The UK government backed an extension of EU sound copyright following a lobbying campaign led by Sir Cliff Richard, whose earliest songs had begun to fall out of copyright and Roger Daltrey of The Who. Only records released on or after January 1, fall under the new regulations. The changes should help ensure that musicians are rewarded for their creativity and hard work throughout their careers. Early line-up made studio debut with Bo Diddley cover; it featured on bootlegs but never on official releases.
Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address. Oct 12, By Mi Tran. Sep 21, By Laura Studarus. That apparently went according to plan, as the band has announced a new album is on the way. May 02, By Lauren Barbato. Move over, Guided By Voices reunion tour—frontman Robert Pollard also has a full-length album in store for Aug 04, By John Everhart.
Portland's Blitzen Trapper have announced more dates in support of their fourth album, Destroyer of the Void , released June 8 on Sub Pop. We have the dates. Jul 15, By Kyle Lemmon. He won't stop there though. Pollard announced on his website today, that same lineup will head out on a full U. Jun 30, By Laura Studarus. We have the impressive birthday concert lineup. Sep 10, By Frank Valish. This Chicago quintet featured two stunning guitarists in Elvin Bishop and Mike Bloomfield — the latter, an early version of the skills-centric "guitar hero" model.
Their debut album only reached Number on the Billboard charts but it has reverberated through the decades. Backed by Howlin' Wolf's rhythm section bassist Jerome Arnold and drummer Sam Lay , with Mark Naftalin on organ, Bloomfield played piercing runs against Bishop's driving rhythm, while Butterfield laid down storming harmonica and sang with authentic passion. Bloomfield played on Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited the same year the album was released, but his boundless talent was marred by years of drug addiction.
He died of a cocaine overdose in Sure, Dylan could have invented "folk rock" if he wanted to, but he left the construction of lush, profitable acoustic-electric pop to inspired followers like the Byrds. This also meant the few snobs still slotting all that electric pop racket as kiddie music had to get hip. The lyrics on his fifth album seemed to garble every bit of language Dylan had ever read or heard or otherwise ingested — from French symbolism to beatnik jive to advertising slogans to bad jokes to Old Testament verses to blues usages — into a frenzy of effusion, its dynamic ingenuity more important than any literal meaning you could discern.
Bringing It All Back Home wasn't great because it showed rock lyrics could be "poetry," it was great because it showed rock lyrics could be anything. Syd Nathan, the head of King Records, thought it was a lousy idea.
So James personally financed the recording of this blazing half-hour set at the storied Harlem theater, and soon radio DJs were playing entire LP sides on the air. Had this historical document done nothing more than introduce the wider world to the majestic, violent grace of a James Brown live performance, that'd be plenty groundbreaking.
But as Live at the Apollo crossed over to the pop charts, it convinced both artists and businessmen that black music could thrive commercially not by making concessions to genteel white tastes. In , Ray Charles had more to offer country music than country music had to offer Ray Charles. As the struggle for civil rights raged down South, this self-conscious exercise in integration reminded fans on either side of the racial divide of their common musical roots.
Yet by embracing the new string-laden Nashville Sound rather than looking backward to the honky-tonks, Ray's fusion was as modern as the title promised, not just expanding the audience for country but expanding the idea of what country could be for future musicians. The album that launched "world music" in America and inspired an infinite number of parking lot and college lawn drum circles was created by Babatunde Olatunji, a Nigerian who moved to the United States in to attend college, and a cast of African-American singers and percussionists.
And while Olatunji slipped below the radar during Afropop's s heyday, he opened the Grateful Dead's New Year's Eve show, introducing the Americas' most visible African-music presence to a new young audience. Dave Brubeck was an ambassadorial figure who spent a chunk of his career bringing jazz to the world on behalf of the U. State Department — a job that, in , sent him to Turkey, where he heard some of the alluringly lopsided rhythms that ended up here.
In truth, Brubeck had been flirting with uncommon time for years, but it wasn't until Take Five that it became an organizing principle. In turn, he made something familiar seem exotic and raw: in this case, cool jazz by way of Eurasian folk. Suddenly Istanbul seemed a little less farther away, or California, a little more. The saxophonist would get much further out what's that piano doing here? One of Ornette Coleman's greatest insights was that sometimes the most avant-garde music is also the truest to its roots, that you can demolish traditional musical architecture without abandoning the sounds that made those traditions once feel so alive.
The cohesive tone, overarching concept and wild popularity of Frank Sinatra's In the Wee Small Hours helped establish the emerging inch record format. The first Sinatra record specifically recorded to be a set of songs instead of a collection of singles helped solidify the idea of "album as a statement" — something we still adhere to in the digital age.
After a healthy career singing charming, uptempo numbers for sweethearts of all ages, Sinatra decided to make an album so broken and lonely he couldn't even smile for the cover. Without it there is probably no Drake, no Smiths or any other artist who coped with their sadness by curling up on it like it was some kind of gigantic pillow.
Certainly he'd recorded ballads before, but not in such concentration or such sustain, creating one of the first albums that understood the way some moods demand to be heard for more than three minutes at a time. A blueprint for modern folk music, Woody Guthrie's Dust Bowl Ballads introduced the idea of the songwriter as a personality of his own. The Oklahoma-born Guthrie pioneered music as reportage, offering details and pathos from the frontlines of an American disaster area.
And though definitions of "frontlines" continues to mutate, Dust Bowl Ballads — both its wryness and its gravitas — defined the bard-on-the-scene responsibilities adhered to by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen, Public Enemy, the Clash and countless others. The media-savvy Guthrie initiated the age of songwriter-as-messenger, bending traditional melodies and country-blues techniques to anti-authoritarian purposes: punk-folk for the New Deal. From Kanye West to Woody Guthrie, the monumental musical statements that changed the world.
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