In January 1960, Atlantic Records released John Coltrane's first monumental LP, “Giant Steps.” The album would drastically change the tenor saxophone's sound and purpose. But of all the hair-raising originals on “Giant Steps,” the one that became most important to Coltrane's repertoire was “Naima.“ After the song's debut on “Giant Steps,” Coltrane recorded the composition about a dozen times, each in a different way. By contrast, Coltrane never recorded...
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (I Don't Regret Anything)
On October 24, 1960, when Charles Dumont and Michel Vaucaire visited Piaf’s home at Boulevard Lannes in Paris, she received them very impolitely and unfriendly. Dumont had several times tried to offer Piaf his compositions, but she disliked them and had refused them – the standard was too low according to her. She was furious that her housekeeper Danielle had arranged a meeting with the two men without informing her. So she let them wait...
Happy New Year 2016
Music, friendship, joy, laughter. Life becomes easier. Bring me a jug of wine, then we move together in dance. There will be! There will be fun! It will happen! And the night will be short again. It will be loud, it will be joyful Together we'll dance the whole night through.
A new year is like a blank book.
The pen is in your hands.
It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself.
Happy New Year.
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Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
In 1960, Carol King was the music-writing half of a budding songwriting team which also included her lyric-writing husband Gerry Goffin. When they got the opportunity to write a song for up-and-coming girl group The Shirelles, they responded with “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” a pop masterpiece that topped the charts in 1961, the first #1 in history by a girl group and the first major success for the Goffin/King duo. Goffin and King started out as Brill...