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July 8 in music history

 The late Louis Jordan was born in 1908, 106 years ago (read more)

I identify myself with Louis Jordan more than any other artist
~Chuck Berry

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Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell, July 8, 1970) (read more), known by the stage name Beck, is an American musician, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Beck rose to fame in the early 1990s with his lo-fi, sonically experimental style, and he becamewell known for creating musical collages ofa wide range of styles. His later recordings encompass folk, funk, soul, hip hop, alternative rock, country and psychedelia. Beck has released ten studio albums, as well as several non-album singles and a book of sheet music.

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 Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961) best known as Toby Keith, is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. Keith released his first four studio albums — 1993’s Toby Keith, 1994’s Boomtown, 1996’s Blue Moon and 1997’s Dream Walkin’, plus a Greatest Hits package for various divisions of Mercury Records before leaving Mercury in 1998. These albums all earned gold or higher certification, and produced several chart singles, including his debut “Should’ve Been a Cowboy”, which topped the country charts and was the most played country song of the 1990s. The song has received three million spins since then, according to Broadcast Music Incorporated.  toby-keith
 Andy Fletcher (born 8 July 1961, Nottingham, England), known as “Fletch”, is a co-founder and member of the English synth band Depeche Mode.  Andy_Fletcher_t
 Willie Nix (August 6, 1922 — July 8, 1991) was an American Chicago blues singer and drummer, active in Memphis, Tennessee,United States, in the 1940s and 1950s.  willie nix

Spotify Playlist – July 8

Today: Beck is 43 – Happy Birthday

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“I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me?”

Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell, July 8, 1970) , singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, is known by the stage name Beck.

The four-time platinum artist rose to underground popularity with his early works, which combined social criticism with musical and lyrical experimentation. He first earned wider public attention for his breakthrough single “Loser”, a 1994 hit. Beck is known for creating musical collages of a wide range of styles.

Loser (official video):

Beck’s 1996 album Odelay was awarded Album of the Year by the American magazine Rolling Stone and by UK publications NME and MojoOdelay also received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. Both Odelay and Sea Change appeared on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Beck – Live at Union Chapel, 2003 (Full Show):


00:48 – The Golden Age
05:01 – It’s All In Your Mind
08:30 – Guess I’m Doing Fine
14:22 – Lonesome Tears
19:00 – Nicotine & Gravy
24:34 – Lost Cause
28:18 – Ship In A Bottle
32:54 – Fourteen Rivers, Fourteen Floods
36:48 – Loser
44:03 – Nobody’s Fault But My Own
48:53 – Lord Only Knows

My top 20 Beck songs (Spotify):

Allmusic (Stephen Thomas Erlewine):

Initially pegged as something as a voice of a generation when “Loser” turned into a smash crossover success, Beck did wind up crystallizing much of the post-modern ruckus of the ‘90s alternative explosion, but in unexpected ways. Based in the underground anti-folk and noise-rock worlds, Beck encompassed all manners of modern music, drawing in hip-hop, blues, trash-rock, pop, soul, lounge music…pretty much any found sound or vinyl dug up from a dusty crate, blurring boundaries and encapsulating how ‘90s hipsters looked toward the future by foraging through the past.

He is now finishing some new material and hopefully we’ll see a new album soon.

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