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rock history in 100 riffs

Alex Chadwick plays 100 famous guitar riffs in one take – on a 1958 Fender Stratocaster – giving you a chronological history of rock n’ roll. And Ace have recently released a Fender – The Golden Age 1950-1970 (Inspirational Guitar Music That Defined The Sound Of Rock ‘n Roll)v/a cd. For the full detailed list of all the artists, keys, and year of each song played in the 100 riffs: http://www.chicagomusicexchange.com/100riffs/#.T_GFBpGYnTo

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rip johnny otis

I.M. Johnny Otis (1921-12-28 > 2012-01-17). More on Mr. Otis via http://uzine.posterous.com/iannis-johnny-otis-veliotes and see also:
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=2073
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=797
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=318
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=453
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=641
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=729
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=849
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=878
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8754
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=8882

mohammed ali 70!

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“Hits And Misses – Muhammad Ali And The Ultimate Sound Of Fistfighting” (Trikont US 0314, 2003) was reviewed in [uzine] 03.17 … Mr. Cassius Marcellus Clay aka Muhammad Ali was one of thé greatest men of the 20th Century. All praise!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Ali
http://trikont.de/musik/hits-and-misses-muhammad-ali-and-the-ultimate-sound-of-fistfighting/
http://trikont.de/shop/black-radical-music/hits-and-misses-muhammad-ali-and-the-ultimate-sound-of-fistfighting/

 

daphne oram

Before Delia Derbyshire, there was Daphne Oram … one of thé pioneers at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Today, her Oramics machine is – mutatis mutandis – available as an iPhone app, while the (long lost) actual machine has become an important piece at the (London) Science Museum, where a special exhibition is still open until 2012-12-01.
http://daphneoram.org/
http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/829198
http://www.stalk.net/paradigm/pd21.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daphne_Oram
http://blog.soundseller.eu/tag/daphne-oram/
http://www.nervoussquirrel.com/oramics.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/2669735.stm
http://www.modern-love.co.uk/artists/daphne-oram
http://www.synthtopia.com/content/tag/daphne-oram/
http://soundandmusic.org/projects/oramics-iphone-app
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/click_online/9671950.stm
http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/apr08/articles/radiophonic.htm#6
http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/galleries/oramics.aspx
http://sparksinelectricaljelly.blogspot.com/2011/10/daphne-oram-at-science-museum.html
http://www.thewire.co.uk/themire/2011/03/the-wire-salon-reading-list-the-sounds-of-new-atlantis-daphne-oram-radiophonics-and-the-drawn-sound-technique-2

nagoski’s ottoman-american and other global musics from the past

= featurette by Matt Bowden of Dimmerswitch Productions, who’s also working on a New Orleans gospel documentary together with Zinnia Films. Baltimore collector Ian Nagoski has his Fonotopia radio show on WLOY, runs his own Canary record label and has compiled the Black Mirror: Reflections In Global Musics (1918-1955)” v/a cd for Dust-to-Digital (DTD10, 2007-11-20) and, more recently, the To What Strange Place: The Music Of The Ottoman-American Diaspora 1916-1929v/a 3cd for Tompkins Square (TSQ2608, 2011). [Tnx4tip GS – also for tipping Don’t Trust Your Neighbors – Early Albanian Traditional Songs And Improvisations, 1920s-1930son Hinter (2011)!]
http://soundcloud.com/towhatstrangeplace/zabelle-panosian-groung

rip jerry leiber

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Almost forgot to publish this after I’d announced that I’d post some more on Leiber & Stoller & Spark records, but now with the sad news of Mr Leiber‘s parting … here’s a reminder of some of Leiber & Stoller‘s brilliant producing & songwriting skills, and of that exquisite autobiography by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller with David Ritz: Hound dog – the Leiber & Stoller autobiography(Simon & Schuster 2009-06, ISBN 9781416559382). At the publisher’s site, you can browse the book … may I suggest reading Randy Poe’s appendix, where he argues (convincingly) that L&S practically invented rock ‘n’ roll? (And keep an eye out for more on their magic partnership – it’s like Tex Avery making music – with the Coasters in a future post.)
http://www.leiberstoller.com/
http://spoonercentral.com/RS/Brill.html
http://uzine.posterous.com/tag/brillbuilding
http://www.spectropop.com/hleiberstoller.html
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Leiber+%26+Stoller
http://www.dustygroove.com/item.php?id=xktk2zpqhy
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Leiber_and_Mike_Stoller
http://www.rockabilly.nl/references/messages/jerry_leiber.htm
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/14/books/review/Windolf-t.html
http://www.elvis.com.au/presley/interview_with_mike_stoller.shtml
http://www.audioholicmedia.com/music-history-101/leiber-and-stoller/
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=747
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=421
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=7333
http://www.acerecords.co.uk/content.php?page_id=59&release=7485
http://www.ccmusic.com/item.cfm?itemid=MWS101014
http://www.ccmusic.com/item.cfm?itemid=CCM20012
http://www.covermesongs.com/2011/08/a-tribute-to-prolific-pop-songwriter-jerry-leiber.html

jim flora & alex steinweiss

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The mastery of Alex Steinweiss (1917-03-24 > 2011-07-18)! The Alex Awards are named in honour of this design & packaging pioneer … And then the energy of James aka Jim Flora (1914-01-25 > 1998-07-09)! Illustrator extraordinaire, not just of record sleeves … (Images 1+4 are by Flora, 2+3 by Steinweiss.)

http://www.packagedesignmag.com/content/vinyl-cover-art-celebrated-six-coffee-table-books

http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/design/all/06790/facts.alex_steinweiss_the_inventor_of_the_modern_album_cover.htm

http://www.fantagraphics.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=367

http://books.google.com/books?id=4TV_yvOL9eIC  (for lack of a link at http://chroniclebooks.com/)

http://books.google.com/books?id=VUS-mvbd5wQC  (for lack of a link at http://papress.com/)

http://www.mofflymedia.com/Moffly-Publications/New-Canaan-Darien-Magazine/November-2006/The-Fabulous-Floras/

http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/saving-jim-flora-s-private-stash-an-interview-with-irwin-chusid

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/12/30/arts/design/30flora.html

http://www.angelynngrant.com/writing/GoldenAge.html

http://www.soundfountain.org/rem/remcovart.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Steinweiss

http://www.librarything.com/work/576533

http://popculture.soup.io/tag/Steinweiss

http://lightintheattic.net/news/?p=4080

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Flora

http://recordcovers.wordpress.com/

http://www.alexsteinweiss.com/

http://jimflora.blogspot.com/

http://www.jimflora.com/