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Soul of a Nation: Improvisation and Experimentation

By crystalbridgesmuseum

While artists were experimenting with form, structure, color, process, and materials, musicians were expanding the limits of sound in popular music and jazz. Free jazz, funk, and soul celebrated improvisation, skill, and collaboration, played with genres, and commented on present-day issues.

35 songs

  1. 1.
    Living For The CityStevie WonderNumber 1's
    3:410:30
  2. 2.
    Mothership Connection (Star Child)ParliamentMothership Connection
    6:130:30
  3. 3.
    2:580:30
  4. 4.
    3:520:30
  5. 5.
    Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth24 Carat BlackGhetto: Misfortune's Wealth
    3:410:30
  6. 6.
    Put A Little Love In Your HeartGladys Knight & The PipsA Little Knight Music
    3:080:30
  7. 7.
    HyperbolicsyllabicsesquedalymisticIsaac HayesUltimate Isaac Hayes: Can You Dig It?
    9:370:30
  8. 8.
    2:540:30
  9. 9.
    Am I Black Enough for You?Billy Paul360 Degrees Of Billy Paul
    5:160:30
  10. 10.
    Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)The TemptationsMy Girl
    4:010:30
  11. 11.
    Red, Black & GreenRoy AyersRed, Black & Green
    4:400:30
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    4:570:30
  13. 13.
    3:480:30
  14. 14.
    3:470:30
  15. 15.
    Attica BluesArchie SheppAttica Blues
    4:470:30
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    4:470:30
  17. 17.
    She Works Hard For The MoneyDonna SummerShe Works Hard For The Money
    5:200:30
  18. 18.
    4:550:30
  19. 19.
    Art GroupieGrace JonesNightclubbing
    2:390:30
  20. 20.
    Unity Party JamKurtis BlowKingdom Blow
    4:180:30
  21. 21.
    3:520:30
  22. 22.
    The Revolution Will Not Be TelevisedGil Scott-HeronPieces Of A Man
    3:070:30
  23. 23.
    Space is the PlaceSun RaThe Other Side of the Sun
    9:470:30
  24. 24.
    20:040:30
  25. 25.
    Watts HappeningThe Jazz CrusadersUh Huh
    5:160:30
  26. 26.
    Hum-Allah-Hum-Allah-Hum-AllahPharoah SandersJewels Of Thought
    15:100:30
  27. 27.
    2:130:30
  28. 28.
    Universal ConsciousnessAlice ColtraneUniversal Consciousness
    5:020:30
  29. 29.
    Liberator Of The Spirit - For John ColtraneKamau DaaoodLeimert Park
    5:490:30
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    6:100:30

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