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“I (Who Have Nothing)”

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Featured, Songs | Comments Off on “I (Who Have Nothing)”

I’ve always loved this song. It’s a little melodramatic, sure. But from the time I first heard the Ben E. King original in...

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“Stand By Me,” Song

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in Featured, Songs | Comments Off on “Stand By Me,” Song

When Mike Stoller came up with the bass line that begins “Stand By Me,” he had one of his greatest moments as a composer. Then...

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Music: The Brill Building

Posted by on Jun 18, 2010 in Music | Comments Off on Music: The Brill Building

In the Brill Building, and a couple of other addresses down the block that housed the overflow, American pop music was written, arranged,...

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