50 Years - 5 Songs - 50 Weeks: 2014

This is week three of our 50 week journey to explore the music of the last 50 years. Every Friday during 2017 we’re going to offer up five songs from each of the last fifty years that tell the story of music as it existed during that year, and how that music ultimately played a role in getting us to where we are today.

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Pacific Eye & Ear At The Rock & Soul Museum, Memphis

The Rock & Soul Museum, on Beale Street in Memphis is hosting a display of Pacific Eye & Ear’s work as part of their permanent exhibit that tells the story of the role Memphis played in the art of rock and soul music in America. The permanent exhibit is an amazing trip from the Memphis that was King Cotton until the Stax days in the 60s and 70s and beyond. It truly is the story of the birth of rock and roll and soul music and if you have a chance, you should make it a point to take a tour.

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Which Is Better: Analog or Digital?

With the hard resurgence of vinyl, there has been a lot of debate among music fans as to which format is "better." Each format has its own plusses and minuses when it comes to the user experience, as opposed to the listening experience (they're not the same thing). But what about the listening experience and the actual scientific difference between the two formats? Is there a clear-cut winner?

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50 Years - 5 Songs - Fifty Weeks: 2015

This is week two of our 50 Years - 5 Songs - 50 Weeks Series highlighting the songs that brought music to where it is today. This week: 2015.

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Talking Stretch Music With Christian Scott aTunde Ajuah

Christian Scott aTunde Ajuah is a jazz musician originally from New Orleans, and his 2015 release Stretch Music was not only the #1 Jazz album in 22 countries, it was also part of an amazing app that allows musicians and music students the ability to change the mix so they can play right along with the musicians on the record. Scott is also dedicated to the Guardians Institute, a New Orleans non-profit that gave 44,000 books as well as numerous life-skill seminars to under-served youth in his hometown last year alone.

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