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BBC2 Tonight: The Story of Black Popular Music


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First of a six-part documentary series which tells the story of the rise of black popular music.

The world of soul music was turned upside down in 1965 when James Brown introduced funk to the mix. Bursting with power and energy and launched against a backdrop of civil unrest, funk became a defiant celebration of African-American identity and a soundtrack for troubled times. James Brown's formula soon began to influence all manner of black artists.

Should be well worth a watch - just wait till they get to the 70s and show footage of the clubs in London - you will see Bluebeard and High Street Ken in the crowd 'livelying up themselves'

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11.55 - 12.55
First of a six-part documentary series which tells the story of the rise of black popular music.

The world of soul music was turned upside down in 1965 when James Brown introduced funk to the mix. Bursting with power and energy and launched against a backdrop of civil unrest, funk became a defiant celebration of African-American identity and a soundtrack for troubled times. James Brown's formula soon began to influence all manner of black artists.

Should be well worth a watch - just wait till they get to the 70s and show footage of the clubs in London - you will see Bluebeard and High Street Ken in the crowd 'livelying up themselves'

That's far too late for me to be "livelying up" anything!

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they had a show a good while back, maybe a couple of years, that talked about teh growth of black music from the roots in R&B into funk and into rap. was really good. Some good stuff about stevie wonder on there too. It was about a 6 part seriees an hour long each time...is this the same?

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Missed al this icon_redface.gif

I watched a program last night about George Clinton, that I taped from BBC4 weeks ago

That man was FUNKY! And it showed his influence on so many performers, most notably the little man Prince

Kev

Have you still got that George Clinton tape???? If so, any chance of doing me a copy? I only realised that programme was on when it was halfway through, was well pissed off!

I've got the Saturday night programme on DVD, so I could burn a copy for you if you're interested.

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