All I want for Christmas is Mariah

All I want for Christmas is Mariah

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For over a century, "Jingle bells" has been associated with Christmas. For over 25 years, "All I want for Christmas is you" has trumped that. Here's how...

25 December 2020

Rapper's delight for the most part

Rapper's delight for the most part

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The song "Rapper's delight" is often considered to be the first hip hop hit track in history. While it has achieved legendary status over the decades, its background is far less known, and for more storied than most would assume...

17 December 2020

The language of love?

The language of love?

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In 1972, what looked like a US-type pop spoof took over the Italian airwaves. Now, it has not only achieved cult status, but it also became more relevant as time went on...

7 December 2020

Getting satisfaction

Getting satisfaction

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"(I can't get no) Satisfaction" is one of the most famous songs — ever. It propelled the Rolling Stones into super-stardom, usually portrayed as the grittier alternative to the Beatles' ethereal sounds... And it was all an accident.

26 November 2020

The King of Rock 'n Soul

The King of Rock 'n Soul

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Solomon Burke was both a major recording artist — and a unique character. Although he passed away a decade ago, his storied life is still great fodder for music trivia geeks like us. Like that time at the Apollo...

12 November 2020

New town road

New town road

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A few weeks ago, rapper Lil Nas X won no less than 4 Billboard Music Awards, including Top 100 Song and Top Rap Song. But that came after one of the most telling incidents in US charting history...

2 November 2020

Köln magic

Köln magic

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The world recently found out that jazz legend Keith Jarrett may never be able to play again. While that is terribly sad news, let us not forget all the joy his Köln performance has been giving us for decades...

22 October 2020

Thrilling Beat it

Thrilling Beat it

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The great Eddie Van Halen left this earth a mere few days ago, it seems somewhat fitting to talk about one of the quirkiest episodes in his incredibly storied life: the recording of Michael Jackson's infamous "Beat it" guitar solo...

12 October 2020

Read the notes

Read the notes

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Perhaps the greatest French musician of the 20th century, as well as one of the greatest in the world, is Belgian-born Gipsy Django Reinhardt. Many things about his life are truly outstanding — including the fact that he couldn't write...

1 October 2020

Out with a Bang(s)

Out with a Bang(s)

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Music is not all about musicians, as it happens. A big part of the industry involves guys (and girls) critiquing the work done by said musicians. They are essential to the art form, and they occasionally become part of it themselves...

21 September 2020

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