The Wrecking Crew. The Funk Brothers. These session player groups made names for themselves outside of New York, but NYC had its own players and sound.
“Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry remains one of the defining (and most infectious) hits of the 70s. We dig into the back story.
The perfect hit song is equal parts magic, timing — and more than a few scientific ingredients. We break it down (to the degree that it can be).