Rastafarian music artists

Rastafarian music artists

FEBRUARY 23, 2020

The poised and refined Ellis was a trailblazer in the Jamaican music scene, his soulful voice warming the ears of many listeners with his pioneering forays into rocksteady and his unique covers of R&B classics. Alton Nehemiah Ellis was born in 1938, in Kingston’s Trenchtown, to a family that…

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Famous pop music artists

Famous pop music artists

FEBRUARY 18, 2020

‘You can t always get what you want, but if you try sometime you just might find, you get what you need’. These lines from the famous Pop band the Rolling Stones are only a few among others who have revolutionized the music scenes in the last few decades. Pop Singers arrived in the music scene and soon…
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Outlaw Country music artists

Outlaw Country music artists

FEBRUARY 13, 2020

Outlaw Country was one of the more significant trends in country music in the 70s. During that decade, many of the most popular hardcore country singers of the 60s - from George Jones to Merle Haggard - softened their sound slightly, moving away from their honky tonk roots. While the outlaws weren…
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Big Band Music, Chicago

Big Band Music, Chicago

FEBRUARY 08, 2020

Chicago cannot claim to be the birthplace of jazz, and the Jazz of the NBA oddly plays in Utah. But this city remains one of the true jazz capitals of the world. Of course, the rise of jazz is inextricably linked with the blues. Chicago is also the home of Down Beat Magazine , the jazz authority since 1934. The city hosts the mammoth annual Chicago Jazz Festival in Millennium…

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Marching Band Music publishers

Marching Band Music publishers

FEBRUARY 03, 2020

When I talk to composers who are still in college, a lot of them are of the belief that the big goal for a composer is to become published. “How did you get your first piece published?” they want to know. “I want to publish my new percussion ensemble piece. Where should I send it?” Oh man, what a kettle-o-fish this is. I tend to be overly opinionated when I speak to student…

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Tool band music

Tool band music

JANUARY 29, 2020

Although ‘Sober’ is one of Tool’s simplest tracks, it’s also one of their most powerful. Released on the band’s debut full-length, ‘Undertow, ’ ‘Sober’ was written about a friend of the band who could only hit his artistic peak while under the influence. Maynard James Keenan’s bellowing of “Why can’t we not be sober / I just want to start this over” is disturbingly electric…

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Music Band Photography

Music Band Photography

JANUARY 24, 2020

Working as a music photojournalist can be very rewarding and a great way to develop skills in demanding situations. This simple 15 step guide aims to give you an insight into the world or music photography, both for promo portrait shots and in a live setting. Step 1 - Finding a Band There are always bands looking for photographers for promo shots, so all you have to do is make…

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African American Country music artists

African American Country music artists

JANUARY 19, 2020

African-American influences in country music can be documented at least as far back as the 1920s. Harmonica ace, DeFord Bailey, appeared on the Grand Ole Opry stage in 1926. Whites and blacks in rural communities in the South played in stringbands,said Frankie Staton, head of the Black Country Music Association. Jimmie Rodgers, the father of country music, learned guitar…

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