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Introduction In 1976 Kevin Godley and Lol Creme invented a device called a Gizmo that could expand the note played on a guitar, and change the sound generated to sound like among other things, violins and an orchestra.
Unaccompanied Folk Ballads
Introduction This originally was going to be a selection from the 100 Ballads site shared by Rosie Whinray and commented on by Julie Henigan in The Ballad Tree: Traditional Folk Ballads and Songs, but the site itself contains recordings of the songs for you to listen to, along with documents and the words, so I saw no point in trying to put them into a piece of my own. Ihave pondered what to do for a few weeks and thought I would simply trawl the world wide web for unaccompanied folk ballads. I think this will create a random feel and hopefully give some people something to listen to that they haven't heard before,
Introduction I had an idea to create a playlist where after the start each subsequent song would have a related band member from the previous song, the timeline may be a bit haphazard and is probably going to be concentrated on the nineteen sixties and seventies. I have written about how some people only listen to the music of a certain era, but in my opinion, ninety-five per cent is always rubbish and it is up to us to find that five per cent.
Top 10 Most Influential Female Musicians
Recognizing the profound impact of female musicians is essential in understanding the evolution of music across genres. From groundbreaking pioneers to contemporary trailblazers, these women have not only shaped the musical landscape but have also contributed to societal and cultural shifts. This curated list of the top 10 most influential female musicians explores their lasting legacies, innovative contributions, and the enduring resonance of their artistry.
A Potpourri of Songs
********************************************************************** It was my maternal grandmother that loved Perry Como. He was popular from the late 1930's on through and well past the 1960's, having thirteen #1 top hits. She was born in 1892, so this makes sense. I liked listening to his music with her. In elementary school music class, we learned this song, Moon River. I remember singing it to her. Dean Martin described Como's voice as "relaxing." I also remember another singer, Andy Williams who was popular in the 60s-70's. He, too sang Moon River. I think I liked his version the best.
The Quest for the Cosmic Cake
Title: "The Quest for the Cosmic Cake" In the outer reaches of our celestial neighborhood, beyond the familiar planets and into the cosmic unknown, there lived an astronaut named Cosmo. Cosmo, a whimsical character with a helmet adorned with stickers of planets and stars, harbored a peculiar dream – a dream of a cake, not just any cake, but a cosmic confection.
Back to Black : a review and tribute to Amy Winehouse
Amy Jade Winehouse a true talent who tragically passed away way before her time. Amy was a true original she was a revival of new jazz and 60’s soul. Amy was in a class by herself and she was a true original. Her voice was incredible, her musicianship fantastic, and her songwriting amazing. Unfortunately, bad choices and personal heartbreak cut her young life short and her promising career never became what it was destined to be. Her album “Back to Black” an album of 60’s revival and I loved the album it was fresh and exciting the album.
Songs That Chronicle My Life
I have a pretty good memory, I'm told. I can remember things as early as age 3, while some people I know barely remember high school. One of my wife's friends has no memories at all before age 8. Key to my memories is music, which seems to have always been part of my life.
A Few Traditional Folk Songs From The British And Irish Isles And Beyond
Introduction These are a series of traditional folk ballads inspired by comments from members of The Ballad Tree: Traditional Folk Ballads. The group is linked below and contains a lot of great music and articles and is well worth your time to discover more about traditional folk music.
A Fourth Selection Of Ten Essential UK & Irish Folk Music Songs From 1960s-1980s
Introduction This is the fourth episode in this series and I am trying to not repeat myself and to include artists that have not appeared in previous ones. I don't think I will have any problem with that, and I am lucky enough to start this off with someone that I have met a corresponded with.
Hot Box - "Lickety Split"
Once upon a time, in a galaxy as far away as the piss-puddled floors of the local all-ages gig-a-plex, there was a furious rebirth of the punk rock phenomena. That was about the good year 1996, and it was a time of incredible promise and pain: Promise that life might be every bit as intense and fun going forward as it was at that one youth-infused moment; pain because the fun usually involved someone jumping on your head, sometimes from the bleeding lip of the dirty, spit and cigarette butt littered stage, sometimes just to be doing it. And, well, if they were bigger than you--bammo!
Merzbow - Material Action 2
A heaping dollop of noisiness from the long-time Japanoise king, Masami Akita, a.k.a. "Merzbow," who has been going since 1978 and has a hundred and forty million albums of this stuff. Here, we have a heavy collage of bang and clang, intercut with high, piercing, synth whistling but it never does in any way get dull. The feeling is that one is inside the bowls of some great, futuristic tin horn beast from a demonic bestiary located somewhere south of Chiba City and somewhere north of the Sprawl. Strings are plucked behind the wall of noise, there is always the sensation of movement...movement...movement forward in sound, a process of progression.