Category: Music

Joni Mitchell: The Important of Being Joni

When Maire Brennan of the popular Irish folk/rock band Clannad released a solo album recently, the cut she was proudest of was her version of Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi. “It’s such a brilliant song,” Brennan gushed to Billboard magazine. “It was written twenty-five years ago or something like that, and look at the words! …

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History of Jazz

The JAZZ Story An Outline History of Jazz In the span of less than a century, the remarkable native American music called Jazz has risen from obscure folk origins to become this country’s most significant original art form, loved and played in nearly every land on earth. Today, Jazz flourishes in many styles, from basic …

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