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Album 13 – Machito

ALBUM TITLE:  Kenya ARTIST NAME: Machito YEAR OF RELEASE: 1958 Favourite Song: Holly: Kenya Kelly: Holiday ALBUM HISTORY: This album comes from a time when Hollywood used afro-cuban jazz for a lot of things – suspense, bombastic chase scenes, and really anything even vaguely exotic. There were a lot of dime-a-dozen afro-cuban bands around, andContinue reading “Album 13 – Machito”

Song 110 – Shout

SONG: Shout (Parts 1 & 2) ARTIST: The Isley Brothers YEAR: 1959 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: Shout (Part 1 and 2) were written and recorded by the Isley Brothers in 1959.  During their performances the previous year, the original 3 Isleys would end their set with “Lonely Teardrops” by Jackie Wilson.  At aContinue reading “Song 110 – Shout”

Song 109 – Ne me quitte pas

SONG: Ne me quitte pas ARTIST: Jacques Brel YEAR: 1959 Listen to it here:  THE SONG: “Ne me quitte pas” (“Don’t Leave Me”) was written and performed first by Belgian singer-songwriter Jacques Brel and is considered by some as “Brel’s ultimate classic.” He wrote it after his mistress threw him out of her life. TheContinue reading “Song 109 – Ne me quitte pas”

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