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Cilla Black (1943-2015)

U.S. listeners think of this Bacharach-David song as Dionne Warwick’s, but in the U.K., this was the first of many hits for Cilla Black:

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Is Anything Frivolous?

Jonathan L. Friedmann, Ph.D.

From the critic’s perspective, the world of music consists of three parts: art, folk, and popular. This distinction is sometimes shortened to “serious” (art music) and “popular” (popular and folk). 409 more words


Lost "Civilization" Found

A long, long time ago, I heard a song I really liked on the old WHFS (the subject of an upcoming documentary). The track was very long, so it must have been very late at night (when the station was really “free form” radio). 533 more words

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Frankie Yankovic, polka king

In his youth Frankie Yankovic moved from nearby South Euclid to Cleveland, Ohio, the capital of one of the two main branches of the American polka tradition, known as… 105 more words

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One of my most regular and popular Master Classes that I deliver to early career music industry professionals is ‘The Art of A&R’. A&R spelt out is Artist and Repertoire. 1,980 more words