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LP released: Jun 02, 2017
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Tracklisting:
Side 1
1. 1984 - There's A Wrinkle In Our Time
2. Purple Snow - Down By The River
3. Jimi Macon - Jimi's Guitar Raps With The Bass
4. Creations Unltd - Corruption Is The Thing
5. We The People - Function Underground
6. Michael Liggins And The Super Souls - Loaded Back
7. Stone Coal White - Stone Coal White
1. Blacklites - Bl Movement
2. Ebony Rhythm Band - Drugs Ain't Cool
3. Cisneros And Garza Group - I'm A Man
4. La Carnival - Blind Man (45 Version)
5. Revolution - The Siesta Is Over
6. Black Conspirators - Just Got To Be Free
7. Black Maffia - I Want To Take You Higher
VARIOUS ARTISTS
FUNCTION UNDERGROUND: THE BLACK & BROWN AMERICAN ROCK SOUND 1969-1974
Label: GET ON DOWN
Cat No: NA5149LP
Barcode: 659457514952
Packaging: LP

Nearly everyone in the world can rattle off the great African-American musical forms. Jazz, blues, R&B, soul, hip-hop, house, gospel. One influential genre is always left off of the

list: a folk music known as rock n' roll. Rock n' roll was a term originally coined to market the white-friendly version of a genre that already existed; prior to 1965, the line between

rock n' roll and R&B was thin: Ike Turner recorded and released "Rocket '88' " in 1951 and, while its Chess Records release reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart, it is

regarded by many as the first rock n' roll record.

The Great Divide between R&B and rock n' roll came after the Beatles and the British Invasion decimated the Top 40 chart in 1964. Simultaneously, R&B entered a new phase, soon

to be labeled "soul," which upped the music's gospel quotient and turned its frantic twang. So somewhere in the mid to late-1960s, rock n' roll became perceived as something for

the Caucasian kids. When Jimi Hendrix and Arthur Lee made the scene, they were said to be black musicians entering into a white world. While that couldn't be farther from the truth,

that false dichotomy has existed in America's popular conscious ever since, to the point where the idea of a black rock musician is on the level with the idea of a black cowboy.