VA Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound 4LP+Book

VA Purple Snow: Forecasting The Minneapolis Sound 4LP+Book


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In the late 1970s, a peculiar sound began bubbling up from the land of 10,000 lakes. Buried beneath 50 solid inches of annual snow, Minneapolis made a Sound quite different than what the pop world foresaw. It issued forth as a slick, black, technologically advanced fusion, poised to storm the charts. Never known for sizable African-American populations, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in fact harbored a tight-knit community of musicians working feverishly through the late ’70s and early ’80s toward a radical manipulation of American dance music, coating futuristic funk with the glamorous sheen of guitar rock. Synthetic ebony and ivory met electricity, with sexed-up results sent shockingly across the pop heavens like violet lightning.

94 East If You See Me
Aura Taste of Love
Herman Jones I Love You
Orville Shannon Oh Lover
Mind & Matter I’m Under Your Spell
Haze Waiting for the Moment
Prophets of Peace Get It on
Cohesion Expense
Mind & Matter Sunshine Lady
The Lewis Connection Higher
Flyte Tyme It’s the Things That You Do
Herman Jones Ladie
Michael a. Dixon and J.O.Y. You’re All I Need
Love & Funk Stone Lover
Cohesion Cohesion
Haze I Do Love My Lady
The Lewis Connection Got to Be Something Here
Walter Lewis & the Blue Stars I Have Love at Home
Flyte Tyme I’ve Got You on My Mind
Quiet Storm Can You Deal with It
Steven Quick
The Stylle Band If You Love Me
The Girls I’ve Got My Eyes on You
Sue Ann Carwell Should I or Should I Not?
Alexander O’Neal Do You Dare
Ronnie Robbins Contagious
Alexander O’Neal Borrowed Time
Orville Shannon One Life to Live
Andre Cymone Somebody Said
Walter Lewis &The Blue Stars Do It Baby Do It
Rockie Robbins Together
Mind & Matter No One Else Can Do It to Me Baby