10 January 2014 |

Flying Sparks 2013-11-26: Soul School – Lessons in Pop

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Do you remember your school days? 😉 Anyway, here are some fine tracks between Pop, Funk, and Soul music, some of them with a reference to school episodes. […]

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21 August 2012 |

Flying Sparks 2012-08-11: Swinging Mish Mash

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The 50th anniversary of the death of Marilyn Monroe was on August 5 – with lots of special features on radio and TV. It left its mark also on me, as you may notice here… There are some more folk and country influenced music after her song "One Silver Dollar". Then we slide into dub, downtempo and trip-hop sounds, touch (electro) swing, and have a side trip to house and breakbeat. A swinging mish mash. Finally, we learn to say goodbye: The teachers are Dusty Springfield, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Shara Nelson, Kylie Auldist, Barbara Lahr, The Pioneers, and Roy Budd… […]

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