23 Sep

Little Blues Book

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This was called the 'basso continuo', but the composer expected another continuo player on harpsichord, organ or lute, to build up chords upon the bass line. Pearl was also awarded the Bronze Medallion, in 1968 and a Presidential Medal of Freedom 1988 (arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease) b. As of 2006 he remains a local favorite on the New Orleans music scene. Don also helped to create a renaissance in jazz in the Northwest. Wyman left the group in 1991, and was replaced in 1994 by Daryl Jones.

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22 Sep

Jaco: The Extraordinary and the Tragic Life of Jaco

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For a look at a journalistic fellow-traveller, pick up an issue of Wired, or better yet, of Mondo 2000, which features garish art direction, guidance on "smart" drugs (i.e. drugs which are supposed to enhance mental performance) and digital media, and interviews. [Back] 25. Blues record labels also report that sales of acoustic blues are so sluggish and weak that they are reluctant to sign folk blues acts. Dorsey / Mahalia Jackson Take My Hand, Precious Lord performed by Rev.

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22 Sep

Blues Guitar: The Men Who Made the Music

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Some of his film scores include Murder, Inc; Gidget Goes to Rome; Mediterranean Holiday; and Mademoiselle. Ethnographic Landscape--As defined by the Cultural Landscape Foundation, a landscape containing a variety of natural and cultural resources that associated people define as heritage resources. Whereas a classical musician will generally play a grace note distinctly, a blues singer or harmonica player will glissando, "crushing" the two notes and then releasing the grace note.

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22 Sep

Becoming Human, Being Human

Ali-Salaam

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The Classic Arts Showcase is a non-profit organization that provides commercial-free television programming, via satellite, to schools and universities to use in the classroom at no charge. Shortly after their first meeting at a party in Cambridge, Richman invited both Harrison and Brooks to join The Modern Lovers, but -- despite support from John Cale and interest from both Warner Brothers and A&M Records -- the singer's difficult behavior prevented any releases from materializing during the band's three year lifespan.

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22 Sep

Gene Krupa: His Life & Times (Jazz life & times)

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The first song that he sang for a Hindi film was Dil Jalta Hai to Jalne De/If the heart burns, let it burn. If you find you can’t use these materials just contact us for a no-questions-asked refund. 14 Lessons covering the history of jazz by looking at individual artists who have influenced its development. More recently Brand (1987) wrote a book about MIT's Media Lab. Bluegrass Breakdown: The Making of the Old Southern Sound. He also performed in several films, including Radio Days (1987) and The Mambo Kings (1992), and was responsible for introducing American audiences to a number of Latin musicians, most notably Cuban singer Celia Cruz.

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22 Sep

Cold Sweat: My Father James Brown and Me

Yamma Brown, Robin Gaby Fisher

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American Roots: The Art of Country Blues – Why study it? The album features Mason’s singing and guitar handiwork, and was six years in the making. His critically acclaimed book Lyrics on Several Occasions of 1959, an amalgam of autobiography and annotated anthology, is an important source for studying the art of the lyricist in the golden age of American popular song. The "classic blues", as it came to be called, was not classic, and was not even blues.

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22 Sep

John Coltrane: A Discography and Musical Biography

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The piano keyboard's 188 keys allow it to adapt to different styles of playing piano music. Usually focused on the melody lines and themes in the music. square, blocky��-� Often used pejoratively, square or blocky music is considered to be "too regular", with very clear, regular sections and phrases that are all about the same size. predictable�is also often used. clashing��-� most often used for harmonies and melodies.

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21 Sep

Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar

Peter Benjaminson

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As a highly regarded session player since the late 1960s, he has played with an array of well known artists, such as James Brown, Bryan Ferry, Michael Stanley, Eric Clapton, Bobby Charles, Cat Stevens, Roger Daltrey, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers, Michael Franks, Kenny Loggins, Casiopea, Players Association, David Bowie, Todd Rundgren, Bruce Springsteen, Little Feat, Billy Joel, Tommy Bolin, Bob James, James Taylor, Al Jarreau, Pure Prairie League, Kenny G, George Benson, Joe Beck, Donny Hathaway, Elton John, Gil Evans, Carly Simon, Guru, Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Garrett, Roger Waters, Steely Dan, Ween, Toto, The Eagles, The Grateful Dead, the German singer Nena, and Japanese pop star Utada Hikaru.

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21 Sep

Loving Amy: A Mother's Story

Janis Winehouse

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Build Your Music Library with Music Express! Among his list of accomplishments are music for ballet in Italy, China and Australia, music for theatre in Romania, Holland, Belgium, Japan, Australia, Canada, Columbia, and Costa Rica. (?) b. I could have called it El Exiliado ('The Exile') but I'd have been shot." It was a novelty architected for an unsophisticated audience that was interested only in novelties. This band not only included Parker, but the incomparable Max Roach and the genius Miles Davis.

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21 Sep

The Red Nichols Story: After Intermission, 1942-1965

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He started out inspired by Lee Allen, but soon became interested in jazz and beyond. Father of 12-tone composition a method of composing music, devised by arnold schoenberg, that has each of the twelve notes of the chromatic scale sound in a fixed, regularly recurring order studied in paris (1921-1924): learned 12-tone compositional technique, noticed that dissonance and atonality alienated ordinary citizens and abandoned this style -adopted a distinctly american style designed to appeal to the average concert goes: incorporated Jazz and american folk elements, turned to western and rural themes -harmony: tonal and slow harmonic movement, widely spaced texture softens dissonance and creates an open, expansive sound -Timbre: keeps instruments in family groups, solid bass, thin middle, and a clear, high treble Came to the US for more modern environment: burned all his previous compositions -influence extended from John Cage to Frank Zappa, the Beatles, and Pink Floyd -Poeme electronique (1958): a landmark in electronic music, played on 425 speakers at multimedia exhibit at 1958 Worlds Fair in Brussels -the leading proponent of chance music: unpredictable sequence of musical events, questions the principles of western music: form, unity, meaning, expression, goal-orientation, expert in mycology (mushrooms) -created the prepared piano: objects inserted on and around the strings, radically alters the timbre, piano becomes a percussion instrument -4'33": consists of three movements of silence, designed to heighten awareness of environmental sounds (noise) -"blues" comes from the blue devils (or blue spirits) of sadness, melancholy, etc. -lyrics about everyday life: sex (mostly good), love (gone bad), money (not having it), etc. -chord progression that repeats for each stanza of text: A: i was with you baby when you did not have a dime, A: i was with your baby when you did not have a dime, B: now since you got plenty money you have throw'd your good gal down instrumental response: a short instrumental response to the voice: as in spirituals or work songs that include call-and-response Blues: an expressive, soulful style of singing that emerged from the african-american spiritual and work song at the end of the nineteenth century; its texts are strophic, its harmonies simple and repetitive -includes original film scores, classical or pop music used in the music, sound effects, and dialogue -the Jazz Singer (1927)- first feature length "talkie": music was a grab bag of popular music, traditional songs, classical music, many thought films would abandon music once sound was used, it become clear that the audience wanted music -The Broadway Melody (1929)- first movie to fully integrate music, dance, and plot A thing said or done that serves as a signal to an actor or other performer to enter or to begin their speech or performance. origins to rhythm and blues, blues, boogie woogie, gospel, and country, duple meter, featured expressive solo singing. lively upbeat aesthetic -drums, electric guitars and basses create a more aggressive sonic textures, saxophones added expressive "wailing" sound, and often the lyrics were as much shouted as sung -the mature style of rock'n'roll was an amalgam of black rhythm and blues and a broad array of urban and rural influences, some african-american, some white (1926-present) American guitarist, singer, and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. -Born in Missouri to a middle class family always liked music, went to prison for transporting an underage girl across state lines -learned jimmie rodgers songs play for the white audiences, but also tried them out on black audiences -reached iconic status around the globe not only because of his unmistakable sound of his rich, baritone voice but also through his gyrating style of dancing, seen in numerous television broadcasts and in over 30 feature films -would go to beale street to hear blues groups, highly influenced by black culture band had an unparalleled effect on the music and culture of the world. they started out playing and recording covers but soon developed their own sound -greatly expanded the boundaries of popular music, their recorded output included astonishingly original music in a great variety of genres: rhythm and blues, gospel, country blues, broadway show tunes, novelty tunes, psychedelic rock, and even indian raga (in popular music and jazz) A short repeated phrase, frequently played over changing chords or used as a background to a solo improvisation. a musical idea, often a short riff, passage, or phrase, that is used in popular music to make a song appealing and to "catch the ear of the listener".[1] The term generally applies to popular music, especially rock music, hip hop, dance music, and pop.

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