Posts filed under “Friday Night Jazz”

Smooth Jazz: Black Sabbath’s Paranoid

I can’t explain why, but I find this hilarious:

 

 

Via The Poke

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

A Visual Map of the History of Jazz

Click for the full map. Source: Who’s Like Tatum? via Know More

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Friday Night Jazz, Music

Jimmy Page Explains How ‘Stairway’ was Written

Via Open Culture: Stairway to Heaven was one of the biggest rock songs of the 1970s – loved, imitated and sometimes parodied. Now Led Zeppelin’s classic track is back on the turntable, on a re-mastered version of the band’s fourth album. 43 years after its release, the song continues to hold a place in many…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

St Vincent: Dig A Pony

Fantastic cover, which led me to her new album earlier this year.    

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

Muppets’ Hip Hop Hooray

A delightful mashup of Kermit, Fozzie Bear and Beaker covering ’80s classic, “Hip Hop Hooray.”

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Weekend

Uptown Funk You Up: Bruno Mars on SNL

He strikes me as perfect blend of of pop, funk & soul: 50% Michael Jackson, 30% Prince, with 20% James Brown thrown in for good measure.

Funky!

Studio version after the jump

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Chrissie Hynde Sings The Beatles’ Let It Be

From Speakeasy: Released in 1970, the song was the last single the Beatles released before the band split. Hynde’s version echoes the original, opening with the iconic piano part and building into a symphony of backing vocals, guitars, bass and drums. Hynde shows the softer side of her tough-as-nails vocal style, the occasional catch in…Read More

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Audio-Psychology: Why We Listen to Songs on Repeat

One of my favorite Sci-Fi books from my teen years was Alfred Bester’s 1953 novel, The Demolished Man. (It was the first Hugo Award winner). In Bester’s vision of the Future, telepathy is common, and the main character uses earworms — Pop tunes specifically developed to be an addictive, catchy, irritating nuisance to block out…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Psychology, Weekend

Friday Night Soul: James Brown in Eighteen Minutes

“Get On Up” is the new biopic out on James Brown. David Remnick of the The New Yorker calls it “the second-best film ever made about James Brown.” But rather than watch a good impersonations, how about seeing the real thing? The following James Brown video has been called the “most thrilling, compressed, erotic, explosive…Read More

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Paul’s Boutique’ Remixed

As Josh reminded us, this week was the 25th Anniversary of Paul’s Boutique.     Source: Dangerous Minds      

Category: Friday Night Jazz