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The Songwriters - Burt Bacharach and Hal David

We’ve looked at such behemoths of songwriting as Lennon/McCartney, Leiber and Stoller and Holland/Dozier/Holand, but there is another partnership that served up an incredible menu of pop songs during that golden era that was the 1960s: Burt Bacharach and Hal David. 930 more words

The Arts


Nothing But A House Party: The Birth Of The Philly Sound 1967-71.

Kent Soul.

During the seventies, Philadelphia rose to become America’s soul capital. This began in 1971, when Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff founded Philadelphia International Records, which became home to some of the finest purveyors of the Philly Sound, including Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes, The O’Jays and The Three Degrees. 1,932 more words

Ace Records

Brett Jolly's Daily Thought ("The evolution of music. What happened to music like this?")

For the record, whatever happened to music like this and why did it disappear? The most obvious answer would seem to be “the evolution of fashion and style.” While this song had its rightful place with a certain past generation it now seems to have outgrown the popularity of that era. 586 more words

Brett Jolly's Daily Thought ("The Martin Luther King holiday")

Each year I like to check out the atmosphere of the Dr. Martin Luther King holiday spirit. For those who are unaware, Dr. King believed in non violent protests to end discrimination. 334 more words