Sunday, February 08, 2015

The Joys of Heaven and other Music links

The posting of links does not constitute an endorsement of the sites linked, and not necessarily even agreement with the specific posts linked.

* Best Global Music Of 2014 -- "Every year, when I put together this list, I see the same question arise: What is world music?"
* Camp Fasola -- "Camp Fasola is a summer camp for immersive learning of Sacred Harp shaped note singing and traditions."
* Choral Public Domain Library -- "Here you will find free choral/vocal scores, texts, translations, and other useful information."
* Gospel Great Andraé Crouch Dead at 72 -- "Andraé's accolades include 7 Grammy Awards, 6 GMA Dove Awards..."
* In A Few Fateful Years, One Record Label Blew Open The Blues -- "The story of Paramount Records is a story of contradictions. It was a record label founded by a furniture company...for Paramount's executives, music was an afterthought."
* Malawi Mouse Boys: Hunting Mice And Singing In Harmony -- "Three years ago, the San Francisco-based producer set up a portable studio to record a group of gospel singers called the Malawi Mouse Boys."
* Prolific Songwriter Rose Marie McCoy Was Largely Unknown -- "Rose was 19 years old when she left her family farm in Arkansas and arrived in New York with $6. Over the next few decades, she wrote hundreds of songs for hundreds of singers."
* Roma Folk Singer Mitsou Sues Beyoncé Over Plagiarism -- "Hungarian folk artist Mitsou released the song 'Bajba, Bajba Pelem' with her band Ando Drom in the ninetees and claims in her lawsuit that Beyoncé illegally appropriated her music for the song 'Drunk in Love'."
* The heresy of worshiptainment -- "It is scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction was God."
* The Joys of Heaven -- "'The Joys of Heaven' started coming to me out of nowhere one day...words and music often happens with my writing.  I could tell right away it needed the echoes and all the other hallmarks of a very traditional quartet song."

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