The virtuoso jazz musicians perform from their new album of duets. It features hymns based on a tradition called shape-note singing, which dates to the early 1800s.
Take a listen to “Sex Machine” from 1970 by the architect of Funk, James Brown. Brown is the focus of our discussion as we follow this music from its roots in R & B to full-blown, shake-your-booty Funk. First let’s try to define Funk music. Let’s pick out three things. First, there’s the emphasis on [...]