It’s impossible to strip rhythm ‘n’ blues and soul music away from rock ‘n’ roll as the latter would not even exist without the former. In the late 60s, the likes of Jimi Hendrix (above) and Arthur Lee (Love) would combine the flowering of psychedelic rock with R&B (funk ‘n’ soul) to create a sound that emphasises the best of both worlds.
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE – EVERYDAY PEOPLE + DANCE TO THE MUSIC
THE TEMPTATIONS – CLOUD NINE
THE SUPREMES – STONED LOVE
EARTH, WIND & FIRE – THAT’S THE WAY OF THE WORLD
PARLIAMENT + FUNKADELIC LIVE 1969
… still there’s more …