My grandpa was from Detroit and I grew up listening to him play this kind of music. I didn't hear it as much after he passed, but I recently rediscovered it and it's all I've been listening to! Syncopated melodies, dense chords, and groovy baselines all have a special place in my heart.
  1. Earth, Wind & Fire
  2. Stevie Wonder
  3. Michael Jackson
  4. The Supremes
  5. Buddy Rich
  6. Radiohead
    Kind of an outlier
  7. Ray Charles
  8. Tower of Power
  9. Miles Davis
  10. Anything with a sax section
  11. Anything with a horn section
  12. Motown
  13. Jazz
  14. Big band
  15. Funk
  16. Blues
  17. Soul