Jazz is the seventh studio album by British rock band Queen, released on 10 November 1978. Roy Thomas Baker temporarily reunited with the band and became their producer; it was three years since he co-produced their 1975 album A Night at the Opera, but this album also was the last he co-produced for the band. The album's varying musical styles were alternately praised and criticised. It reached #2 in the UK Albums Chart and #6 on the US Billboard 200. Jazz has sold over 5 million copies to date.
Critical reaction upon release was mixed, with scathing reviews from the likes of Rolling Stone and Creem. It was subject to a viciously condemning Rolling Stone review by Dave Marsh, which included the suggestion that "Queen may be the first truly fascist rock band". Paul Rees of Q awarded the record four stars, and wrote, "Their most underrated album, like A Night at the Opera it took in a wild array of musical styles."
"Mustapha" is a song written by Freddie Mercury. It was released as a single in 1979.
Diet Pepsi Jazz was a brand of soda introduced by the Pepsi company in 2006 and discontinued in 2009. It was a specifically named variant of Pepsi's popular Diet Pepsi product, combining several different flavors.
There were three different kinds available: Jazz with Black Cherry and French Vanilla, Jazz with Strawberries and Cream, and Caramel Cream.
"Low" is the debut single by American rapper Flo Rida, featured on his debut studio album Mail on Sunday and also featured on the soundtrack to the 2008 film Step Up 2: The Streets. The song features fellow American rapper T-Pain and was co-written with T-Pain. There is also a remix in which the hook is sung by Flo Rida rather than T-Pain. An official remix was made which features Pitbull and T-Pain. With its catchy, up-tempo and club-oriented Southern hip hop rhythms, the song peaked at the summit of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
The song was a massive success worldwide and was the longest running number-one single of 2008 in the United States. With over 6 million digital downloads, it has been certified 7× Platinum by the RIAA, and was the most downloaded single of the 2000s decade, measured by paid digital downloads. The song was named 3rd on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. "Low" spent ten consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100, the longest-running number-one single of 2008.
The song is a reflection on the narrator's teenage years: specifically, of borrowing his mother's car to take his girlfriend for a ride, and listening to songs on the radio while doing so.
The song generally received favorable reviews. Bobby Peacock of Roughstock gave the song four and a half stars out of five, saying that "it sounds like the kind of fun song you would want to hear on the radio at a memorable moment." Peacock praised Rucker's "all-smiles delivery" and the song's "incredibly catchy melody and tight production." He also compared its theme to "I Watched It All (On My Radio)" by Lionel Cartwright. Tammy Ragusa of Country Weekly gave the song an A grade, calling it "the perfect marriage of an artist’s effervescent personality with an upbeat song, this one about the love of music." Billy Dukes of Taste of Country gave the song two and a half stars out of five, writing that "the uptempo tribute to young love, open roads and, of course, the radio is familiar and easy to fall for, especially when powered by Rucker’s unequaled exuberance." However, Dukes also called the song "a little fluffy" and "not difficult to forget."
X-Dream are Marcus Christopher Maichel (born May 1968) and Jan Müller (born February 1970); they are also known as Rough and Rush. They are some of the cult hit producers of psychedelic trance music and hail from Hamburg, Germany.
Muller was educated as a sound engineer. Maichel was a musician familiar with techno and reggae, and was already making electronic music in 1986. In 1989 the pair first met when Marcus was having problems with his PC and someone sent Jan to help fix it. That same year they teamed up to work on a session together. Their first work concentrated on a sound similar to techno with some hip hop elements which got some material released on Tunnel Records.
During the early 1990s they were first introduced to the trance scene in Hamburg and decided to switch their music to this genre. From 1993 they began releasing several singles on the Hamburg label Tunnel Records, as X-Dream and under many aliases, such as The Pollinator. Two albums followed on Tunnel Records, Trip To Trancesylvania and We Created Our Own Happiness, which were much closer to the original formula of psychedelic trance, although featuring the unmistakable "trippy" early X-Dream sound.
Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & EuropeanJazz radio show on 17/10/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations ... .
Sure, there’s plenty of glowing nostalgia from city brass about the touring jazz culture that once took root there ... Jam bands, New York-style bagels and craft breweries comprise the Welton Street culture more than long shuttered jazz spots like the Rainbow Room and the Rossonian.
Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & EuropeanJazz radio show on 10/10/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations ... .
His dreams eventually became a reality, despite his style of jazz crooning being the polar opposite of most of the music that was heard on the radio at the time ... and ultimately perform his final two concerts in August at RadioCityMusic Hall, where he was joined by Lady Gaga.
Here's a selection of posts from my now-discontinued blog, JazzInside and Out... Readership went up, jazz took a sabbatical. Politics and jazz are my passions, but politics is always transientand jazz endures ... Jazz has lost its finest guitarist ... Are jazz radio playlists on Billboardor any other consistent, searchable database? Of course not.
... the indie darlings of instrumental music, and their last album, 2016’s IV , turned their blizzards of jazz, boom-bap, soul, psych-rock and Brazilian pop into radio-friendly tracks via a range of guest vocalists.
Broadcaster & journalist Peter Slavid has forwarded details of the music played on his UK & EuropeanJazz radio show on 03/10/21, which is available via a number of UK & international radio stations ... .
A new youth market of Hip HopJazz has emerged. Foreign language jazz programming, especially in the Hispanic market is on the increase with the popularity of Latin Jazz.University and college campus radio stations throughout the nation broadcast jazz programming and jazz is being enjoyed at the blue-collar level as never before.".
Brownwood Bulletin editor emeritus Gene Deason recalled trying to learn the history of a topic — he doesn’t remember what — in another town, and he was referred to a facility that was “kind of a museum.” ... The museum, at 212 N ... • All that jazz. Radios and pianos of the 1920s and ‘30s • The kid’s zone.
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