pkeets at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 18 08:09:31 CDT 2004
>>here. Just what is R&B?
>How do you know it when you hear it?
>That's what I mean when I say I can't define WHY Love
Reign O'er Me is R&B. I DO know it when I hear it. If
I could had a horn section, I could SHOW you what I
mean, but alas...all I can say is the part where he's
singing "Love/Reign o'er me..." could easily have a
typical R&B horn breakdown (as in a James Brown song).
I can hear Wilson Pickett singing it, too.
QUAD strikes me as more operatic than R&B.
Does subject matter enter into this? I'm thinking about Tom's mention of
"Who Are You." This one is approaching the eighties, and I'd consider it as
sounding sort of R&B, except for the subject matter. Isn't R&B supposed to
be about lust? Would Pete's lyrics always be too deep for R&B?
Again, I'm not saying The Who didn't pick up a lot of technique from
R&B--it's just that the end result doesn't qualify as the source.
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