Lately drum and bass have been occupying my mind. All I can think about is the beat. I mean, apparently there are an unlimited number of ways to count to four. How am I ever going to explore all of them?
Let’s get started with Ray Charles. He pioneered soul music in the 1950s. How? By combining blues, R&B and gospel styles (aka beats) into his music. And 50 years later, one of his most notable hits “I Got a Woman” lives on. Wikipedia says: “I Got a Woman” included a mixture of gospel, jazz and blues elements that would later prove to be seminal in the development of rock ‘n’ roll and soul music”. No kidding!
Now let’s listen to Ray Charles live on through “Gold Digger” by Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx. Released in 2005, “Gold Digger” broke a record for the most digital downloads in a week and was also the fastest-selling digital download of all time.
Ok enough with the facts and the blah blah blah! Go ahead, get down.
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