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Tagged With: Music History

The Soul of Rock: David Bowie

There are some musicians who keep you from feeling alone in the universe. David Bowie is one of these. Bowie’s voice and majestic stage presence earned him the name the Thin White Duke. He’s songwriting royalty. So many of his songs have brilliant hooks and poetic rhythm. Just listen to the lyrics to “Rock ‘N’ … Continue reading »

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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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M.I.A. Releases Gold Edition of "Bring the Noize" Video

Formerly a refugee from Sri Lanka, musical legend M.I.A. is undeniably now a citizen of the world. She leaps over musical and physical boundaries, challenging the status quo with her lyrics, loops and artistic presentation. With both modern and tribal elements, M.I.A.’s new record Matangi is sure to surprise when it drops this fall. The single … Continue reading »

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M.I.A. Releases Gold Edition of “Bring the Noize” Video

Formerly a refugee from Sri Lanka, musical legend M.I.A. is undeniably now a citizen of the world. She leaps over musical and physical boundaries, challenging the status quo with her lyrics, loops and artistic presentation. With both modern and tribal elements, M.I.A.’s new record Matangi is sure to surprise when it drops this fall. The single … Continue reading »

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