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#KickingtheCanon by Alec Lane Music

Dusty Springfield | Dusty in Memphis

April 13, 2020

It’s only appropriate that Dusty Springfield’s 1969 record — which found the singer’s vocal sensibilities shifting over to R&B, and to more deliberately paced arrangements — took its time to accumulate the canonical status that it enjoys today. Comparing “Son of a Preacher Man,” the most successful single off Dusty in Memphis, to some of Springfield’s earlier hits makes it easy to imagine the toned-down vocal and instrumental performances on this album as something of a gamble. But the drama…

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#KickingtheCanon by Hassan Abbas Music

Victor Jara | Pongo en Tus Manos Abiertas…

In her biography on her late husband — renowned Chilean singer/guitarist Victor Jara— Joan Jara recalls the days leading up to the impending sea-change in Chile’s political landscape, in the early 70s. The Popular Unity party, a left-wing alliance behind Chile’s then-socialist president Salvador…

July 3, 2019
#KickingtheCanon by Zach Lewis Music

Miles Davis | In A Silent Way

Though lauded today for lending traction in the then up-and-coming genre of jazz fusion, In a Silent Way was received as heresy on its release. Miles Davis’s most recent album, Filles de Kilimanjaro, had been recognized by jazz critics as a tour-de-force for its abstract, bluesy riffs and staunch…

May 8, 2015
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Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 2

#2: The Worst Video Game Movies, Round One: King Pooper Vs. Uwe Boll Download episode here. Episode Description: This month, the Bad Idea boys tackle a very bad idea when they decide to examine the bottom of the video-game-movie bell curve—the Ron-Jeremy-starring adult feature Super…

February 28, 2011
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