Mrs Robinson
 
 
Mrs. Robinson

574 COLLEGE ST. TORONTO, ON MG6 1B3
OPEN TUESDAY - SATURDAY | 6PM - LATE

 
 
 
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Late 1950s

 

The Beginning of Soul Music

 

Soul music began as a blend of African-American gospel music, blues, and jazz. Clyde McPhatter, Hank Ballard, and Etta James were a few important innovators who contributed to the emergence of soul music. Ray Charles is often known as an artist who popularized soul genre with his hit song "I Got a Woman".

 
Well, I got a woman, way over town
That’s good to me, oh yeah
Said I got a woman, way over town
Good to me, oh yeah
She gives me money when I’m in need
Yeah, she’s a kind of friend indeed
I got a woman, way over town
That’s good to me, oh yeah
— Ray Charles
 

"I Got a woman" - ray charles (1958)


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Mid-1960s

 

Gettin' Down With Funk

 
James Brown + Sly Stone
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Early 1970s

 

The Disco Revolution

 
Mrs. Robinson Disco

Feel the city breakin' and everybody shakin'
And we're stayin' alive, stayin' alive

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Sept, 1979

 

The First Hip Hop Song Was Released, "Rapper's Delight"

 
 

 
 

The story of Mrs. Robinson begins here with Sylvia Robinson - the Founder of Sugar Hill Records. And also the producer of the first ever hip hop single, "Rapper's Delight". She is often dubbed as "The Mother of Hip Hop" and leaves her legacy behind as a producer, creator, inspiration, and namesake.

I said a hip hop
Hippie to the hippie
The hip, hip a hop, and you don’t stop, a rock it out
Bubba to the bang bang boogie, boobie to the boogie
To the rhythm of the boogie the beat
— The Sugarhill Gang
 

"rapper's delight" - the sugarhill gang (1979)


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Dec. 8, 2017

 

Here Starts With Her: 
Mrs. Robinson Opens


mrs. robinson [vol 1] playlist

 

 

It's not what you think it is. 
It's not about a woman or a man. 
Not about a song. Or a movie.
It's about a movement.
She's the mother of a music that's timelines.

 

The woman on top of Sugarhill. 
The woman behind the scenes. 
And behind one of the most singular moments in the genre. 
Producer. Creator. Inspiration. And namesake. 

Mrs. Robinson

If you live for the music, you're in her house.

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