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Music | New albums make the old sound new
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 4/09/20, 04:04 pm

Sorry You Couldn’t Make It by Swamp Dogg: Technically, the version of Johnny Paycheck’s “She’s All I Got” on this part-country, part-soul, part-country-soul follow-up to 2018’s all-Auto-Tuned Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune isn’t a cover. Why? Because Swamp Dogg (under his real name, Jerry Williams Jr.) co-wrote it about 40 years ago, right around the time that he was springing his out-of-the-box soul-man routine on an unsuspecting public. That that public never paid much attention says more about it than it does about Williams.

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Singer-songwriter John Prine dies

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/08/20, 10:55 am

The man known as the Mark Twain of American songwriting, died Tuesday from COVID-19. John Prine was 73.

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YouTube/Stelios Kerasidis

Child composes music for isolation

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 4/07/20, 11:03 am

A 7-year-old Greek prodigy turned to music to relieve the burden of social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Stelios Kerasidis’ “Isolation Waltz” had received more than 83,000 views on YouTube on Tuesday.

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