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1001 Songs - 1967: Part One

List Item:  Listen to the 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die

1967. For many appreciators of rock music this was a banner year. It saw the release of… 1,107 more words

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‘Lady Soul’: The Women of Jazz

Serena Basra shows there’s more to jazz than Miles Davis.

‘Isn’t jazz wonderful?’ I muse. ‘Yes!’ you cry out, banging your embellished saxophone phone case on the table. 668 more words

That's What She Said

At Last


In an Indian restaurant

Waiting for take-out

I catch your eye

I smile in solidarity at our plight

You smile back

Your smile is sunshine… 71 more words


My Music Highlights - 02/07/17

Writer’s Music Highlight

Whether you’re excited by music like me or not you’ve probably noticed that all those crappy reality tv shows (if you enjoy them, I’m sure they’re very good…) like to build drama with music. 280 more words

Something for the weekend: a Sunday playlist

July 2, 2017

By Zack Yusof

Sunday morning, soft sunlight streaming through the window, the smell of coffee and toast in the air and an entire day with no plans still to enjoy…pretty much a perfect moment to sit back, chill and sort out a suitably laid back playlist to soundtrack what’s left of a weekend spent taking a well-deserved load off. 273 more words


365 Days of Album Recommendations - June 16

Etta James – At Last!

Another staggering debut.

With all the stories that have accumulated around James over the years, it’s sometimes all too easy to forget just how incredibly impressive she was as a vocalist; it’s particularly instructive to go back and listen to this young, raw, preternaturally talented new singer on her debut, already tearing songs to pieces with the power of her pipes; here she digs into everything from “I Just Want To Make Love to You” to “A Sunday Kind Of Love” to “Stormy Weather.” Just a monster, monster singer. 38 more words

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