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Saturday, December 22, 2012
Vinyl Records

Music and Packaging: Physical or Download?

When we buy an album, naturally it’s the music, which attracts us to it – what we hear in terms of songwriting, melodies, instruments, arrangements, vocals, harmonies, lyrics; the feelings that the music awaken, and the images that we see. That’s what first and foremost makes us buy the music. But how much does the packaging itself matter...
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Posted by Thomas Thomsen on December 22, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Headphones

Does your musical taste reflect your personality?

Listening to music can be a very personal experience, but do you think that our musical tastes actually reveal something about our personality? Or is our individual taste in music merely a coincidence? If we look at another one of our senses, the sense of taste, science doesn’t know with certainty, if a human’s taste in food is learned/acquired or congenital, but it is widely considered to be a combination of both. In relation to music, I suspect that the same factors might very well apply...
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Posted by Thomas Thomsen on December 12, 2012
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Classic 1970s Soul, R&B, and Funk, Vol. 2

1.What’s Going On and Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) by Marvin Gaye: The title track of Gaye’s groundbreaking and timeless sociopolitical protest album What's Going On, released by Motown Records in 1971, was a huge hit on all accounts – creatively, critically and commercially (Pop No. 2 , Soul/R&B No. 1), as was the LP itself, reaching No. 6 on the Pop Chart and No. 1 on the Soul/R&B Chart....
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Posted by Thomas Thomsen March 26, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013

California Dreamin’: Classic Songs Recorded by Various Artists, Vol. 1

California Dreamin’ is a song that came to The Mamas & The Papas’ main songwriter songwriter John Phillips in a dream one night in 1963, while he and the band were still living in New York. He then woke up band member Michelle Phillips, and she helped him write the song, which has long since become a certified classic (Rolling Stone magazine placed it at No. 89 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs Of All time”)...
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Posted by Joel Grøndrup June 17, 2013
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Classic 1970s Soul, R&B, and Funk, Vol. 3

  1.Use Ta Be My Girl and Brandy (I Really Miss You) by The O’Jays: In 1978 The O’Jays released their 11th studio album, So Full Of Love, an LP that reached No. 6 on the Pop Chart and No. 1 on the Soul/R&B Chart. Use Ta Be My Girl topped the Soul/R&B Chart and reached No. 4 on the U.S. Pop Chart and No. 12 on the U.K. Chart. Inexplicably, Brandy (I Really Miss You) only made it to No. 79 on...
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Posted by Joel Grøndrup July 2, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Classic 1970s Soul, R&B, and Funk, Vol. 4

1.Ain’t No Woman (Like The One I’ve Got) and Keeper Of The Castle by The Four Tops: Having left Motown in 1972 to sign with ABC Records, The Four Tops released the LP Keeper Of The Castle (No. 33 on the Pop Chart) in 1973. The first single released from the album was Keeper Of The Castle, which became their first Top 10 hit in several years, reaching No. 10 on the Pop Chart and No. 7 on the Soul/R&B Chart....
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Posted by Joel Grøndrup August 29, 2013
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Classic 1970s Soul, R&B, and Funk, Vol. 5

1.Band Of Gold by Freda Payne: Written by legendary Motown songwriting team Holland-Dozier-Holland under the pseudonym Edythe Wayne and Ron Dunbar (due to legal issues), Band Of Gold was first recorded by Soul singer Freda Payne. Released as a single in 1970, it reached No. 20 on the Soul/R&B Chart and No. 3 on the Pop Chart. It also spent six weeks at No. 1 on the U.K. singles Chart and thus became Freda Payne’s first Gold single....
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Posted by Joel Grøndrup December 12, 2013
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