You will prepare and submit a term paper on There’s a Riot Goin’ On. Your paper should be a minimum of 1250 words in length. This was not to mean that Stand was that innocent, but there was extremely growing creep especially in the side of the sound that was presented with its hard and defiant edge. Its sound was unhinged with sound accompanied by quite mumbling lyrics with long, dense, sparse jams as well as dense mix, which played along in presenting a tense atmosphere. (Lewis, Miles Marshall 26) This album had a bearing in the definition and reflection of the African American experience in the early 1970s. In the subsequent sections of the paper, the study will focus on how social and historical factors informed the album. Further, the relationship between the wider contexts of black music at the time of production will be examined in relation to the music style that has been used.
First, the album was produced at a time when there was some cultural fusion presented in the form of R&Bs. In the 1960s, Motown sounds had paved the way for the African American “sounds” which would later follow in the 1970s including the Sly& Family Stones group. In 1971, Gaye released What’s Going On, an album that was inspired by jazz. (Lewis, Miles Marshall 27) The album had become so popular among particularly based on the fact that it was examining environmental and social decays which touched on discrimination based on the race as well as war that Americans had engaged in with the Vietnamese. There is a Riot Goin’ On marked the changing point of the Rhythm and Blues and how this genre was presented.
Sly was part of the movement of African- American pop artists who had endeavored to infuse social and historical issues that affected the black Americans in their music. (Lewis, Miles Marshall 37) His goal was to create emphasis on the power that Black Americans had and the influence that the black movements had created. This was the time when the voices of Black Americans dominated the radio and was quite a boom in terms of economic.