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Rockabilly Cat Brian Setzer Brought A Dose of Jazz (And New Life) To The Genre

Most everyone who knows anything about rockabilly will agree that the musical genre came about as musicians of the 1950s mixed country music and blues music together. In actuality, you really have to throw rhythm and blues music into the mix and also sprinkle in a healthy dose of gospel music. I’d argue that there was a pinch of jazz music thrown into the original mix too, but you don’t often hear people supporting that argument. But the Stray Cats guitarist and front man, Brian Setzer, made it perfectly clear that jazz has a place in the rockabilly genre.

Songs About Growing Up For Pop Music Fans

There are many songs about growing up these days, so selecting a handful of the best is no easy task. However, here is a list of pop songs that cover many things, from coming to the end of a chapter in your life and starting another, to having a wish-list for when you grow up, and everything in between.

What Is Eric Johnson’s Best Album? My Choice Would Be “Ah Via Musicom!”

Eric Johnson scored with the hit “Cliffs of Dover” on this third solo effort. This recording has reached near-classic proportions within the guitar community and because of this I feel that “Ah Via Musicom” is Eric Johnson’s best album.

What Is Yngwie Malmsteen’s Best Album? Rising Force Of Coarse!

Rising Force is the first solo album by Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen. Guitar World Magazine ranked this debut as first in the all-time list of shred albums and I rank this as Yngwie Malmsteen’s Best Album.

Rockabilly Piano Players Made a Huge Contribution to Rockabilly Music

When most modern fans of rockabilly think about the genre, the image that comes to mind is probably a three-piece band which consists of a drummer, a stand-up slap bassist, and a singer who also plays electric lead guitar. That’s the typical rockabilly lineup in modern times. But the piano played a pivotal role in rockabilly music from very early on. Let’s take a look at a few rockabilly acts that made piano an important aspect of their sound.

The Best Jimmy Buffett Quotes – One Pirate’s Perspective

Having been a fan of Jimmy Buffett and his music for many years now, I’ve had the opportunity to memorize more than a few of his song lyrics. And I’m pleasantly amazed at the number of times that Jimmy Buffett quotes have brought needed wisdom into my life.

Sound Recording And The Right Equipment

The very first thing which you need to take a look at is if it will be for personal or public use. After you have decided whether to use it personally or not, it is now time for you to think about your spending budget.

Download Beat Software Onto Your Computer and Start Making Beats Today!

Current day music production is consistently changing and evolving. This is certainly far more evident in several genres such as rap, hip hop along with other urban styles. If you would like to begin creating beats you could find many prime quality beat software programs. If you happen to be a seasoned producer then beat software gives you access to a full professional recording studio through your laptop!

Ideal Ways To Find the Beat in Salsa Music

For the learner who is keen to master the art of salsa dancing, there are several basic elements that ought to be mastered to become a top exponent in this field. One such prime feature that attracts the attention of beginners happens to come in the form of the beat related to the salsa music. The ardent learner has to be sure to find the beat pertaining to this music before he ventures to execute the dance steps. Without knowing the essence of this music, the novice will find it difficult to grasp the finer elements of this dance form.

From Timbuktu to the Mississippi Delta – Conclusion

While the most famous musician of Europe in the times of Mozart was a composer of African descent, the Chevalier de Saint George, Europe’s premier violinist, fencer, colonel, and conductor of the largest orchestra of France, that of Queen Marie Antoinette, his incredible story remained submerged beneath the sands of time by European academia just like the socio-cultural contributions of the African peoples of the Empires of Ghana, Mali and Songhai whose men, women and children settled the New World…

From Timbuktu to the Mississippi Delta – Introduction

As a child of mixed Senegalese and French heritage who grew up in Mali, Senegal and France and whose journey led him to teach Jazz in the United States of America, I was always fascinated and intrigued by the level of cultural amnesia and the dearth of academic information that existed with respect to the socio-cultural contributions that West Africans taken from their continent through slavery had brought to the United States of America for 350 years. As an outsider looking in, I was often puzzled by and sought to understand why European Americans generated dance moves and rhythmic expressions on the dance floors of the US that were closer in aesthetics to those of West Africans than the original dance moves of their informed European ethnic heritage from Vienna or the Paris Opera.

Neil Diamond: Connecting With the Fans in the Audience Like No Other

Neil Diamond is one of those rare singers that has staying power. Quite a few years ago Garth Brooks said that a true test of an artist is how long they will last. Neil also has another rare trait that never ceases to amaze me. Because of his magnetism in his concerts he connects with his audience almost like no other. He was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame which was long overdue.

Musicians Entertain Professionally

Musicians are in the entertainment business. It is the thing they do and the thing they love doing. Being a professional musician has many rewards, including getting paid for doing what you do.

Musicians Read Words As Well As Notes

One of the facts of life is that there is so much wonderful stuff to do that it is very easy to spend a lot of time just being bewildered. Organizing one’s life so that it is in some way or another complete is a major undertaking. For instance how do you go about making sure you have enough time to enjoy reading a book?

Must See British Music Festivals

With the summer season so close, the festival line ups are starting to be announced. This article explores the must see festivals available to us right here in the UK.

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