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A few years ago we lost this guy who in my opinion was probably one of the most gifted musicians in the last 50 years. Prince just could do it all. From soup to nuts. Concept to distribution. The guy played whatever he wanted, and we still don’t even know the extent of it because of whatever is in his famed vault. It’s ironic that regular listening public are just now realizing how good of a musician he is because he wouldn’t allow his music on YouTube, but it now can be seen and heard since he’s gone. They are just now realizing that his guitar playing is up there with everyone that’s on the polls for guitar players. It’s a big loss for the world of music because this guy had all of the tools to show everyone what working at one’s craft obsessively does. It makes for a killer musician and performer. We won’t see anything like this dude for a long time because he scared the industry. He did what he wanted and didn’t conform to whatever they wanted. That’s a scary concept for an industry that wants to control what you hear. Long live Prince. An independent artist who was truly independent. prince singer songwriter guitarist multiinstrumentalist producer artist greatmusician musicicon paisleypark purplerain

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People often underestimate tonibraxton ‘s contribution to music history. Listening to How Many Ways makes me smile because the lyrics are so beautiful and poetic. •••••• How many ways I love you Let me count the ways. •••••• Her music is timeless and sometimes I listen to it when I’m writing poetry and feel all kinds of emotions that inspire new pieces. I love Toni Braxton and the fact that her performances are still so flawless speaks volumes. ••••••• * * * * * * * * * ToniBraxton HowManyWays GREATMUSIC PositiveVibes LoveSong empoweredwomenempowerwomen Beautiful TimelessMusic MusicIcon SheSPEAKS

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Starting April 22 1989, and continuing for the weeks of April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20 and May 27, Madonna’s Like A Prayer album became and remained the number-one album in Canada. ❤👑📸☄🔥💃 madonna madonna madonna80squeen madonna80s icon 80smadonna madonnastyle musicicon musicroyalty madonnamusic madonnafans Madonna madonnasrevolution iconic bossbitch bitchimmadonna slayqueenslay allhailthequeen madonnaphotos rebel madonnapictures bowdownbitches mlvc  madonnalove whenmadonnaruledtheworld supportmadonna womeniadmire MadonnaStory

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On April 22 1989, Madonna’s Like A Prayer album and single reached  1 simultaneously in the USA. The album stayed at the top of the charts for 6 weeks, while the single stayed at the top of the Hot 100 for 3 weeks. ❤👑📸☄🔥💃 madonna madonna madonna80squeen madonna80s icon 80smadonna madonnastyle musicicon musicroyalty madonnamusic madonnafans Madonna madonnasrevolution iconic bossbitch bitchimmadonna slayqueenslay allhailthequeen madonnaphotos rebel madonnapictures bowdownbitches mlvc  madonnalove whenmadonnaruledtheworld supportmadonna womeniadmire MadonnaStory LikeAPrayer

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“Sweet Celia” Sunday April 14th, 2019 I painted this mural at “The GoodWall” alongside Amelie who is a 6th grader at Southwood Middle School. This was her first ever mural & she did a wonderful job with the help of her family. It was a long & brutal day in the Miami sun but I’m happy with my CELIA CRUZ Go by & check out all of the art that wraps around the GoodwillSuperstore on 8th Street. Address is982 SW 8th Street CeliaCruz Azucar musicIcon teepopart TheGoodwall LittleHavana Florida calleocho streetart publicart artonwalls art Cuba muralart artismylife miamiartscene miamiartist peaceloveart teepopsquiggles womenartists blackwomenartists Miami art artoninstagram commissionsopen portraitartist

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Repost the_ella_book • • • • • • The Nearness of You: Buddies Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong laying down tracks for “Ella and Louis,” the first of their three brilliant joint Verve releases. Each song was taken as an individual piece, with Ella and “Satchmo” swapping vocals back and forth depending on the song and the mood. Louis punctuated several cuts with his timeless trumpet solos. The contrast of the two voices, sometimes singing in different keys, swapping verses or singing together like sandpaper on velvet, brings jazz that is mellow, rewarding, and swinging. Check out “Moonlight in Vermont” for a contrast in styles. Both Ella and Louis caress this song, but with such individuality, it seems almost impossible for the two interpretations to fit together. But fit they did. This 1956 album also inaugurated another unusual facet to Ella’s recording career: the re-cutting of songs already recorded, even if they had been recently recorded, to fit an album’s theme. “April in Paris” was given a new treatment here, as it was again nineteen years later in the album, “Ella and Oscar,” for producer Granz’s final label, Pablo. Every single song from this collection has been given further treatment by Ella elsewhere, many of them within three years of this recording. Every time she stepped up to the microphone, the treatment was different, fresh, and interesting. From “ELLA: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald” by Geoffrey Mark, Softcover Edition w/ 2-CD set today on Amazon: https:amzn.to/2DKvLZe Also available as Kindle and iBook downloads, or directly from publisher Ultimate Symbol: https:ultimatesymbol.com/EllaSoftcover ⠀ ellafitzgerald  jazz  blackhistory womenempowerment  nationaljazzmonth jazz  blackwomenmagic  firstladyofsong jazzsinger  jazzlegend blackhistorymonth QueenOfJazz Jazz  thejazzestate music  songs womenshistorymonth musiclovers  musiclover  musician blacks.united singer  singers  icon  musicicon jazzvocal  ellaforever swing blues

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⭐️On 20th April 1987 David Bowie released the album ‘Never Let Me Down’, 32 years ago. ⭐️Most people think that it was David’s worst album, but honestly, I like it a lot. The 80’s is one of my favorite decades in Bowie’s life and I love the music he created during this period. Of course, I respect people’s opinions, but for me this album isn’t so horrible. What do you think?🤔 ⭐️P.S: I know the anniversary was yesterday but I couldn’t post it until now, sorry guys🙏🏻 davidbowie davidbowiedavidbowielove davidbowielover davidbowieforever davidbowiestyle davidbowiemusic davidbowiealbum bowie⚡️ bowielove bowieforever bowieiscool musicstar musicicon 80s 80smusic neverletmedown dayindayout beatofyourowndrum zeroes timewillcrawl shiningstarmakinmylove bangbang glassspider

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Happy 60th birthday, you genius 🖤

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Repost the_ella_book with download_repost ・・・ The Nearness of You: Buddies Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong laying down tracks for “Ella and Louis,” the first of their three brilliant joint Verve releases. Each song was taken as an individual piece, with Ella and “Satchmo” swapping vocals back and forth depending on the song and the mood. Louis punctuated several cuts with his timeless trumpet solos. The contrast of the two voices, sometimes singing in different keys, swapping verses or singing together like sandpaper on velvet, brings jazz that is mellow, rewarding, and swinging. Check out “Moonlight in Vermont” for a contrast in styles. Both Ella and Louis caress this song, but with such individuality, it seems almost impossible for the two interpretations to fit together. But fit they did. This 1956 album also inaugurated another unusual facet to Ella’s recording career: the re-cutting of songs already recorded, even if they had been recently recorded, to fit an album’s theme. “April in Paris” was given a new treatment here, as it was again nineteen years later in the album, “Ella and Oscar,” for producer Granz’s final label, Pablo. Every single song from this collection has been given further treatment by Ella elsewhere, many of them within three years of this recording. Every time she stepped up to the microphone, the treatment was different, fresh, and interesting. From “ELLA: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald” by Geoffrey Mark, Softcover Edition w/ 2-CD set today on Amazon: https:amzn.to/2DKvLZe Also available as Kindle and iBook downloads, or directly from publisher Ultimate Symbol: https:ultimatesymbol.com/EllaSoftcover ⠀ ellafitzgerald  jazz  blackhistory womenempowerment  nationaljazzmonth jazz  blackwomenmagic  firstladyofsong jazzsinger  jazzlegend blackhistorymonth QueenOfJazz Jazz  thejazzestate music  songs womenshistorymonth musiclovers  musiclover  musician blacks.united singer  singers  icon  musicicon jazzvocal  ellaforever swing blues

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Not many know my first job in NYC was as a concert photographer for rollingstone magazine. I got to see my favorite acts from the front row - and get paid for it I photographed theroots questlove blackthought common pharoahemonch wearedelasoul officialbigdaddykane plugwondelasoul qtiptheabstract mosdef talibkweli ms_laurynhill steviewonder missymisdemeanorelliott and so many more This weekend I had the urge to dig up photos I haven’t seen in over 20 years - of Prince playing an intimate aftershow at Irving Plaza with the QUEEN, chakaikhan, the incredible maytejannell dancing behind and around him, and larrygrahambass from Sly and the Family Stone on bass. Prince announced he was coming on at 11 pm. Knowing how he rolled, I showed up at 1 am. He came on at 3 Any release, any performance, by Prince was an EVENT. As a kid, I used to stand in hours-long lines for his special purple 45s. He was the first person I identified with who made it cool to be different. To be yourself. To be weird, even As a mum of a sweet little boy now, I can’t keep those concert photographer hours anymore, but as I walked home from Irving Plaza with the sun rising that morning I knew I had seen the best to ever do it prince princerogersnelson stillmissyou rip ripprince purplerain 42116 love music icon musicicon photography concert concertphotography hiphop 90shiphop rollingstonemagazine chakakhan mayte theroots questlove talibkweli laurynhill missyelliot inspiration appreciation All photos copyrighted. No reproduction without permission.

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The Nearness of You: Buddies Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong laying down tracks for “Ella and Louis,” the first of their three brilliant joint Verve releases. Each song was taken as an individual piece, with Ella and “Satchmo” swapping vocals back and forth depending on the song and the mood. Louis punctuated several cuts with his timeless trumpet solos. The contrast of the two voices, sometimes singing in different keys, swapping verses or singing together like sandpaper on velvet, brings jazz that is mellow, rewarding, and swinging. Check out “Moonlight in Vermont” for a contrast in styles. Both Ella and Louis caress this song, but with such individuality, it seems almost impossible for the two interpretations to fit together. But fit they did. This 1956 album also inaugurated another unusual facet to Ella’s recording career: the re-cutting of songs already recorded, even if they had been recently recorded, to fit an album’s theme. “April in Paris” was given a new treatment here, as it was again nineteen years later in the album, “Ella and Oscar,” for producer Granz’s final label, Pablo. Every single song from this collection has been given further treatment by Ella elsewhere, many of them within three years of this recording. Every time she stepped up to the microphone, the treatment was different, fresh, and interesting. From “ELLA: A Biography of the Legendary Ella Fitzgerald” by Geoffrey Mark, Softcover Edition w/ 2-CD set today on Amazon: https:amzn.to/2DKvLZe Also available as Kindle and iBook downloads, or directly from publisher Ultimate Symbol: https:ultimatesymbol.com/EllaSoftcover ⠀ ellafitzgerald  jazz  blackhistory womenempowerment  nationaljazzmonth jazz  blackwomenmagic  firstladyofsong jazzsinger  jazzlegend blackhistorymonth QueenOfJazz Jazz  thejazzestate music  songs womenshistorymonth musiclovers  musiclover  musician blacks.united singer  singers  icon  musicicon jazzvocal  ellaforever swing blues

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💜💜💜💜♥♥♥♥☇☇☇☇ Repost from c.a.r.r.i.e.l_ with regram.app As we celebrate Resurrection Day, let's have a moment of silence to a real musical genius who left us 3 years ago today SIPPRINCE musicicon 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

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Did you know that liberatehollywood was once the Hollywood Sound Recordings Studio where music legends Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, The Doors, Mick Jagger, Barbara Streisand, and more have recorded platinum albums? In fact over 1,400 gold and platinum albums were recorded there. We felt it was only fitting that we’re throwing our first dance party in the building (a dream come true!)🕺🏽Check out DJ therealwavybaby after our market from 9-11pm NEXT SATURDAY, the 27th. If old school classics and 90’s hip hop and R&B is your scene, we got you. See you on the dance floor.⠀ 💃🏻 💃🏻 💃🏻⠀ The AOSNightMarket is free + open to the public on Saturday, April 27th at liberatehollywood from 4-9 PM, followed by a dance party 9-11 PM. Enjoy free cocktails, bites, CBD treats, and hard kombucha with discounted readings + meditations while you shop local for Mother’s Day gifts. astrologyzone’s Susan Miller will be signing her latest book and calendar. ✨RSVP LINK IN BIO✨

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