Twin Cities Funk & Soul: Lost R&B Grooves From Minneapolis/St. Paul 1964-1979

“The Minneapolis Sound”. The very words conjure musical memories of Prince and his musical disciples from the late ‘70s — mid ‘80s. The Time, Vanity 6, Jam & Lewis, even LA resident Cherrelle; all were heavily influenced by Prince’s groundbreaking mix of funk, rock, and synth-pop. It’s a testament to Prince’s musical genius that he is synonymous with a whole genre of funk music. But art, no matter how great or groundbreaking, is not created in a vacuum and “The Minneapolis Sound” has its roots in the Twin Cities’ regional funk/soul scene of the 60s and . . .

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