Frankly, I think those ‘who invented rap’ or ‘which precursors came close’ discussions are a bit pointless – unless you like to spend a few hours chewing the fat among music freaks, of course. To me, James Brown is the godfather – point final – and as for the noble art of jiving to music (aka parlando) … that’s been around as long as jazz (the rhythm in R’n’B) has existed, no? Anyhows, see also http://uzine.posterous.com/dave-bartholomews-saga-of-new-orleans-rhythm for “The monkey” and http://uzine.posterous.com/beginners-guide-to-rhythm-n-blues for “Jack that cat was clean” both of which are also featured on yet another cool Trikont v/a comp “Early Rappers – Hipper Than Hop – The Ancestors Of Rap” … apparently volume one in a series. Hey and dig those Last Poets lyrics too, you 99%ers y’all!
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