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How about some talent all around. What ability to charm and project the essence of the song. Bravo...

Kat's new song Old Fashioned Gal, is available now for download/stream with pre-order of the record: ITUNES: SPOTIFY: htt...

How about a little Heart doing Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven on this fine Tuesday morning. Classic Kennedy Honors gig with members of the band present. We worked with Heart in their early days, recording them as part of the Texas Jam along with Boston, Sammy Hagar and several other artists. Great talents...

Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart perform a triumphant "Stairway to Heaven" as a tribute to 2012 Kennedy Center Honorees Led Zeppelin. Listen on Apple Music no...

Let’s get our groove on ya’all. When music was music and musicians had chops. Maybe they need dancers and a bunch of flash to get noticed... NOT!

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"So Very Hard To Go" - Lenny Williams / Tower of Power (1973)

Here is the story of one of music’s unknown talents. You will not hear her name at the Grammys, but she is well known in key industry circles. Suzanne Ciani pioneered some of sound design’s most innovative frontiers. This new Doc, A Life in Waves, follows her career.

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Avett Brothers sing Clay Pigeons, a song by Blaze Foley. The song is from the movie just released, Blaze, about the outlaw country movement of the '70s and '80s that spawned many music legends Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Waylon Jennings as well as many others. This one brings back lots of memories. Check for the movie. It has some great music.

Sign Up for a Free SiriusXM Trial: The Spectrum spans the past, present and future with adult album rock artists. Find The Spectrum on ...

Drummers might take a lesson from this guy. It’s not about being loud and overpowering. It’s about style, taste and finesse. It’s about being a true showman.

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Never seen an amazing drummer like Gege' Di Giacomo ~watch what he does

Renato Carosone was invited to form a trio for a new club in Naples, the Shaker Club. T...he inauguration date was scheduled for October 28, 1949. At the beginning of September Renato hired the Dutch guitarist Peter Van Wood, who had introduced, for the first time in the history of music, the pedalboard to the guitar with its electronic effects. On the day of the debut he showed up at 4.30 pm at the Miramare hotel, where Carosone was trying with Peter Van Wood, the Neapolitan drummer Gegè Di Giacomo, nephew of the great poet Salvatore, who arrived without a drumkit, saying that he had left it with the chromer to clean and polish it. Carosone and Van Wood, displeased, began to doubt the validity of Gege, who sensed everything and to dispel any doubt he improvised a homemade drumkit: a wooden chair, a tray, three glasses of different sizes and shades, two pegs, a whistle. This was the first trial of the Trio Carosone

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On this special day when we celebrate Martin Luther King, Donna and I want to share this remake of a timeless song. It celebrates not only what makes America great but also the awesome music chops of the musicians who contributed their talent. Thank you to all.

There's been so much heated rhetoric recently about who qualifies as a good American, what constitutes acceptable American values, and even whether or not our…

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This is definitely worth a re-post. The Hammond organ made an indelible impact on the history of American Music. The unique sound of the instrument shaped several genres of music including Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop as well as some Country. Several other cross genres were also affected. The Hammond organ is no doubt a true American treasure.

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He changed music forever, in the best possible way. Today we celebrate the birth of our Founder LAURENS HAMMOND in 1895. Lift your glass today in a toast of Praise and Thanksgiving for his Genius.

Sad news Worked with these guys several times over the years. RIP Ray.…/ray-thomas-founding-member-of-th…/

Thomas wrote several songs for the band, including the trippy "Legend of a Mind" and "Veteran Cosmic Rocker"

Here is a little something to offer some of you legacy rockers some hope. You’re never too old to rock & roll. Thanks to The Who for their contribution.

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A little more about music history, Rick Hall and Muscle Shoals. The music of your life...

Rod Stewart wasn’t pleased.It was 1975, and the British rocker had traveled to Sheffield, Alabama, with a specific mission in mind: He wanted to record at Muscle Shoals Sound Studio with the musicians who created Aretha Franklin’s unforgettable, hit-making sound. Before she made the pilgrimage d...

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Happy New Year!
May your cables be neat and signal path optimum!

SPARS is proud to announce a new partnership with Line 6. To kick things off, make a donation to SPARS in the amount of $25 or more and receive a $100 discount on the new Helix Native Guitar & Effects Processor Plug-In ($399 list price). We have a very limited number of discount codes, however, so please donate early and be sure to request your code, redeemable upon check-out in the Line 6 online shop.

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Helix® Native delivers the power and tonal authenticity of award-winning HX Modeling technology in a plug-in. Like the hardware members of the Helix family of guitar processors—Helix Floor, Helix Rack, and Helix LT—the Helix Native plug-in features accurate recreations of vintage and modern amplifiers, speaker cabinets, microphones, and effects, as well as extensive signal-routing capabilities and an intuitive user interface. Not just for guitarists, the Helix Native plug-in is also ideal for producers and engineers, sound designers, film/TV/game composers, electronic musicians, and anyone else seeking to craft new and exciting sounds and special effects.

“Helix Native is my favorite guitar amp plug-in. While great for guitars, it’s just as good for drums, bass, synthesizers, and vocals, plus its really musical—a new creative tool for your arsenal.” —Dave Pensado

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Although he has passed, here are excerpts from an interview with Les Paul... what a life and contribution.

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Nice article.

Another fun session snippet from Mix With The Masters with Sylvia Massy and The Melvins!

Seems like it's Sylvia Massy week over here at Tape Op! Here is another cool session trailer from Mix With The Masters where Sylvia records the Melvins!