Norah Jones - Come Away With Me (Full Album) Swoon The Ultimate Collection | CD | ABC Shop Swoon is one of the most remarkable musical phenomena of our time. Featuring favourites from the original collections alongside tracks never heard before on a Swoon album. 20 years ago, ABC Classic FM’s Breakfast presenter Christopher Lawrence and producer Philip Carrick had an idea: amidst the up-beat music that listeners needed to kick-start their day, they introduced a segment dedicated to calm and reflection, a moment to draw breath before the day started. The initial Swoon CDs were the highest-selling classical compilations in the history of Australian music, but have been long out of print. Showcasing some of the most stunning music ever written, this collection is a must-have for Swoon devotees new and old. Track Listing: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
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Taylor Swift: 1989 review – leagues ahead of the teen-pop competition At 24 years old, Taylor Swift inhabits something of a unique position within the teen pop firmament. It’s not merely the fact of her immense popularity, although the sheer devotion of her fans can sometimes knock you back a bit: earlier this week, when Swift released a track consisting of eight seconds of static to iTunes – alas, the result of a technical malfunction, rather than a radical new power-electronics direction influenced by Right to Kill-era Whitehouse and Genocide Organ – her fans in Canada bought it in such quantities that it went to No 1. It’s more that Swift’s music attracts the kind of serious critical attention afforded almost none of her peers. You don’t get many learned articles in the New Yorker about the songcraft of Swift’s mortal enemy Katy Perry. No acclaimed noveliest has felt impelled to take to the pages of Salon to defend the fact that he doesn’t like Jessie J, which Rick Moody did after expressing a dislike of Swift. On one level, that is irrelevant.
Jimmy Ruffin, Motown singer, dies aged 78 20 November 2014Last updated at 01:08 ET Ruffin, pictured in 1998, was approached to join the Temptations before his brother Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, has died at the age of 78. News of his death follows reports last month that he was seriously ill and in intensive care at a Las Vegas hospital. Born in Mississippi, Ruffin moved to Detroit in the early 1960s and was signed to Motown's Miracle label. He moved to the UK in the 1980s, where he recorded songs with Paul Weller and Heaven 17. Ruffin's other hits included I've Passed This Way Before, Gonna Give Her All the Love I Got and Hold On To My Love, a top 10 hit in 1980. His younger brother David, one of the early members of the Temptations, died in 1991 of a drug overdose, prompting his sibling to become an anti-drug campaigner. A family statement said that Ruffin was "a rare type of man who left his mark on the music industry".
The 1940s bandleader who braved virulent sexism 13 October 2014Last updated at 19:55 ET Band leader Ivy Benson was as famous in the 1940s as Glenn Miller and Dame Vera Lynn, yet her name has not lived on in the public consciousness. Former Spice Girl, Melanie C, wants to make sure her legacy is remembered by a new generation. British Band Leader Ivy Benson was a gutsy and glamorous woman. Ivy started her dance band in 1939. Ivy worked herself and her girls very hard. Audiences were surprised by the high standard of playing and Ivy gradually built up a following on the variety circuit. Joyce Terry, nee Clark, was a singer in Ivy's band from 1943 to 1946. Melanie C with Joyce Terry, who performed with Ivy Benson's band from 1943-1946 "She just thought there wasn't anything we couldn't do. Ivy ran her band (in one form or another) from 1939 to 1982. Having been in a girl band myself, I can appreciate just how tough critics can sometimes be. In 1943, Ivy's band became one of the BBC's resident dance bands.
Top 10 Irish Music Starter CDs Boiling Irish music down into just ten CDs is impossible, but if you're a beginner, you've got to start somewhere, right? These excellent albums might be just the introduction you're looking for. If you're already a big Irish music fan and you don't happen to have any of these in your collection, what are you waiting for? 1. The Chieftains - 'Water From the Well' (c) RCA Victor The Chieftains are perhaps the best-known traditional Irish group among American listeners, having been around the longest, played the most places, and sold the most records. 2. (c) Shanachie This debut album by Planxty was released in 1972 and really redefined how the folk music community perceived Irish music. 3. This 2000 album by Solas, who are probably the most popular Irish music group of the modern generation, is a particularly good one for those just starting in on Irish music, who might not be so into a CD of straight-ahead old-style tunes. 4. (c) Green Linnet 5. 6. Rounder Records, 2005 7. 8. 9. 10.