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pepperbag76 · 2 days ago
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Black Sabbath 1970
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unitedsongbird · 8 hours ago
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Today is a new day! It gives us good reason to rise up and begin a new chapter and start over. Never count yourself out. There is so much in this world to explore and discover.
Good day/evening friends and readers. I am thrilled you are able to join me for todays write-up. If this is your first visit to my tumblr feed, you may notice that I like to cover all sorts of music and some occasional film topics. I am a huge music lover, exposed to everything at a young age. If I can somehow make just one person's day by a few words, a music memory, or new discovery...wow, then that would just make me feel good to make a difference in this world today.
Every day is a new beginning, the building of a habit, a second chance. Every action is a step in some direction. There is no pause in living.
Come join me and explore an outstanding artist. He is American pianist, keyboardist, composer, and foundation creator to help connect at-risk children to the world of music, Ramsey Lewis. He has been a key figure in contemporary jazz since the late '50s, performing with a warm, open personality that's allowed him to cross over to the Pop and R&B charts. Let's have a listen to his 1968 record "Les Fleur" from album Maiden Voyage. Smiles, hi-fives, and hugs.
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landrysg · a day ago
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40,000 years of music explained in 8 minutes
“If you were born in Beethoven’s time, you’d be lucky if you heard a symphony twice in your lifetime, whereas today, it’s as accessible as running water.” - Michael Spitzer (@MichaelSpitze20)
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theambientsky · 5 days ago
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Music History. Extremely impressive instrumentally. Love the percussionist. Live didn’t require so much and yet...they pulled it off. Amazing.
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doomsurfing · 5 days ago
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thatwritererinoriordan · 8 days ago
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sjwallin · 9 days ago
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Charles Ives has always been one of my historical music heroes. Here’s some cool stuff I just came across about him, and I can certainly resonate with this:
Ives did not go to many concerts. In his early years as a composer, he said, "I found that listening to music (especially if in the programs there were things with which I was not familiar) tended to throw me out of my stride.... I remember hearing something of Max Reger and when I got back to what I'd been working on, I was conscious of a kind of interference or lapse (something you feel when writing a letter and someone butts in and reads his letter to you when you're trying to write yours.)"...
Not only did Ives not to go concerts, but he felt no obligation to know everything that was going on in the music world of his day. "I find that most musicians, critics, etc., take it for granted that a man who composes music must, as a result, be conversant with all the music that has been written in the world up to last night," he wrote in his memoirs. "So many apparently seem surprised, and can't understand why I don't know this piece or that piece of this composer or that composer, especially if it had just been played by the last conductor from Europe who had appeared on the scene with the score in his vest pocket."
There is no question that Ives did know the great traditions of his profession. His memos are filled with references to Bach and Beethoven, if he had reservations when it came to Brahms. He had heard Gustav Mahler, both as a composer and conductor. It is one of history's bitter ironies that Mahler, becoming interested in Ives' Third Symphony in 1911, took a good ink copy of the score back to Europe with him only weeks before he died. That copy was subsequently lost.
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youre-brilliant · 10 days ago
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For anyone writing Stranger Things fic, I just found out the Graceland album came out in fall of 86: that’s Graceland, You Can Call Me Al, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes, and those are just the well known tracks. The whole album is glorious. Also, if you’re too young to have seen it, look up the music video for You Can Call Me Al it’s awesome and famous.
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pepperbag76 · 2 days ago
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🌹 Debbie Harry
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detroitlib · 11 days ago
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Five views of singer Cliff Nobles of the musical group Cliff Nobles & Co. Printed on front: "Cliff Nobles of Cliff Nobles, & Co. For bookings contact Universal Attractions Inc., 200 West 57th Street, N.Y.C., JU 2-7575. Michael Denning." Handwritten on back: "Cliff Nobles."
Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library
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elizabethanism · 2 days ago
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Footnotes: the space where one finds out how much artists make formal decisions for financial reasons.
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The pay-per-fugue system was an abomination.
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justwhatialwayswanted · 12 days ago
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It hasn’t even been a week, but Renaissance
I thought about house and disco. I get the Donna Summer visual references(which are great- I love that the internet immediately found her speaking about Beyonce). Then, I read about her Uncle Johnny and his death(Ms. Tina’s tribute was moving); his memory is embedded in this album. During the pandemic, I imagine lots of people who lost loved ones due to HIV/AIDS felt some sort of grisly flashback to those days. I also feel a deep sympathy for those who lost people in that horrible era and then lost people to Covid19. So, with that in mind, perhaps this album is a moment of joy- celebrating life! Maybe that’s what birthed Renaissance... a way to celebrate the Black & queer musical legacy
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memora8ilia · 13 days ago
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❝ Following his purchase of the Acoustic PA System in 1973, [DJ Kool Herc] continued to build his sound system, adding additional components over the years. Perhaps the most significant early addition was GLI 3800 mixer, which replaced the eight-channel acoustic mixer, allowing Herc to more easily switch between his two turn tables (rather than using two hands to manually switch channels). The 300 Watt McIntosh amplifier provided sufficient power to fill a room, playground, basketball court or a park with sound–solidifying its reputation as one of the most dominant sound systems in the Bronx during the 1970s. Reminiscing years later, Herc recalled that ‘that thing cost a lot of money and pumped a lot of juice. It was 300 watts per channel. As the juice start coming man, the lights star dimming. And the turntables, I had the Technics 1100A, the big ones, so it wouldn’t turn.’ ❞ *
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wastelandmusical · 13 days ago
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sometimes i think about pauline oliveros and i just get so fucking happy because she was so rad and the way she talks about listening and music is so healing. if you’re into musical lesbians, i can’t recommend her enough
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taken-aurally · 14 days ago
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gwydionmisha · 15 days ago
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TRAINWRECKORDS: "Cut the Crap" by The Clash
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