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David Axelrod; Songs of Innocence and Experience

David Axelrod; Songs of Innocence and Experience

A good few years ago there was a huge resurgence of the vinyl record. DJ Shadow had shown with his seminal ’95 album Endtroducing… that anything from psychedelic rock to avant guarde electronica could form the basis of a quality…

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Song Review: Come and Go Blues – The Allman Brothers

Song Review: Come and Go Blues – The Allman Brothers

Come and go blues was originally released on the album ‘Brothers and Sisters’, the bands first release after the death of co-founding member Duane Allman. It features a ‘Mark II’ lineup with a pianist replacing one guitarist. While this isn’t…

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Johnny Mercer Songbook Legend

Johnny Mercer Songbook Legend

Johnny Mercer was born in 1909 in Georgia to a comfortable white middle-class family but grew up listening to ragtime, spirituals, early jazz and black church music. As a young teen he was interested in poetry, music and making music.…

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Five Christmas tunes you won’t hear at the Mall

Five Christmas tunes

Sufjan Stevens- Get Behind Me, Santa! (Christmas song) From Sufjan Stevens’ 2006 release, “Songs for Christmas,” this song is sure to please any indie pop fan looking for a catchy, fun Christmas song. Stars- Fairytale of New York A cover…

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Purposeful Songwriting: Critical Planning

song writing

Writing a manual on songwriting is like writing a manual on love. The conflict between artistic passion and rational instructions is paradoxical; nobody can become a great songwriter by relying on a do-it-yourself guide. Indeed, some artists’ styles are such…

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