Friday, February 8, 2013

The BEST R&B ?

Most people forget that a large part of the New Wave era was made up of Soul Boys (and Girls) from the UK.
Wham, Culture Club, Eurythmics, Paul Young, Spandau Ballet, .... - all borrowed from the Motown sound and sold their versions back to the states as a new and improved product.

Someone asked, "Where are people as good as (Al Green) hiding now?".
Here is a starting point;


Val said...

Brits have always stolen music styles and sound from Black artists. And not just R&B. Led Zeppelin made a career out of stealing from Black blues artists.

Tom said...

Good point. And I'd forgotten Spandex Ballet, I loved to hate them at he time but they had their moments!

Tom said...

& thanks for the link, I'm working my way down the list.

Reggie said...

This was damned good music.