I was wondering through Spotify today and encountered Trevor Hall‘s music. I was reading student papers and not paying a lot of attention to the lyrics, but when the track “Obsidian” played, I dropped everything and turned up the volume … Continue reading →
This New York Times article (“As Music Streaming Grows, Royalties Slow to a Trickle”) describes the effect services such as Spotify are having on musicians. Do you use Spotify? How do you feel about the impact on the musicians and the … Continue reading →
This playlist includes recordings by Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Coleman Hawkins, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Goodman, as well as ones that feature Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday. If the playlist doesn’t show up below, try this link.
Below is a Spotify playlist of songs from the 19th century. The songwriters include Stephen Foster, Charles Harris, Carrie Jacobs-Bond, and others. If the playlist doesn’t show up below, try this link. For a deeper sense of the style and … Continue reading →