Absolutely! A lot of great records have been sampled and that's a good starting point...Tell them "If your favorite rapper knows about these songs and albums, SO SHOULD YOU!" :wink:myles wrote: ↑24 Apr 2019 07:50Oh yeah, my list was not exhaustive! Another way of getting the current generation to listen to 'the good stuff' is to show them where samples in rap/hip-hop tracks actually come from. Some amazing artists can be found just by expanding the samples.vinyl master wrote: ↑24 Apr 2019 01:00To your list, I would add Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye...I got this from a teacher once...There were a couple of kids in class talking about rap music and the teacher wanted to know what it was about the rap music that interested the kids so much...They said something to the effect that rap music was telling it like it is, not sugarcoating life on the streets...This teacher, Mr. D, as I affectionately call him, told the kids to check out Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On?" and Stevie's "Innervisions"...If they REALLY wanted to know what's going on, those ORIGINAL two records would show them the way...And I don't disagree with his thinking...There's a lot of TRUTH on both of those records!myles wrote: ↑23 Apr 2019 18:20The kids will pick up the music at some time in their future, without casting an overly-critical eye for the sake of it. It happens to everyone - just like the carbs, you can't outrun The Beatles, The Stones, Otis Redding, Aretha, Sam and Dave, Chas and Dave; whatever ends up floating your boat!
I would also add that Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" continue to be big-sellers, long after their initial debuts, due to the fact that the music and/or lyrics have a timeless quality about them that transcends generations...As long as they keep pressing the masterpieces, kids will keep discovering them! :D
My kids can't escape music as I put a record on when we eat our evening meal every night!
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I'm really not sure this is true. There has always been a bewildering amount of choice in music. Most of the stuff I listen to (and especially listened to in the 80s) most people I talk to haven't even heard of. A huge amount of that was self-published, which is not so different that what we see today (it just cost more money to self-publish when you had to have records pressed or tapes duplicated).
There's a whole lot of elitism in regards to what is 'good music' in my opinion. After all, Bootsie Collins has played on Deee-Lite albums, along with Snoop Dog, Buckethead and Fatboy Slim, and why wouldn't he? (yet I've heard people talk about how trite they were, but lauded Parliament.. go figure).
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I'm really not sure this is true. There has always been a bewildering amount of choice in music
This is true.
However, the problem now is, it's basically all available at once ..
for examples ...
The was a time when juke boxes only had about hundred songs on it via 45s .
Now they can accesses over 10,000 songs.
Don't forget home streaming music that can access about any song.
This is far from just my opinion..
Just Google "choice overload"