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Roll Me Away… A Rock & Roll Lament.


Listening to artists like Bob Seger always comes with a bit of a price paid in sadness and melancholy. · It feels like it was so many years, so many miles and so much insanity and so many experiences ago. This was the music of my youth. It was crazy and bold and simple and anthem ...

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Darkness on the Edge of (London) Town

1984/85 was my final year of high school. I was no great student, didn’t like school and was a shy, insecure outsider. I did a sixth year because I had no idea what the hell I was going to do with myself after school and the obvious traditional options had been eliminated by the ...

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I’ve Got the Urge for Going

When the going gets tough, I can’t escape the feeling of wanting to take off to Europe for several months. Even though I know my problems will not magically disappear, I constantly yearn for reprieve. Southern Europe, for some reason seems to be the place I yearn to go. · Joni Mi ...

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Apostle of Hustle - Song for Lorca - 2004

This song by the Canadian (Toronto) band, led by Andrew Whiteman, for the Arts and Crafts label, can surely resonate with Lorca worshipers in Spain and elsewhere ... · Song for Lorca · Song by Apostle of Hustle · Lyrics · The line of her headband · Into the night of her ears · Th ...

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How Bob Dylan Made Me What I Am Today.

Bob Dylan turned 80 years old last Thursday. And because he has been a constant in my life for the past 16 year, this is a tribute him. Happy Birthday, Bob. · I don’t have many heroes. But I have a few and highest ranked among them is Bob Dylan. The reason he is my hero is that i ...

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The Power of Music

Gathered here are uncommonly beautiful reflections on the singular power of music by some of humanity’s greatest writers, collected over years of reading · “Music is at once the most wonderful, the most alive of all the arts — it is the most abstract, the most perfect, the most p ...

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MUSICAL DECADES - 1960s - Psychedelic Music

Psychedelic music emerged during the 1960s among folk and rock bands in the United States and Britain, creating the subgenres of psychedelic folk, psychedelic rock (or acid rock), and psychedelic pop before declining in the early 1970s. · Psychedelic music (sometimes called psy ...

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Nonstop: Drake Keeps Raising the Bar

Drake’s music has definitely shown some evolution since his first debut album. At first, many in the hip hop community (myself included) thought his voice and style was too light. There didn’t seem to be any bite or grab to his music. I heard this new Canadian kid had been featur ...

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A great sample of music journalism from ... Utah! Attention: A newspaper name resemblance!

https://suindependent.com/album-review-the-great-unknown-is-why-did-rob-thomas-record-this-crap/ · One of the founding fathers of yarling and butt rock is back with a confusing wreckage of “songs” that are sure to bewilder if not exactly entertain. · Without Santana or Matchbox 2 ...

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So relevant for the today's world tune! It's by a 60's Frisco band - Kak, found on an LP released by Epic in '68 called Kak-Ola, reissued with Bonus tracks, in '99, in the UK!

So relevant for the today's world tune! It's by a 60's Frisco band - Kak, found on an LP released by Epic in '68 called Kak-Ola, reissued with Bonus tracks, in '99, in the UK! · Everything's Changing - Kak · Everything's Changes. · Nothing goes all like I did before. · I want to ...

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DR. HOOK: Cover to Cover

Joseph Vernon "Big Joe" Turner Jr. (May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri. Turner's records reached the top of the rhythm-and-blues charts. Some of his songs were so risqué that some radio stations refused to play them, but the ...

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MUSIC HISTORY - The Tragic Death of Bessie Smith

The first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful of all time, Bessie Smith · rightly earned the title of "The Empress of the Blues." Even on her first records in 1923, her passionate voice overcame the primitive recording quality of the day and still c ...

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MUSICAL DECADES - 1950s - Classic Pop

Popular music dominated the charts for the first half of the 1950's decade. Vocal-driven classic pop replaced Big Band/Swing, although it often used orchestras to back the vocalists. 1940s style Crooners competed with a new generation of big voiced singers, many drawing on Italia ...

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MUSICAL DECADES - 1950s - Doo-Wop

This week I'd like to take you back to the 1950s for some more Doo-Wop. If you missed Part 1, click here. · Built upon vocal harmony, Doo-Wop was one of the most mainstream, pop-oriented R&B styles of the time. Singers gathered on street corners, and in subways, generally in ...

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