|Pop and Misc. Notes|
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...
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.
Last Updated (Saturday, 02 April 2016 20:01)
Michael Praetorius' In Dulci Jubilo
One night in 1328, the German mystic and Dominican monk Heinrich Suso (or Seuse) had a vision in which he joined angels dancing as the angels sang to him Nun singet und seid froh or In Dulci Jubilo. In Suso's biography (or perhaps autobiography), it was written:
“ Now this same angel came up to the Servant [Suso] brightly, and said that God had sent him down to him, to bring him heavenly joys amid his sufferings; adding that he must cast off all his...
Little Brother Montgomery and Roosevelt Sykes rank among the greatest blues pianists of the 20th century and had unusually long and prolific careers. Both men were born in 1906, passed away in the early 1980's and began their careers within a year of each other; Sykes made his debut in 1929 while Montgomery made his in 1930. Both men also chose to record their versions of “44 blues” at their debut sessions,; Sykes cutting it first in 1929 as "Forty- Four Blues" and following...