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8 Best Song Intros Ever

Posted by on Jul 11, 2015 in Featured, Songs | 1 comment

These are the songs you wanted the disk jockey to shut up so you could hear from the start: 8. “Come Together”, The Beatles You...

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Johnny Rivers

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Singer | Comments Off on Johnny Rivers

Okay, Johnny Rivers was the King of Covers. Granted. But does every recording act have to only sing original songs? What about the...

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Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in Featured, Music | Comments Off on Woodstock

While probably 500,000 people actually attended Woodstock, probably ten times that number of hippie/yuppie/boomers now tell folks they were...

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“Purple Haze”

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Featured, Songs | Comments Off on “Purple Haze”

This is one of those things that make you go, “Hmm.” “Purple Haze” was a groundbreaking single written by Jimi...

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Dick Dale, Surf Music Pioneer

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Featured, Music | Comments Off on Dick Dale, Surf Music Pioneer

You may remember Dick Dale from the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. That rapid staccato guitar playing...

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Americana: Fender Guitars

Posted by on Mar 12, 2011 in Americana | 1 comment

  Picture Leo Fender in his California electronics workshop in the late 1930s. Fixing phonographs, radios, and public address systems....

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Album: "Are You Experienced"

Posted by on Dec 27, 2010 in Music | Comments Off on Album: "Are You Experienced"

You know that feeling you get when you hear unknown music and you think, Wow. This changes everything. That’s the reaction I had upon...

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Americana: The Apollo Theater

Posted by on May 24, 2010 in Americana | Comments Off on Americana: The Apollo Theater

In 1914, a new building was constructed on 125th Street in the Harlem section of New York City. Named “Hurtig and Seaman’s New...

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Singer: Jimi Hendrix

Posted by on Jun 15, 2009 in Singer | 2 comments

Time has allowed us to get a little perspective on this comet that briefly blazed across the rock and roll firmament. He was one of those...

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