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1960 Song Rank #243: Madison Time by Ray Bryant

#243: Madison Time by The Ray Bryant Combo

Rating: 6.9

This song is The Electric Slide meets Old Vegas martini bar. Has good 60s references in Jackie Gleason and Wilt Chamberlain, and the instrumentation for the song itself is nice, but the vocals to the song render it nothing more than a music novelty item. 69 more words

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KMA Sunday Service Week 3

KMA Sunday Service 3

Thank you for once again joining the congregation at our Sunday KMA Service, where we give thanks for that which Keeps Us Alive (that sweet, sweet music!!). 2,482 more words

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Ray Bryant 1931-2011

Ray Bryant, the gifted gospel-tinged pianist whose work straddled many different jazz styles from Dixieland and hard bop to blues and R’n’B and enjoyed some chart success, has died aged 79. 493 more words

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Blue Note 75 for 75: Lee Morgan's City Lights (1957)

Our third feature for Blue Note 75 for 75 is Lee Morgan’s third album for Blue Note, the now-classic City Lights.

Featuring what was a strong line-up of mostly up-and-comers at the time (Morgan himself was only 19 when this was recorded) and a fresh batch of original compositions from the pens of Benny Golson and Gigi Gryce (neither of whom were available to record them),  155 more words

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George Sourrys beats windy conditions and the field at Nudgee.

Overcast conditions and strong winds weren’t enough to dampen the spirits nor deaden the game of George Sourrys at Nudgee today. George shot (64) to take out the first Monthly Medal of the year. 524 more words

Great Moments In Dance On TV

No ballet on this post, but we have some treats. The source of inspiration? Seeing Stephen Colbert in one of his finest moments last night dancing to the song of the summer of 2013, Daft Punk’s Get Lucky. 508 more words

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