He hit his greatest commercial fame in the mid-1970s when he shifted from blues-infused jazz and R&B to the suave side of the Philly Soul
sound being pioneered by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff.
A faultless repertoire veered from New Orleans funk to Philly soul
, Burning Spear reggae to the African Jazz Pioneers.
Along with the Roots and Jazzyfatnastees, Scott is re-inventing and re-invigorating Philly soul
, plus the stale conventions of jazz, hip-hop, and R&B.
Dwight Rhoden's Tribute, a real crowd-pleaser, was set to Philly soul
music from recent decades, and reflected the ironic attitude embedded in some of those songs, particularly Am I Black Enough for You?
For example, he devotes considerable attention to big-band swing and the Italian crooners of the fifties as precursors to the Motown sound, yet later only passingly mentions the Brill Building sound and Philly soul
. What is most surprising, however, is how very few times in the book civil rights and Motown cross paths.
This Philly Soul
Music night also features DJs Wink and Col playing soul anthems past and present.
Other nominees are Joan Jett and her band, the Blackhearts; German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk; Motown's the Marvelettes; the Los Angeles rap collective N.W.A.; Philly soul
singers the Spinners and the rock and soul band War.
From here I walked to South Street, a hot-spot ideal for people-watching or sampling the famous Philly Soul
Mixing Philly soul
with disco and the new house sounds, Knuckles was a true innovator and his talents saw him land his residency at the Warehouse.
A relative veteran of the Philly soul
scene (Lizz has appeared with soulstress Jill Scott), Lizz has cultivated a sound of her own.
Expect African and Latin, Motown, Philly soul
KINGS: The Stylistics are still going strong after 10 Top Ten hits and 40 albums