Thursday, August 26, 2010
DRIZABONE SOUL FAMILY
It's hard to believe that nearly a generation has passed since the late 1980s and early 1990s. That means that in the "what's old is new again" world that is popular music, listeners will be treated (or consigned) to music made in or influenced by that era. This will be something of a treat for people who liked the progressive soul and R&B sounds emanating from across the pond during those years. The music of bands like Loose Ends, Soul II Soul and Incognito found a willing audience in the states during that time.
Fans of these groups enjoyed the way they paid reverence to the American sounds of blues, jazz and soul by putting a right now spin on their original songs. People also dug the energy bands like Incognito pumped into old soul classics like Stevie's "Don't You Worry ‘Bout a Thing." Many people believe that the British progressive soul sound of that era was a precursor for the so-called neo-soul movement that hit America starting in the late 1990s.