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The best of melody and how it influences who we are as a species, and as individuals.

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One of my favorite bands from my era, which produced the best music of the 20th century, is The Band.
One of my favorite bands from my era, which produced the best music of the 20th century, is The Band.
 
No, today I will endeavor to thank my sweet Lord for art, specifically the art of fine music, and in particular, the Beatles.
No, today I will endeavor to thank my sweet Lord for art, specifically the art of fine music, and in particular, the Beatles.
 
Here in northeastern North Carolina, we will have nearly 90 percent of a full solar eclipse, but it may be cloudy, and, then again, maybe not.
Here in northeastern North Carolina, we will have nearly 90 percent of a full solar eclipse, but it may be cloudy, and, then again, maybe not.
 
Apparently, one of the best ways to start an argument over music is to discuss the inter-personal relationships of the various members of The Band.
Apparently, one of the best ways to start an argument over music is to discuss the inter-personal relationships of the various members of The Band.
 
The J. Geils band was formed in 1967. They hung around until 1985 when they broke up like all good rock bands are want to do. The result was a series of lawsuits and bad feelings. Like any bad marriage the breakup was based on a shaky ground of "Creative Differences."
The J. Geils band was formed in 1967. They hung around until 1985 when they broke up like all good rock bands are want to do. The result was a series of lawsuits and bad feelings. Like any bad marriage the breakup was based on a shaky ground of "Creative Differences."
 
Music Icons who have passed in 2016 - Musical footnotes of the past
 
It has been said that you need to have lived the blues to sing the blues. I am not sure I agree with that but when it comes to Jazz, I do think you have to live it to play and sing it. Al Jarreau did just that.
It has been said that you need to have lived the blues to sing the blues. I am not sure I agree with that but when it comes to Jazz, I do think you have to live it to play and sing it. Al Jarreau did just that.
 
It's Friday night, I'm out of energy, the funds are tight, and I just want to kick back, and 'keep the home fire burning' with 'The Missus'.
It's Friday night, I'm out of energy, the funds are tight, and I just want to kick back, and 'keep the home fire burning' with 'The Missus'.
 
Leon Russell is one of the acts of my generation that I saw on multiple occasions, and every show was an experience, usually involving an extensive band, a white baby grand piano, and Leon clothed in a white suit, his pre-mature graying hair and beard flowing.
Leon Russell is one of the acts of my generation that I saw on multiple occasions, and every show was an experience, usually involving an extensive band, a white baby grand piano, and Leon clothed in a white suit, his pre-mature graying hair and beard flowing.
 
If you ever went to a music concert in the Atlanta area during the 60s and 70s and beyond, you owe this man a debt of gratitude.
If you ever went to a music concert in the Atlanta area during the 60s and 70s and beyond, you owe this man a debt of gratitude.
 
OK Just try to sit still and keep from singing along.
 
I watched the CNN special on Glen Campbell, “I’ll just be Me” last night.
I watched the CNN special on Glen Campbell, “I’ll just be Me” last night.
 
No matter how tough you think you are, something can whip you.
No matter how tough you think you are, something can whip you.
 
The two things that make a guy stand out in a crowd can also cause him the most trouble.
The two things that make a guy stand out in a crowd can also cause him the most trouble.
 
Stroll through America with John Stewart, formerly with Kingston Trio
 
Today's pop music is predicated upon the lowest common denominator of the human experiment. There is little that is uplifting, no building upon the art of the past, just make money, and lots of it, paid by the dimmest bulbs of all time.
Today's pop music is predicated upon the lowest common denominator of the human experiment. There is little that is uplifting, no building upon the art of the past, just make money, and lots of it, paid by the dimmest bulbs of all time.
 
I, like many others, mourned the passing of John Lennon in December, 1980. Not unlike those sad times, Levon Helm of the The Band, passed today, and like the musical promise of John Lennon, unfulfilled, he will be missed for all he accomplished.
I, like many others, mourned the passing of John Lennon in December, 1980. Not unlike those sad times, Levon Helm of the The Band, passed today, and like the musical promise of John Lennon, unfulfilled, he will be missed for all he accomplished.
 
This article is the first in an occasional series on jazz and improvisational music.
Published: Monday, July 5th, 2010 @ 12:41 pm By: Mike Hayes
This article is the first in an occasional series on jazz and improvisational music.
 
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