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Rare Groove

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The term ‘rare groove’ refers to two things: a club scene that originated in London in the mid-1980s, devoted to the playing of American funk and soul records produced more than a decade previously (mainly 1969–74), and the music itself...

Soul Jazz

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...The term ‘soul jazz’ refers to a style of jazz that emerged in the US in the late 1950s and early 1960s, featuring simple rhythmic grooves with a prominent back-beat, blues-based harmonic progressions and gritty soul-inflected melodies...