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Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Beatles “A Day in the Life”: The Story Behind the Song

When there’s great turbulence in the world you can always turn to the Beatles. “A Day in the Life” was written decades ago. It’s still the song that expresses best how humans react to tragic news. The Beatles halted all performing in September of 1966. Their focus was shifted into the studio and working with … Continue reading »

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Music Quote: Jazz Siren Betty Carter on Making Yourself Memorable

‎ “Be a leader, don’t follow. Do things so others follow you.  Never hold back. Be an individual, something somebody will never forget.” – Betty Carter Jazz siren Betty Carter (1929-1998) is called “The Godmother of Jazz Music.” She was a master improvisor, talented piano-player and a striking composer. In the early 50s Betty hit … Continue reading »

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Soul Dance Song – Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle"

Soul vocalist Otis Redding co-wrote the song “Hard to Handle” and released it as a “B” side to the single “Amen” in 1968. The aggressive, percussive delivery Otis sings with was copied almost exactly by the Black Crowes on their 1990 release Shake Your Money Maker. It was a hit for the rock band, but … Continue reading »

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Soul Dance Song – Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle”

Soul vocalist Otis Redding co-wrote the song “Hard to Handle” and released it as a “B” side to the single “Amen” in 1968. The aggressive, percussive delivery Otis sings with was copied almost exactly by the Black Crowes on their 1990 release Shake Your Money Maker. It was a hit for the rock band, but … Continue reading »

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