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Posts tagged "jazz"
Doing the Unstuck

Doing the Unstuck

It’s a perfect day for letting go for setting fire to bridges boats and other dreary worlds you know - The Cure It has been a while since my last playlist, so this week’s playlist has a theme of getting back into things you should really be doing, whether it be that essay due in...
Friday Night, Saturday Morning

Friday Night, Saturday Morning

Time to face the world? Maybe this playlist can gently ease you through this daunting transition to the land of living. Nouvelle Vague – “new wave” in French – is a French cover band of punk rock, post-punk and new-wave songs. The band also did a cover of The Clash’s Guns of Brixton, which makes...
Ladies of Your Modern Soul

Ladies of Your Modern Soul

Which female artists do you think define the modern age in soul and jazz? There is no set and clear cut definition of who these women are, but it is through artists such as Adele (featured above), Amy Winehouse, and Joss Stone that we have come to see it more clearly than we ever have...
To Autumn

To Autumn

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they? Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,— (John Keats, 1795-1821) In this famous poem, autumn is seen as a musician, and the music which autumn produces is as pleasant as the music of spring, so take comfort in this, and settle into the...
Beginnings and Endings

Beginnings and Endings

In this week’s playlist we head to the funky 1970s, a decade of beginnings and endings in music. Begin time travel here! The Beatles broke up in 1970 and in 1977 Elvis Presley died. The decade saw the rise and fall of disco, whilst R&B and funk had a continuing solid decade. Reggae music hit the...
Coffee Shop Blues

Coffee Shop Blues

Don’t be sitting around all mopey! I know you’re mourning this break-up as the Ross and Rachel of all break-ups. What’s to get you through it? No, don’t put that rom com on. That’ll just make you feel worse. But what about listening to those artists who, at one point in their lives, must have...
Café Society: The Wrong Place for the Right People

Café Society: The Wrong Place for the Right People

Welcome to Café Society: The Wrong Place for the Right People, a famous interracial nightclub in New York opened in 1938. Imagine yourself here, in the jazz-filled 40s, a unique club, where artists of all ethnic and racial backgrounds could perform on the same stage, and black and white patrons could sit together. Look around...
Swing into Summer of 1929

Swing into Summer of 1929

  In the swing at Lincoln’s 33rd Annual Square Dance Festival dance was held in the Pershing Memorial Auditorium, one of the sights of the capital, May 1973 Check out the YouTube playlist here. Années Folles of the Golden Era This playlist aims to capture the spirit of the roaring 20s, a decade with distinctive...