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musicPop music really is facile, repetitious and samey
Use backing vocalists: Researchers at the University of Southern California analysed thousands of hit records over the past 55 years and found that background vocals increase a song’s chances of hitting the top of the charts. Repeat, repeat: The USC …
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Billy Childs reimagines Laura Nyro’s music
Laura created that legacy of really dramatic songs and the blending of jazz and pop songwriting sensibilities.” In addition to Fleming, Childs’ intensely felt Nyro tribute album features such diverse singers as Alison Krauss, Rickie Lee Jones …
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Overby pursues ‘Higher Ground’ of world music
An average playlist may include artists as diverse as Senegalese pop singer Baba Maal, The Egyptian Orchestra, a cappella vocalists Chanticleer, jazz giant Duke Ellington or bluegrass banjo-picker Bela Fleck, all of whom Overby says have their roots in …
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