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Whatever Happened to the Ad Libs? An Insight into the Bayonne, NJ Music Group

Whatever Happened to the Ad Libs? An Insight into the Bayonne, NJ Music Group

No, Ad Libs is not what you’re thinking. You probably imagine it’s a slang term used by hip-hop artists to reference a signature vocal effect. The Ad Libs we are referring to here is a music group formed in the 1960s. Let’s dive into who they were and what happened to them. 1964 marked the…

Music City’s Rising Star: Abby Anderson

Music City’s Rising Star: Abby Anderson

Abby Anderson may be Music City’s best kept secret…and most valued asset. The former piano prodigy turned premier country music songstress embodies the wholesome new wave of superstar. In a genre synonymous with questionable behavior, her songs exude a sincere vulnerability and convey a strong sense of self-worth, especially for young women. Among her many…

Charlie Daniels Talks about his Favorite Musicians

Charlie Daniels Talks about his Favorite Musicians

Charlie Daniels was one of the most influential musicians of the last century. As the front man of his namesake band, Daniels was a founding member of the purely American artform known as “Southern Rock”. The Charlie Daniels Band released such classics as “The Souths Gonna do it Again”, “Long Haired Country Boy” and “Simple…

10 Popular Music Videos That Could Never Be Made Today

10 Popular Music Videos That Could Never Be Made Today

Music videos were relatively unknown until August 1, 1981, when MTV launched. As the decade progressed, videos started evolving from outtakes and footage of artists performing songs to several minutes of artistic expression. Over the years, song videos have provided viewers with a glimpse into the meaning of the song. Artists like Kanye West and…

Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” May Have Poached Other Music

Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” May Have Poached Other Music

They say there’s no such thing as a new story, and the same certainly applies to music. Like words, there are only so many possible notes you can play. Unsurprisingly, a whole lot of songs sound alike. For example, there are numerous jokes about how every pop song is Pachelbel’s Canon in D. Plus, covering…

How Chicago’s O Block Has Impacted Hip Hop Music

How Chicago’s O Block Has Impacted Hip Hop Music

Chicago wasn’t always a city that came to mind when people discussed hip-hop music, but that has changed significantly over the last several years. The city is now home to several well-known rappers, many of whom have helped to popularize drill music. Drill is characterized by its aggressive and often violent lyrics. For many rappers…