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For The Soul of John Black, the roots of the seductive "New York to L.A." extend all the way back to the jazz age.
July 11, 2011 The roots of the seductive "New York to L.A." extend all the way back to the jazz age. You'll hear a trio of clarinets and a muted trumpet play the same seductive opening riff in Duke Ellington's classic instrumental, "The Mooche."
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December 21, 2003 It certainly is the age of the song. The days of the MP3 aren't so different from the days of the 45 rpm. You pay a buck; the quality is good, but not as good as its more expensive counterpart. Back in the days of the 45, you'd stack your faves on a round 45 adapter, best side up, and one by one they would play, the tone arm lifting off the record long enough for the next 45 to magically fall onto the platter and play. You'd hope it wouldn't skip. The days of the 45 or even mix tapes seem antiquated in the age of the iPod and homemade CD's. We've "streamed" our picks for 2003's best songs, so click to listen and hope it doesn't skip!
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