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Jesse DeNatale - Soul Parade

Music
Jesse DeNatale is one of the best songwriters you've probably never heard of. His songs bring to mind all the other great songwriters you have heard of, like Randy Newman, Ray Charles, and Bob Dylan. His lyrics are so simple and poetic, you might think of Paul McCartney and John Lennon. And his

Great Bands in the 1950s

Music
The 1950s is regarded as the decade that gave birth to the music known as rock 'n' roll, which then dominated the music charts, edging out other music such as the '40s big band. Musicians such as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Bo Diddley and Jerry Lee Lewis were among the f

How to Use a Glass Slide

Music
The idea of playing a guitar with something other than fingers is thought to originate on the Mississippi Delta when pocket knives and straight razors were first pressed into service. The necks of broken bottles followed, and glass offered a warmer sound with less wear on strings. Today, glass slide

Playing Jazz Charts

Music
Unlike classical compositions, most jazz compositions are written in a kind of shorthand - the melody is written out, but the harmony is represented by chord symbols, and the rhythmic feel is called out in a word or two at the top of the page. If it's a swing feel, the melody may be written in

The Strange Story of Stephen Collins

Music
Foresaken by the nation he had blessed with his songs: Lovers of great ballads will be familiar with such whimsical ballads as I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, Oh Susanna and the Old Folks at Home. Stephen Collins songs brought a lump to the throat from Alaska to Durban, New Zealand to B