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Classic Music Review: Stand! by Sly and the Family Stone

Soul music went through its psychedelic period, too, thanks in large part to Sly Stone. The transformation wasn’t quite as drastic as in rock: the songs became longer and there was more effect-coated guitar work, but The Temptations still sounded like The Temptations. 2,035 more words

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Classic Music Review: Cheap Thrills by Big Brother and the Holding Company

Sometimes a sound you hear in a piece of music triggers a faint memory of a past experience. You know you’ve heard that sound before, but you can’t remember where or under what circumstances.  2,516 more words

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Classic Music Review: Anthem of the Sun by The Grateful Dead

One idea behind Anthem of the Sun was to create a soundscape that reflected the experience of a Grateful Dead concert, so that’s the perspective I’m going to take for this review. 2,319 more words

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Classic Music Review: The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter by The Incredible String Band

The Incredible String Band were the darlings of the cognoscenti of the time. McCartney, Dylan and John Peel gave them their blessings. The U. K. listening public bought their records in droves. 1,923 more words

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Classic Music Review: Mr. Fantasy by Traffic

Having departed The Spencer Davis Group by communicating his resignation through an intermediary, Steve Winwood joined up with after-hours jam session mates Dave Mason, Chris Wood and Jim Capaldi to form Traffic. 2,210 more words

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Classic Music Review: Axis: Bold as Love by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

I’m happy to say that Jimi Hendrix hated the cover of this album as much as I do.

Apparently there was miscommunication over the word “Indian.” Hendrix wanted something to celebrate his Native American heritage. 1,919 more words

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Classic Music Review: Forever Changes by Love

Forever Changes has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and the National Recording Registry. Rolling Stone ranked it #40 on its Best 500 Albums List. 1,886 more words

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