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Southside Movement

Southside Movement was a Chicago-based funk and spirit octet which recorded in the first ’70s. Comprised of vocalist Melvin Moore, guitarist Bobby Pointer, keyboardist Morris Beeks, bassist Ronald Simmons, drummer Willie Hayes, alto saxophonist Milton Johnson, trumpeter Stephen Hawkins, and trombonist Expenses McFarland, the group got its begin as the support music group for the Sam & Dave-styled spirit duo Simtec & Wylie. They later on signed using the Wand label and released their self-titled debut recording in 1973; it created a high 20 R&B strike within the breakbeat traditional “I AM Viewing You,” that was sampled seriously by a potential era of hip-hoppers (like the Beastie Young boys on “So What’cha Desire”). The follow-up solitary “IS IT POSSIBLE TO Reach That” also charted, as well as the music group subsequently shifted to the 20th Hundred years label. Sophomore recording Movin’ made an appearance in 1974, but despite another much-sampled item in “Conserve the entire world,” it didn’t match the group’s previous achievement. 1975’s “Bus Prevent” was a hit, as well as the high-quality associated album, Shifting South, spawned another solitary in “GET IT DONE if you ask me.” Nevertheless, Southside Movement split up later on that yr. Collectables’ CD-era compilation THE MOST EFFECTIVE of Southside Movement: I AM Viewing You concentrates mainly on their 1st album.

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