Category: Music

The Enigmatic World of Harold Budd: A Musical Journey into Ambient Mastery

Composer and poet Harold Budd was born on this day May 24, 1936 in Los Angeles, California, and was raised in the Mojave Desert. Delving into the enigmatic world of Harold Budd is a journey filled with ethereal soundscapes, unique textures, and a sense of tranquility that is hard to find elsewhere. As a pioneer …

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The Cosmic Jazz of Sun Ra: A Journey into the Otherworldly Soundscapes

When it comes to exploring the frontiers of jazz, few artists have ever matched the cosmic brilliance of Sun Ra. His music was a visionary blend of African rhythms, free improvisation, and science fiction themes that transported listeners to otherworldly realms. With a career spanning over five decades, Sun Ra and his Arkestra created some …

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Discovering Keiko Abe: A Marimba Maestro’s Magical Melodies

Keiko Abe, an iconic Japanese marimba player and composer, has made an indelible mark in the world of percussion music. Born in Tokyo, Japan, on April 18th in 1937, she began her musical journey at the young age of seven. Over the years, she has become a celebrated figure in the realm of contemporary percussion, …

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The Life and Legacy of Bobby Vinton

Bobby Vinton is a legendary singer and songwriter whose music has touched the hearts of millions of fans around the world. With hits like “Blue Velvet” and “Mr. Lonely,” Vinton’s music has become a staple of popular culture. In this tribute, we’ll take a closer look at the life and career of this iconic artist. …

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February 26th Birthday Love: Johnny Cash

The Man in Black, Johnny Cash, was born on this day February 26, 1932 in Kingsland, Arkansas.

February 25th Birthday Love: Sibylle Baier

Folk singer and songwriter Sibylle Baier was born on February 25, 1955 in Germany.  There, Baier recorded her music between the years 1970 and 1973 on a reel to reel, after being inspired to write her first song “Remember The Day” on a road trip through the Alps.  The taped recordings were shared with a few …

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August 18th Birthday Love: Moura Lympany

British concert pianist Dame Moura Lympany was born Mary Gertrude Johnstone today, August 18, 1916, in Saltash, Cornwall. She later took the stage name “Moura” as a Russian version of the name “Mary,” and the last name from her mother’s maiden name, “Limpenny.” She played her first concert at the age of twelve, playing the only …

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July 11th Birthday Love: Suzanne Vega

Happy birthday, Suzanne Vega, born on this day July 11, 1959 in Santa Monica, California.

June 24th Birthday Love: Colin Blunstone

Singer and songwriter Colin Blunstone was born on June 24, 1945, in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England. In the 1960’s, Blunstone rose to fame as the lead singer for The Zombies, and has also had a successful solo career, making music for over 50 years now. The band formed in 1962 in St. Albans, England, with Colin …

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June 15th Birthday Love: Erroll Garner

“Every time he played piano, you could hear the smile in his touch, you could hear the smile in his rhythmic approach.” – Jazz Pianist George Shearing Jazz/swing pianist and composer Erroll Garner was born on this day, June 15, 1923, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Garner is well known for his excellent keyboard skills, being a mostly …

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