ANTH: “an alternate history of popular music”
VARIOUS ARTISTSreview by slomotron
“This compilation allows the listener to experience An Alternate History of Popular Music, taking us from 1959 (with the invention of the blues by a woman named Niela Miller, all the way to 1985, the year that disco died with this swan-song track by Golden Echoes. While the artists may be unfamiliar, these tracks embody the zeitgeist of the era in a way that feels entirely appropriate. You can picture this history unfolding, as black artists dominate the charts, while later white artists integrate into this form of music. A world where funk and soul were the standard pop tunes to arrange yourself around, and where gospel is even more tied to mainstream culture than ever… through music. It is all here, and it is a fascinating document of what could have been. ”
PLAY: DISC 1: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 23, 26 AND MORE!
DISC 2: 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 21
RIYL: SAM COOKE, JAMES BROWN, ARETHA FRANKLIN, 60′S PSYCH-FOLK
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