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Sonic Gems: Fleetwood Mac – Then Play On

Formed in 1967, the British American rock band, Fleetwood Mac formed in London and went on to sell more than 100 million records worldwide.  In 1998, members of the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Emerald Sapphire Gold (ESG) – Dance To the Best of ESG

Tracing back to its South Bronx formation in 1978, Emerald Sapphire & God aka ESG is a band that was seen a dynamic offering that influenced a wide range of musical genres including hip hop, post punk, disco and dance … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited

Born on May 24, 1941, American singer-songwriter, author and painter, Robert Allen Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan has been an influence on American music and culture for over five decades.  During the 1960s, he was cast into the role of being … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Captain Beefheart – Trout Mask Replica

Born on January 15, 1941, Don Van Vliet fka Don Glen Vliet was an American singer-songwriter and visual artist known by his stage name Captain Beefheart before he passed away from multiple sclerosis on December 17, 2010.  With his rotating … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems – Samuel Barber – Adagio For Strings

Born on March 9, 1910, American composer Samuel Osborne Barber II became one of the most celebrated composers of the 20th century before his death on January 23, 1981.  Having won the Pulitzer Prize for Music twice for the opera Vanessa (1956-1957) … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker

Born on November 5, 1974, American singer-songwriter and poet David Ryan Adams is best known for his solo career in which he released 16 albums and his alternative country band Whiskeytown.   His debut solo album, Heartbreaker, was released September 5, 2000, … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Tom Ze – Defeito de Fabricacao

Born on October 11, 1936, Brazilian songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer Tom Ze formerly known as Antonio Jose Santana Martins was influential in the Tropicalia movement of 1960s Brazil.  After a military crack down on this music, he went into obscurity … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Neil Young – After the Goldrush

Born on November 12, 1945, Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Percival Young began his music career by moving to Los Angeles and forming Buffalo Springfield with  Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others  He then released two solo albums prior to joining Crosby, … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: War – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Formed in 1969, originally as Eric Burdon and War, War is an American funk cross-over band from Long Beach, California.  This band fused elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues and reggae.  Their best known hit songs are Spill … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Edgard Varese – Complete Works

Born on December 22, 1883, French Composer Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varese spent the majority of career in the United States.  Varese passed away on November 6, 1965.  During his musical career, he ‘organized sound’ with an emphasis on timbre … Continue reading

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