Posts Tagged ‘Jazz’

Tuned In, Turned Up is officially 1 year old and we couldn’t be more excited! Thank you to everyone who visits our blog, listens to our  recommendations, and shares in our love of music! We’re so grateful for your support and look forward to kicking off an amazing second year. Lots of great new things coming to the blog and of course, a BUNCH of awesome music!

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We're 1 Year Old - Thank you!!

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It is well known that in the music industry, it’s all about who you know. Quite often, musicians attribute their successes to a maniacal work ethic, their teachers, and well connected contacts. Lucky for Steve Miller, he had a teacher that could get him in contact with almost anyone in the business. That man was Les Paul! Steve’s father was a successful doctor who was good friends with Les Paul. In fact, Mr. Miller was Les’ best man when he married Mary Ford. Steve had started playing guitar around age 5 and Les came over to visit quite a bit. Before he knew it, Les had not only become his instructor, but also a great source of inspiration and support. Steve went on to form a few blues bands before he finally got the right line up and formed The Steve Miller Blues Band. They eventually dropped the “Blues” from the name and became a notable classic rock group. Instead of a Gibson Les Paul, Steve played a Fender Stratocaster most of the time. He may not have used the equipment that his instructor designed, but used something of his that may have been better – his technique.

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Rainy Days

Music for a rainy day

Recommended to be listened to while on Rainymood.com

Tracks:

  1. I’m All Right – Madeleine Peyroux
  2. I’m in the Mood for Love – Julie London
  3. Manhattan – Blossom Dearie
  4. Just You, Just Me – Doris Day
  5. Half Acre – Hem
  6. Angel – Jack Johnson
  7. Holocene – Bon Iver
  8. Atlas Hands – Benjamin Francis Leftwich
  9. Caravan – Passenger
  10. Naked As We Came – Iron and Wine
  11. Little Bird – The Weepies
  12. 31 Days – Zee Avi
  13. Fly Me To The Moon – Astrud Gilberto
  14. Old Fashioned Morphine – Jolie Holland
  15. Dream – Priscilla Ahn
  16. The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
  17. My One and Only Love – John Coltrane, Johnny Hartman
  18. Blue Holiday – Aretha Franklin
  19. Stardust – Ben Webster
  20. I Can Almost See You – Hammock

Esperanza Spalding - Esperanza

Artist: Esperanza Spalding
Album: Esperanza
Song: I Know You Know
Genre: Jazz

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Artist: Incubus
Album: S.C.I.E.N.C.E.
Song: Deep Inside
Genre: Jazz Fusion

Artist: Miles Davis (Written by Eden Ahbez, made famous by Nat King Cole)
Album: Blue Moods – EP
Song: Nature Boy
Genre: Jazz