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FlinterFile: Quincy Jones- Chump Change

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Quincy Jones has gained the most success as producer for Michael Jackson, but by that time he already had many records on his name. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: The Yardbirds- Shapes of Things

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In 1966, the Yardbirds wrote one of their greatest hits. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Ella Fitzgerald- I Got Rhythm

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In 1930, this song was written for the musical Girl Crazy. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Glenn Miller- Chattanooga Choo Choo

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In 1941, Glenn Miller released a song which was featured in the movie Sun Valley Serenade. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Acker Bilk- Stranger On The Shore

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In 1961, Bernard Stanley Bilk (as this man really was called, ‘acker’ is the same as ‘friend’) released an instrumental clarinet song. A few years before, he had founded the Paramount Jazz Band. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto- The Girl From Ipanema

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In 1963, two Brazilian composers wrote one of the most famous bossa nova songs. Antonio Carlos Jobim wrote the music and Vinicius de Moraes wrote the Portugese text. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Roger Cicero- Zieh Die Schuh Aus

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In 2006, Roger Cicero released his first album. The singer from Hamburg made jazz big again in Germany. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: George Gershwin- An American In Paris

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In 1928, George Gershwin wrote one of his best known pieces of music. It became best known for the use in the movie from 1951, starring Gene Kelly. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Lianne La Havas- What You Don’t Do

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In 2015, Lianne La Havas released her new album Blood. The album was based on the renewed connection with her roots on Jamaica. This meant new inspiration, and a lot of styles which combined together. This song is a mixture of jazz, doowop, R&B, but also has horns and even a gospel choir. The song is about the relationship of La Havas with her boyfriend, in which they know what they want without saying it. A very good song and probably one of the finest made this year! It charted number 29 in the US R&B chart. Enjoy

Lianne La Havas- What You Don’t Do

FlinterFile: Buckshot LeFonque- Another Day

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In 1997, the American group Buckshot LeFonque released one of their most successful singles. The band was found by Branford Marsalis, who played with artists like Miles Davis and Sting, and as a result of that, he wanted to play the styles of those artists in one. It ment a fusion of rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop and R&B (who could have thought these could be mixed?). The band was almost a complete orchestra, including some DJ’s. The song charted at number 5 in the Netherlands. Enjoy

Buckshot LeFonque- Another Day