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7 “Lifetime” Love Song

1. Endless Love by Diana Ross feat Lionel Ritchie
2. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
3. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
4. All of Me by John Legend
5. Over and Over Again by Nathan Syke
6. Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur
7. Unconditionally by Katy Perry

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Queen of Country Music, Dolly Parton

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Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on January 19, 1946. At age 13, she had already recorded on a small label and appeared at the Grand Ole Opry. In 1964, she moved to Nashville to commence her career as a country singer. some years after by then, she became famous and won many awards, such as:

Country Music Association awards (1968, 1970, 1971, 1975, 1976)

Grammy award: Best Female Country Vocal Performance, for her song “Here You Come Again” (1977)

Grammy award: Best Country Performance Duo or Group with Vocals, for “Trio” (1988)

Grammy award: Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (2000)

The Tex Ritter Award in  the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards

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Moreover, Dolly Parton has just become the first artist to land a top 20 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in each decade since the 1960s. A remake of “Jolene,” by vocal group Pentatonix featuring Parton hit the chart at No. 18. Last year, together with other twenty-nine musicians, she played an outstanding performance in The 50th Annual CMA Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena. They just launched a song entitled “Forever Country” as a tribute to John Denver for his contribution for country music. To celebrate that special achievement, they sang a wonderful medley song by combining John Denver‘s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” Dolly Parton‘s “I Will Always Love You” and Willie Nelson‘s “On the Road Again”.

Her dedication and love for country music make the music lovers, especially country fans, regard her with honor as “Queen of Country Music.”

Feel the music of R&B and Hip Hop

Rhythm and blues (R&B or RnB) is a genre of African-American music originated in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African-Americans, identical to urbane, rocking,jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat. The bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, saxophone, and sometimes background vocalists. R&B lyrical themes often tell about the African-American experience of pain and the quest for freedom and joy. By the 1970s, the term rhythm and blues changed again and was used as a blanket term for soul and funk. In the 1980s, a newer style of R&B developed, becoming known as “Contemporary RnB”. It combines elements of rhythm and blues, soul, funk, hip hop, and dance.

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While, Hip hop music, also called as rap music, is a music genre developed in the US by African-Americans in the 1970s which consists of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping. It developed as part of hip hop culture, including four key stylistic elements: MC/Rap, DJ, Break Dance, and Graffiti Writing.

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Legend of The Rock Star

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The Rolling Stones a.k.a The Stones was formed in April, 1962 in London, England. By the time, they began calling themselves the World’s Greatest Rock & Roll Band because they had already staked out an impressive claim on the title. The effect of beginning a manufactured rivalry between them and the Beatles in the British Invasion, the Stones had pioneered the gritty, hard-driving blues-based rock & roll that came to define hard rock. They were notorious in their homeland. Considerably rougher and sexier than the Beatles, the Stones were the subject of numerous sensationalistic articles in the British press, culminating in a story about the band urinating in public. All of these stories cemented the group as a dangerous, rebellious band in the minds of the public, and had, which helped the group rocket to popularity in the U.S. In the spring of 1964, the Stones released their eponymous debut album, which was followed by “It’s All Over Now,” their first U.K. number one. During its formation from 1962-2010, they had changed the members many time due to some problems.

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List of members:
Keith Richards
Mick Jagger
Bill Wyman
Charlie Watts
Ian Stewart
Mick Taylor
Ron Wood
Brian Jones (dead)
Mick Avory
Dick Taylor

List of albums:

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References:
http://www.rollingstones.com/
http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-rolling-stones-mn0000894465/biography

Long-lasting Islamic Songs in Welcoming Ramadhan 1438 H

Hello again readers!!

In Islam, there is a special month in a year to have. Why is it so special? Because every muslim in the world will do Fasting Month (Bulan Puasa). During this special event, every goodness will be counted multiple reward than usual. That’s why they look forward to having great blessings.

Not only does the rewards count, but also other special things are very interested in this Fasting Month. There are some certain things identical with Ramadhan, such as food, fashion, and music.

We do fasting for almost 14 hours. It’s not a short time to defend hold up hunger, thirst, emotion, etc. Therefore, we need time to relax our body from the tiredness, one of the ways is by listening to music.

In line with this, there are usually some singers and music bands will publish islamic songs during Ramadhan. Although there have been many Ramadhan songs created, there are some of them can be considered as long-lasting songs, like in the followings:

  1. Ramadhan Datang by Tompi
  2. Ramadhan by Maher Zein
  3. Salam Ramadhan by Haddad Alwi feat Gita Gutawa
  4. Rasool Allah by Harris J
  5. Tombo Ati by Opick

Furthermore, spending fasting time by listening to “Ramadhan” songs can make us feel the heart of Islam inside. So, enjoy listening to these songs.

Thanks for reading

10 Facts about Jazz

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Fact One:

In its earlier days, ‘jazzing’ meant ‘having sex,’ a ‘jazzbo’ was a lover of ladies, while ‘a jazz baby’ was an easy woman.

According to the grapevine, Clarence Williams was the first songwriter to use the word “jazz” in a song and somehow, it just got stuck in the lingo of that time, going on to be the name of one of the world’s greatest genres of music.


Fact Two:
Jazz is drawing from the largest number of influences, including everything from African rhythms, to European Chamber Music to modern day pop elements.


Fact Three:
Some of the greatest dance forms to have originated from jazz—Truckin’, The Shimmy, The Lambeth Walk, Charleston and Black Bottom.


Fact Four:
Most jazz musicians will agree that Louisiana has out the greatest volume of jazz musicians and instrumentalists in the world.


Fact Five:
The jazz’s most famous quote of what the definition of jazz was, Louis Armstrong famously stated, “If you’ve got to ask, then you’ll never know!”

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Fact Six:
The Saxophone is quite easily one of the most distinct jazz instruments around but it never found a place in the genre until 1920. Previously cited as a Belgian instrument reserved for chambers and orchestral performances, it was America’s 6 Brown Brothers who brought it to the limelight in jazz as recording stars


Fact Seven:
Jazz portrays an unusual duality as far as music genres go. While today most people consider it a genre of the elite and well-established, its roots are quite the opposite. It truly evolved from the oppressed lifestyle of the Black community in America and plenty of vulgarities as can be noted by the origin of the word itself.


Fact Eight: Jazz musicians have their own words they use to describe their music, include the following terms:

Axe – A term for a musical instrument

Blow – The term for playing an instrument.

Bread – money.

Cat – A jazz musician.

Chops – A way to describe someone who can play an instrument well.

Crib – Where the musician lives or sleeps.

Dig – To know or understand something.

Finger Zinger – Someone who can play very fast.

Gig – A paying music job.

Hep – A term used to describe someone who is cool.

Hot plate – A really good recording of a song.

Jake – A term meaning “okay.”

Lid – A hat.

Rusty gate – A jazz musician who isn’t very good.

Scatting – Improvising words to a song that are nonsense syllables.

Sideman – A member of the band, but not the leader.

Skins player – The drummer.

Tag – The end part of a song.


Fact Nine: The United Nations named April 30th as the official International Jazz Day.

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Fact Ten:  W.C. Handy was considered the true ‘Father of the Blues’ since he laid the foundation for both blues and jazz. Scott Joplin became the pioneer for ragtime and Dett became known as the premier face for classical piano jazz.

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References:

http://www.mensxp.com/entertainment/top-10s/11772-10-things-you-never-knew-about-jazz.html

http://www.ducksters.com/history/us_1900s/jazz.php

UNFEST 2.0

at first, maybe you will wonder.. what is Unfest 2.0?
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To answer your curiosity, I will tell you a glance about it.
UNFEST is an abbreviation for Unnes Night Festival.
It is an annual event held by Unnes to provide the students such an entertainment festival, which include integrated expo and music concert.
2017 is the second year after it was launched in April 2016.
This year, they take theme “Manus vs Machina”, describing when ethnics meet technology

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This event had just held on April 27-28, 2017 at Kampung Budaya Unnes for the integrated expo event, and the music concert at Prof. Soegiyono Sport Field. They invited Naif, Payung Teduh, DJ Lady Ann, Tanggal Tua, and many more.

To depict the euphoria, here are the photos:

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(photo: my friends and I were at Integrated Expo)

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(photo: naif band)

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(photo: Payung Teduh band)

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That’s fun, isn’t it? If you want to feel the euphoria, too, just come next year.

Thanks 🙂

 

New Album of The Chainsmokers

finally, The Chainsmokers releases new album “Memories…Do Not Open” on April 7, 2017 through Columbia Records. Here is the Tracklist:

1. The Chainsmokers – The One
2. The Chainsmokers – Break Up Every Night
3. The Chainsmokers – Bloodstream
4. The Chainsmokers – Don’t Say (feat. Emily Warren)
5. The Chainsmokers – Something Just Like This (ft. Coldplay)
6. The Chainsmokers – My Type (feat. Emily Warren)
7. The Chainsmokers – I Won’t Kill Ya (feat. Louane)
8. The Chainsmokers – Paris
9. The Chainsmokers – Honest
10. The Chainsmokers – Wake Up Alone (feat. Jhené Aiko)
11. The Chainsmokers – Young
12. The Chainsmokers – Last Day Alive (feat. Florida Georgia Line)

Kindly purchase their official album on Itunes, Spotify, Joox, etc.
Enjoy listening their fabulous songs