The James Brown Father of Soul Topic Got Me Thinking.
For each genre of music, who is considered the forefather of it (who brought it to prominance) and who blew the roof off afterwards? Obviously some can be put under both categories. This is what I got so far:
Soul (pop soul?)
James Brown >>> Michael Jackson
Rock and Roll
Elvis? >>> Beatles
Classic Rock (beginning of heavy rock)
Cream? >>> Led Zeppelin
Black Sabbath (only band that truly created a genre) >>> Metallica
Run DMC? >>> Biggie and Tupac
anyone can do another genre (techno, jazz, blues or sub-genres).