MUSIC TO MY EARS

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What does today’s music have in common with all the best of previous generations? Plenty, if you give it a listen. You’ll experience equal or better musicianship, songwriting and creativity. For example, here is my A-Z list of favorite artists…

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I COVER THE WATERFRONT

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Another music list … This time it’s songs with water themes, of which there are a bunch. Something to whet everyone’s appetite: from seas to oceans, sloops, bridges, docks of bays, boardwalks and waterfronts: “Take Me to the River” by…

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LISTEN, HEAR: 19 FAVORITE ARTISTS

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Sixty-three years to accumulate and one anguished day to narrow down my 19 favorite musical artists — as of December 2017. For the record, my criteria considered originality, influence, quality musicianship and songwriting, and consistency. The Beatles (because, they are)…

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ONE WONDERFUL ALBUM IS ENOUGH

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Music charts have forever showcased the so-called one-hit wonders like Norman Greenbaum’s classic “Spirit in the Sky.” The more noteworthy feat, however, is the one-album wonder. This is a remarkable, albeit curious accomplishment: an artist makes an entire album full…

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