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Liner Notes

Having been born in the 70s I remember my parents listening to music on a turntable.  It was apparent that my father “owned” the gadgetry, a Sony AM/FM receiver & Technics turntable, while my mother “owned” the collection of albums.  645 more words

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Liner Notes: In Memory of Frankie Knuckles 1955-2014

The Whistle Song - Frankie Knuckles (1991)
Born Francis Nicholls, this American DJ, producer & remixer helped birth house music out of the ashes of disco. 143 more words

Grammy Award

Tangible

Records: Forever yours to enjoy..

Try that with a cloud based digital music server that just crashed or needs a software update to work. ;-)

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Music Appreciation: Back to the Basics

Do you remember taking Music Appreciation in school? Many of us started learning about music as early as our pre-school years, when we learned about simple instruments – a drum, a triangle and maracas. 401 more words

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20th Century Masters Liner Notes: Best of Ska

Published liner notes for Universal Music Group’s 20th Century Masters: The Best of Ska, Vol. II

Before it settled into what became known around the world as the “reggae sound” (that languid, snaky groove with the emphasis on the 2nd and fourth beat), post-war Jamaican pop music was pieced together from a diverse clash of styles and sounds. 507 more words

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20th Century Masters Liner Notes: Squeeze

Published liner notes for Universal Music Group’s 20th Century Masters: Squeeze

As the seventies drew to a finish, droves of new wave pop combos, all said to be “influenced by the Beatles,” were foisted on an unsuspecting–and largely disinterested–North American record-buying public. 471 more words

Liner Notes