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Tim Storms Holds Record For Lowest Sung Note

Tim Storms has broken the world record twice for the lowest sung note ever recorded. He recently won a competition to sing a low E, more than two octaves below middle C, on a new album by composer Paul Mealor, called, Tranquility: Voices of Deep Calm with the St. Petersburg Chamber Choir.
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Scott McKenzie, Who Sang 'San Francisco' In The Summer Of Love, Dies

The gentle song became a hit and captured the spirit of what was happening in San Francisco that year. McKenzie was 73.
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Arizona Dranes, Forgotten Mother Of The Gospel Beat

Dranes was a blind black pianist who shook the foundations of gospel in the 1920s by introducing secular styles like barrelhouse and ragtime into spiritual music.
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Bill Fay: A Cult Figure Returns, Skeptical But Optimistic

Dropped by label after label in the 1970s, Fay has crept back into relevance as artists like Nick Cave and Jeff Tweedy have championed his reissued music. His new studio album — his first in more than 40 years — is called Life Is People.
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A Honky-Tonk Duo Takes The Piano Outdoors

The performing life of Clangin' & Bangin' sounds like a dare: Each time they play, the two musicians wheel their 300-pound piano out into the street.
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Rhiannon: An Improviser Resists The Urge To Reuse

The jazz vocalist says that once an idea has been caught on tape, "it's never going to be quite as strong" as in that first moment. Her new, all-improvised album is called Spontaneous.

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