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Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Heartbreakingly Beautiful Songs of Jazz Legend Billie Holiday

Jazz Legend Billie Holiday referred to all of her songs as “the blues.” She talks about them here and performs her classic “Fine and Mellow.” [youtube=http://youtu.be/Q4Y8UFE7GL8] One of the saddest stories in music history, Billie Holiday died handcuffed to her hospital bed. Under arrest for drug possession. She was only 44. In her day she … Continue reading »

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Franz Ferdinand: Sexy Scottish Rockers Drop Swaggering 2013 Release

Scottish band Franz Ferdinand’s songs have strong hooks, upbeat rhythms and swaggering rock attitude. Taking their name from an Austrian-Hungarian Archduke, whose death sparked the first world war, Franz Ferdinand the band started out in the U.K. indie scene in the early 2000s. All of Franz Ferdinand’s albums have hit the U.K. and U.S. charts. … Continue reading »

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The Latest Track from Basement Jaxx: "What A Difference Your Love Makes"

Basement Jaxx’s new soul-meets-house dance track could be their best yet. “What a Difference You Love Makes” is not only propulsive, but the message and beat are inspiring. [youtube=http://youtu.be/9z8tpaxaipU] Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton formed Basement Jaxx in the mid 90s. The South London duo started their record label Atlantic Jaxx in 1994. They hit … Continue reading »

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The Latest Track from Basement Jaxx: “What A Difference Your Love Makes”

Basement Jaxx’s new soul-meets-house dance track could be their best yet. “What a Difference You Love Makes” is not only propulsive, but the message and beat are inspiring. [youtube=http://youtu.be/9z8tpaxaipU] Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton formed Basement Jaxx in the mid 90s. The South London duo started their record label Atlantic Jaxx in 1994. They hit … Continue reading »

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