|By FAYETTE (18.104.22.168) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 05:08 pm:|
WHICH IS THE BETTER SOUND? MOTOWN OR PHILLY
|By dvdmike (22.214.171.124) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 06:12 pm:|
I thought Motown had a stronger, fatter sound for rhythm, particularly bass and drums. Philly had a sweeter sound for horns and strings. For vocals you could go either way.
|By STUBASS (126.96.36.199) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 06:15 pm:|
THIS DEBATE SOUNDS FRIGHTENINGLY FAMILIAR FAYETTE!!!...PLEASE DON'T THROW MEMPHIS INTO THE MIX OR OUR FRIEND JACK ASHFORD (GRAMMY AWARD WINNER) WILL BE ALL OVER ALL OF OUR COLLECTIVE BUTT'S!!!...STU
|By TonyRussi (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 08:13 am:|
To me they are completely different and both were on the cutting edge HOWEVER I feel Motown was the best productions, song quality and BEST VOCAL ARTISTS and the FUNK BROTHERS!
|By stephanie (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 08:40 am:|
I think for the 70s the Philly Sound was more soulful and for the 60s since Motown's aim was to get the INTERNATIONAL audience they did what they were supposed to do and I think Motown paved the way for MORE black artists to be consistent on the pop charts..
|By fayette (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 09:21 am:|
stubass they both were great,i wouldn't want
to touch this with a ten foot pole
|By douglasm (18.104.22.168) on Tuesday, February 25, 2003 - 05:44 pm:|
....Stu's got a great point. The bruises have just now healed from the Memphis/Motown thread.
|By cleoharvey (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 11:55 am:|
They are totally different. They are coming from different places and had different views of how they should come across to the world. I agree with DVDmike about the rhythm and string difference. But that always depended on the particular arrangement and who was producing and doing the mixing. When I sit down and really think about it I have to say I would give a slight edge to Philly for overall sound. But trying to compare the sound of O'Jays For the Love of Money to Diana Ross' Love Hangover is futile.
|By medusa9e (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 - 10:16 pm:|
"MOTOWN" Y?, because it was Homegrown form the Soul Garden in Detroit. We believed N the Magic of MOtown and guess what?? we still do.