Monday, 29 July 2019 16:18

Nile Rodgers & Chic – Live Review

Before we begin, some complaints.

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A legendary performance by a legendary band on a legendary show!

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Tuesday, 23 July 2019 16:34

A Short History of The Meters

The Meters were put together in 1965, when keyboard player Arthur 'Art' Neville (1937-2019) recruited George Porter, Jr. (bass guitar), Joseph (Zigaboo) Modeliste (drums) and Leo Nocentelli (guitar, vocals) . Art was born in New Orleans in 1937 and grew up in a musical family.

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The origins of hip-hop share provenance with clog dancing as a street dance art form. Clogging was brought to the US in the mid-nineteenth century and local performers refined the steps into tap. Tap dancing was originally performed as an accompaniment to song and the percussive and rhythmic patterns produced by the snags heightened effectiveness. The movement grew larger as rhythms grew more intricate and greater emphasis was placed on elements of dance composition and design. Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, refined the minstrel tradition, and Fred Astaire made ‘hoofing’ a modern art form and the cornerstone of Hip Hop.
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Sunday, 08 January 2017 14:26

Marvin Gaye Remembered (1939 – 1984)

Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. was born in 1939, in Washington, D.C., to church minister Marvin Gay Sr., and domestic worker Alberta Gay (née Cooper).
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 George Clinton is one of our greatest living musical innovators.

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Monday, 12 October 2015 19:18

A Short History of The Meters

The Meters were put together in 1965, when Art Neville (keyboards) recruited George Porter, Jr. (bass guitar), Joseph (Zigaboo) Modeliste (drums) and Leo Nocentelli (guitar, vocals) .
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Monday, 31 August 2015 10:28

Soul Train - The Hippest Trip in America



Few television series were as innovative and influential as Soul Train.
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Wednesday, 04 September 2013 19:10

Nile Rodgers - The Chic Organization

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© Words Matteo Sedazzari
It would unfair to say that Nile Rodgers is having a renaissance, as his music has never gone away nor has it aged, be it Sister Sledge or Chic, timeless classics that still enthral and pulsate any dance floor,  regardless of age.  I remember back in my days of clubbing, late eighties to early nighties, that Sister Sledge’s Thinking of You  became a club anthem, the smiles on the dancers faces were truly beautiful,
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Monday, 06 May 2013 17:38

Remembering Curtis Mayfield

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© Words - Nick Churchill

Is it just me, or is optimism back in the air again? Maybe it’s the spring sunshine, perhaps it’s the promise of a short-sleeved summer, it could simply be the music choice lately – Richie Havens, Curtis, Nina – but there’s a feeling that something’s gotta give. And soon.
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