Considered a star of the '60s Montreal folk scene. In 1966, Lang rejected an offer to be the first to record Suzanne, a song written by Montreal poet Leonard Cohen. The song soon became a hit for Judy Collins and launched Cohen’s own career as a singer-songwriter. Looking back in 2001, Lang said she was glad she didn’t go ahead with recording Suzanne. _I probably would not have lived_ she said, acknowledging that she was living in the grip of bipolar disease. _They called it manic-depression then. I’d go from being very high to crashing into severe depression._
"Bittova is a far-reaching violinist, composer and singer who builds, among other things, , on her traditional Moravian folk poetry and song and she has Indian ancestory. Vaclavek is a Czech bass player, guitarist, vocalist, composer based in Germany. "
Mary Osborne (July 17, 1921 – March 4, 1992) was an American jazz guitarist and guitar manufacturer. She began performing at a young age and was featured on a radio program in North Dakota, where she grew up. In New York City during the 1940s, she played with jazz musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Art Tatum, Coleman Hawkins, and Thelonious Monk. After moving to California in 1968, she and her husband founded the Osborne Guitar Company.
The most record produced by the group of three – Ghedalia Tazartes, Pawel Romanczuk, and Andrzej Zaleski – is the result of only a few meet ups and a shared passion for music that shapes their perspective. The long play was recorded at the Rogalow Analogowy studio in the eastern part of Poland. It’s worth noting that the space and surrounding countryside did not influence the sound itself as the record drifts away from the traditions of chamber music. Click link to read more...
"Listener recommendation (Barry, was it you?) Born Michael James Williams (1945-83), he and Grace Jones came from the same town in Jamaica -- called Spanish Town. In 1983, he was shot at his home in Kingston, Jamaica, during a robbery, allegedly relating to a dispute over money, and died later in hospital. "
"Male Instrumenty is an artistic group concentrating on sound quest within the sphere of small-size professional instruments, sound toys, peculiar musical inventions and other small sound-making objects. The band was set up in 2006 by Polish musician Pawel Romanczuk. "
"The band consists of Brad Corrigan (vocals, drums, guitar, percussion, harmonica) and Chad Urmston (vocals, guitar, bass, percussion). The band's original bassist, Pete Francis Heimbold, left in 2019. Middlebury, Vermont, U.S. The band, which is based in the Boston area, was originally active from 1996 until 2002"
Jimmy Shirley (1913-1989) was an American jazz and R&B guitarist who recorded from the 1940s to the 1970s. He was an early exponent of the electric guitar and was one of the first to use the Vibrola vibrato arm in recordings. He was born in Cleveland and learned to play from his father.
"Reverend Edward W. Clayborn was an American musician, known as the _Guitar Evangelist_. He sang a form of blues gospel similar to Blind Willie Johnson. Clayborn recorded forty songs, for Vocalion Records between 1926 and 1930"
"Art Blakey, drums; Sahib Shihab, alto; Milt Jackson, vibes; Al McKibbon, bass. Lorraine Gordon who, with her husband Alfred Lion, founded the Blue Note label, was a Monk evangelist. They signed him onto their label and these recordings are among the first issued by the label. In her autobiography, Gordon spoke of the utter lack of interest in Monk's recordings, which translated to poor sales. _I went to Harlem and those record stores didn't want Monk or me. I'll never forget one particular owner, I can still see him and his store on Seventh Avenue and 125th Street. _He can't play lady, what are you doing up here? The guy has two left hands._ _You just wait,_ I'd say. _This man's a genius, you don't know anything._ - wiki (partial)"
"Information on her is hard to come by. NPR Reporter Meredith Ochs reported on the album, saying about Thomas that _her acapella performances were sung in the sewing room at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi, in 1939 - notoriously known as Parchment Farm, where she was doing time._ Thomas said she made up songs in prison all alone. In Worse Than Slavery, Oshinsky chronicles the history of Parchman Farm, which he describes as _the quintessential penal farm, the closest thing to slavery that survived the civil war._ People incarcerated there labored sunup to sundown, sometimes 15 hours a day in 100 degrees Fahrenheit, on Parchman's 20,000-acres ...."
El Negro Aquilino was a Cuban saxophonist living in Madrid in the late '30s wen Langston Hughes met him inat the Teatro Calderon appearing with the dancer Pastora Imperio. El Negro was known for his unique blending of American jazz and flamenco. He was popular with the loyalist troops during the Spanish civil war, traveling all over the country to play for them. Media granaina_ is a flamenco style whose singing has the same _copla_ as _granaina_, which belongs to _cantes de Levante) group. It is finer and brighter than _granainas_” and is a creation attributed to Antonio Chacon. - Flamenco.one
"The two are best known as members of Wilco. Apparently Tweedy told people that he knew how to play the guitar once he got his first guitar, even though he couldn't. When he was twelve, Tweedy was injured in a bicycle accident and was laid up for the summer. He decided to learn how to play a few chords before somebody _called him out_ on the lie. In 1981, when Tweedy was fourteen years old, he befriended Jay Farrar in an English class at Belleville Township High School West._10_ All of the members of Farrar's family enjoyed playing music...Tweedy joined in. As for drummer Kotch, he was a member of the drum line in the Lake Park High School Marching Band, and later the University of Kentucky, where he honed his musical skill and technique and obtained a bachelor's degree in music performance. Glenn was also a member of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, Illinois in 1989, playing in the snare line."
Hesperion XXI is an international ly acclaimed early music ensemble. The group was formed in Basel, Switzerland in 1974 as Hespèrion XX by Catalan musical director Jordi Savall, his wife Montserrat Figueras, Lorenzo Alpert, and Hopkinson Smith. The group changed its name to Hesperion XXI at the beginning of the 21st century. -wiki
"This song was the first he recorded for his album Hunky Dory. It's considered by music critics as one of the best songs on Hunky Dory and by some publications as one of Bowie's best songs. Bowie performed the track multiple times for BBC radio programmes between 1971 and 1972. Upon completing a promotional tour of America in early 1971, David Bowie returned to his home at Haddon Hall in Beckenham, London. Bowie acquired a piano for the building, which he used to write songs. It was a first for Bowie, who previously composed songs primarily on acoustic guitar. - wiki"
"Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovich feels that it is essential to be ready to fail. South African artist William Kentridge believes that good advice has more to do with the interaction between the person giving it and the person receiving it. Rock singer and poet Patti Smith shares the advice that writer William S. Burroughs once gave her: to build and protect your name by producing good work, and eventually the name will become its own currency. American singer David Byrne emphasizes the importance of not undervaluing your own artistic satisfaction. German film director Wim Wenders stresses that you have to do what no one else can do better than you. Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson recommends that you are sensitive to your surroundings - and British artists Dinos and Jake Chapman cut to the bone. "