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Topic subjectWhich brings me back
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2895060, Which brings me back
Posted by DigiSoul, Sat Aug-02-14 10:43 AM
to the question I raised in my prior post. What qualifies "Back to Life" and "Keep On Movin'" as R&B singing over hip-hop tracks?

Is it the dub inspired bass? The Afro-Cuban percussion? Perhaps it's the string arrangements a la Gamble and Huff/Philadelphia International? Could it be the part in the bridge of "Back to Life" where the pianist plays the modal chords based on the same figure that Bill Evans played on Miles Davis' "So What" and voiced same way? How about the absence of sampled drum breaks/loops?