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Michael A. Gonzales, Vibe, August 1997

AFTER THE riots, bullets, and civil rights battles of '60s America, the national spirit desperately needed uplifting. Tragic visionaries like Marvin Gaye and Sly Stone were dropping black-soul science on the ears of the masses; but in 1976, a group of Bronx musicians set off a rhythm revolution on the dance floors of darkened nightclubs.

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