Act 2 came out. This mix below is a good example --I've set it to start ...
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Help me identify a sample in a song

This section is not a sample itself, although it's always possible it was sampled by another song. However, I suspect that it's just reminding you strongly of some other song. It sounds almost ...
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The lyrics of dazz band's Swoop

I couldn't find the full lyrics either, but this YouTube video had some of them within the video itself. I transcribed the rest. As with my answer to your question about Dazz Band's "Open Sesame", ...
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The lyrics of dazz band's Open Sesame

Couldn't find a transcript of the lyrics, so I decided to transcribe them myself. There were two lines I couldn't fully figure out, hopefully somebody else would be able to lend a helping hand. Ooh ...
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What genre is the song "Foots" by the band Stuff?

Looking Stuff up on Wikipedia, it seems as though they are a jazz-funk band. Listening to that track, I'd be inclined to say that that song is also jazz-funk, or at the very least instrumental funk. ...
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