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Musicians Have Learned How To Indulge

Indulgence is one thing that we all do from time to time. Musicians are no different. Finding the right indulgence can be great fun using trial and error.

Making Music in Hindi Films – Then and Now

As a singer doing small gigs, performing Hindi Film songs from the 1950s to the 1970s, I was always struck by the warmth of the music that we seemed to have in those days. I strive to put that feeling, that warmth, in my performances despite working with good equipment. The digital, computerized age, has made recording crystal clear, and the effects are astounding. But the warm, fuzzy feeling has gone for good.

Musicians For Hire – Start By Looking For Entertainers You Can Trust

When you’re tasked with organising the entertainment for a social event you may find searching for worthy acts to be quite difficult, even if you’ve spotted an act you are considering hiring that has great credentials you may still have a sense of uncertainty as they’re probably total strangers. You have to give your soloists or band a great deal of trust especially if you are unfamiliar with them as you’re bound to wonder if they’ll even show up, it’s also possible that you inadvertently hire a band that’s not up to the job and they could potentially turn your event into a disaster.

Musicians Are Real People With Hobbies

Everyone has a hobby or two. Musicians are no different. They need to escape from the tyranny of practice from time to time and indulge in their hobbies.

Rockabilly Cat Carl Perkins Saw Child Abuse Prevention As More Than Just a Charity Cause

Rockabilly’s brightest luminary, Carl Perkins, once said that of all the honors he’d received in his life, having a child abuse prevention center named after him was the one he cherished the most. Perkins, whose 1956 smash crossover hit “Blue Suede Shoes” (it was the first song ever to sit near the top of each of the pop, country, and R&B charts) defines the essence of rockabilly, was the co founder of the Exchange Club Carl Perkins Center For the Prevention of Child Abuse in Jackson, Tennessee.

Five Great Reasons to Buy Your Kid a Guitar

Learning to play guitar is not only fun, scientific studies it’s highly beneficial for growing kids. Learning to play guitar will develop language skills, self-esteem, and even fight childhood obesity. And the guitar is the perfect instrument for a child, read about why that is.

Hidden Gems From The Kinks Discography

In a recording career that spanned over 30 years, The Kinks created a huge catalogue of records. Most people will be familiar with the big hits and best known albums, but there is a wealth of lesser known hidden gems from The Kinks discography. Here are my picks of these hidden gems – one album and one single.

What Made the Most Famous Songwriters Famous?

In rating a truly famous songwriter you have to look for “hits”. It is true that all famous songwriters did have that something special it took to get the song from inception to where it actually can legitimately be qualified as a “hit”. When trying to come up with an answer to my question about what made the most famous songwriters famous, here’s what I came up with.

How to Get Face Value Latitude Tickets

The line-up for the 6th Latitude Festival will be announced in March 2011 with the first tickets going on sale shortly after. Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the jewels in the crown of UK summer festivals.

The Brit Award Winners – What You Should Know

On February 15th, 2011 the annual Brit Awards music show was held in the O2 Arena in London presenting awards and gaining publicity for artists and bands renowned enough to be nominated for the most distinguished British Music awards. This ceremony can be compared to America’s Grammy Award show but on a more global level reaching out to countries that may have otherwise missed out during these artists’ rise to fame. The winners of this year’s show were numerous but the three who walked away with the most coveted awards were Tinie Tempah, Mumford & Sons, and Arcade Fire.

British Fans Saved Rockabilly From Complete Obscurity

Rockabilly was a uniquely American invention. The music grew out of the rich diversity of American musical forms of the first half of the 20th century. Blues, country, gospel, rhythm and blues, and even elements of jazz could be said to have come together and manifested themselves in a wild new type of music that came to be called rockabilly. The development of rock and roll and rockabilly can be considered among America’s proudest accomplishments. But if it hadn’t have been for the British, rockabilly might not be the vibrant and living musical art form that it is today, almost 60 years after it first hit the pop, country, and R&B charts.

Spend Some Quality Rockabilly Time With Your Kids And Share Your Love of Music

As your children grow up and begin to push away, you look for any little way that you can stay connected with this young person who for the past 10 or 12 years has been your best pal and the consuming aspect of your life. If you have rockabilly in your life, you have an unexpected tool that can help keep you connected.

Rockabilly’s Sun Records’ Catalog Includes Many Of the Genre’s Greatest Songs

Given that the record label was a tiny independent label barely a few years old when it started turning out hits, the Sun Records catalog includes an astonishing number of the most loved records in all of rockabilly performed by some of rockabilly’s greatest stars. Here are just a few great songs that were released on Sun records in the 1950s.

The Suburbs: An Album by Arcade Fire

To date, The Suburbs has been Arcade Fire’s most successful record with single’s debuting not only on the Irish and United Kingdom charts but getting the number one spot on the US Billboard Top 200 chart. The Suburbs would go on to win a Grammy for “Album of the Year” and also win an award for “Best International Album” at the 2011 BRIT awards.

Clapton Is God – Why?

The famous graffiti proclamation “Clapton is God” first appeared at the Islington underground station in 1967. Today, although recognized as one of the great guitar players of the modern era he would hardly be considered the best, let alone attributed “God” status. So why did the 60’s music fans so idolize Eric Clapton?

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