Tags » Music General

Happy days

Spotted this compilation with 1970s pop group Les Humphries Singers, titled “Mama Loo” (after one of their biggest hits). Always loved that song and the high pitch vocals in it was handled by John Lawton, who would become a member of Uriah Heep after this (spot the guy wearing a hat).

Lovely nostalgia.


Community music ensembles

I would define “community music ensemble” generally as a group that combines willing volunteer musicians of various ability levels for the sake of free or low-cost community performances.  1,462 more words

Music (general)


Kylie (Minogue) has a new album out called “Golden” in all sorts of formats (even a Cassette version). Seen here is a Vinyl Single titled “Dancing” that sports a rather nice cover.

Good job.


40 years ago

It was 40 years ago this month that Roger Glover released his second solo album “Elements”. By 1978 he had been out of Deep Purple for five years and at that time he was most well known for his years with them and having produced records with Nazareth, Judas Priest and David Coverdale. 81 more words


Lill-Babs is gone

Swedish artist Lill-Babs has passed away. She was a working artist since the late 1950s and had more success at home than most can even dream of. 135 more words



In 2015 Ladybaby made a considerable splash in the media featuring two nice gals and a bearded wrestler called Ladybeard. They made videos that scored millions of hits and it was kind of fun to watch. 45 more words


Programming for ensembles (and Easter?)

Concert programming for large ensembles can be a function of diverse considerations, such as

  • the calendar
  • the budget
  • the ensemble’s capabilities
  • recent performance history
  • pedagogical or developmental needs (particularly in an academic setting)
  • 966 more words