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Here's another example of one artist who inspires another artist who re-inspires the first artist, using the classic song "Fame".
James Brown upended the pop melody formula by perfecting purely rhythmic vamps into a new dance music called Funk. He emphasized driving beat, hypnotic length, and scratchy rhythm guitar:
JAMES BROWN -"The Payback (Part 1)" (1974)
David Bowie and John Lennon sparked the song "Fame" during an impromptu studio jam, built on a riff by guitarist Carlos Alomar. Carlos had toured with James Brown in '69 and the song is a sonic love letter, or payback, to James' style:
DAVID BOWIE -"Fame" (1975)
James must've felt turnabout was fair play because he used that very arrangement the following year:
JAMES BROWN -"Hot (I Need To Be Loved, Loved, Loved)" (1976)
That burns your change to keep you insane"
© Tym Stevens
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